The Microsoft Surface Go 2 features a 1920 x 1280 resolution and a 3:2 aspect ratio. The screen also has 10-point touch support. The screen also supports the Surface Pen and Surface Dial (both sold separately). With a 1.7 GHz Intel Pentium Gold 4425Y dual-core processor, 8GB of RAM, and a 128GB SSD, the Surface Go 2 provides performance in a compact design.
While the Surface Go 2 has a single USB Type-C port for connecting peripherals and accessories, you can opt to go wireless with Bluetooth 5.0. There is a 5MP front camera that lets you video chat in 1080p while the rear 8MP camera allows you to take high-res photos and videos. Microsoft also added a new Camera app, which allows the rear camera to scan documents and whiteboards.
Microsoft also added dual Studio Mics for increased voice clarity and reduced background noise. The Surface Go 2 provides up to 10 hours of battery life on a single charge. Utilizing a combination of the traditional menu system and Windows 8’s Live Tiles, the improved Start Menu gives you more information at a glance, showing notification information alongside your applications and other pinned items. Using her Notebook, Cortana keeps track of your needs and wants, and she learns over time to improve her information gathering skills. It also improves the online reading experience by adding a distraction-free mode and read-it-later functionality.