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Surface Laptop Go

Key Features
What's new
  • The most affordable Surface Laptop. Starting at $549.99, the Surface Laptop Go set a new premium standard for the affordable ultrabook. It has a beautiful 12.45-inch display with touch support. It's a great laptop for students and business users who looking for a simple yet perfect portable laptop for their mobile productivity.
  • The Lightest Surface Laptop. It weighs at only 2.45 pounds easy to carry around while having the same comfort in typing with a full-size keyboard with a large precision trackpad.
  • All the same ports. It has all the necessary ports you need in everyday use, from the full-size USB-A to USB-C, headphone jack, and Surface Connect as you can find on Surface Laptop 3.
  • Powerful Components. It comes with the same powerful 10th Gen Intel Ice Lake Core i5 processor, 3733 MHz LPDDR4x, WiFi-6, Bluetooth 5.
  • New Styles. It is available in Platinum, Sandstone, and Ice Blue.
  • More Features:
    • 13-hours battery life
    • Large glass trackpad
    • Fast Charging
    • Fingerprint Power Button
    • Dual far-field studio mics
    • OmniSonic speakers
What's missingHere are some noticeable downsides of Surface Laptop Go:
  • No backlit key.
  • No Inking support.
  • No IR camera for Windows Hello Facial Recognition.
  • No Fingerprint reader on the entry configuration.
  • The base section made from Polycarbonate instead of Aluminum.
  • Using Intel UHD Graphics instead of Intel Iris Plus Graphics.
  • Low screen resolution (148 PPI).
AvailabilitySurface Laptop Go
Released2020
Release Info
  • Introduced: October 1, 2020
  • Pre-ordered: October 1, 2020
  • Released: October 13, 2020
Pricing
  • For Consumer (Windows 10 Home):
    • $549.99 - i5 | 4GB | 64GB eMMC | No Fingerprint | Platinum only
    • $699.99 - i5 | 8GB | 128GB SSD
    • $899.99 - i5 | 8GB | 256GB SSD
  • For Commercial (Windows 10 Pro):
    • $799.99 - i5 | 8GB | 128GB SSD
    • $999.99 - i5 | 8GB | 256GB SSD
    • $1,199.99 - i5 | 16GB | 256GB SSD | Platinum Only
Surface Laptop Go Price
Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 3 (2023) - 12.4" Touchscreen, Thin & Lightweight, Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD SSD, with Windows 11, Ice Blue Color Copilot
Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 3 (2023) - 12.4" Touchscreen, Thin & Lightweight, Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD SSD, with Windows 11, Ice Blue Color Copilot
By Microsoft
$649.99
$799.99 19% OFF
Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2-12.4" Touchscreen - Intel Core i5 8GB Memory - 128 SSD - Ice Blue (Latest Model)
Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2-12.4" Touchscreen - Intel Core i5 8GB Memory - 128 SSD - Ice Blue (Latest Model)
By Microsoft
$519.99
$699.99 26% OFF
Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2 12.4" Touch 8GB 256GB SSD Core™ i5-1135G7 2.4GHz Win10S, Platinum (Renewed), Silver
Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2 12.4" Touch 8GB 256GB SSD Core™ i5-1135G7 2.4GHz Win10S, Platinum (Renewed), Silver
By Microsoft
$439.00
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13.5" Touch-Screen Intel Core i5-8GB Memory - 256GB Solid State Drive (PKX-00003) Matte Black (Renewed)
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13.5" Touch-Screen Intel Core i5-8GB Memory - 256GB Solid State Drive (PKX-00003) Matte Black (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$299.00
$319.00 6% OFF
Microsoft Surface Laptop Go - 12.4" Touchscreen - Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 256GB SSD - Platinum
Microsoft Surface Laptop Go - 12.4" Touchscreen - Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 256GB SSD - Platinum
By Microsoft
$579.99
Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 12.4in Touchscreen Intel i5 4GB RAM 64GB SSD Win 10 (Renewed)
Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 12.4in Touchscreen Intel i5 4GB RAM 64GB SSD Win 10 (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$234.99
DisplaySurface Laptop Go
Size12.45 Inches
Info
  • Resolution: 1536 x 1024 (148 PPI)
  • PixelSense™ Display
  • Aspect ratio: 3:2
  • Touch: 10 points multi-touch
ExteriorSurface Laptop Go
Dimensions10.95” x 8.1” x 0.62” (278.18mm x 205.67 mm x 15.69 mm)
Weight
  • 2.45 lb (1,110 g)
Colors
Ice Blue Sandstone Platium
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Keyboard:
    • Full-size keyboard with a soft-touch feel and full 1.3mm travel.
  • Trackpad:
    • Larger size 115 mm x 76.66 mm, glass.
    • Supports up to Five-finger multitouch gesture.
Ports
  • 1 x Full-size USB 3.0
  • 1 x USB Type-C 3.1 Gen 2
    Supports Power Delivery and DisplayPort.
  • 1 x Surface Connect™
    Supports charging and docking station.
  • 1 x Headset jack
Internal SpecsSurface Laptop Go
Processor
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1035G1
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.00 → 3.60 GHz, 6MB SmartCache, 15W
Integrated Graphics
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1035G1
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    32 Execution Units, 300 → 1050 MHz
Memory
4GB 8GB 16GB
3733 MHz LPDDR4X RAM
Storage
  • 64GB
    eMMC
  • 128 GB 256 GB
    SSD
ConnectivitySurface Laptop Go
Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi 6: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax compatible.
Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth Wireless 5.0 technology
BatterySurface Laptop Go
Size39.7 Wh
Battery LifeUp to 13 hours of typical device usage
Power Supply
  • 39W power supply
  • Supports Fast Charge (0-80% in just over one hour)
SoftwareSurface Laptop Go
OS
  • For Consumer: Windows 10 Home in S-mode
  • For Commercial: Windows 10 Pro
Free upgrade to Windows 11
Built-in AppsMicrosoft 365 Family 30-day trial
Camera & AudioSurface Laptop Go
Camera
  • 720p HD f2.0 front-facing video camera
Audio
  • Dual far-field Studio Mics
  • OmniSonic stereo speakers with Dolby® Audio™ Premium
MiscSurface Laptop Go
InkingNot Support
Sensors
  • Ambient light sensor
Security
  • Firmware TPM
  • Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello sign-in
  • One-Touch sign in with FingerPrint Reader Power button
Note Surface Laptop Go i5/4GB/64GB does not include Fingerprint Power Button.
In the box
  • Surface Laptop Go
  • 39W Power supply
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety and warranty documents
Warranty
  • One-year limited hardware warranty
More
Best-in-class support from Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store Promise for Surface:
  • 60-day return policy
  • 90 days of free technical phone support
  • Free virtual workshops and training
  • Surface price promise

Tips and tricks

Learn how to fully utilize your Surface Laptop Go (1st gen) with our tips and tricks. Our comprehensive guide will assist you in maximizing battery life, enhancing performance, boosting productivity, and efficiently solving any issues that may arise.

Update History

Catch up on the latest information about the original Surface Laptop Go features and fixes introduced via driver and firmware updates from Microsoft. Here are the last five releases:

2024
Jan
24
  • Surface Laptop Go Image
    Improves Graphics stability, improves Wi-Fi performance and stability, improves Surface Dock 3 stability and performance. , and more.
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2023
Nov
03
  • Surface Laptop Go Image
    Improves device stability and addresses potential security vulnerability.
    View
Oct
18
  • Surface Laptop Go Image
    This update addresses a potential security vulnerability related to Intel® Security Advisory INTEL-SA-00783, addressing CVE-2022-29871.
    View
May
18
  • Surface Laptop Go Image
    Enables support for new docking accessories, improves Surface Dock2 stability, and improves wireless stability and addresses security vulnerability.
    View
Apr
03
  • Surface Laptop Go Image
    Improves system graphics performance, addresses critical security vulnerability, and improves device stability and reliability.
    View

To view the complete driver and firmware update release timeline, please visit our Surface Laptop Go update tracker page.

FAQs

To help you understand more about the original Surface Laptop Go, we have created a comprehensive list of FAQs that covers all aspects of the laptop, including its display, battery life, performance, software, and design.

1Can the Surface Laptop Go be used with Windows Hello Fingerprint Sign-in?

It depends on the model of your Surface Laptop Go. The fingerprint reader is only available on all models except for the entry-level configuration. It is integrated into the power button and provides enterprise-grade security. With this feature, you can sign in to Windows Hello with a single touch.

Surface Laptop Go Fingerprint Sign-in
Windows Hello Fingerprint Sign-in on Surface Laptop Go.
Note The entry configuration Surface Laptop Go with Intel Core i5/4GB/128GB model does not support Windows Hello One Touch sign-in with Fingerprint Reader Power button.

2Does the Surface Laptop Go support Windows Hello Facial Recognition?

It’s worth noting that none of the models of the Surface Laptop Go come equipped with a Windows Hello Infrared (IR) camera. This camera is essential for Windows Hello Face Authentication (Face Unlock), which allows you to sign in to your account using your face as an authentication method. Therefore, if you want to use the Face Unlock feature, you may need to consider other Surface devices.

Surface Laptop Go Facial Recognition
Surface Laptop Go face authentication support.

The Surface Laptop Go models have an optional Fingerprint reader, a great feature during the pandemic. However, this feature is unavailable on the entry-level configuration with Intel Core i5, 4GB memory, and 128GB SSD.

3What ports are available on Microsoft Surface Laptop Go?

Microsoft Surface Laptop Go has the exact ports as its bigger brother, the ordinary Surface Laptop:

Surface Laptop Go Port's Information
Ports on Surface Laptop Go 2
  1. 1 x Full-size USB 3.0
  2. 1 x USB Type-C 3.1 Gen 2
    It supports 10Gbps transfer speed, power delivery, and DisplayPort.
  3. 1 x Surface Connect™
    Supports charging and docking station.
  4. 1 x Headset jack
4Does the Surface Laptop Go have a headphone jack?

Yes, it does! All Surface Laptop Go models have a standard 3.5mm headphone jack on the laptop’s left side next to the USB-C port.

5Does Surface Laptop Go have an SD card slot?

No SD card slot is available on the Surface Laptop Go. You should choose an appropriate storage size when purchasing the laptop.

6Does the Surface Laptop Go have a USB-C port?

Yes, it does! All Surface Laptop Go models have a standard USB Type-C 3.1 Gen 2 port. The port supports data transfers (up to 10Gbps or 1.25GB/s), display out, and charging.

Surface Laptop Go USB-C Information
USB-C specs on Surface Laptop Go.

It is on the laptop’s left side next to the USB-A port and 3.5mm headphone jack. Here are the complete specs of the USB-C port.

  • USB Type-C port.
  • USB 3.1 Gen 2 standard.
  • Transfers up to 10Gbps or 1.25GB/s.
  • Supports DisplayPort 1.4 Alt Mode and Digital Audio.
  • Supports up to two 4K UHD (3840×2160@60Hz).
  • Supports Power Delivery revision 3.0 with power rules of 5v, 9v, 15v, and 20v supports chargers rated at 45W or bigger. It is also backward compatible with PD 2.0.
7Does Microsoft Surface Laptop Go support Thunderbolt technology?

No, it doesn’t! The single USB-C port on the Microsoft Surface Laptop Go is a USB Type-C 3.1 Gen 2 port with a max bandwidth of 10 Gbps and the capability to output up to two 4K@60Hz.

8Does Microsoft Surface Laptop Go support external Graphics (eGPU)?

No, it doesn’t! Currently, all standard external graphics processing units use Thunderbolt 3 technology, which has a bandwidth of 40Gbps to utilize the performance of graphics cards. Unfortunately, the Microsoft Surface Laptop Go has only USB-C 3.1 Gen 2, with a maximum bandwidth of 10Gbps.

Surface Laptop Go eGPU Support
Surface Laptop Go eGPU supports.
9Does the Surface Laptop Go have a full-size USB port?

Yes, it does! All Surface Laptop Go models come with a single full-size USB-A 3.1 Gen 1 (formerly known as USB 3.0) port as a standard. The port supports super-speed data transfers up to 5Gbps or 625MB/s. It is on the laptop’s left side next to the USB-C port and 3.5mm headphone jack. Here are the complete specs of the USB port:

  • Full-Size USB port
  • USB 3.1 Gen 1 standard
  • Transfers up to 5Gbps or 625MB/s
  • Power output up to 5v/900mA
Surface Laptop Go USB-A Information
USB-A specs on Surface Laptop Go.
10Does the Microsoft Surface Laptop Go have an HDMI port?

No, it doesn’t! Microsoft Surface Laptop Go doesn’t have an HDMI port. However, you can use a USB-C adapter, hub, or dock with an HDMI port to connect to the laptop’s USB-C port.

Surface Laptop Go HDMI port
USB-C to HDMI adapter on Surface Laptop Go.
11Does Microsoft Surface Laptop Go have an Ethernet port?

No, it doesn’t! None of the Surface Laptop Go models have an Ethernet port. You can use a USB-C adapter, hub, or dock with an Ethernet port to connect to the laptop’s USB-C port to plug a network cable to access the local network. As the USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 port has high bandwidth (up to 10 Gbps) and USB 3.1 Gen 1 also supports 5Gbps, you can opt for a Gigabit ethernet adapter without issue.

Surface Laptop Go Ethernet port
USB-A to Ethernet adapter on Surface Laptop Go.

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