Microsoft seems to be set to announce an up to date model of its compact Floor Laptop computer Go, if an early retailer itemizing from Korea is to be believed.
The largest change with the Floor Laptop computer Go 2 seems to be its newer Eleventh-gen Intel CPU (an i5-1135G7), which replaces the Tenth-gen mannequin discovered within the authentic 2020 laptop computer. The Go 2 will ship with Home windows 11 this time round, and a Google Translate of the retailer web page says its webcam could have “improved HD digicam efficiency.” Preorders are set to open on June 2nd, so an official announcement won’t be distant. WinFuture beforehand reported that the laptop computer may have a beginning value of $650.
In any other case, the brand new laptop computer seems to be similar to its predecessor. It nonetheless has a 12.4-inch show with a 3:2 side ratio, the identical number of ports (USB-A, USB-C, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a port for Microsoft’s proprietary charger), and a fingerprint sensor that’s nonetheless constructed into the facility button on choose fashions. There’s no signal of a backlit keyboard, which was an unlucky omission on the primary Laptop computer Go.
The retailer itemizing suggests it’ll be out there with as much as 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, identical as final time round, nevertheless it’s much less clear what the specs of its base-level mannequin can be. The unique Floor Laptop computer Go began with 4GB / 64GB, however a earlier report from WinFuture means that this model may begin with 128GB of storage. In response to the retailer itemizing, the Laptop computer Go 2 is rated to supply 13.5 hours of use per cost.
The Floor Laptop computer Go is marketed because the inexpensive entry in Microsoft’s Floor laptop computer lineup, and is designed to compete with Chromebooks which might be widespread with college students. However we had been lower than impressed with the unique mannequin, which supplied restricted specs and options at an uncompetitive value.