Microsoft announces 12.4-inch lightweight, thin and low-priced mobile notebook PC 'Surface Laptop Go'

On October 1, 2020, as a new lineup of

Microsoft Surface , the low-priced clamshell notebook PC ' Surface Laptop Go ' was announced. Surface Laptop Go is a lighter and more affordable notebook PC than the Surface Laptop series, which is a lineup of clamshell notebook PCs.

The latest lightweight Surface Laptop Go – great potential, compact. – Microsoft Surface

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You can see the appearance and main features of the newly announced Surface Laptop Go by watching the following movie.

Introducing the new Surface Laptop Go --YouTube

The appearance of Surface Laptop Go is almost the same as the ' Surface Laptop 3 ' that appeared in October 2019. The top surface is made of aluminum, the base is made of polycarbonate composite resin and glass fiber material, and recycled material, and the color can be selected from three types: ice blue, sandstone, and platinum.

Instead of slightly reducing the performance of the Surface Laptop series, it is considered to be a model that has been made more compact and lighter to improve portability and keep the price down.

Previously, the Surface Laptop series display was 13.5 inches or 15 inches, but the Surface Laptop Go is the smallest in the series, 12.4 inches. The resolution is 1536 x 1024 pixels. The size is 278.18 mm in width, 205.67 mm in depth, and 15.69 mm in thickness.

It is equipped with Intel's 10th generation Core processor 'Core i5-1035G1' and has 4GB or 8GB of memory. The storage is 64GB for

eMMC and 128GB or 256GB for SSD, and you can choose the combination based on the required performance and budget.

You can sign in with one touch by using the power button with fingerprint authentication. In addition, the Surface Laptop Go, which has the lowest specifications with 4GB of memory and 64GB of storage, does not have a power button with fingerprint authentication.

Of course, it is equipped with Windows 10 Home and also includes Office Home and Business 2019.

By high-speed charging using the magnetic charging port, it seems that it can be charged from 0% to 80% of the remaining battery in less than an hour.

There is one USB Type-A, one USB Type-C, and one 3.5 mm headphone jack as external terminals.

The built-in precision touchpad is the same size as the Surface Laptop 3 series.

It is also possible to operate the touch screen directly with your finger.

The maximum battery life is 13 hours, and it can be used virtually all day long.

It weighs from 1110g, the lightest in the Surface Laptop series, and is easy to carry.

The release date in Japan is October 13, 2020, and pre-orders have already started on the official website. The minimum configuration of Surface Laptop Go with 4GB of memory and 64GB of storage is 84,480 yen including tax, 8GB of memory and 128GB of storage is 102,080 yen including tax, and 8GB of memory and 256GB of storage is 126,280 yen including tax.

Microsoft points out that it's important for people to own their own PCs in an era when working and learning from home has become more commonplace. The release of Surface Laptop Go, which is inexpensive but packed with important functions, is said to be a device that meets the needs of the remote work and education markets.

In addition to the update of 'Surface Pro X', Microsoft has a Bluetooth keyboard 'Microsoft Designer Compact Keyboard ($ 69.99: about 7400 yen)', a Bluetooth numeric keypad 'Microsoft Number Pad ($ 29.99: about 3200 yen)', and a PC. How many such as 'Microsoft 4K Wireless Display Adapter ($ 69.99: about 7400 yen)' that can project the screen on a 4K compatible screen, 'Microsoft Bluetooth Ergonomic Mouse ($ 49.99: about 5300 yen)' that is a lightweight and highly durable wireless mouse We are also announcing new accessories.

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