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Microsoft Revamps its Budget Surface Laptop Go with more Storage

Microsoft began collecting preorders for the Surface Notebook Go 2, the first iteration of the company’s entry-level laptop, on Wednesday. The PC begins at $599, which is $50 more than initial Surface Laptop Go, which was introduced in 2020.

The computer behemoth is sticking to its gradual strategy to upgrading items in its Surface range, which saw a 5% increase in revenue last fiscal year. This is slower than the company’s other significant goods. Surface devices, on the other hand, serve as demonstrations of what’s possible with Windows, and Microsoft hopes to demonstrate that a high-quality portable Windows computer can be inexpensive with the new tablet.

In the nearly ten years that the Surface has been available, Microsoft has failed to make it into a significant hit. According to statistics from industry analyst IDC, the corporation had a 0.6 percent share of PC desktops and laptops in the first quarter. However, many Surface laptops have cost more than $1,000, and with the Surface Laptop Go 2, is aiming at consumers and companies with a smaller budget — and providing a new option to Google’s Chrome OS-based Chromebooks.

The new laptop looks remarkably like the first Surface Laptop Go. It still features a 12.4-inch display, 4GB of RAM, and a fingerprint reader built into the power button on the bottom end. The latest one comes with Windows 11, which was launched by Microsoft last year. The first model came with Windows 10 in S mode, which prevented users from launching apps that weren’t available in Microsoft app store, though the feature can be turned off. Customers who purchase the first Surface Laptop Go will receive a free upgrade to Windows 11.

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