Microsoft announces the Surface Laptop Go, starting at $549.99

Microsoft’s Surface lineup has done wonders, setting the benchmark for Windows laptops. After ruling the higher end of the market with business-class laptops, Microsoft has started targeting the lower end. The latest effort in this direction is the new Surface Laptop Go, announced today, starting at $549.99.

The laptop, as evident from the name, is a laptop offshoot of the Surface Go range, which has previously had low-end tablets. The Surface Laptop Go follows the same philosophy, bringing great design and the Surface goodness at a low price tag. Take a look:

With this release, Microsoft is trying to eat into the Chromebook market. On the specifications side, the Surface Laptop Go has a 12.4-inch display with 1536 x 1024 resolution, a 10th Gen Intel Core i5-1035G1. The base model comes with an abysmal 4GB RAM/64GB eMMC storage combination. There is also an 8GB RAM/128 GB SSD model at $69999, as well as an 8GB RAM/256 GB SSD model at $899.99. There are also Education and Commercial models available with pricing going up to $1,199.99.

The Microsoft Surface Laptop Go is incredibly light, weighing in at just 2.45 pounds. It comes with one USB-C port, one USB-A port, a headphone jack, and a Surface Connect charging port. The higher-end models also come with a fingerprint reader embedded into the power button.

The Surface Laptop Go is available for preorders now and will ship starting October 13. Are you thinking of getting one? Talk to us in the comments, down below!

Via The Verge

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