Surface Go vs. Surface Laptop (1st Gen) – Detailed Specs Comparison

Here's what you need to know what's different between Surface Go and Surface Laptop (1st Gen) specs including CPU, RAM, storage, battery, display, and more.

Surface Go vs. Surface Laptop

Surface Go

Surface Go picture

Surface Laptop

Surface Laptop picture
Key Features
What's new
What's missing
Availability
IntroducedJuly 10, 2018May 2, 2017
Pre-orderedJuly 10, 2018May 2, 2017
ReleasedAuguest 2, 2018June 15, 2017
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™ m3
• $799 - m3 | 4 GB | 128 GB

Intel® Core™ i5
• $999 - i5 | 4 GB | 128 GB
• $1,299 - i5 | 8 GB | 256 GB

Intel® Core™ i7
• $1,599 - i7 | 8 GB | 256 GB
• $2,199 - i7 | 16 GB | 512 GB
• $2,699 - i7 | 16 GB | 1 TB

Graphite GoldBurgundyCobalt Blue

Intel® Core™ i5
• $1,299 - i5 | 8 GB | 256 GB
Software
Pre-Installed OSFor Consumer Windows 10 in S-mode
For Commercial Windows 10 Pro
Windows 10 S
Built-in AppsMicrosoft Office 365 Home 30-days trial1 year of Microsoft Office 365 personal
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
• 100% sRGB color, individually calibrated
Internal Specs
CPU7th Gen Intel® Pentium® Gold 4415Y
2 cores, 4 threads, 2MB SmartCache, 1.60 GHz
7th Gen Intel® Core™ m3-7Y30
2 cores, 4 threads, 4MB SmartCache, 1.00 GHz up to 2.60 GHz, 4.5W

7th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-7300U
2 cores, 4 threads, 3MB SmartCache, 2.60 GHz up to 3.50 GHz, 15W

7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-7660U
2 cores, 4 threads, 4MB Cache, 2.50 GHz up to 4.00 GHz, 15W
GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 6157th Gen Intel® Core™ m3-7Y30
• Intel® HD Graphics 615

7th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-7300U
• Intel® HD Graphics 620

7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-7660U
• Intel® Iris™ Plus Graphics 640
Memory
4 GB 8 GB
1866 MHz LPDDR3 RAM
4 GB 8 GB 16 GB
1866 MHz LPDDR3 RAM
Storage
64 GB eMMC128GB | 256GB SSD
128 GB256 GB512 GB1 TB
SSD
• 1 TB of OneDrive cloud storage with 1-year subscription of Office 365
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 4.0 technology
Battery
Size27 Wh45.2 Wh
Battery LifeUp to 9 hours of video playbackUp to 14.5 hours of local 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
Graphite GoldPlatinumBurgundyCobalt 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
• 1024 levels of pressure
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
• Power supply
• Quick Start Guide
• Safety and warranty documents
WarrantyOne-year limited hardware warrantyOne-year limited hardware warranty