Microsoft has announced the availability of its compact and portable Surface Laptop Go 2 in India. These new laptops are powered by the 11th generation Intel Core i5 processor and are available to consumers and corporate users in the country.
As a reminder, these are the latest laptops from Microsoft and released internationally last month. Unlike many other Microsoft products, these laptops were announced in India without a significant delay.
The retail price of the Surface Laptop Go 2 is set at Rs. 73,999 for the 8GB/128GB variant while the 8GB/256GB variant costs Rs. 80,999. Business variants start at Rs. 79,090 and goes up to Rs. 104, 590 for the 16GB/256GB variant.
The laptop will be available for purchase from authorized offline retailers, offline stores and Amazon India (opens in new tab).
In terms of specs, the new compact laptops come with a relatively familiar design with a 3:2 aspect ratio screen. While there are a few tweaks the company has made to ensure the laptops are easier to use than their predecessor.
The Surface Go 2 laptop comes with a 12.4-inch PixelSense display with a resolution of 1536×1024 pixels and weighs just 1.1kg – making it one of the lightest and most portable laptops in its segment.
Powering the laptop is an 11th Gen Intel Core i5 chipset. Consumer-facing laptops are paired with up to 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of SSD storage, while business-oriented laptops have up to 16GB of RAM and up to 256GB of SSD storage.
In terms of connectivity ports, the laptop comes with a USB Type-C port and a regular USB, and the company claims the laptop offers all-day battery life. While the battery life is already impressive in such a slim form factor, it also supports fast charging, which makes the deal more pleasant. Needless to say, the laptop comes with Windows 11 out of the box.
Best alternatives available on the market
Although the Surface Laptop Go 2 is extremely compact and lightweight, it is priced higher in India. Pricing for the base variant in international markets starts at $599, which roughly translates to Rs. 47500
However, the basic variant in India costs Rs. 73,999, which comes in at nearly $933. Given the exorbitant price tag, the Surface Laptop Go 2 is no longer an affordable computing device aimed at students.
In fact, at this price point, you’ll get much more powerful laptops that come with extra storage and power to help people with mundane tasks.