The Microsoft Surface Go 2 is one of the most eagerly awaited portable computing devices. In addition to the larger and more powerful Microsoft Surface Book 3, the smallest member of the Surface lineup is rapidly securing all the necessary legal paperwork. This indicates Microsoft is planning to release the Surface Go 2, the successor to the original Microsoft Surface Go, shortly.
Microsoft is readying multiple models and iterations from the popular Surface line of sleek and ultra-portable computing devices along with their accessories and peripherals. The company seems to have approached the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) to seek the relevant permissions and clearances that allow the wireless communication and standards to be operational on the entry-level Surface-branded device. It is important to note that the information is gathered by matching codenames and model numbers. Although the Microsoft Surface Go 2’s launch is long overdue, there’s no confirmation from the company about the existence or imminent release.
Microsoft Surface Go 2 Arriving Next Month, Possibly At The Digital-Only Microsoft’s Build Developer Conference?
The original Microsoft Surface Go, a very small form-factor portable computing device, launched over two years ago. It was well appreciated for its ability to effortlessly run all the Microsoft products and services. There was a Microsoft Surface Go optimized for Business or Enterprise users as well. Now two years later, the release of the Microsoft Surface Go 2 could be imminent.
Unannounced Microsoft Surface Go 2 hits the FCC (Liliputing) https://t.co/nwcXy7sczJ
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A new FCC filing, which is mandatory for all computing devices and electronics that support wireless data transmission and communication, indicates the Microsoft Surface Go 2 is nearing launch. Filed this week itself, it references the same “EV2” codename that appeared on Geekbench scores which experts claimed belong to the Surface Go 2. The filing also sports the model number 1927. It is important to note that the FCC filing does not mention or even reference the Surface Go 2 name.
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While the FCC filing alone doesn’t mean much, there has been a leak that happened quite close to the filing. Multiple reports about several retailer listings for what could be Surface Book 3 and Surface Go 2 configurations appeared this week. While the reports mention several refreshed products that are designed to work with Microsoft Surface lineup, something called the Surface “Project V” showed up as well. The pricing of this mysterious codename indicates Microsoft has readied the entry-level Surface device that sits at the entry-level category.
Microsoft Surface Go 2 Specifications, Features, Availability, Price:
A previous leak about the Microsoft Surface Go 2 indicated the company is readying a highly potent and powerful device. Microsoft’s upcoming tablets could pack a dual-core Intel Core m3-1800Y processor with 8GB of RAM, a 256GB SSD and Intel UHD 615 graphics. There may also be a lower-end model available that packs an Intel Pentium 4425Y CPU. Recent reports indicate the entry-level device could come with an Intel Pentium Gold processor. There may also be an Intel Core M option available. Needless to add, both CPU options appear reasonable, especially considering the Surface Go’s is an entry-level device of Microsoft’s Surface lineup.
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The original Microsoft Surface retailed at MSRP $399. Experts indicate Microsoft Surface Go 2 will launch at an identical price. Interestingly, the original Surface Go is listed as ‘Out of Stock’ on Microsoft Store. This might mean that Microsoft has pulled out the product and is ready to replace the same with its successor.
Microsoft is about to hold its Build Developer Conference next month. The digital-only event is scheduled to take place from May 19 to May 21. It is quite likely that Microsoft might just launch the affordable 2-in-1 ultraportable device. However, the event has traditionally been reserved for Windows OS updates. Hence there might not be any hardware launch.