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Microsoft Surface Laptop Go (12.4-Inch, 2020)

Microsoft Surface Laptop Go (12.4-Inch, 2020)
alaScore 91

159 reviews

Dec, 2022

alaTest has collected and analyzed 159 reviews of Microsoft Surface Laptop Go (12.4-Inch, 2020). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Microsoft Surface Laptop Go (12.4-Inch, 2020) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Arif Bacchus (

Microsoft Surface Laptop Go Review: A sensible compromise


The Surface Laptop Go is the latest entry to the Surface family, and it has almost everything you need to be your go-to laptop for productivity.

Thin and light ; Comfortable keyboard and trackpad ; Good port selection ; Good performance

No backlit keyboard ; Display's pixel density is low ; No Surface Pen support

Oct, 2020

Expert review by : Tom Brant October 13, 2020 (

Microsoft Surface Laptop Go Review


Microsoft's Surface lineup, long a showcase for the most advanced hardware design ideas in the Windows ecosystem, now welcomes a $549.99 laptop for the rest of us. With streamlined component configurations and the omission of some of the more...

Inexpensive Light weight Comfortable keyboard and touch pad Multiple color options Attractive styling and excellent build quality USB Type-A port

Less-than-1080p display No face recognition camera or keyboard backlighting Internal storage tops out at 256GB Middling audio quality

Although it's missing some nifty features from the pricier Surface Laptop 3, the Surface Laptop Go is what many people are looking for right now: a well-designed, lightweight laptop with adequate performance that won't break the bank.

Oct, 2020

Expert review by : Monica Chin (

Surface Laptop Go review: a case study in cost cutting


An entry-level laptop with too high a price.

Compact and light ; 3:2 aspect ratio ; It has a real processor

No backlit keyboard ; Low-resolution screen ; Limited port selection

Microsoft’s Surface Laptop Go has 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage in addition to the same quad-core Core i5-1035G1 available across the line. But it also costs $899, which means it’s competing with very good laptops. And it cuts too many corners to be...

Oct, 2020

Expert review by : Phillip Tracy (

Microsoft Surface Laptop Go review


Microsoft's Surface Laptop Go is a fantastic mid-range laptop with one major shortcoming

Stylish, premium design ; Class-leading keyboard ; Great 12.4-inch display ; Thin bezels; 3:2 aspect ratio

Subpar battery life ; Keys aren't backlit ; Base specs underwhelm

Microsoft's Surface Laptop Go is a near-perfect mid-range laptop with a battery life problem.

Oct, 2020

Expert review by : Allen Ngo (

Microsoft Surface Laptop Go Review: An Overpriced Netbook


Are you happy with just 4 GB of soldered RAM and 64 GB of storage? If so, then the $550 USD Surface Laptop Go might be worthwhile. For everyone else, look elsewhere and don't turn back.

faster display response times than Surface Laptop 3;USB-C charging and DisplayPort support;quiet fan during low-medium loads;>95 percent sRGB coverage;affordable starting price;well-calibrated display;crisp 3:2 touchscreen;small and...

low-end SKUs are stuck with 4 GB of RAM;below average Turbo Boost sustainability;serviceability could be more user-friendly;no Thunderbolt 3, HDMI, or SD reader;higher-end SKUs are overpriced;slow NVMe SSD write rates;slow graphics performance;hinges...

Oct, 2020

Expert review by : Chris Davies (

Surface Laptop Go Review – Microsoft’s compromise


The Microsoft Surface Laptop Go arrives at a time when it feels like everyone needs a computer of their own. The expectations we have of our computers – and the access we need to them –…

Crisp design elevates it above other affordable notebooks ; Core i5 chip is good for everyday use ; Solid battery life ; Excellent keyboard

Screen resolution is underwhelming ; Entry-level configuration makes big spec compromises ; No embedded LTE option

Oct, 2020

Expert review by : Vivek (gizbot_com)

Microsoft Surface Laptop Go Review: Worth The Money?


Here is the full review of the Microsoft Surface Laptop Go, powered by a 10th Gen Intel Core i5 processor with 8GB RAM and 256GB internal storage.

The Microsoft Surface Laptop Go clearly has a few things going for it. It offers good build quality with a touch display and almost all-day battery life. However, features like a low-resolution screen, non-backlit keyboard, limited I/O, customer...

May, 2021

Expert review by : Ketan-Pratap (indiatoday)

Surface Laptop Go review: A value for money Surface from Microsoft


The Microsoft Surface Laptop Go is one of the best-looking compact, and portable laptops you can buy right now in India. But is it worth your money? We try to answer that in our review.

Lightweight design ; Decent keyboard and touchpad ; 720p webcam ; Good fingerprint scanner integration in the power button

No keyboard backlighting ; Average battery life ; Low-resolution screen

Feb, 2021

Expert review by (

Microsoft Surface Laptop Go review – good quality ultrabook for students


Microsoft is one of the biggest companies in the world. Interestingly, in recent years, the hardware it produces started being synonymous with quality and innovation. Indeed, it can be viewed as th…

Good build quality;Decent battery life;Doesn’t use aggressive PWM for brightness adjustment;Covers 96% of sRGB and has accurate-enough color representation with an Average dE of <2.0;Has a fingerprint reader

Modest I/O;Not very powerful;4GB RAM, 64GB eMMC variant is to be avoided

Dec, 2020

Expert review by : Henry T. Casey (

Microsoft Surface Laptop Go review


The Microsoft Surface Laptop Go is made for a wide audience with modest needs, who want an elegant laptop that doesn't cost four figures. But it still looks a lot like a premium laptop, thanks to its aluminum lid and keyboard deck, as well as thinner...

Elegant aluminum lid and deck Thin bezels and 3:2 display Wonderful typing experience Both USB-C and USB-A ports

Highly disappointing battery life Display could be brighter Gets a little warm

The Surface Laptop Go looks like a Surface, but it doesn't impress like some of its bigger brothers.

Oct, 2020