It has been nearly two years since the Surface Laptop Go first launched, but a follow-up could be coming soon. That is according to Windows Central’s Zac Bowden who reports that Microsoft is preparing to launch Surface Laptop Go 2.
Apparently codenamed “Zuma,” Bowden’s sources are saying that the Surface Laptop Go 2 could be coming in the first half of this year. There’s no solid date yet, but June could be a possibility since the Spring is when Microsoft gives Surface devices specs bumps. The price could also come in starting at $549, with little changes to pricing on higher-end models.
As far as specs go, Laptop Go 2 could sport 11th generation Intel Processors inside, a bump from the 10th generation CPUs in the current model. The base model includes a Core i5 processor, 4GB RAM, and 64GB eMMC storage, with no fingerprint reader. A mid-range model includes 8GB of RAM, a 128GB SSD, and a fingerprint reader. Top-end models come with the Core i5 processor, 8GB RAM, and 256GB SSD. These are the same as the Surface Go.
With the design, don’t expect anything major to be changed. Microsoft could just launch a new “Sage” color option. No word on the addition of a backlit keyboard, either.
Surface Laptop Go 2 was one of the first devices expected for Microsoft to reveal this year. Refreshes for the Surface Pro with Intel 12th generation processors, a Surface Pro X with Microsoft SQ3, and surface Laptops with AMD Rembrandt and Intel’s 12th generation chips were also possibilities. Don’t count out a follow-up to the Surface Studio 2 either, per an earlier report from Windows Central.