Microsoft is expanding its Surface device range in South Africa with the introduction of the Surface Go 2 for both commercial and consumer customers. The device will be available for consumers in retail from Incredible Connection stores and Vodacom from 22 October.

“We’re excited to expand our Surface family with the addition of Surface Go 2 – our smallest and lightest two-in-one laptop. Its compact design and the versatility of a touchscreen and keyboard will appeal to businesses, schools, students and families,” says Vithesh Reddy, Consumer and Channel Marketing Director at Microsoft South Africa.

Surface Go 2 brings a more affordable and portable two-in-one device to the Surface line. It can handle everyday tasks; from jotting down ideas to helping out with homework and creating and practicing presentations to managing email.

Surface Go 2 has a thin, lightweight design, and offers a 10.5” edge-to-edge PixelSense display, dual Studio Mics, a 5MP front-facing camera and fast performance with Intel processors. It comes equipped with built-in WiFi.

The device is a perfect companion for work and play – delivering tablet portability with laptop versatility, all-day battery life1, and Windows security for the whole family.

“Sharing Surface Go 2 with your family is seamless and secure, with parent-managed screen time limits, spending control and content filtering – plus plenty of space for your photos, videos and music,” says Reddy.

Recommended retail pricing for the Surface Go 2 starts at R8,999.00.

To find out more about support, warranties and extended warranties on Surface devices, please visit https://support.microsoft.com/en-ZA or call 0860 22 55 67 weekdays 9am – 9pm and weekends 10am – 6pm.

For more on Surface Go 2, go here. 

1 Up to 10 hours of battery life based on typical Surface device usage. Testing conducted by Microsoft in February 2020 using preproduction software and preproduction configurations of Surface Go 2. Testing consisted of full battery discharge with a mixture of active use and modern standby. The active use portion consists of (1) a web browsing test accessing 8 popular websites over multiple open tabs, (2) a productivity test utilizing Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook, and (3) a portion of time with the device in use with idle applications. All settings were default except screen brightness was set to 150nits with Auto-Brightness disabled. Wi-Fi was connected to a network. Battery life varies significantly with settings, usage and other factors. See surface.com.