Surface Go 2 vs. Razer Book 13 (2020): Full specs comparison

We thoroughly analyzed technical specifications for Surface Go 2 and Razer Book 13 (2020) models, including CPU, memory, storage, battery life, display quality, and other features.

Surface Go 2 Pros

Reasons that Surface Go 2 is better than Razer Book 13 (2020).

About 60% lighter

Surface Go 2 weighed 1.2 pounds, 60% lighter than the 2.95 pounds Razer Book 13 (2020).

WeightSurface Go 2Razer Book 13 (2020)
Pound
1.2 lbs.
2.95 lbs.
Kilogram
0.54 kg
1.34 kg

Razer Book 13 (2020) Pros

Reasons that Razer Book 13 (2020) is better than Surface Go 2.

Much faster CPU performance

Intel Core i7-1165G7 inside Razer Book 13 (2020) has a 241% better multi-core CPU performance score than the Intel Core M3-8100Y inside Surface Go 2.

Geekbench 5 multi-core score
Razer Book 13 (2020) - Intel Core i7-1165G7
4,487
Razer Book 13 (2020) - Intel Core i5-1135G7
3,980
Surface Go 2 - Intel Core M3-8100Y
1,313
Surface Go 2 - Intel Pentium Gold 4425Y
922
Supports larger memory

Razer Book 13 (2020) supports a larger memory capacity than the Surface Go 2. It supports up to 16GB versus 8GB of system memory on the Surface Go 2.

Max system memory size
Razer Book 13 (2020)
16 GB
Surface Go 2
8 GB
Supports faster memory

Razer Book 13 (2020) supports a faster memory speed than the Surface Go 2. It supports up to 4267MHz versus 1866MHz of system memory on the Surface Go 2.

Memory type and speed
Razer Book 13 (2020) - LPDDR4X
4,267 MHz
Surface Go 2 - LPDDR3
1,866 MHz
Upgradable storage

Razer Book 13 (2020) comes with a single removable M.2 SSD slot that you can replace and upgrade in the future.

SlotsSurface Go 2Razer Book 13 (2020)
M.2
Onboard
Yes x1
27% larger display

Razer Book 13 (2020) has a 13.4-inch screen size 27% larger than the 10.5-inch Surface Go 2.

Display size
Razer Book 13 (2020)
13.4-inch
Surface Go 2
10.5-inch

Prices

Here are the latest price updates and offers for both devices.

Surface Go 2 Price
New Microsoft Surface Go 2 - 10.5" Touch-Screen - Intel Pentium - 4GB Memory - 64GB - Wifi - Platinum (Latest Model)
New Microsoft Surface Go 2 - 10.5" Touch-Screen - Intel Pentium - 4GB Memory - 64GB - Wifi - Platinum (Latest Model)
By Microsoft
$280.98
Microsoft Surface Go 2-10.5" Touch-Screen - Intel Pentium - 8GB Memory - 128GB SSD - WiFi - Platinum (Latest Model) (Renewed)
Microsoft Surface Go 2-10.5" Touch-Screen - Intel Pentium - 8GB Memory - 128GB SSD - WiFi - Platinum (Latest Model) (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$262.80
Microsoft Surface Go 2 10.5 inches Touch-Screen Intel Pentium 4GB RAM, 64gb STV-00001 (Renewed)
Microsoft Surface Go 2 10.5 inches Touch-Screen Intel Pentium 4GB RAM, 64gb STV-00001 (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$179.00
Razer Book 13 (2020) Price
Razer Blade Stealth 13 Ultrabook Gaming Laptop: Intel Core i7-1165G7 4 Core, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, 13.3" 1080p 120Hz, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, CNC Aluminum, Chroma RGB, Thunderbolt 4
Razer Blade Stealth 13 Ultrabook Gaming Laptop: Intel Core i7-1165G7 4 Core, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q, 13.3" 1080p 120Hz, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, CNC Aluminum, Chroma RGB, Thunderbolt 4
By Razer
$1,424.05
Razer Blade 15 Gaming Laptop: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070-13th Gen Intel 14-Core i7 CPU - 15.6” QHD 240Hz - 16GB DDR5 RAM, 1TB PCIe SSD - Windows 11 - CNC Aluminum - Chroma RGB - Thunderbolt 4
Razer Blade 15 Gaming Laptop: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070-13th Gen Intel 14-Core i7 CPU - 15.6” QHD 240Hz - 16GB DDR5 RAM, 1TB PCIe SSD - Windows 11 - CNC Aluminum - Chroma RGB - Thunderbolt 4
By Razer
$1,799.99
$2,799.99 36% OFF
Razer Blade 15 Base Gaming Laptop 2020: Intel Core i7-10750H 6-Core, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, 15.6" 4K OLED, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, CNC Aluminum, Chroma RGB, Thunderbolt 3, Creator Ready, Black
Razer Blade 15 Base Gaming Laptop 2020: Intel Core i7-10750H 6-Core, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, 15.6" 4K OLED, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, CNC Aluminum, Chroma RGB, Thunderbolt 3, Creator Ready, Black
By Razer
$1,499.99

Availability

Surface Go 2Razer Book 13 (2020)
Released20202020
Release Date
  • Introduced: May 6, 2020
  • Pre-ordered: May 6, 2020
  • Released: May 12, 2020
Announced on November 5th, 2020
PricingSurface Go 2 for Consumer
  • $399 - Intel Pentium | 4 GB | 64 GB | WiFi
  • $549 - Intel Pentium | 8 GB | 128 GB | WiFi
  • $629 - Intel Core M3 | 8 GB | 128 GB | WiFi
  • $729 - Intel Core M3 | 8 GB | 128 GB | LTE
Surface Go 2 for Commercial
  • $449 - Intel Pentium | 4 GB | 64 GB | WiFi
  • $599 - Intel Pentium | 8 GB | 128 GB | WiFi
  • $679 - Intel Core M3 | 8 GB | 128 GB | WiFi
  • $779 - Intel Core M3 | 8 GB | 128 GB | LTE
  • $1,199.99
    Intel Core i5-1135G7 | 8GB RAM | 256GB SSD | FHD+ Non-Touch
  • $1,599.99
    Intel Core i7-1165G7 | 16GB RAM | 256GB SSD | FHD+ Touch
  • $1,999.99
    Intel Core i7-1135G7 | 16GB RAM | 512GB SSD | UHD+ Touch
Generations-

Exterior

Surface Go 2Razer Book 13 (2020)
Size Comparison
Surface Go 2Razer Book 13 (2020)
Dimensions9.65” x 6.9” x 0.33” (245 mm x 175  mm x 8.3 mm)
Width: 9.65” (245 mm)
Height: 6.9” (175 mm)
Thickness: 0.33” (8.3 mm)
11.6” x 7.8” x 0.60” (295.6 mm x 198.5 mm x 15.15 mm)
Weight
  • Surface Go 2: 1.2 lbs (544 g)
  • Surface Go 2 with LTE: 1.22 lbs. (553 g)
  • Surface Go 2 Keyboard: 0.55 lbs (249 g)
  • 2.95 lbs (1.34 kg)
    Razer Book 13 with FHD+ Non-Touch Panel.
  • 3.09 lbs (1.40 kg)
    Razer Book 13 with FHD+ or UHD+ Touch Panel.
Colors
Platinum
Mercury White
Made from CNC Anodized Aluminum with tone-on-tone Razer logo.
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Surface Go Type Cover
    • Not included
  • Keyboard:
    • Full-size mechanical backlit keyset with 1 mm of key travel.
  • Trackpad:
    • Precision glass trackpad.
    • Trackpad size: 101 mm x 56 mm
    • Supports a five-finger multitouch gesture.
  • Full-size backlit keyboard.
    • Per-Key RGB, powered by Razer Chroma™
    • Anti-Ghosting
  • Precise Glass Touchpad
    • A large, clickable glass touchpad with Microsoft Precision Touchpad support.

Display

Surface Go 2Razer Book 13 (2020)
Size10.5 Inches13.4 Inches
Info
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1280 (2.45M Pixels)
  • Density: 220 PPI
  • PixelSense™ Display
  • Contrast ratio: 1500:1
  • Aspect ratio: 3:2
  • Inking: designed together with Surface Pen
  • Touch: 10 points multi-touch
  • Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
  • 13.4” FHD+ Non-Touch
    1920 x 1200, matte, 100% sRGB, 4-sided thin bezels, non-touch display.
  • 13.4” FHD+ Touch
    1920 x 1200, matte, 100% sRGB, 4-sided thin bezels, Gorilla Glass 6, touch display, anti-reflective coating.
  • 13.4” UHD+ Touch
    3840 x 2400, 100% sRGB, 4-sided thin bezels, Gorilla Glass 6, touch display, anti-reflective coating.

Ports

Surface Go 2Razer Book 13 (2020)
Surface Go 2 Ports
Image Source: Microsoft
Right (3)
  • 1 x USB-C
    USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 Gbps), DisplayPort, Power Delivery
  • 1 x Surface Connect
    Charging, Docking
  • 1 x headphone jack
    Headphone/Microphone
Bottom (1)
  • 1 x Surface Go Type Cover Connector
Under Kickstand (1)
  • 1 x microSD card slot
  • 1 x USB Type-C with Thunderbolt 4.
    Supports power delivery up to 100W, 4 lanes of PCI Express.
  • 1 x USB Type-A 3.1 Gen 1.
    Support data transfers 5Gbps.
  • 1 x HDMI 2.0
  • 1 x MicroSD Card Slot.
  • 1 x 3.5mm combo audio jack.

Internal Specs

Surface Go 2Razer Book 13 (2020)
Processor
  1. 8th Gen Intel® Pentium® Gold 4425Y
    2 cores, 4 threads, 1.70 GHz, 2MB, 6W
  2. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ M3-8100Y
    2 cores, 4 threads, 1.10 → 3.40 GHz, 4MB SmartCache, 5W
  1. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1135G7
    4 cores, 8 threads, 2.40 → 4.20 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 28W
  2. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1165G7
    4 cores, 8 threads, 2.80 → 4.70 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 28W
Integrated Graphics
  1. 8th Gen Intel® Pentium® Gold 4425Y
    Intel® UHD Graphics 615
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 850 MHz
  2. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ M3-8100Y
    Intel® UHD Graphics 615
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 900 MHz
  1. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1135G7
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    80 Execution Units, 400 → 1300 MHz
  2. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1165G7
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    96 Execution Units, 400 → 1300 MHz
Memory
4GB 8GB
1866 MHz LPDDR3 RAM
  • Memory Slots
    • Onboard dual-channel memory
  • Memory Configurations
    • Minimum Memory: 8GB
    • Maximum Memory: 16GB
    • Memory Type: DDR4x RAM
    • Memory Speed: 4267MHz
Storage
  • 64GB
    eMMC
  • 128GB 256GB
    SSD
  • Storage Slots
    • 1 x M.2 2230/2280 PCIe SSD slot
  • Storage Configurations
    • 256GB, 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD (Upgradable)

Connectivity

Surface Go 2Razer Book 13 (2020)
Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi 6: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax compatible.
Intel® Wireless-AX201
(IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax)
Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth Wireless 5.0 technology
Bluetooth 5.1
MoreOptional LTE
  • Nano SIM Tray
  • 4G LTE Advanced (22 Bands: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 38, 39, 40, 41, 66)
  • GPS/GLONASS: Standalone and Assiste
  • GNSS, accuracy up to 3 meters
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Battery

Surface Go 2Razer Book 13 (2020)
Size26.81 Wh55Wh lithium-ion polymer
Battery Life
  • WiFi: Up to 10 hours of typical device usage
  • LTE Advanced: Up to 10 hours of typical device usage
  • Up to 14 hours of battery life
    Razer Book 13 with FHD+ Touch/Non-Touch models.
  • Up to 11 hours of battery life
    Razer Book 13 with UHD+ models.
Power Supply
  • 24W proprietary Surface Connect power supply
65W USB-C Power Adapter

Software

Surface Go 2Razer Book 13 (2020)
OS
  • For Consumer: Windows 10 Home in S-mode
  • For Commercial: Windows 10 Pro
Free upgrade to Windows 11
Windows 10 Home 64-bit
Built-in Apps
  • For Consumer
    Microsoft 365 Family one month trial
  • For Commercial
    1 month trial for new Microsoft Office 365 customers
Razer Synapse

Camera & Audio

Surface Go 2Razer Book 13 (2020)
Camera
  • Windows Hello face authentication camera (front-facing)
  • 5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p Skype HD video
  • 8.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p full HD video
  • Front-facing camera
    Top-mount front camera, 1 Megapixel (720p HD).
  • Windows® Hello built-in IR camera
Audio
  • Dual Studio Mics
  • 2W stereo speakers with Dolby® Audio™
  • Stereo, 2 Speakers + Smart Amp
  • 4 Array microphone
  • THX® Spatial Audio
  • 3.5mm Combo-Jack

Misc

Surface Go 2Razer Book 13 (2020)
InkingSupports Surface Pen
4096 levels of pressure
Tilt sensing
Best in class latency
Paper feel
magnetic storage
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Sensors
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Magnetometer
  • NFC
  • IR Camera Sensor
Security
  • HW TPM 2.0 chip for enterprise security
  • Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in
  • Intel® Platform Trust Technology (Intel® PTT) security embedded, TMP 2.0
  • Windows Hello Facial Recognition
In the box
  • Surface Go 2
  • Power supply
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety and warranty documents
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Warranty
  • One-year limited hardware warranty
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More
  • Mechanical features: Signature unibody magnesium design with hidden perimeter venting
  • Kickstand with a full-friction multiposition hinge to 165 degrees
  • Magnetic attach for keyboard fold stability
  • Physical buttons: volumes, power
  • Casing: Magnesium
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Key Features

Surface Go 2Razer Book 13 (2020)
At Glance
Released in Mid
2020
3:2 FHD+
10.5”
1280p 60Hz
Weight
1.2 lb
0.54 kg
Up to
Intel Core M3-8100Y
2C/4T, 1.10 → 3.40 GHz
Geekbench 5
660
Single Core
Geekbench 5
1,313
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® UHD Graphics 615
24 Execution Units, 300 → 900 MHz
Configurable up to
8GB
1866 MHz LPDDR3
Surface Go 2 Ports
Released in Late
2020
16:10 4K UHD+
13.4”
2400p 60Hz
Weight
2.95 lb
1.34 kg
Up to
Intel Core i7-1165G7
4C/8T, 2.80 → 4.70 GHz
Geekbench 5
1,374
Single Core
Geekbench 5
4,487
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
96 Execution Units, 400 → 1300 MHz
Configurable up to
16GB
4267 MHz LPDDR4X

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