Under the “Surface” name, Microsoft sells a range of computers. I tested the second version of the Laptop Go. It is a device smaller than an A4 sheet (278.2 × 206.2 × 15.7 mm) and whose weight slightly exceeds the kilo ( 1127g). Still, it feels heavy on the first lift.
Its size is really an asset if you are constantly on the move. The 12.4″ screen is touch-sensitive and its display quality (1536 X 1024 px) is excellent, however it is not anti-reflective. The graphics card is integrated and Intel brand.
The design is really neat. We find the design that characterizes the entire Surface range. We can regret that the Laptop Go only has 2 USB ports (1 type C and 1 type A). The proprietary port, which is used for power or can be connected to a brand connection hub, could have given way to a second USB-C port. If the notebook is connected to an external display, you only have one port left to connect either a keyboard or a mouse or to use wireless equipment.
We must emphasize the quality of the keyboard. The typing is smooth and comfortable. The keys are large and well placed.
The computer has a front camera whose resolution is only 720P. It will be satisfactory to display your image during online meetings, which is what this type of component is intended for.
The tested model has 8 GB of RAM. This is more than enough to perform all office tasks. Configurations with 4 or 16 GB are also marketed. The processor is an 11th generation Intel I5. Storage drives are 128 or 256 GB.
Obviously the operating system installed is Windows 11. It was my first contact with it. And I really was not disappointed. No big change in the interface, the basic tones are in a palette of blues. The block with programs and research is now located in the middle of the taskbar and the file explorer takes on a bit of color.
The price of the Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2 (8 GB of Ram and 128 GB SSD) is €769.