Surface Go 2 first look: 3 big upgrades

6 mai. 2020
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The Surface Go 2 is the latest small tablet from Microsoft. It has been updated with slimmer bezels, better battery life, and updated processors. The Surface Go 2 is about the same size as the 11” iPad Pro 2020 and uses the same removable keyboard from the last generation. The price will start at $399 and be available on May 12th. Stay tuned to The Verge for our full review coming soon.
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  • What would you like to see us test in the full review?

    The VergeThe VergeAcum 8 luni
    • Full Office experience. Whether the office is full fledged compared to office of iPad and Android.

      Ajshal C AAjshal C AAcum 8 luni
    • The Verge what’s more worth the money the surface go 2 or the galaxy book flex. I have flex coming in tomorrow and wondering just how different the two are as far as performance?

      Andrew MimsAndrew MimsAcum 8 luni
    • Can it play Rimworld well?

      Ruby DoobieRuby DoobieAcum 8 luni
    • Blender ? Can it run?

      remember YYWWHHremember YYWWHHAcum 8 luni
    • For being a tablet itself. About how cool it could be being a tablet then handy on being a laptop

      ROS AERLROS AERLAcum 8 luni
  • Man are you at Debbie Downer. You like the most negative guy on ROlabel.

    OnecentOnecentAcum 23 Zile
  • What color type cover are you using? Is that the icy blue, or the Platinum?

    AndrewAndrewAcum lună
  • How often do I have to change the battery of the pen?

    Justine TieriJustine TieriAcum 4 luni
  • Is there a good app for the surface go 2 to take notes with the pen?

    Justine TieriJustine TieriAcum 4 luni
  • if this had a 90/120hz lam screen, and they actually made the desktop and screen features, more touch intuitive. . . i guess it would be a different divice all together. One day. . .

    ション0 n-e-m-eション0 n-e-m-eAcum 5 luni
  • bought the $399 version, kept it in "S" mode, pretty smooth to use.

    Anthony LeiAnthony LeiAcum 6 luni
  • Can I use Windows 10 dedicated verson in this device?

    N MajumderN MajumderAcum 6 luni
  • A yet another meh expensive windows tablet. I mean its performance - price ratio alone almost feels like a scam. Fuhgetaboutit.

    Bima SudiartoBima SudiartoAcum 7 luni
  • How large is the screen?

    Saskia PepperSaskia PepperAcum 7 luni
  • Surface it´s no a Tablet and not a Laptop, I don.t know exacltly how to use, it has a laptop price but not, the OS, has a lot of limitation for a price, compare with a Windows 10 Home. My personal opinion it is no for me,

    Erick Alfaro CecilianoErick Alfaro CecilianoAcum 7 luni
  • Why does it say 1,119 for the 8th gen Intel core

    Mahum LaisakMahum LaisakAcum 8 luni
  • Then we should buy the LTE version huh? For better experience 😁

    Farzana YesminFarzana YesminAcum 8 luni
  • Sorry and also can you use Google Chrome ?

    Ken WongKen WongAcum 8 luni
  • Does this use Windows 10?

    Ken WongKen WongAcum 8 luni
  • how is it in Google Chrome specially in google meets my son use google meets in home school...

    i fratelli mitrai fratelli mitraAcum 8 luni
  • great!

    MOTHER 3 FanMOTHER 3 FanAcum 8 luni
  • I like the surface connector because it's magnetic.

    Leonie XLeonie XAcum 8 luni
  • I have a surface laptop and a surface go 1 midrange. I use both. My partner has her second pro (2 then 7). The chargers are all great. We like the compatibility of chargers and he pens. They are consistent and do anything I have needed. I like the surface charger, usb-c is slow, but that is just me. Thanks for your review Deuter and the podcast is always great

    Michael StrazzariMichael StrazzariAcum 8 luni
  • Can this charge from usb type c

    Naman GroverNaman GroverAcum 8 luni
  • 👍👍👍👍👍

    Sokpheap ThornSokpheap ThornAcum 8 luni
  • CPU is too slow. SDD is too small. The price is expensive.

    ポンコツオヤジポンコツオヤジAcum 8 luni
  • Compare to the pro models

    Anthony SandorAnthony SandorAcum 8 luni
  • This versus the iPad?

    Joaquin Victor WarrenJoaquin Victor WarrenAcum 8 luni
  • Any idea as to when it might release in India

    Samradh ShettySamradh ShettyAcum 8 luni
  • I'm funny when iFixit make a Teardown of this Surface.

    sf95supersf95superAcum 8 luni
  • Is the battery good with and without S mode?

    Mateusz KaflowskiMateusz KaflowskiAcum 8 luni
  • How is webcam and mic quality ???

    Prabhakar GautamPrabhakar GautamAcum 8 luni
  • I want to scan the QRcode behind you , lol

    霙林霙林Acum 8 luni
  • How does it match up to the 11 inch iPad Pro?

    Robert Dov AintabiRobert Dov AintabiAcum 8 luni
  • Does anyone know if you can charge the device through the USB-C port? Thanks in advance.

    Bash A.Bash A.Acum 8 luni
  • Very honestly, can this run Autocad LT? If it could just for viewing, I would love having this for site use (I work in construction)

    ankit chhedaankit chhedaAcum 8 luni
  • The base model is 64gb (eMMC) that’s an insult

    Waldo GuzmánWaldo GuzmánAcum 8 luni
  • Dieter, please close that back door. You are embarrassing the verge team, Thanks.

    Martin BernaboMartin BernaboAcum 8 luni
  • Seems a reasonable product but I would be inclined to buy one if they would have switched to AMD processors.

    Any FactorAny FactorAcum 8 luni
  • What does the LTE do?

    V EV EAcum 8 luni
  • Is it still considered a mobile device then? Because the biggest plus for me for the original was that I can get Microsoft mobile office for free

    Gershon NuquiGershon NuquiAcum 8 luni
  • Bezel still too big

    orenorenAcum 8 luni
  • Acer Swift 3, 650 bucks. (Just leaving that here)

    Rishabh PurohitRishabh PurohitAcum 8 luni
  • Too expensive for me. 4gb ram in 2020 doesn't makes sense, so basically with keyboard it will cost somewhere 800$. Ipad seems much better deal

    mz techmz techAcum 8 luni
  • Can it charge off USB-C?

    Tim HughesTim HughesAcum 8 luni
  • 0:06 🤣😂

    blueblueAcum 8 luni
  • It seems useless, I doubt It can even run chrome.

    Vinicius CampeloVinicius CampeloAcum 8 luni
  • Is it a silent laptop? No fans?

    DarkPa1adinDarkPa1adinAcum 8 luni
  • Plz close the door before filming the next time!! Lol

    Manpreet AroraManpreet AroraAcum 8 luni
  • I dont understand why anyone would want to work on tiny screen? Its great for watching ROlabel or movies but that's about it. Its better to be in front of large monitor and regulator keyboard when working on documents, video editing, or engineering design. Its basically a toy to me.

    TonyTonyAcum 8 luni
  • Horrible devices. I've had 3 for years. Never use them.

    Jack LaddJack LaddAcum 8 luni
  • Please close this door next time u film ^_^

    Tommy ShiTommy ShiAcum 8 luni
  • And for $50 more, you can get a Surface Go 2 for Business with Windows 10 Pro instead of Windows 10 Home.

    Bob GronenbergBob GronenbergAcum 8 luni
  • Hi there! What is the pen support like? How is it for art/ photo editing?

    B FB FAcum 8 luni
  • A Windows laptop with the screen smaller than the smallest iPad Pro.

    Chandarong NuonChandarong NuonAcum 8 luni
  • Can I install. exe file here?

    Abir HassanAbir HassanAcum 8 luni
  • I'm just going to stick with my Galaxy Book 2017 with Intel M3 7th generation. Great hardware overall, but the software is unreasonable for 2020

    Cesar RecaldeCesar RecaldeAcum 8 luni
  • Nice

    SmtMidiSmtMidiAcum 8 luni
  • Me too I loved the surface go also but I did hate the large bezels. I'm very happy they brought a gen 2 version but wished it had thinner bezels and a 2nd usb port.

    curtfontcurtfontAcum 8 luni
  • Please answer which is better between surface go 2 and iPad air

    Ak SinghAk SinghAcum 8 luni
  • Would you say this is better than a Samsung galaxy tab 6. I'm looking for a portable device with lte to help me manage my nonprofit. Need something reliable for all the new online meetings and portable cuz im on the go a lot.

    Patrick PhanthanusornPatrick PhanthanusornAcum 8 luni
  • Dieter, you have to do a side by side test of the mics on Go v1 vs. Go 2. There's a pretty great improvement and I think you'll be pleasantly surprised😊

    Josh MartinJosh MartinAcum 8 luni
  • Hi Dieter, Please close this door next time you film. Thanks ;)

    Abhishek KotechaAbhishek KotechaAcum 8 luni
  • So its the Apple trick of not providing a keyb to screw more money out of it's customers, but if you already had a surface tablet keyb you could use that what a bonkers statement to make lol. Who actually likes these felt covered keyb's anyway and hard to see anything on a screen that size....will I be rushing out to buy one no!

    Pete TurnerPete TurnerAcum 8 luni
  • Does it still require a microsoft account to switch out of s-mode, or can we do it with a local account?

    Marlo GonzalesMarlo GonzalesAcum 8 luni
    • @Daniel Harris Nooope. I just bought a Surface Go 1, and I can't get rid of it with just a local account.

      Marlo GonzalesMarlo GonzalesAcum 8 luni
    • Marlo Gonzales didn’t they drop S mode?

      Daniel HarrisDaniel HarrisAcum 8 luni
  • Will this be great for entertainment purposes,i.e. Netflix and movies stuff?

    Immanuel SojuImmanuel SojuAcum 8 luni
  • Surface go 2020 or iPad pro 2018 11" ? Which one is better?

    chaitanya panchalchaitanya panchalAcum 8 luni
  • id not spend my money on this

    Juan CostaJuan CostaAcum 8 luni
  • You got the Surface for $629, a keyboard for $100+ and a pencil for another $100 (may or may not be needed). So that's $730 - $850 (depending on keyboard and if pen is needed). You can get a much more powerful ultrabook now days that is not a whole lot bigger with a lot more power. Dunno, this just seems a bit underwhelming. Especially with new laptop 4000 series AMD CPU with decent integrated graphics that just came out. On the other hand, new iPad Air is $499, keyboard is $130 (or less for better Logitech one) and pencil is $80-100. So similar price, better performance on A12 chip, but trade off is iOS. Personally for the power (or lack thereof) on the Go and it's use cases, iOS should be sufficient. Or you can go with Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 is an option if you want Android.

    OblomsOblomsAcum 8 luni
  • I just got a Surface Go and I love it. It seems I don't have a reason to upgrade at the moment.

    Luigi CartagenaLuigi CartagenaAcum 8 luni
  • Hey! A question you may be able to answer - I use a Dell Laptop for work that uses a PD display port (like USB C) and a Dell docking display to run 2 other external monitors. i need to give this unit to a colleague now but can keep the dock and 2 monitors. Would the USB-C port on the Microsoft Surface Go 2 support this? Be great if you could cover some functionality with the pen in the review too! Looking forward to seeing it, thank you!

    titaniumleaftitaniumleafAcum 8 luni
  • Great video

    Big G photoBig G photoAcum 8 luni
  • Does surface tablets have something like apple pencil for ipad?

    Jeremiah Daniel RegalarioJeremiah Daniel RegalarioAcum 8 luni
  • Can this shoot video at 60fps? My original doesn’t and it drives me CRAZY

    Butch JonesButch JonesAcum 8 luni
  • 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage should be banned in 2020.

    Bryant RochaBryant RochaAcum 8 luni
  • I came for Dieter's analogy and I am not disappointed.

    Neth S.Neth S.Acum 8 luni
  • 0:06 Hi Dieter, Please close this door next time you film. Thanks, Verge Video Team

    UkasaUkasaAcum 8 luni
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    Azhar AliAzhar AliAcum 8 luni
  • Can you install apps out of Microsoft store now?

    Wlademir AmaralWlademir AmaralAcum 8 luni
  • Instead of 399 one I'd rather buy an iPad with apple pencil

    ントプトラエルディアントプトラエルディアAcum 8 luni
  • 00:06 hi diter, please close this door next tie you film verge vedio team

    Omaar HosamOmaar HosamAcum 8 luni
  • Can you finally download more than just things from the Microsoft store?

    Agent CocoAgent CocoAcum 8 luni
  • Is it worth to get the surface go 2 or buy the pro version for 400€ more?

    DonnerdaniDonnerdaniAcum 8 luni
    • For the use in college

      DonnerdaniDonnerdaniAcum 8 luni
  • Rip just bought a first gen

    Jay LofaJay LofaAcum 8 luni
  • Between Surface go 2 and Surface pro X which one us better for a student who wants to do some note takings on OneNote and watch movies? Considering the price of X is much more than Go 2, i need some thing works for 2 to 3 years, what is your advise?

    Ali MohammadiAli MohammadiAcum 8 luni
  • Close the door behind you please please please........ it’s really really creepy and scary!

    Ben benBen benAcum 8 luni
  • Yes Dieter, close that damn door man! @00:06

    Thijs KennisThijs KennisAcum 8 luni
  • The bezzel 🥴🤢🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮

    jovert limjovert limAcum 8 luni
  • Lol, I have a better and cheaper laptop.

    Sam.Sam.Acum 8 luni
  • I like Surface brand, but I’ll have to pass value, use, cost proposition doesn’t pan out for me. I’m sure it is a great fit for others, which I’m glad. Now... we have secret, mildly passive aggressive (perhaps teasing) messages that are hard to read when ROlabel only lets you scrubbed video at 10s intervals. So now it is a test of flexing those reflexes, (success after 5 tries! ... sound cues help compensate for ailing reflexes and device input latency) 😃

    xplayacxplayacAcum 8 luni
  • If Microsoft would of put a great processor into the Go 2. It wouldn't cost 399 for the starting price.

    Kevin WrightKevin WrightAcum 8 luni
  • saw this and instantly bought a galaxy book from 2017, saved over £300 for the same device :D

    AzureOtsuAzureOtsuAcum 8 luni
  • People always criticise Apple for overpriced products, but Microsoft and also Google charge just as much. I was interested in the Surface line, but they are ridiculously overpriced. The Surface Pro X keyboard literally costs more than an iPad

    JP MJP MAcum 8 luni
    • that's just not true

      Paul MbusaPaul MbusaAcum 8 luni
  • 2:42 Yes their customers including me love Surface connectors and really wish reviewers would stop acting like it's a bad option. The magnetic charging is so much more convenient than USB C charging, and if I had to choose between USB C charging and magnetic charging, I would choose magnetic, and a lot of people would too.

    OztacoOztacoAcum 8 luni
    • Yes, especially where I work people are walking around my station at fast paces, there's been more than a few times the surface connector has saved my device from spilling over to the floor.

      neoasuraneoasuraAcum 7 luni
  • Compare with 11inch 2020 I pad pro.....and review it on a single video...

    Dr. Somnath BhakatDr. Somnath BhakatAcum 8 luni
  • Pokémon Go : Surface Edition #2

    P3ngu1nKnight - Hunter’s Worst NightmareP3ngu1nKnight - Hunter’s Worst NightmareAcum 8 luni
  • After watching your video, I am feeling very sad...... coz I’ve just bought a surface go 2 weeks ago.

    Bents HuangBents HuangAcum 8 luni
  • Door close please LOL

    Nob NukuiNob NukuiAcum 8 luni
  • Thanks for the video.. Can u use this for my official purposes instead of a laptop..?

    Vivek R BhasiVivek R BhasiAcum 8 luni
  • Please have someone other than Dieter review non-Apple devices. If he doesn't get to say "It's an iPad, what more do you want" he says things like "THEY like this, I don't. Their customers like it i dunno" 😂 2:42

    J DJ DAcum 8 luni
  • How good is the $549 one running BlueStacks? I'm sure the $399 one will be bad due to lack of RAM.

    qiX2wf48qiX2wf48Acum 8 luni
  • In 2020 Apple releases a new version of iPhone SE and Mixrosoft releases a new version of Surface GO I wonder whats next, this year's devices releases might be a new version of a budget device exept the iPhone 12 or 11s wich will be relased later on this year in September

    Sarc Your BoiiiSarc Your BoiiiAcum 8 luni
  • It is 16/9 not 3/2

    Kal VKal VAcum 8 luni
  • which one's better for taking notes in class with a stylus while also having the capabilities of typing with a keyboard? the surface go? or the surface pro? or maybe the surface book? can't make up my mind

    Anonymous PersonAnonymous PersonAcum 8 luni