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Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2 (12.4-Inch, 2022)

Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2 (12.4-Inch, 2022)
alaScore 97

30 reviews

Nov, 2022

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 reviews of Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2 (12.4-Inch, 2022). The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Opinions about the durability and design are generally positive. The price and performance are also appreciated. The image quality and battery get critical comments.

portability, performance, price, design, durability

keyboard, battery, image quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2 (12.4-Inch, 2022) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Matthew Buzzi (pcmag.com)

Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2 Review

 

Competitive performance from updated CPU ; Stylish, colorful design ; Quality build and comfortable keyboard ; Reasonably priced ; Swappable SSD and chassis parts for longevity

Less-than-1080p display with nonstandard resolution ; Updated (but still ho-hum) webcam

The Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2 doesn't reinvent the original, but some minor upgrades and a new CPU put this affordable, stylish notebook back among your best budget options for 2022.

Jul, 2022

Expert review by : Andreas Osthoff (notebookcheck.net)

Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2 review - Compact companion with old hardware

 

Notebookcheck tests the new Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2 with Intel Core i5 CPU. With the Surface Laptop Go, Microsoft offers a compact entry-level device from the world of Surface laptops, and the second generation receives a faster Core i5 processor...

high-quality case;good keyboard;decent display;low color deviations;fast WLAN;sufficient performance for everyday tasks

no maintenance options;no keyboard illumination;high-frequency fan;processor performance below its potential;only one year warranty

Microsoft didn't really develop the second generation of the Surface Laptop Go 2 any further but has only equipped it with a slightly more powerful Core i5 processor. However, the performance still remains at a fairly low level overall, but for many...

Expert review by : Beth Crane (creativebloq.com)

Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2 review

 

The newest offering in Microsoft's Surface, the Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 is a sleek touchscreen laptop on a budget.

Lightweight and Portable ; Speedy ; Good touchscreen

Low resolution screen ; No HDMI Port

The Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2 is a great little machine with a decent touchscreen, but its low resolution won’t satisfy the needs of graphics pros. While it may be ideal for writing, admin and browsing on the go, it’s unlikely to be a designer’s...

Aug, 2022

Expert review by : Ryan Jones (trustedreviews.com)

Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2

 

The Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2 is the sequel to the company's 12-inch laptop, featuring an improved processor and a new colour option.

Fantastic value for money ; Extremely portable design ; Smooth performance for basic tasks ; Better battery life than the original

Low-resolution display ; Lack of keyboard backlight ; No fingerprint scanner on base configuration

The Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2 isn’t a big upgrade on its predecessor, but its dinky dimensions, improved performance and longer battery life ensure this remains one of the best value Windows laptops currently available. Just be aware that its...

Jul, 2022

Expert review by (t3.com)

Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2 review: a lightweight laptop for students

 

The Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2 is a compact laptop for getting work done wherever you need to go

Compact and portable ; 12.4-inch touchscreen ; Effective 720p webcam

Weak battery life ; Average performance

The Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2 is a great choice for anyone who needs a reliable, compact and portable laptop to use day-to-day. Students, in particular, will get on well with it even if it's not quite powerful enough for some more demanding tasks.

Jul, 2022

Expert review by : Andrew Williams (pocket-lint.com)

Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2 review: Surface charm

 

Designed as a more affordable Surface Laptop, the Go 2 is appealing for those on a budget - but there is a slight catch when you dive into the specs.

Light and slim ; Super-portable ; Pleasant design for a laptop that starts at £500-odd ; Uses a capable Intel Core i5 CPU

As usual ; Microsoft's RAM and storage upgrades are expensive ; Non-backlit ; Slightly squished keyboard ; Base spec is likely to come with obvious performance compromises

The Surface Laptop Go 2 is a cute and affordable alternative to the much more expensive Surface Laptop 4. It's just a shame we can't recommend the most tempting £529 base model to all that many folks.

Aug, 2022

Expert review by : Andrew Williams (stuff.tv)

Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2 review: portable first

 

It's a refreshed lightweight Surface - and it's welcome news because the Surface charm is totally intact in the Go 2

Confident, elegant design ; Light and slim ; Top-spec model performs well

Battery Saver mode is a must for light all-day use ; Spec upgrades are pricey, entry-level models have issues ; Non-backlit, slightly cut down keyboard

A delightful ultra-portable laptop more powerful than its predecessor and much cheaper than the Surface Laptop 4, but avoid the base model if you plan on doing any serious work.

Aug, 2022

Expert review by : Jonathan Bray (expertreviews.co.uk)

Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2 review: A Black Friday deal on the best budget laptop around

 

The Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2 combines a low price with great build quality and supreme usability

Beautifully made ; Lightweight and portable ; Lovely touchscreen

4GB of RAM in cheapest model ; No keyboard backlight

The Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2 is a great little machine at a highly tempting price. It’s powerful enough to be your main machine, small and light enough to carry around in a bag all day, has a great screen and it’s superbly well made.

Jul, 2022

Expert review by : Anyron Copeman (techadvisor.co.uk)

Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2 review

 

The second-gen Laptop Go is a compelling compact computer, but you'll want to avoid the cheapest model and it tends to run hot.

Decent performance ; Great keyboard ; Solid battery life ; Thin and light

Prone to overheating ; Slow charging ; Still no backlit keys

As a compact, affordable device, compromises on the Surface Laptop Go 2 are inevitable. But the core laptop experience remains impressive, provided you don’t choose the entry-level model.

Jul, 2022

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com.au)

Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2 Review: The Tricky Math of Budget Laptop Buying

 

A new take on Microsoft's cheaper Surface acknowledges the challenge of building budget laptops in 2022.

Premium-feeling design ; Excellent keyboard, touchpad and fingerprint reader ; Tall 3:2 aspect ratio display

Only 4GB and 8GB RAM options ; Only 128GB or 256GB storage options ; The entry-level model is a non-starter

Jun, 2022
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