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  • - So just like everybody else, Microsoft has had to cancel

  • their in person conferences.

  • But that doesn't mean that they're canceling new hardware.

  • This is the Surface Go 2.

  • It is the second iteration

  • of Microsoft's tiny little windows surface tablet

  • with its own little kickstand, and you know what?

  • The original Surface Go, I kind of fell in love

  • with that computer because I love having a tiny computer.

  • But it had some problems.

  • And Microsoft has done everything that it can I think

  • to address those problems, or at least the biggest ones

  • and the one that you're going to see right away

  • that they're trying to do better

  • is when you look at the screen.

  • The original Surface Go had huge bezels

  • and the bezels on this one are way, way smaller

  • because the screen is now 10.5 inches.

  • I think it's 19, 20 by 12 ad which means it's three by two

  • which is the right aspect ratio for computers,

  • I think anyway.

  • But it looks like a good screen.

  • The bezels aren't quite as small as you can get

  • on like a Surface Pro X, but they're still respectable.

  • The last bezels were actually kind

  • of like vaguely embarrassing.

  • This does not feel cramped anymore.

  • I'm very excited about the screen.

  • (upbeat music)

  • The second problem with the original Surface Go was that

  • it was kinda well, slow.

  • It had this Intel Pentium Gold processor,

  • which did the job mostly but you could really feel

  • it struggle a lot.

  • And the base model of this new Surface Go 2 unfortunately,

  • also has an Intel Pentium Gold processor.

  • I think it's a 4425Y, comes with four gigs of RAM

  • and 64 gigs of storage, but it's EMMC storage,

  • which is a little bit slow.

  • But the combination of all those things is how they keep

  • the price down for the base model.

  • It starts at 399.

  • You can also get a model with that same processor,

  • eight gigs of RAM and 128 gig SSD for 529 but, yeah.

  • If you're gonna spend more money on this computer

  • to the one to get is the one that comes

  • with the new processor option.

  • It is an 8th Gen Core M3 from Intel

  • with eight gigabytes of RAM and 128 gigabyte SSD

  • and that costs 629.

  • And if you want for 100 bucks more, you can get it with LTE.

  • Although, you know, on top of that you're also gonna need

  • to buy a keyboard.

  • However, if you already have a Surface Go,

  • you actually won't have to buy a new keyboard

  • because it is the exact same size and shape overall

  • as the original Surface Go.

  • So all of your keyboards and either accessories

  • you might have gotten will still work

  • with this Surface Go 2.

  • They even kept the ports the same.

  • So there is a surface connector 'cause Microsoft loves them.

  • A surface connector, I don't but maybe their customers do,

  • I don't know.

  • They kept the surface connector.

  • There's also a USBC port

  • and there is a headphone jack, hooray.

  • And last but not least, there is expansion for storage

  • in the form of microSD on the back.

  • Now the front facing camera is five megapixels

  • and you can get a nice five megapixel camera in a surface

  • because the whole computer is in the tablet

  • which means that you have more, you know, Z axis space

  • there to fit a nicer camera in.

  • And that of course means it works with Windows.

  • Hello, you would expect that out of a surface.

  • So you can log in with your face.

  • Microsoft says there's also studio microphones

  • for better sound and I hope that's true.

  • (upbeat music)

  • Like I said, I really did love the original one.

  • I don't know, it just felt cute like a Fiat 500 car

  • was a metaphor that I used,

  • fun to drive but like it couldn't go uphill very fast.

  • And so I'm really interested to see

  • if putting a proper Core M3 into this machine will mean that

  • it will fare better in terms of performance.

  • Now the third thing, I almost forgot

  • but it's actually maybe the most important thing,

  • is battery life.

  • Microsoft says that they put a larger battery inside

  • the Surface Go 2, which should give it up to 10 hours.

  • Now, Microsoft's 10 hours isn't necessarily real.

  • We'll use or maybe very rundown or whatever

  • so we got to test it.

  • But a device like this is meant to be ultra portable.

  • It's, you know, why it's so small?

  • It's about the same size as like an iPad Pro 11.

  • And so you want it to last a long time on battery

  • 'cause you wanna be out in the world with it,

  • if you ever get to go out of the world again.

  • So I'm also excited to test to see if the battery life

  • on this thing is any better too.

  • These devices are going to be available on May 12,

  • including the LTE edition.

  • Usually that one comes way later.

  • So we're gonna have a full review of this,

  • up on the verge at some point in the near future.

  • If you've got questions about the Surface Go 2,

  • please let me know down in the comments

  • and I will do my best to answer them in the review.

  • Hey, thanks so much for watching.

  • You know, when you shoot from home by yourself,

  • you forget that the bit where you ask for comments

  • is supposed to go on the end card not the main video.

  • But you just let it go 'cause, you know, we're just shooting

  • from the hip here.

  • I appreciate you, thanks for watching.

- So just like everybody else, Microsoft has had to cancel

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