There is no doubt that it is a machine designed for students, when is the best date to launch a computer? In Portugal, probably just before the summer holidays. This may seem contradictory, but on closer inspection it probably isn’t.
First of all, because we around this time (at least for those who work for the state or others) have something that hardly anyone else in the western world knows what it is: “vacation allowance”, which may bring certain Profits are used for extraordinary expenses. Second, because as any parent knows, preparations start early for the next school year — and it’s probably not a bad idea to provide your child with a computer for school holidays.
That’s certainly not Microsoft’s plan when it opted to unveil the Surface Laptop Go 2 this week, the next-generation entry-level model in the Redmond, Washington, company’s line of computers for pre-sale — especially if it’s an international option. But for anyone looking for a lightweight laptop, not too complicated tasks, a battery that promises to last all day (we’ll get back there) and not too expensive (prices start at 679 euros), you should at least get this Update the model in your product listing to enjoy.
More space, greener
If the new Laptop Go 2 looks virtually indistinguishable from the previous generation, Microsoft’s little computer also gets some ace in the details.
The 12.4-inch touchscreen is maintained, the aspect ratio is 3:2, and the weight is a little over kilograms (1125 kilograms to be specific). Then there are improvements.
The Go 2 now integrates an HD camera, SSD disk (minimum 128GB) and a fingerprint reader. strength — Integrate with Windows Hello to identify users.
This generation is more ecological and should please young people who are more concerned about the future of the earth. In addition to the CD-ROM, there is also a keyboard, touchpadO exhibit Batteries and batteries can now be replaced by authorized dealers, which can extend the life of your computer.
Microsoft also promises “all day” battery life — more specifically, 13.5 hours of runtime. This is partly due to the North American company’s choice to use an 11th-generation quad-core Intel i5 processor rather than the latest processor, which is very “consuming” in terms of energy.
To be confirmed, in actual use, at least 10 hours of autonomy. This is likely to be a feature that could skew Microsoft’s choice for the proposal.
Why not a Chromebook?
Pre-order now Place The official brand is scheduled to ship on July 19th, just in time for the holidays to possibly bring a new computer, customize it, and get ready to go back to school.
Available ports are 1 USB-A and 1 USB-C. The device is already Wi-Fi 6 compatible.
Or go to work. While we’ve been saying that the Laptop Go 2 will be a small computer for students, the basic version.With 4GB of RAM and 128 disks, it’s more than enough for everyday tasks, if those tasks include consulting e-mailwrite text, view photos, browse the internet and make stream media video or music. This is 679 euros.
The model above, for another 100 euros, doubles the RAM; for another 100 euros, there is also a version with a 256GB disk (all disks are SSDs, we remind you).
An Intel Core i5 processor will never be enough for the heaviest games on the market, but it’s good enough for most tasks. That’s less than a thousand euros…if a 12.4″ screen isn’t too small for you…
Now, we can ask ourselves why would we buy such a device when it comes to competition, such as the Lenovo Chromebook IdeaPad Duet 5 CB 13Q7C6, with a Qualcomm Snapdragon octa-core processor, 8Gb RAM and 256GM eMMC disk.
In addition to being slightly larger than Microsoft’s proposed screen (13.3 inches), this screen is even a 2-in-1 because the screen is detachable and costs 600 euros at Worten.
It’s a laptop with Google’s operating system Chrome OS (very close to Android), and it’s gaining student market share in countries like the US precisely because it offers solutions that are often cheaper than Windows alternatives.
What is the biggest problem with these solutions?In fact, the system is very network based on – That is, for everything to work properly, the machine must be connected to the internet. This makes people a little scared.
But this has changed in the latest generation of Chrome OS, which is actually a hybrid solution: some services rely on the internet to work, others work locally and wait for an internet connection, if not currently there, to sync..
Still, for most users who have used Windows their entire lives (or witnessed their parents doing so), the comfort, utility, and productivity gained through this work environment is (almost) invaluable. Or, for the cheapest models in the Surface lineup, they even have prices…