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The Microsoft Surface Go 2 Is Ready When You Are

June 8, 2021
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The way we work, connect and learn continues to change right in front of us. Our devices have become our window to the world – our office, our school and our social space. To help navigate the current environment people are turning to Windows PCs more than ever. This is what the Microsoft Surface Go 2 was built to do.


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What's New With The Microsoft Surface Go 2?
Lightweight And Ready To Go?
Performance Where And When You Need It
Microsoft 365 Integrated With Microsoft Surface Go 2
Cloud To Chip Protection With A Difference
IT Pro Resources For Microsoft Surface Go 2

What’s New With The Microsoft Surface Go 2?

Microsoft has been making Windows tablets for many years under the Surface brand. The Surface Go 2 follows the same basic design principles of many of the preceding Surface models, including the latest, the Surface Pro 7. It’s a rectangular tablet that measures 0.33 by 9.7 by 6.9 inches (HWD) and weighs 1.2 pounds. The entire front of the device is a 10.5-inch touch screen, and the ports, the power button, and a volume rocker are scattered around the edges. While you can hold the Surface Go 2 in two hands with ease, a nifty integrated kickstand at the back pops out for propping up the tablet on a flat surface.

With a larger display than the first-generation Surface Go, the Surface Go 2 has smaller borders around the screen bringing the overall design together. These reduced bezels make the Go 2 look sleeker and more modern than the previous Surface Go. A larger display was one of the three most-requested improvements to the original Surface Go.

Lightweight & Ready To Go With Surface Go 2

Whether you’re looking for a new workhorse for school or the office, the Surface Go 2 is perfectly portable. Upgraded to a bigger 10.5” touchscreen, better resolution, and long battery life designed to keep up with you and your task at hand. The best part? You can use it like a laptop or tablet for everyday tasks. Sticking true to its hybrid tablet/laptop design it was important for Microsoft to keep the machine versatile in all aspects of the word. Clocking in at 544g without the Type Cover, The Microsoft Surface Go 2 is incredibly portable and easy to carry around. Whether you’re working remotely or headed to class, there is no need for over-sized laptop bags. Out of sight, out of mind and there when you need it.

Surface Go 2 gives you tablet portability and a full laptop experience with built-in Kickstand and Signature Type Cover in one compact design. Starting at just 1.2 pounds (not including Type Cover*), Surface Go 2 is our lightest and most affordable Surface yet, helping you stay connected wherever you are. Connect the Surface Go 2 Signature Type Cover* for a great typing experience when and where you need it — now in a choice of new colors for fast and accurate typing with an integrated glass track pad for precise navigation. With Surface Go 2, you have your go-to Microsoft 365 apps at your fingertips: Glance and edit in Word and PowerPoint or take notes in OneNote from anywhere. Plug in the accessories you use today with the included USB-C™ port, Surface Connect port and headphone jack.

Performance Where &When You Need It

Surface Go 2 offers an option with up to 64% faster performance than the original with a new Intel 8th Generation Core M processor. With improved battery life of up to 10 hours, you can stay connected while you’re on the go. With Microsoft 3651, Surface Signature Type Cover1 and Surface Pen,1 you have a full laptop for notes, sketches, papers, and e-mail. Paired with Surface Pen, Surface Go 2 allows distance learners and remote workers to stay digital, while unlocking the power of natural ink for things like drawing diagrams, marking up documents or working through math equations.  Surface Pen delivers a fast, accurate inking experience and makes on-screen note taking and sketching feel natural with virtually no lag or latency. If you need more space for photos, videos, and music, you can add up to 1TB of storage to the built-in MicroSD Card Reader. ​

Surface Go 2’s high-resolution, bigger 10.5” PixelSense™ Display and improved 220ppi resolution offers a stunning touchscreen experience. Featuring new Dolby® Audio™ offer premium sound with clear, powerful volume. Enhanced dual far-field Studio Mics increase voice clarity and reduce background noise, you’ll hear loud and clear while Teams calls or video chats.  Plus, full HD 5MP front- and rear-facing cameras let you make crisp, clear calls to friends and family or take and share great photos. We’ve also added a new Camera app for the rear-facing camera to make it easy to scan documents, and whiteboards – whether you’re sharing notes from a meeting or turning in homework. Surface Go 2 comes equipped with built-in WiFi, plus optional LTE Advanced, providing hassle-free, secured connectivity wherever you go.

Tech Specs:

The latest generation of our lightest 2-in-1 to empower your employees. Surface Go 2 has faster multitasking, a larger and brighter screen in the same compact size, and eSIM to help get the job done, wherever employees need to work.

  • 5” PixelSense™ display
  • 8th Gen Intel Core m3 Processor
  • 544g weight  (without Type Cover)
  • Always-connected 4G LTE with 4G Advanced

Give employees the tools they need to connect, collaborate and do their best work. Contact a Microsoft authorised reseller for pricing. Resellers will also help you deploy and manage Surface for your business.


Microsoft 365 Integrated With Microsoft Surface Go 2

Sharing Surface Go 2 with the rest of your family is seamless, safe, and secure, with multiple-user logins via Windows Hello, parent-managed screen time limits, spending control and content filtering. With OneDrive cloud storage you have one place for your favorite pictures, videos and files. And OneDrive works across all your devices, so you’ll have recipes, photos ready to view and share from Surface Go 2 or the OneDrive mobile app anytime. ​Keep your private and confidential files secured with OneDrive Personal Vault, an extra layer of protection for documents, photos, and videos for you and your family. ​Surface Go 2 offers peace of mind with the Windows you know – comes with Windows 10 Home in S mode, including Microsoft-verified security, Windows Defender, parental controls, and world-class support.

Microsoft 365 provides solutions to empower users to work together more securely to improve mission outcomes. With tools like Microsoft Teams, you can transform how you collaborate and coordinate efforts within and across departments.

The hub for teamwork in Microsoft 365, Teams helps users to:

  • Connect employees with stakeholders across departments in a shared workplace.
  • Centralize communication and coordination to provide visibility, accountability, and keep initiatives moving forward.
  • Enable teams to access resources from virtually anywhere, so they can spend time on the tasks at hand.
  • Do all this while helping to protect sensitive information your teams work with daily.

The Microsoft Surface Go 2 Is Ready When You Are

Cloud To Chip Protection With A Difference

Surface with Microsoft 365 provides unique protection at the front line. To provide a few illustrations of how devices may be vulnerable and how this new level of protection can support organisations and frontline workers, here are a few commonplace examples:

  • Stolen devices
  • Malicious intent
  • Unsecured network connections

Finding the balance between security and productivity is a critical task within the workforce. Proactive security measures help protect you from cyber attacks that can steal or destroy public, personnel, and mission-critical information. At the same time, easy data-sharing and efficient communications within and across agencies keep missions moving forward. With Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Teams, you can enable more secure communication and collaboration – from the desktop through the mobile experience.

Ready To Get It Done

Equip employees with a compact, lightweight device in hand, wherever they work. From engaging customers with a business tablet with Pen* to checking email in the field on an easy-to-carry laptop, Surface Go 2 adapts to all the tasks your employees take on.

  • A Lightweight Business Laptop: Check email, give presentations, and type meeting notes when you pair Surface Go 2 with Surface Go Signature Type Cover.*
  • A Compact, Pen-Enabled Portable Studio: Write and draw at a natural angle when you ink with Surface Pen.*
  • A tablet For Working Anything With 4G LTE: Tackle in-the-field tasks on this business tablet. Wi-Fi comes as standard, while fast 4G LTE is optional.

IT Pro Resources For Microsoft Surface Go 2

As workers increasingly interact with workplace applications using mobile devices, tablets, or other mobile form factors, organisations face higher risks of these devices being lost, stolen, or temporarily misplaced.

Surface Go 2 devices can better protect their devices and data against attacks or accidents. With security capabilities built into the firmware, operating system, and Microsoft 365, Microsoft has taken a comprehensive chip-to-cloud approach to help organisations deliver more protection for employees using Surface devices with Microsoft 365.

In addition to the ways that Surface with Microsoft 365 can help keep frontline devices secure, with cloud management and Windows Autopilot, Surface Go 2 devices can also be shipped directly to a worker’s location without IT ever touching the device, saving time and effort. As frontline workers increasingly use devices in public spaces, the need to protect sensitive information at the front line has never been more important.

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