MacBook Air Gets a Competitor in the Form of Surface Laptop Go

American multinational tech firm Microsoft has unveiled Surface Laptop Go, a toned-down version of Surface Laptop 3. It is priced at $549 (roughly ₹40,300). It will be a good option for students or other users who want a good experience at a budget price since the Surface Laptop 3 starts at $999 (approximately ₹73,400).

MacBook Air Gets a Competitor in the Form of Surface Laptop Go


Talking about the specifications, the Laptop Go has a 12.4 inches touchscreen display with the firm’s PixelSense Technology. It has an aspect ratio of 3:2 with a resolution of 1536×1024. It also has a 720 HD webcam, coupled with two mics. This combination will make for great video calls.

In terms of connectivity, it supports Bluetooth 5 and the latest Wi-Fi 6 standard. The base model of Laptop Go is powered by Intel’s 10th generation Core i5 processor, 4GB RAM, and 64 GB of MMC storage. The $699 (₹51,300) model comes with 8 GB RAM and 128GB storage. Microsoft promises 13 hours of battery life and fast charging for when it depletes. It’s available for pre-order in the US and will start shipping on October 13. There’s no indication of an Indian launch.

The Surface Pro X

Microsoft also launched an updated Surface Pro X. It is equipped with Microsoft SQ2 custom processor. There’s also a new ‘Platinum’ color. The ARM-based product is priced at $999 (roughly ₹73,400). Microsoft has also announced that their Windows apps are being optimized to suit the ARM architecture better. The new x64 emulation will open doors for many new ARM apps.

Saurabh Jadhav
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