Surface Go 2 review: don't push it

15 mai. 2020
661 469 Vizionare

The Surface Go 2, Microsoft’s new tiny Windows 10 tablet, comes in two configurations: one is slow and starts at $500 with the keyboard, and the other is a little faster and starts at $730 with the keyboard. It’s adorable, but Intel’s processors hold it back.
Read the full review: bit.ly/2WA6SbP
If you buy something from a Verge link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics policy: bit.ly/2TQsqjB
Buy the Surface Go 2 at Microsoft: bit.ly/2zEPb20
Subscribe: goo.gl/G5RXGs
Subscribe to Verge Science: bit.ly/2FqJZMl
Community guidelines: bit.ly/2D0hlAv
Wallpapers from The Verge: bit.ly/2xQXYJr

Comentarii
  • Can you use the Surface Go 2?

    The VergeThe VergeAcum 8 luni
    • @DarkPa1adin They do - It's called the base-model Surface Pro

      Mohamed El-RoubyMohamed El-RoubyAcum 15 Zile
    • I would

      Deathbatman 6615Deathbatman 6615Acum lună
    • Yes, I've been using Surface 3 LTE for past 5 years. And I'm able to use it for programming work (with Visual Studio) and system admin work while traveling and enjoying the use of LTE. So definitely I can use Surface Go 2.

      hirofujirahirofujiraAcum 2 luni
    • Can you buy a mouse for it

      BreadBreadAcum 3 luni
    • Yaaa

      Nupur SinhaNupur SinhaAcum 3 luni
  • I got a surface go last christmas and having it for online school is a blessing

    eanna connollyeanna connollyAcum 4 Zile
  • Good evening. I have a problem with Surface go 2. It has worked well. My surface charger does't work. I do not know the reason. Then I charge it with Type-C cable. After that it works slowly again and again. It doesn't work properly. One day My surface turn off suddenly and it doesn't turn on. It is charging with New Charger . But it doesn't turn on . What I should do in order to turn it on? Please help me!

    Dostonjon BoymaxmatovDostonjon BoymaxmatovAcum 6 Zile
  • They need to add Ryzen apus for good perfomance.

    misterPAINMAKERmisterPAINMAKERAcum 14 Zile
  • I'm looking for a gift for my brother for his birthday. He hates Apple and hates Chromebooks. He wants a small tablet with a keyboard case. I'm looking for a bunch under $550 but I can't find one! This was really helpful, thanks!

    Innana MamoonInnana MamoonAcum 15 Zile
  • Is it suitable for pro create

    MD Shariful Alam ShihabMD Shariful Alam ShihabAcum 16 Zile
  • Freakin' great review! Thank you!

    Ava St. ClaireAva St. ClaireAcum 20 Zile
  • I love your cat 🐈 ♥

    Sue AbrahamSue AbrahamAcum 20 Zile
  • Why are you so negative towards most of the products you review?

    OnecentOnecentAcum 22 Zile
  • If we are light user , this is good . It is small , easy to carry Around , if you travel , outstation , camping , vacation this is so easy .

    ABHSABHSAcum 24 Zile
  • i hate background noise on review-videos

    joemiknorjoemiknorAcum 24 Zile
  • So yeah, I'm looking for a tablet that runs Windows for my friend. She's only gonna use it for work related stuff (office,email,etc.), no video,photo editing. From your video it's good enough I think. But her budget is around $200 only, should I get android tablet? My only concern is office apps in android.. I used office apps in my android phone and some features are not there.

    vostrode701vostrode701Acum 26 Zile
    • After research, there are few budget Windows tablet but they are hard to find in my country..

      vostrode701vostrode701Acum 25 Zile
  • I’m getting this one!

    Lili PlaysLili PlaysAcum 28 Zile
  • I need one simply for school and mf essays would this be a decent choice?

    Raven ikonRaven ikonAcum 29 Zile
  • The production quality on this video makes me suspcious, i assume people who make videos like yours are shills, but you won me over in the first min. I will be looking for videos on other products from you during my search.

    Chan KwonChan KwonAcum lună
  • So Im a content creator, focusing on videos and stuff, currently I have the iPad Pro 11inch 2018, it’s sooo good, well for designing and photography, but not for video editing, I wanted to buy a surface product to use Davinci Resolve (Premiere is unstable soo ill switch) can You recommend me a Surface product that arents “Laptop” well I wanted to get a 2 in 1 like Surface Pro or Go.

    Niko SerafinoNiko SerafinoAcum lună
  • Ypp you too u

    BoringTVBoringTVAcum lună
  • Don't say vendiagram in reviews.

    Wall-eWall-eAcum lună
  • can this call and text using LTE sim

    KeepitMelo 41KeepitMelo 41Acum lună
  • Is there an alternative for a Windows machine that has LTE?

    whitesketchbookwhitesketchbookAcum lună
  • Where is the sim card tray?

    maslinda musamaslinda musaAcum lună
  • How is it with photo editing

    unbroken1010unbroken1010Acum lună
  • Can it run adobe rush or Lightroom?

    Put-inPut-inAcum lună
  • i have the first gen surface go with LTE. It is currently the only way to make a usable good cellular capable Linux tablet. Everything works except the GPS and the camera. Some people have gotten the GPS to work but i haven't figured out how they did it. The camera will probably never work due to lack of driver support

    Trinity BTrinity BAcum lună
  • All i do is browse, watch netflix and use ms word. Would you recommend me this?

    Afreen KhanAfreen KhanAcum lună
  • If you get nividia GeForce now on it

    Deathbatman 6615Deathbatman 6615Acum lună
  • My sister, as a wedding planner, uses a Surface Go to plan the weddings, she loves the portability of the machine and the ability to turn to tablet but really hopes for something faster, the m3 version could be it

    Joseph ChongJoseph ChongAcum lună
  • I'm thinking on getting one for college

    Pablo FonsecaPablo FonsecaAcum lună
  • Can you guys do a side by side comparison of this and lenovo duet

    chan mouachan mouaAcum lună
  • is it for an engineering student enough?

    Alexander SchaitAlexander SchaitAcum lună
  • i might be getting the surface go 2 for drawing and stuff, is it compatible for that? and can i also get snapchat on it? 😂

    ryleeryleeAcum lună
  • runs after effects?

    isaacs’ tutorialsisaacs’ tutorialsAcum 2 luni
  • well...who buys a Surface GO to use Photoshop?

    Tactical GamerTactical GamerAcum 2 luni
  • 4gb ram still capable in 2020

    Raynaldi SutedjoRaynaldi SutedjoAcum 2 luni
  • Surface Pro 5th Gen (2017) with i5, 8GB RAM vs Go 2 M3 model? Which one has the better performance? I mostly use Chrome with Google Documents/Sheets and around 10 other tabs opened at the same time.

    HerZika1HerZika1Acum 2 luni
  • I really enjoyed this review. Entertaining, witty, and covered all of the bases.

    Possible CatPossible CatAcum 2 luni
  • What should I buy if I want a tablet for school with a pen that I can take notes with? I'm not willing to spend 1000$ for this as I literally only want to take notes. I'm currently trying to decide whether to buy the Surface Go 2 or Tab S6 lite. Any ideas?

    JulyoonJulyoonAcum 2 luni
  • Interesting, when I read this review and got to 0:45 I said, geez I seem to check all the boxes for this little piece of HW, lol, I'm a Scorpio! Anyway, yes, this machine is what I need because: compact system that fits on my desk mainly used to take notes on OneNote and use of OneDrive to transfer this and other files to my work system, I have a tablet with writing capabilities (which one doesn't now right) but I hate tapping emails and noted on the screen so this machine is just perfect...well, almost, I don't have it yet though, but it is what I am looking for. If that helps anyone out there!

    Oscar NavasOscar NavasAcum 2 luni
  • I got one and a stylist and keyboard and stuff. It's for drawing and just computer stuff. It's awesome it's my early b'day gift. Definitely recommend but setting it up is a bit confusing so, be sure you know a tech guy.

    JackObonnieJackObonnieAcum 2 luni
  • A good drawing tablet for my desktop? That's what i use my old surface for

    Avee RambiAvee RambiAcum 2 luni
  • Thank you!

    dsthorpdsthorpAcum 2 luni
  • Is it enough to last through a PhD ....

    Dr Aesha SiddiquiDr Aesha SiddiquiAcum 2 luni
  • This is ideal for kids or students

    Muaz BaharinMuaz BaharinAcum 2 luni
  • I loved my original Surface Go. However, I dropped it last week, and the screen broke. And now I'm not sure if I should buy a Go 2, a Surface Pro 7, or just buy an iPad air. I kind of want to stay with the Go 2, since I already have the keyboard, pen, and dial. But I would prefer the iPad for tablet use, or the Pro 7 for laptop use.

    Rob CabreraRob CabreraAcum 2 luni
  • I feel like I’m part of the small percent of people that would use this tablet. Im looking for a windows tablet because my job uses a app that can only run on windows. So I’m only going to be using it for work. I just need the tablet to be able to run this app, do emails, take notes, and present a few PowerPoints on the go. I’m in sales so when I meet with clients I’d rather pull this out and open my presentation to them instead of folding through bunch of laminated papers. I can just put them in my tablet and scroll through it. Not a huge fan of carrying around a bunch of papers like my coworkers so I’m trying to find a way to minimize all that and this was a pretty good option.

    Skye KangSkye KangAcum 2 luni
  • Im looking for a good laptop for my online business, thats not very expensive. Any suggestions?

    OfficiallyDaveOfficiallyDaveAcum 2 luni
  • I ditched my iPad mini, which I liked a lot, for the original Surface Go, and I have been very happy with it. I go everywhere with my SG, with all the benefits of an iPad with the added benefit of being able to run my Office 365 business apps. I leave Photoshop[/Lightroom for my Surface Book. I am always interested when reviewers default to the "cool" apple products like the iPad Pro, which to my mind is a near useless device save for media content because of the limitations of iOS. I am considering upgrading to the SG2, just as I might have considered an iPad upgrade had I not left the iOS/Mac ecosystem.

    Chris AlbertiChris AlbertiAcum 2 luni
  • I’m a Libra and I am a gadget head

    Maxwell GillespieMaxwell GillespieAcum 2 luni
  • Great review but man what I'm really wondering is, what camera and lenses do you use for A roll and B roll? Footage looks sweet.

    firpofutbolfirpofutbolAcum 2 luni
  • When you compared the Go to a chromebook or laptop, you're failing to discuss one major feature that those options lack: the digital inking on Go is fantastic. Granted, you have to buy a pen, but people on a budget can get a used one off ebay for cheap, or a 3rd paty option from Amazon. A laptop that rivals Go's inking will not match its price. Chromebook is years behind the game if you want any sort of true digital inking experience. I bought the base 4GB Go a couple years ago, not really expecting much from it. Everybody hates on that configuration, but I typically have OneNote and PowerPoint running, with two to four browser windows open, each with anywhere from five to twenty tabs open apiece. It runs just fine. My much more powerful SurfaceBook never leaves the house anymore.

    Jeremy TuckerJeremy TuckerAcum 3 luni
  • I'm currently using Surface Go as my main computer. It's very portable and easy to carry around everywhere. And I actually use Photoshop on it often. But it does not have LTE. So I'm truly interested in getting the LTE version of Surface Go 2 although I'm still not convinced whether it's worth it. Maybe I hold off for another year and wait for Surface Go 3 LTE 😊

    Fayzul OmarFayzul OmarAcum 3 luni
  • I have an original Surface Go and I love it, but it's not a great machine. These should honestly be built like smart phones, fast processor, good screen, and great battery life. The lower price tag really comes with a lot of cut corners. It's great for me when I travel (which is pointless right now thanks to COVID), because I use it to write and stream stuff. But for anything other than that, it's not great, and mostly just passable. Hopefully the Go 3 will actually show some progress.

    Kaleb PhillipsKaleb PhillipsAcum 3 luni
  • I liked the cat!

    Mike NeirinckMike NeirinckAcum 3 luni
  • It's useless, can't upgrade, too small, no harddrive space. Just buy a Lenovo laptop that they put on sale on their site.

    Joshua WoodsJoshua WoodsAcum 3 luni
  • Very good review. Especially the ending where you talk about the alternatives and why you’d need or don’t need this Go 2.

    BrintaBrintaAcum 3 luni
  • I want a tablet I can watch Netflix on in bed that has a keyboard that I can browse the internet on occasionally that isn't slow and isn't Apple. Is that this?

    SeanSeanAcum 3 luni
  • if you live outside usa you will see everyone is useing windows

    Mussa Khalaf-allahMussa Khalaf-allahAcum 3 luni
  • Yes it can run power softwares Cinema 4D, Blender, Illustrator and Photoshop, video editing, you can get work done.😸 Who says you can't 😼

    KRIZINKGRIN INCKRIZINKGRIN INCAcum 3 luni
  • or in my case my uni gave me one for free

    Reece BellReece BellAcum 3 luni
  • If I had to buy it, I will only use it for note-taking. Seriously, that is its main purpose!

    Ahmed SAhmed SAcum 3 luni
  • BRO WHICH CAMERA DO YOU USE???!!!

    By Betty_ DamalisBy Betty_ DamalisAcum 3 luni
  • What it’s between ipad 7th generation or surface go 2?

    MADHAV SHARMAMADHAV SHARMAAcum 3 luni
  • The day of netbooks died years ago. Just stop forcing them like this.

    The Desi LifestyleThe Desi LifestyleAcum 3 luni
    • @Zain Malik That's exactly what a netbook is. It's a cheap laptop which actually runs Windows 10. It is usually supposed to be priced between $200 to $300. The best thing which came out of it was that I got a legitimate copy of Windows 10 via the free upgrade from Windows 7.

      The Desi LifestyleThe Desi LifestyleAcum 3 luni
    • This is a tablet running windows, not meant to be a netbook

      Zain MalikZain MalikAcum 3 luni
  • Please guide me can i use this thing for my studies of ACCA

    GHALIB 430GHALIB 430Acum 3 luni
  • Any affordable windows based tablet recommendations that can run at least simple photoshop project??

    Windy SaputraWindy SaputraAcum 3 luni
  • I have the same thing and im getting a case Friday

    skyi bskyi bAcum 3 luni
  • I tried animating on Adobe Animate on this and oh my god it is literally *impossible* I do NOT recommend using Adobe apps on this, especially AE, AA, PS and AI

    Anya AliffaAnya AliffaAcum 3 luni
  • Wish you did more of a comparison between the M3 and the Pentium gold

    XyniXyniAcum 3 luni
  • OMG... please inform yourself what exactly a Venn diagram is and you will realize that you're using it wrong! And why would you use it in the first place?

    Jakob UllmannJakob UllmannAcum 3 luni
  • By the half of the review, literally NOTHING is said as in a review... geez!

    Ricardo RibeiroRicardo RibeiroAcum 3 luni
  • I need this for college now to do hw and what not and since I’ve never had a tablet/iPad hopefully it also does well to watch Netflix and Hulu

    Alannis CorderoAlannis CorderoAcum 3 luni
  • Does it come with a keyboard?

    Kandis DrawKandis DrawAcum 4 luni
  • Thanks for your honesty

    TheWmdji848TheWmdji848Acum 4 luni
  • What type of iPad u were using in this video?

    Coutinho 7Coutinho 7Acum 4 luni
  • The best reviewer ever wooooow

    Coutinho 7Coutinho 7Acum 4 luni
  • Love

    Ayush KumarAyush KumarAcum 4 luni
  • It run stadia😎

    Matteo ClementiMatteo ClementiAcum 4 luni
  • I have been trying to find if a Surface Go or iPad would be better to read PDFs and annotate them (using Google Drive). Maybe browse, with a couple of tabs open. Which one do you think would be better at doing that?

    R SR SAcum 4 luni
    • @Cattiva SDQ I have lumin PDF and Kami earlier but, the problem is you have to give "all" access to them. I used another account with just my technical book. For me that is too much of a hassle.

      R SR SAcum 4 luni
    • @R S thanks ! I use google drive for work and they're taking us on a mostly cloud based day to day , so I wanted to know which pdf extension or app to use in chrome to annotate without having to download the document

      Cattiva SDQCattiva SDQAcum 4 luni
    • @Cattiva SDQ I read technical ebooks (PDFs) on mac (adobe). There is no way to read and sync them on Google Drive on iPad or android tab. That's why I'm leaning towards a windows tab. iOS has adobe reader app that is supposed to sync with GDrive, but for me it didn't work (maybe they are working on it).

      R SR SAcum 4 luni
    • Curios, which app do you use on Google Drive to annotate PDFs?

      Cattiva SDQCattiva SDQAcum 4 luni
  • It's because you can, not because you should.

    Matthew GainesMatthew GainesAcum 4 luni
  • Is it good for school work? Like note taking with S pen?

    Economics With FatimaEconomics With FatimaAcum 4 luni
  • The Go seems to have the "it looks cool, until you look at the competition' problem

    Evin DrewsEvin DrewsAcum 4 luni
  • Can you do a house tour next?

    Milly MMilly MAcum 4 luni
  • Does this device work with a WD external Hardisk??? I have a mobile external hd and it works but not one that uses a wall powerpoint hd. Because i used a Tab S6 and the HD that uses the wall poerpoint doesnt work... After asking a few tech places and watching your review... it is safe to say that tabs like this are not able to cope with powerful external hds?!?... one reviewer even says... might aswell get a traditional laptop. Any suggestion?

    Jeff RozeJeff RozeAcum 4 luni
  • I just got my Surface Pro 2 for $200 and it runs photoshop better than this. 😐

    JD RosJD RosAcum 4 luni
  • I work for a DJ company that sometimes needs a light technician to use software to control the room lighting. Something like this is perfect, it can run the lightweight lighting application just fine and is insanely portable.

    Michael WilsonMichael WilsonAcum 4 luni
  • Improvements: lower wattage chips like amd and arm Better specs Bigger battery And then Apple and google should be scared

    EPIC12EPICEPIC12EPICAcum 4 luni
  • I have the middle option of the Surface Go 2 with the Intel Pentium Gold 4425Y CPU, 8GB RAM, and 128GB SSD, and for what I use it for it works just as I need. The purpose of mine is to record audio for long periods of time using an external mic via a USB C interface HUB. The small size makes it easy to carry around for interview recording and it can even edit the audio too. I find the biggest issue with the Surface Go 2 and the original Surface Go are those reviewing it, with most expecting way too much out of it or compare it to other things that do not even match the specs. As with most reviews, "who is it for?" Those people will know it's for them.

    Ashe GamingAshe GamingAcum 4 luni
  • would the intel core m3 version be able to run autocad and revit decently ?

    Orlando ContrerasOrlando ContrerasAcum 4 luni
  • The Surface Go 2 can't run photoshop well, but then the reviewer suggest you get a Chromebook or Ipad which can't run Photoshop at all. lol

    Lynxx Lancer PlaysLynxx Lancer PlaysAcum 4 luni
  • If the surface x was a bit more powerful and had a 120hz refresh rate I would have totally bought it

    Waxy mixWaxy mixAcum 4 luni
  • Would this device be a good choice for a university student?

    linkxleonlinkxleonAcum 4 luni
    • As long as you aren't using heavy application it's perfectly fine. Reading, writing, watching videos, conference calls. It does it.

      Introverts WorldIntroverts WorldAcum 3 luni
  • thanks for your reply

    Franz PoschFranz PoschAcum 4 luni
  • Thank you for your review. If I'd seen this earlier, I wouldn't have wasted time and money on this niche gadget that annoys me for most of the time.

    Noel LiNoel LiAcum 4 luni
  • Tbh you could add the gear use to make this video in description

    SABARISABARIAcum 4 luni
  • I don't really need it but I was still conciser it to use it to take digital notes that I can also take by hand

    rebeca abadierebeca abadieAcum 4 luni
  • How can one address the laptops problem, as not being able to handle Photoshop? Judging a fish to climb a tree. That is unfair. For whom is this laptop for? That point was missed here. Completely.

    Gaming ReconnectedGaming ReconnectedAcum 4 luni
  • at least to be best hardware: i3, RAM 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD, USB type C, type A, 9.000 mAh, PD... 400 USD. Pentium is so weak! Bad design! With 500 USD, you should buy iPad 7+Pencil 1 + 3rd party bluetooth keyboard!

    Mr DucMr DucAcum 4 luni
  • This how many times he said if:6 times

    Alt TechAlt TechAcum 4 luni
  • Did someone know how much it is?

    Ahmad HarithAhmad HarithAcum 4 luni
  • Lol I’m a virgo

    Jaeda DavisJaeda DavisAcum 4 luni
ROlabel