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What's so NEW about the NEW Surface Go 2 (2020)

Posted by Poya Moradi

August 04, 2022 in

What are the main differences between the 2018 and 2020 Surface Go models?

Where can I find my Surfaces model number?

Which generation Surface Go do I even have?

Microsoft recently had an announcement recently where they announced the release of a new model to add to their existing Surface Go series. The Surface Go been replaced with a new mode, the Surface Go 2. So what improvements have been made to the new device? Here is a comparison of the features of the Surface Go family.


Surface Go (2018 Model) Surface Go 2 (2020 Model)
Screen Size 10” 10.5”
Storage 64GB eMMC
Processor Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y Intel Pentium Gold 4425Y
Intel Core m3-8100Y
Cameras Front-facing 5MP
Rear-facing 10MP
Front-facing 5MP
Rear-facing 10MP
Battery 26Wh 27Wh
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 5
Bluetooth 4.1
Wi-Fi 6
Bluetooth 5.0
Weight From 1.15 lbs From 1.2 lbs

Larger Screen Display

The biggest upgrade to the new Surface Go 2 is the upgrade from the Surface Go’s 10-inch display over to the new Go 2’s 10.5-inch display. In addition, the Surface Go 2 features reduced front bezels for a cleaner look and to accommodate the new larger screen without the need to increase the physical size of the device. While the Surface Go featured an 1800x1200 resolution, the new Surface Go 2 features a higher resolution of 1920x1080 increasing screen real estate. The Surface Go 2’s screen continues to be compatible with the Microsoft Surface Pen.


Other than the display screen, the battery has also been upgraded in the newer Surface Go 2. The Surface Go featured a 26Wh battery, while the Go 2 features a 27Wh battery for a modest increase in battery life.

For a full list of Surface Go specs visit their website to view the breakdown here.

How can I identify my Surface model?

We have a blog post specially dedicated to this topic, please view it here.


Microsoft Support – How to find your serial number by [CLICKING HERE]

Protect, Position & Secure the New Surface Go 2

Whenever a new Surface device is released manufactures like ourselves race to produce a case that it is compatible with. This release is no exception, and our team has already tested and verified all of our existing Surface Go cases to fit the newer, Surface Go 2. You can find our full selection of Surface Go and Go 2 cases here -  https://thejoyfactory.com/microsoft/surface-go/cases