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Surface Laptop Go ready for order at Microsoft Store for $549

Surface Laptop Go, the smaller, ligheter, and more affordable Surface has arrived, and you can order it today for $549.99 from the Microsoft Store.

Surface Laptop Go colors / source: Microsoft

The Surface Laptop Go is now available for order at the Microsoft Store. The new device is a traditional clamshell laptop that brings the similar premium design from Surface Laptop, but in a smaller, lighter, and more affordable design.

The laptop starts at $549.99, and it features a 12.4-inch with 3:2 aspect ratio edge-to-edge PixelSense touchscreen display with a full keyboard (1.3mm key travel) and large precision trackpad.

Inside, the Surface Laptop Go sports an 10th Gen Intel Core i5 quad-core processor with options up to 16GB of RAM and up to 256GB of internal storage, and every configuration is optimized for battery life and performance. Also, the company claims up to 13 hours of battery life, and there’s fast charging to spend more time unplugged.

Although this device does not include a Windows Hello Face camera, select models come with a fingerprint reader in the power button for Windows Hello authentication on Windows 10. The new Laptop Go has a built-in 720p HD camera and Studio Mics, and Omnisonic Speakers and Dolby Audio surround for sound. Also, you’ll find USB-C as well as USB-A ports, audio jack, and the Surface connector for charging and data transfer.

The laptop has a streamlined design that comes in three durable and lightweight metal finishes, including Platinum, Ice Blue, and Sandstone.

Microsoft is targeting this new budget-friendly computer for virtually everyone, home users, students, and businesses, as such there are several models available (via ZDNet):

  • For consumers, the device will come with Windows 10 Home in S mode, Core i5 processor, and the option of 4GB of RAM and 64GB SSD ($549.99), 8GB of RAM and 128GB SSD ($699.99), or 8GB of RAM and 256GB SSD ($899.99).
  • For education (commercial) customers, the Laptop Go will come with Windows 10 Pro, Core i5 processor, and the choice of 4GB of RAM and 64GB SSD ($549.99), 8GB of RAM and 128GB SSD ($699.99), 8GB of RAM and 256GB SSD ($899.99), or 16GB of RAM and 256GB SSD ($1099.99).
  • For commercial customers, the laptop will come with Windows 10 Pro, Core i5 processor, and the option of 8GB of RAM and 128GB SSD ($799.99), 8GB of RAM and 256GB SSD ($999.99), or 16GB of RAM and 256GB SSD ($1199.99).

Surface Laptop Go is available on October 13, 2020, and you can order it now from the Microsoft Store starting at $549.99 for the Core i5 model with 4GB of memory and 64GB of storage.