Microsoft brings the Surface Go 2 to South Africa

Microsoft is expanding its Surface device range in South Africa with the introduction of the Surface Go 2 for both commercial and consumer customers. The device is currently available for retail consumers from Incredible Connection stores and Vodacom.

“We’re excited to expand our Surface family with the addition of Surface Go 2 – our smallest and lightest two-in-one laptop. Its compact design and the versatility of a touchscreen and keyboard will appeal to businesses, schools, students and families,” says Vithesh Reddy, Consumer and Channel Marketing Director at Microsoft South Africa.

Surface Go 2 is a smaller, more portable two-in-one thanks to its 10.5-inch edge-to-edge PixelSense display and its thin, lightweight design. It’s also more affordable than the Surface Pro 7 which has a starting price tag of R18 999. The Surface Go 2 also packs dual Studio Mics, a 5MP front-facing camera and fast performance with Intel processors and built-in WiFi.

“Sharing Surface Go 2 with your family is seamless and secure, with parent-managed screen time limits, spending control and content filtering – plus plenty of space for your photos, videos and music,” says Reddy.

Specifications

Operating SystemConsumer Channels: Windows 10 Home in S mode *
Commercial Channels: Windows 10 Pro 
ExteriorDimensions: 9.65 inches x 6.9 inches x 0.33 inches (245mm x 175mm x 8.3mm)
Mechanical features: Magnesium body, kickstand with full-friction multi-position hinge to 165 degrees, magnetic attach for keyboard fold stability
Colour: Silver
Physical buttons: volume, power
Wi-Fi: Starting at 544 g, not including Type Cover
LTE Advanced: Starting at 553 g, not including Type Cover
DisplayScreen: 10.5-inch PixelSense Display
Resolution: 1920 x 1280 (220 PPI)
Aspect Ratio: 3:2
Contrast Ratio 1500:1
Touch: 10-point multi-touch
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
ProcessorIntel Pentium Gold Processor 4425Y
8th Gen Intel Core m3 Processor
GraphicsIntel UHD Graphics 615
Memory4GB/8GB RAM
Storage64GB eMMC
128GB Solid State Drive (SSD)
SecurityEnterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in
Firmware TPM 2.0
NetworkWi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax compatible, Bluetooth Wireless 5.0 technology
LTE Advanced Qualcomm Snapdragon X16 LTE Modem
BatteryWiFi: Up to 10 hours of typical device usage

LTE Advanced:3 Up to 10 hours of typical device usage
Cameras, Video and AudioWindows Hello face sign-in camera (front-facing)
5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p HD Skype HD video
8.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p HD video
Dual Studio Mics
2W stereo speakers with Dolby Audio Premium
Ports1 x USB-C
1 x Surface Connect
Surface Type Cover Port
MicroSDXC card reader
3.5mm headphone jack
SensorsAmbient light sensor
Accelerometer
Gyroscope
Magnetometer
Power supply24 W power supply
In the boxSurface Go 2
Power supply
Quick Start Guide
Safety and warranty documents
WarrantyOne-year limited hardware warranty

Recommended retail pricing for the Surface Go 2 starts at R8,999.00.

To find out more about support, warranties and extended warranties on Surface devices, please visit https://support.microsoft.com/en-ZA or call 0860 22 55 67 weekdays 9 am – 9 pm and weekends 10 am – 6 pm.

* Windows 10 Home in S mode works exclusively with apps from the Microsoft Store within Windows and accessories that are compatible with Windows 10 Home in S mode. A one-way switch out of S mode is available. Learn more at Windows.com/SmodeFAQ.