Make the most of every day with the sleek style, performance, and all-day battery life² you need in the lightest Surface Laptop, all at an exceptional value. Ultra-light and portable profile, the apps* you use every day, premium materials, and a choice of must-have colors will make this your go-to laptop.
²Up to 13 hours of battery life based on typical Surface device usage. Testing conducted by Microsoft in September 2020 using preproduction software and preproduction configurations of Surface Laptop Go Testing consisted of full battery discharge with a mixture of active use and modern standby. The active use portion consists of (1) a web browsing test accessing 8 popular websites over multiple open tabs, (2) a productivity test utilizing Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook, and (3) a portion of time with the device in use with idle applications. All settings were default except screen brightness was set to 150nits with Auto-Brightness disabled. Wi-Fi was connected to a network. Battery life varies significantly with settings, usage and other factors.
Free Upgrade to Windows 11⁹ (when available, see below)
Windows 10 with Cortana and Windows Hello
This computer is compatible with great Windows 10 features like Cortana and Windows Hello. Learn more about Windows 10 features. Learn more ›
A screen to fuel your dreams
12.4”⁷ PixelsenseTM touchscreen, signature 3:2 ratio gives you the optimum space to see more, do more, and fuel your dreams.
10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1035G1 processor
Smart dual-core, four-way processing performance. Intel Turbo Boost Technology delivers dynamic extra power when you need it, while increasing energy efficiency when you don't.
8GB system memory for advanced multitasking
Substantial high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run your games and photo- and video-editing applications, as well as multiple programs and browser tabs all at once.
128GB solid state drive (SSD)
While offering less storage space than a hard drive, a flash-based SSD has no moving parts, resulting in faster start-up times and data access, no noise, and reduced heat production and power draw on the battery.
Intel® UHD Graphics
On-processor graphics with shared video memory provide everyday image quality for Internet use, basic photo editing and casual gaming.
The lightest Surface Laptop yet
Take the lightest Surface Laptop with you everywhere at just 2.45 pounds.
Power through your day
Up to 13 hours of battery life.² Plus, recharge quickly with Fast Charging – up to 80% in about an hour.
Choose your perfect match
Available in Platinum, Ice Blue and Sandstone³ all in a durable, cool metal finish. ³Available colors may vary by market.
Wireless/Wired connectivity (WiFi 6 - 802.11 ax)
Flexible, dual-band connectivity w/ greater reliability thanks to two data streams and antennas. Connect to a Wi-Fi router to experience GB Wi-Fi speeds nearly 3X faster vs. standard Wi-Fi 5 w/ improved responsiveness for even more devices.
Built-in 720p HD camera
Show your best side on video calls, meetings, and virtual get-togethers with the built-in 720p HD camera.
Type in comfort all day
Full-size keyboard with large, precision trackpad. Perfect for papers, presentations, emails, and more.
Every day, everywhere
Make the most of every day with the sleek style, performance, and all-day battery life² you need in the lightest Surface Laptop, all at an exceptional value.
Familiar features and trusted security
Get started with convenient security and the Windows you know⁴. Enjoy amazing sound for music and shows. And, easily connect to other devices and accessories.
Get it done with your favorite apps
Collaborate, connect, and do your best work with the must-have everyday laptop. Power through your favorite apps, backed by all-day battery life.²
Windows Hello sign-in, plus Fingerprint Power Button with Windows Hello and One Touch sign-in on select models.⁹
*Some accessories and software sold separately.
¹System software uses significant storage space. Available storage is subject to change based on system software updates and apps usage. 1 GB = 1 billion bytes. 1 TB = 1,000 GB.
⁴Surface Laptop Go for consumers comes with Windows 10 Home in S mode to bring you the powerful Windows features you use most at exceptional value.
A one-way switch out of S mode is available. If you need additional enterprise management and security tools for the workplace, you can switch to Windows 10 Pro or purchase Surface Laptop Go for Business.
⁵Hard drive is not user removable. Hard drive is only removable by skilled technician following Microsoft provided instructions
⁶Microsoft’s Limited Warranty is in addition to your consumer law rights.
⁷Surface Laptop Go display has rounded corners within a standard rectangle. When measured as a standard rectangular shape the screen is 12.45” diagonally (actual viewable area is less).
⁸Testing conducted at Microsoft in September 2020 using pre-production devices and Software. Tested with the inbox 39W PSU under controlled conditions. Device was powered on to desktop screen with default display brightness settings.
Actual charge time will vary based on operating conditions. Actual charge time will vary based on operating conditions. Measured at typical office ambient temperature of 23C.
⁹Upgrade rollout plan is being finalized and is scheduled to begin late in 2021 and continue into 2022. Specific timing will vary by device. Certain features require specific hardware, see https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/windows-11-specifications.
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Surface Laptop Go - 12.4" Touch-Screen - Intel 10th Generation Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 128GB Solid State Drive
I bought this laptop because I’m starting college and needed something fast and light, and this definitely fits the bill. We looked at a LOT of options, and this seemed to be the best. It has quite a bit of power and storage, and the price is way lower than some other computers we looked at that have less and are quite a bit more expensive. My old computer is a tank, and it’s way too slow to use for college. Compared to that, this thing was sent straight from heaven. I love it, I’ve already done my church’s Vacation Bible School slide show on the pre-installed movie maker, and I can’t wait to see what other features I can use for college. The only thing I was slightly disappointed about was that you can’t get Google Chrome without having to disable a function that is supposed to make your computer run more smoothly. It’s not hard to do, it tells you how, and you can you can enable it again after I think. However Microsoft Edge, the pre-installed browser, is great, I honestly like it better than Chrome anyway. Also, if you choose ice blue, be prepared for it to be ICE blue. It’s very light, almost silver. Still very pretty though. If you’re looking for a college laptop, and honestly even if you’re looking for a good laptop for work or personal life, I would 100% recommend this computer.
In the past year I have gone through 2 Laptop computers. Unfortunately that saying you get what you pay for is true, I cannot express how HAPPY I am with this device. The picture doesn't do it justice it is very beautiful. I have the Ice Blue model Specs 10th Gen intel core i5 processor 128GB. Very fast, EXTREAMLY responsive one of if not the best computers "window" computers that is...I have ever had. The crazy part is that this is considered one of their budget models and the budget laptops I have gotten in the past TRULY are budget. This one feels different from boot up until I am finish working on the device. $600+ no isn't cheap, however then again that saying you get what you pay for rings true; a little more for a more reliable computer is well worth it. Great for kids who are learning from home, Great for work at homers like myself. Yes, you can even play games I played The Sims game, which isn't using near as much graphics or cpu as other games ; I found no issues still. My other duds would close out or not respond while playing The Sims. YOU will not be disappointed with this device. I PROMISE.
Hi – Thank you for sharing. It's wonderful to hear that Surface Laptop Go is a good fit for your needs. We hope it continues to serve you well. Cheers, Erica Surface Customer Care
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Ease of Use
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Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Solid device w/premium quality device, great price
Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
My wife upgraded to this one from her old Surface Pro 3 and absolutely loves it! The overall feel from the body to key comfort got her attention. Awesome battery life, camera, microphones and performance.
When I was looking to get a new laptop, I knew I wanted a surface, I just wasn’t sure which one. This one was in a good price range and was what I needed for what I was planning to do (writing). This laptop is nothing overly special per day, but it’s exactly what I needed.
I love the sleek look and quality of the laptop and monitor screen. I do wish it had more than 1 SD and at least 1 hdmi port. I have to get an adapter for my needs. Another unique feature that I find disconnects too easily, is the magnetic charging area on the side. I am trying to get used to that. Otherwise, I really like it.
The laptop itself is a great laptop works fine and is a fast laptop. The only problem I have had with it is ive had to return it once already for the screen getting a line across for no reason. Now something else happened to the screen and it happened out of no where. So I’m confused on whether this laptop should be picked by someone else.
The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about touchpad, sound, design and portability. Editors are less positive about connectivity and energy and have mixed opinions about keyboard. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 93/100 = Excellent quality.
TechRadarRating, 4.5 out of 54.5Bill Thomas on October 13, 2020
Surface Laptop Go reviewMicrosoft Surface devices like the Surface Laptop Go have traditionally been super high-end laptops and tablets, aimed at providing the best Windows 10 experience. However starting with the Surface Go back in 2018, Microsoft started targeting
The Microsoft Surface Laptop Go Is TryingThe Microsoft Surface Laptop Go is Microsoft's attempt at a budget laptop. Which means it cuts weird corners, produces something impeccably designed, and costs too much.
Tom's GuideRating, 3.5 out of 53.5Henry T. Casey on October 13, 2020
Microsoft Surface Laptop Go reviewThe Microsoft Surface Laptop Go is made for a wide audience with modest needs, who want an elegant laptop that doesn't cost four figures. But it still looks a lot like a premium laptop, thanks to its aluminum lid and keyboard deck, as well as
Microsoft Surface Laptop Go Review: A sensible compromiseThe Surface Laptop Go is the latest entry to the Surface family, and it has almost everything you need to be your go-to laptop for productivity.
PCMagRating, 4 out of 54.0Tom Brant October 13, 2020 on October 13, 2020
Microsoft Surface Laptop Go ReviewMicrosoft's Surface lineup, long a showcase for the most advanced hardware design ideas in the Windows ecosystem, now welcomes a $549.99 laptop for the rest of us. With streamlined component configurations and the omission of some of the more
NotebookcheckRating, 4.3 out of 54.3Allen Ngo on October 24, 2020
Microsoft Surface Laptop Go Review: An Overpriced NetbookAre you happy with just 4 GB of soldered RAM and 64 GB of storage? If so, then the $550 USD Surface Laptop Go might be worthwhile. For everyone else, look elsewhere and don't turn back.
A:AnswerThanks for asking! Windows 10 in S mode is a version of Windows 10 that's streamlined for security and performance, while providing a familiar Windows experience. To increase security, it allows only apps from the Microsoft Store, and requires Microsoft Edge for safe browsing.