Microsoft launches Surface Laptop Go to compete with Chromebooks

by Kelvin
Microsoft launches Surface Laptop Go to compete with Chromebooks

Microsoft announced the Surface Laptop Go, a notebook focused on portability and that brings one of the lowest prices in the brand’s computer catalogue. The device runs the Windows 10 and will hit the market to compete with Chromebook laptops.

The notebook has a design similar to the other products in the Surface line, but with compact proportions. The device’s screen is touch sensitive and has 12.4”, with a 3:2 aspect ratio and HD resolution (1536×1024 pixels).

  

With a slim body, the product is lighter than the MacBook Air from Apple and weighs 1.1 kg. The design also includes a high-definition camera, two microphones for audio capture, and a digital reader built into the Power button.

The product comes with speakers that support Dolby Audio and USB-A and USB-C connections, as well as a headphone port. The battery promises to deliver up to 1 day of autonomy and has fast charging.

Even with a focus on portability, the device guarantees performance and has a tenth generation Intel processor, the Core i5-1035G1, which has four cores and eight threads. The base model comes with 4GB of RAM memory and 64GB of storage in eMMC format.

Microsoft will also offer the device with 8GB of RAM and SSD storage, for those looking for more performance.

Price and availability

The Surface Laptop Go will be launched on October 13th and is already available in pre-order in some countries, but it is not expected to arrive in Brazil. The product can be purchased in three configurations with the following prices and hardware:

– 4 GB RAM and 64 GB eMMC: US$ 549.99 (R$ 3,096 in direct conversion)

– 8 GB RAM and 128 GB SSD: US$699.99 (R$3,945)

– 8 GB RAM and 256 GB SSD: US$ 899.99 (BRL 5,070)

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