Surface Go 2: A no show at Microsoft’s 2nd October event

Microsoft’s 2nd October Surface event has come and gone and, despite releasing more new products than you can shake a stick at, there was one key no show: the Surface Go 2. 

The Surface Go 2 was briefly rumoured to make an appearance at Microsoft’s 2nd October Surface event. But it failed to appear with Microsoft instead unveiling the Surface Pro 7, Surface Pro X, Surface Laptop 3, Surface Neo, Surface Duo and Surface Earbuds.

This leaves it unclear when, or if, Microsoft will start working on its fabled follow up to the original Surface Go. Scroll down for a breakdown of what little we do know about the fabled Surface Go 2.

Microsoft Surface Go 2 release date – When is it coming out?

Microsoft’s not expected to unveil any new Surface devices this year. So we likely won’t see the Surface Go 2 until 2020, at the earliest.

Microsoft Surface Go 2 price – How much will it cost?

The current Surface Go can be specced up to a higher price but the base model has been available for £379.99 ($399.99) since launch.

While we have no concrete information on a price for the Surface Go 2, we would expect it to be priced similarly.

The Surface Go 2’s main competitor would likely be the iPad 7 – a tablet which is priced at £349 ($329) so any price rise might make it hard for Microsoft to win that particular battle.

Microsoft Surface Go 2 specs – How powerful is it?

When it comes to specs, the first Surface Go was far from a powerful machine – but, it was to be expected at the low price point.

The Surface Go 2 will likely get a power bump when it is eventually released, but we wouldn’t expect it to turn the cheapest Surface into a workhorse.

The Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y is the CPU on the current Surface Go, and it’s hard to guess what processor will appear on the Surface Go 2 as there is no successor to the 4415Y yet.

According to Windows Latest, a new Geekbench benchmark listing indicates the new 2-in-1 could launch with a Core m3-8110Y processor and 8GB of RAM. However, the model number on the listing could be interpreted as representing a new higher-spec Surface Go rather than an outright sequel.

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