Surface Laptop Go specs, features, and analysis

Here's what you need to know about 2020 Surface Laptop Go including price, display info, CPU, RAM, storage, battery, and more.

Surface Laptop Go image

Surface Laptop Go

Availability

Surface Laptop Go
Released2020
Release Date
  • Introduced: October 1, 2020
  • Pre-ordered: October 1, 2020
  • Released: October 13, 2020
Pricing
  • For Consumer (Windows 10 Home):
    • $549.99 - i5 | 4GB | 64GB eMMC | No Fingerprint | Platinum only
    • $699.99 - i5 | 8GB | 128GB SSD
    • $899.99 - i5 | 8GB | 256GB SSD
  • For Commercial (Windows 10 Pro):
    • $799.99 - i5 | 8GB | 128GB SSD
    • $999.99 - i5 | 8GB | 256GB SSD
    • $1,199.99 - i5 | 16GB | 256GB SSD | Platinum Only
Generations
Surface Laptop Go Price
Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 3 (2023) - 12.4" Touchscreen, Thin & Lightweight, Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD SSD, with Windows 11, Sandstone Color Copilot
Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 3 (2023) - 12.4" Touchscreen, Thin & Lightweight, Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD SSD, with Windows 11, Sandstone Color Copilot
By Microsoft
$699.99
$799.99 13% OFF
Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2, Intel Core i5-1135G7, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Iris Xe Graphics, 12.4" Touchscreen Display, Windows 10 Home S Mode Laptop Computer, KMM-00001, Sage (Renewed)
Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2, Intel Core i5-1135G7, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Iris Xe Graphics, 12.4" Touchscreen Display, Windows 10 Home S Mode Laptop Computer, KMM-00001, Sage (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$330.99
$358.00 8% OFF
Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2-12.4" Touchscreen - Intel Core i5 8GB Memory - 128 SSD - Ice Blue (Latest Model)
Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2-12.4" Touchscreen - Intel Core i5 8GB Memory - 128 SSD - Ice Blue (Latest Model)
By Microsoft
$460.99
$508.99 9% OFF
Microsoft Surface Laptop Go - 12.4" Touchscreen - Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 256GB SSD - Platinum
Microsoft Surface Laptop Go - 12.4" Touchscreen - Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 256GB SSD - Platinum
By Microsoft
$489.00
$520.99 6% OFF
Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2 12.4" Touch 8GB 256GB SSD Core™ i5-1135G7 2.4GHz Win10S, Platinum (Renewed), Silver
Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2 12.4" Touch 8GB 256GB SSD Core™ i5-1135G7 2.4GHz Win10S, Platinum (Renewed), Silver
By Microsoft
$369.00
$398.00 7% OFF

Exterior

Surface Laptop Go
Dimensions10.95” x 8.1” x 0.62” (278.18mm x 205.67 mm x 15.69 mm)
Weight
  • 2.45 lb (1,110 g)
Colors
Ice Blue Sandstone Platium
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Keyboard:
    • Full-size keyboard with a soft-touch feel and full 1.3mm travel.
  • Trackpad:
    • Larger size 115 mm x 76.66 mm, glass.
    • Supports up to Five-finger multitouch gesture.

Display

Surface Laptop Go
Size12.45 Inches
Info
  • Resolution: 1536 x 1024 (148 PPI)
  • PixelSense™ Display
  • Aspect ratio: 3:2
  • Touch: 10 points multi-touch

Ports

Surface Laptop Go
Ports
Surface Laptop Go Ports
Image Source: Microsoft
Left (3)
  • 1 x USB-C
    USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), Power Delivery, DisplayPort
  • 1 x USB-A
    USB 3.0 (5 Gbps)
  • 1 x headphone jack
    Headphone/Microphone
Right (1)
  • 1 x Surface Connect
    Magnet Charging, Docking

Internal Specs

Surface Laptop Go
Processor
  1. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1035G1
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.00 → 3.60 GHz, 6MB SmartCache, 15W

Geekbench 5 Single Core

Surface Laptop Go1
10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1035G1979100.00%
0979

Geekbench 5 Multi-Core

Surface Laptop Go1
10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1035G12,878100.00%
02,878
Integrated Graphics
  1. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1035G1
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    32 Execution Units, 300 → 1050 MHz
Memory
4GB 8GB 16GB
3733 MHz LPDDR4X RAM
Storage
  • 64GB
    eMMC
  • 128 GB 256 GB
    SSD

Connectivity

Surface Laptop Go
Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi 6: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax compatible.
Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth Wireless 5.0 technology

Battery

Surface Laptop Go
Size39.7 Wh
Battery LifeUp to 13 hours of typical device usage
Power Supply
  • 39W power supply
  • Supports Fast Charge (0-80% in just over one hour)

Software

Surface Laptop Go
OS
  • For Consumer: Windows 10 Home in S-mode
  • For Commercial: Windows 10 Pro
Free upgrade to Windows 11
Built-in AppsMicrosoft 365 Family 30-day trial

Camera & Audio

Surface Laptop Go
Camera
  • 720p HD f2.0 front-facing video camera
Audio
  • Dual far-field Studio Mics
  • OmniSonic stereo speakers with Dolby® Audio™ Premium

Misc

Surface Laptop Go
InkingNot Support
Sensors
  • Ambient light sensor
Security
  • Firmware TPM
  • Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello sign-in
  • One-Touch sign in with FingerPrint Reader Power button
Note Surface Laptop Go i5/4GB/64GB does not include Fingerprint Power Button.
In the box
  • Surface Laptop Go
  • 39W Power supply
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety and warranty documents
Warranty
  • One-year limited hardware warranty
More
Best-in-class support from Microsoft Store
Microsoft Store Promise for Surface:
  • 60-day return policy
  • 90 days of free technical phone support
  • Free virtual workshops and training
  • Surface price promise

Key Features

Surface Laptop Go
At Glance
Released in Late
2020
3:2 1.5K
12.45”
1024p 60Hz
Weight
2.45 lb
1.11 kg
Powered By
Intel Core i5-1035G1
4C/8T, 1.00 → 3.60 GHz
Geekbench 5
979
Single Core
Geekbench 5
2,878
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® UHD Graphics
32 Execution Units, 300 → 1050 MHz
Configurable up to
16GB
3733 MHz LPDDR4X
Surface Laptop Go Ports
Starting at
$550
i5, 4GB, 64GB eMMC, No Fingerprint
Up to
13 Hours
Battery Life
Optional
Fingerprint Reader
On Power Button
Single
USB-A
USB 3.0
Single
USB-C
w/ DP & PD
Wi-Fi 6
Bluetooth 5.0

Photos

Our analysis and reviews

Surface Laptop Go image

What we like

Reasons to like about Surface Laptop Go.

Supports Windows 11

Surface Laptop Go exceed all minimum system requirements for Windows 11.

RequirementsSurface Laptop Go
Secure BootYes
TPM 2.0 TPM 2.0
ProcessorIntel Core i5-1035G1
4GB RAM4GB → 16GB
64GB Drive64GB → 2TB
2 Cores CPU4 cores
Great battery life of up to 13-hours

According to Microsoft, the Surface Laptop Go lasts up to 13 hours of battery life.

Up to 13 hours of typical device usage
Upgradable storage

Surface Laptop Go comes with a single removable M.2 SSD slot that you can replace and upgrade in the future. Learn more

Storage SlotsSurface Laptop Go
M.2x1

What we don't like

Reasons not to like about Surface Laptop Go.

Non-upgradable memory

The memory on Surface Laptop Go is soldered to the motherboard, and there is no additional RAM slot for expansion. Since you can't change or add more RAM after you buy, you want to make sure you pick the configuration with the right amount of memory at the initial purchase. Learn more

MemorySurface Laptop Go
Slots0 - Onboard
TypeLPDDR4X
Speed3733 MHz

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