American technology company- Microsoft has recently launched the Surface Laptop Go- one of its most affordable Surface laptop range in India. This new addition to the Surface laptop range is a lighter take on the Surface Laptop 3 with toned-down hardware. It still carries the Surface hallmark premium design, which is its USP.
Reportedly, the cost of Surface Laptop 3 starts at INR 98,999 while Surface Laptop Go is priced at INR 63,499. As compared to the Surface Go 2 which is currently Microsoft’s most affordable Surface laptop variant available in India, the new Surface Laptop Go comes with a 10th Gen Intel Core i5 processor. Although, a wide choice of chipsets in the Surface Laptop Go model is not available as all are powered using the same core hardware.
Notably, the difference in the device lies in RAM and storage. The basic version of Surface Laptop Go that costs INR 63,499 comes with a 64GB eMMC and 4GB RAM storage. For an 8GB RAM and 128GB storage model, the price of the product is INR 71,999.
The most advanced Microsoft Surface Laptop GO that comes with 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD will cost the buyer a whopping INR 1,10,999. These prices are comparatively higher when compared to the other options available in the market.
As per reliable sources, the new product comes with a 12.4-inch display with 1536×1024 resolutions which is lower than that of Surface Go 2.
It is worth mentioning that the 3:2 aspect ratio is favorable for productivity tasks but the low resolution is a constraint. The laptop has only one USB-C and USB-A jack, plus a headphone port and Microsoft’s proprietary Surface Connect charging port. Surface Go also comes with expanded battery life as fast charging is supported.
In addition to the above, the full-size 1.3mm keyboard is not backlit, however, selected models come with a fingerprint reader for biometric login. Microsoft’s Surface Laptop Go will be available across India from January 22, 2021, at authorized retail stores, authorized resellers, and on online platforms like Amazon and Reliance Digital.