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Microsoft’s new $549 Surface Laptop Go aims to compete with Chromebooks

The Verge Thursday, 1 October 2020
Microsoft’s new $549 Surface Laptop Go aims to compete with ChromebooksMicrosoft’s new Surface Laptop Go. | Microsoft

Microsoft is introducing a new Surface Laptop Go today, designed to be a more affordable alternative to the company’s more premium devices. It’s one of the lowest-cost Surface devices yet, at just $549. It’s only beaten in Microsoft’s lineup by the $399 Surface Go 2, and is clearly designed to target potential Chromebook buyers. But just like the Surface Go 2, the new Surface Laptop Go compromises on some specs to get to a lower price point.

The Surface Laptop Go, as the name implies, is mostly the same Surface you’ve seen before, but smaller and lighter. Microsoft is using a smaller 12.4-inch display than the 13.5-inch one found on the Surface Laptop 3, but it’s also running at just 1536 x 1024 resolution. That’s still more than...
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Microsoft is expanding its popular surface line with the Surface Laptop Go, a smaller lighter version of the surface laptop, and a revised updated version of the the ARM-based Surface Pro X. Alongside these new machines are two new mice, a keyboard or dedicated numberpad, and a 4k hdmi adapter.

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