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Retailer leaks updated Surface Laptop Go with significant GPU boost

Retailer leaks updated Surface Laptop Go with significant GPU boost

According to a leaked retail advertisement seen by The Verge, a spruced-up version of the Surface Laptop Go might be available for presale as early as June 2.

The Surface Laptop Go was first released in October 2020 as a smaller, lighter, and more affordable member of the Surface family, but hasn’t been updated since. That may change on June 2, as indicated by a leaked retail advertisement.

The new Laptop Go’s hardware isn’t very remarkable compared to Intel’s 12th-generation CPUs, which have been available for quite some time. The laptop reportedly features a Core i5-1135G7 quad-core CPU, which was first released in late 2020 and has since been seen in a slew of other computers.

Update: The Surface Laptop Go 2 has officially been launched by Microsoft. Pre-orders are available in some countries. The first units will be delivered from 7 June 2022 onwards.

Similar to the predecessor

The new Laptop Go seems to include the same 12.4-inch touchscreen, non-backlit keyboard, fingerprint sensor, and port selection as the previous model. The ports include one USB-C, one USB-A, a headphone jack, and a Surface Connect slot.

The laptop will also come preloaded with Windows 11. In contrast, the current model supports Windows 11, but comes preloaded with Windows 10 in S Mode.

Even though it’s almost as old as the original Surface Laptop Go, the i5-1135G7 CPU would be a fascinating update to the existing laptop’s i5-1035G1. It contains the same number of CPU cores as before, but the base and boost clock speeds have been significantly increased.

It should deliver

Because of a newer GPU design, a higher GPU clock speed, and more than twice as many execution units, the Iris Xe integrated GPU would be significantly quicker. Some of the biggest gripes with the original laptop Go revolved around the basic model, which had only 4GB of RAM and 64GB of sluggish eMMC storage — insufficient even for a budget machine. Hopefully, that is fixed in the new iterations.