Microsoft’s Surface Go 2 is right around the corner. While nothing is set in stone, I am hearing we could see the product announced sometime in May. Thanks to leaked benchmarks, which I’ve been able to confirm via my own sources, we already know everything about the CPU, RAM, and storage options inside the Surface Go 2. But what about any external hardware changes?
According to sources familiar with the matter, I’m told that Surface Go 2 will feature a larger 10.5-inch display without increasing the overall size of the device. Its exterior chassis will be identical to the original Surface Go, including dimensions and placement of the ports. That means keyboards and accessories designed for the 2018 Surface Go will work just fine on the Surface Go 2 as well.
The larger display size means Microsoft can make the bezels on the front of the device a little slimmer. Sources say the bezels on Surface Go 2 are an improvement over the first Surface Go, but it’s not a drastic reduction in size. The bezels are not as thin as those on the Surface Pro X, for example. Expect the bezels to be more like those on the Surface Laptop 3 instead.
Increasing the display to 10.5-inches will also make using Windows 10 feel a little less cramped, especially when dealing with multiple app windows at a time. Along with the increased display size is a small bump in resolution to 1920 x 1280 which should keep things looking sharp.
What’s on the inside?
The big news for this year is that the higher tier option will feature an Intel Core m3-8100Y processor with significantly more power to boot. This model will be paired with 8GB RAM, 128GB storage, and an optional LTE modem too. We don’t yet know exact pricing for this model, but it is expected to be somewhere in the $500 range.