The Microsoft Surface Go 2 is an excellent affordable Windows 10 tablet that features a premium design found in the company’s more expensive devices. It offers a slight bump in performance over the original, but it is still rather underpowered – especially the base model. Once you start kitting it out with improved internals and essential add-ons like the Type Cover, the price starts to climb.
The Surface Go 2 is proof that Microsoft could turn its hand at affordable devices just as well as it builds premium ones. Honoring the Surface Go’s legacy, this Windows 10 tablet is a bit of a departure from Microsoft’s usual high-end (and expensive) offerings, and primarily aimed at people who liked the look of the Surface Pro 7, but couldn’t afford (or justify) its high asking price.
At $399/£399/AU$547 for its entry-level model, the Surface Go 2 is certainly an appealing proposition for the budget-minded. But, there are a few caveats here. This model only comes with 4GB RAM, 64GB storage and an Intel Pentium Gold 4425Y dual-core processor, which is pretty underpowered. That 64GB storage will also feel incredibly tight after you’ve installed a few apps.