In July 2018, Microsoft released its entry-level Surface Go tablet, which starts at $399/$2,988, and now its upgrade is coming soon. Surface Go was originally equipped with an Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y processor, an ultra-low-power version belonging to the Kaby Lake seven-generation Core family, 14nm process, dual-core four-threaded, main frequency 1.6GHz, three-stage cache 2MB, integrated HD 615 core graphics, thermal design power consumption of only 6W.
This is paired with 4/8GB of memory and 64GB of eMMC/128B SSD storage.
According to the latest exposure, the Surface Go 2 will offer two processor options, both of which are ultra-low-power versions of the Amber Lake eight-generation Core family, and one is the Pentium Gold 4425Y, which is no different from the Pentium Gold 4415Y, which is upgraded to 1.7GHz in frequency.
Second, Core m3-8100Y, although still a dual core four thread of the 14nm process, but support turbo, the benchmark is 1.1GHz, up to 3.4GHz, while the three-stage cache increased to 4MB, nuclear core graphics card renamed UHD 615, thermal design power consumption is reduced to 5W, and support dynamic adjustment, Up to 8W (1.6GHz) and 7.5W (600MHz).
Compared to the Pentium 4425Y, its CPU performance is nearly 30% higher, GPU performance is less than 5%.
The memory capacity is uniform at 8GB, while the storage comes standard with SSDs and an optional 128GB and 256GB capacity, which is consistent with the Surface Pro 7 and Surface Pro X.
In other respects, the Surface Go 2 is expected to maintain a 10-inch Pixel Sense 10-point touchscreen, with some details expected to improve, while the price is likely to remain at a generation-high level.