Microsoft launches new Surface ultra-portable

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Microsoft launches new Surface ultra-portable

Microsoft has announced a new Surface Laptop Go 2 ultra portable, built around Intel's 11th Gen Core i5-1135G7 processor with four cores.

Weighing in at 1.127 kg, the Surface Laptop Go 2 has a 12.4-inch PixelSense 10-point touch screen with 3:2 ratio and 1,526 by 1,024 pixel resolution and 330 nits brightness, driven by the Intel processor's internal Iris graphics.

Security features include a firmware trusted platform module (TPM) chip, the Windows Hello visual sign in, and a fingerprint biometrics sensor on the power button.

A front-facing HD camera with 720p resolution and f/2.0 aperture, and dual Studio microphones and Omnisonic speakers with Dolby Audio Premium audio capabilities are included with the Laptop Go 2.

The laptop supports the Wifi 6 802.11ax standard and Bluetooth 5.1; it comes with one USB-C and one USB-A port, a 3.5 mm headphone jack, and a Surface Connect port.

Battery life from the 41 Watt-hour battery is said to be 13.5 hours typically, and the laptop comes with a 39 Watt charger.

Microsoft bundles Windows 11 Home with the Surface Laptop Go 2 which measures 278.2 by 206.2 by 15.7 millimetres.

The Surface Laptop Go 2 costs $1,299 for the 4 GB LPDDR4x RAM, 128 GB SSD model, and $1,499 for the 8 GB / 256 GB variant, in a new Sage green colour, as well as Ice Blue, Sandstone and Platinum metal finishes.

Availability is through local retail chains PB Technologies, JB Hi-Fi, Harvey Norman, Noel Leeming, with orders shipping from June 7.

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