There could finally be a successor to the Surface Laptop Go within weeks, according to a report by Zac Bowden from Windows Central†
If true, Microsoft plans to unveil the new hardware, possibly called the Surface Laptop Go 2, in the first half of this year, sources told Bowden.
The Surface Laptop Go 2 may launch in June, but there are no specific dates at the moment, although spring is a typical time for Microsoft to announce new Surface products.
Rumors indicate that a device codenamed “Zuma” is the Surface Laptop Go 2. It is expected to feature 11th-generation Intel processors, with the base model featuring a Core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of eMMC storage, but no fingerprint reader. The mid-tier model will have 8 GB of RAM, a 128 GB SSD and a fingerprint reader, and the high-end model will have a Core i5 processor, 8 GB RAM and 256 GB SSD.
The biggest upgrade is arguably the 11th Gen Intel processors, as most of the hardware specs won’t differ much from the original Surface Laptop Go. It is also expected to have a 12.4-inch display and similar ports, thickness, chassis and build materials to the first generation, Bowden said.
Prices are speculated to be $549, $699, and $899, respectively.
Reports also don’t expect the new model to change much in terms of design. However, there’s a chance Microsoft could introduce a sage green color option, which appears to be a hardware trend right now. Bowden isn’t sure yet if Microsoft plans to add a backlit keyboard to the new Surface Laptop Go model.
The Surface Laptop Go was first launched in 2020, with no upgrade the following year. A lot has changed since then. Microsoft has introduced its latest Windows 11 software, which certainly comes standard on the Surface Laptop Go 2.