Surface Go vs. Surface Laptop 2 – Detailed Specs Comparison

Here's what you need to know what's different between Surface Go and Surface Laptop 2 specs including CPU, RAM, storage, battery, display, and more.

Surface Go vs. Surface Laptop 2

Surface Go

Surface Go picture

Surface Laptop 2

Surface Laptop 2 picture
Key Features
What's newBetter performance It’s now 85 percent faster than the original Surface Laptop.
New color Now available in Platinum, Burgundy, Cobalt Blue, and the new Matte Black.
Better price $999 for quad-core Intel Core i5, 8GB of RAM, 128 GB SSD, and Windows 10 Home.
What's missing
Graphite Gold
is no longer available
Windows 10 Pro isn't available for consumers
Availability
IntroducedJuly 10, 2018October 2, 2018
Pre-orderedJuly 10, 2018October 2, 2018
ReleasedAuguest 2, 2018October 16, 2018
PricingSurface Go for Consumer
• $399 - 4 GB | 64 GB | W10 S-mode
• $549 - 8 GB | 128 GB | W10 S-mode

Surface Go for Comercial
• $449 - 4 GB | 64 GB | W10 Pro
• $599 - 8 GB | 128 GB | W10 Pro
Platinum

Intel® Core™ i5
• $999 - 8GB/128GB
• $1,299 - 8GB/256 GB
Intel® Core™ i7
• $1,599 - 8GB/256GB
• $2,199 - 16 GB/512GB
• $2,699 - 16 GB/1TB

BlackBurgundyCobalt Blue

Intel® Core™ i5
• $1,299 - 8 GB/256GB
Intel® Core™ i7
• $,1599 - 8 GB/256 GB
• $2,199 - 16GB/512GB
Software
Pre-Installed OSFor Consumer Windows 10 in S-mode
For Commercial Windows 10 Pro
For Consumer Windows 10 Home
For Commercial Windows 10 Pro
Built-in AppsMicrosoft Office 365 Home 30-days trialMicrosoft Office 365 30-days trial
Display
Size10 inches13.5 inches
Resolution1800 x 1200 (217 PPI), 2.1M Pixels2256 x 1504 (201 PPI), 3.4M Pixels
Technology• PixelSense™ Display
• Aspect ratio: 3:2
• Contrast ratio: 1500:1
• Touch: 10 points multi-touch
• Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
• PixelSense™ Display
• Aspect ratio: 3:2
• Inking: designed together with Surface Pen
• Touch: 10 points multi-touch
• Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
• 10nm Oleophobic Coating
• 100% sRGB color, individually calibrated
Internal Specs
CPU7th Gen Intel® Pentium® Gold 4415Y
2 cores, 4 threads, 2MB SmartCache, 1.60 GHz
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8250U
4 cores, 8 threads, 6MB SmartCache, 1.60 GHz up to 3.40 GHz, For Consumer

8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8350U
4 cores, 8 threads, 6MB SmartCache, 1.70 GHz up to 3.60 GHz, For Commercial

8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8650U
4 cores, 8 threads, 8MB SmartCache, 1.90 GHz up to 4.20 GHz, For both Consumer and Commercial
GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 615Intel® UHD Graphics 620
Memory
4 GB 8 GB
1866 MHz LPDDR3 RAM
8 GB 16 GB
1866 MHz LPDDR3 RAM
Storage
64 GB eMMC128GB | 256GB SSD
128 GB256 GB512 GB1 TB
BGA PCIe SSD
Network• Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compatible
• Bluetooth Wireless 4.1 technology
• Optional LTE
• Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compatible
• Bluetooth Wireless 4.1 technology
Battery
Size27 Wh45.2 Wh
Battery LifeUp to 9 hours of video playbackUp to 14.5 hours of video playback
Power Supply24W power supply44W power supply with USB-A (5W) charging port
Exterior
Dimensions9.6 x 6.9 x 0.33 inches (245 mm x 175 mm x 8.3 mm)12.13 x 8.79 x 0.39-0.57 inches(308.02 mm x 223.2 mm x 9.93 mm-14.47 mm)
WeightTablet Only 1.15 lbs (522 g)
With Keyboard 1.7 lbs (771 g)
Intel Core i5 2.76 lbs (1.26 kg)
Intel Core i7 2.83 lbs (1.28 kg)
Casing• Mechanical features: Magnesium body
• Kickstand with full-friction multiposition hinge to 165 degrees
• Magnetic attach for keyboard fold stability
• Physical buttons: volumes, power
Aluminum
Colors
Platinum
BlackPlatinumBurgundyCobalt Blue
Keyboard and Trackpad• Precision trackpad: 101 mm x 56 mm, glass.
• Five-finger multitouch gesture
• Full-size mechanical backlit keyset with 1 mm of key travel.
• Precision trackpad: 105 mm x 70 mm, glass.
• Five-finger multitouch gesture.
• Full-size backlit keyboard with soft touch feel and full 1.5mm travel.
• Large palm rest with premium Alcantara® material for maximized typing comfort.
Ports• 1 x USB type-C (version 3.1 Gen 1 with USB Power Delivery revision 3.0)
• 1 x 3.5mm headphone jack
• 1 x Surface Connect (Compatible with Surface Dock)
• 1 x MicroSDXC card reader (up to 1TB)
• 1 x Cover port
• 1 x Full-size USB 3.0
• 1 x Surface Connect™
• 1 x Headset jack
• 1 x Mini DisplayPort
Camera & Audio
Camera• Windows Hello face authentication camera (front-facing)
• 5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p HD video
• 8.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p HD video
• Windows Hello face authentication camera (front-facing)
• 720p HD front-facing video camera
Audio• Single microphone
• 2W Front-facing stereo speakers with Dolby® Audio™ Premium
• Dual microphones
• OmniSonic stereo speakers with Dolby® Audio™ Premium
Misc
Sensors• Ambient light sensor
• Accelerometer
• Gyroscope
• Magnetometer
• Ambient light sensor
Surface Pen• 4096 levels of pressure
• Tilt sensing
• 4096 levels of pressure
• Tilt sensing
• Best in class latency
Surface DialCompatible with Surface Dial off-screen interactionSupports off-screen interaction only
Security• HW TPM 2.0 chip for enterprise security
• Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in
• HW TPM 2.0 chip for enterprise security
• Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in
In the box• Surface Go
• Power supply
• Quick Start Guide
• Safety and warranty documents
• Surface Laptop 2
• Power supply
• Quick Start Guide
• Safety and warranty documents
WarrantyOne-year limited hardware warranty• One-year limited hardware warranty
• Commercial: Advanced Exchange warranty service with expedited device replacement