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Microsoft Surface Go 2 10.5-inch (2020)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 105 reviews of Microsoft Surface Go 2 10.5-inch (2020). The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and design. The performance and usability are also appreciated. Many are negative about the price. Comments are divided on the battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Microsoft Surface Go 2 10.5-inch (2020) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Ryan Jones (

Surface Go 2 Review | Trusted Reviews


The Surface Go 2 is the successor to Microsoft's popular tablet, but are the minor upgrades enough to help chapllenge Apple's iPad?

Slimmer bezels result in a more stylish design;Bright and colourful display;Good battery life ;Superb microphones and webcam

Entry-level model has poor performance;Windows 10 S mode has lots of restrictions ;Not a very touchscreen-friendly UI;Type Cover is expensive and can’t replace keyboard

Feb, 2021

Expert review by : Luke Larsen (

Microsoft Surface Go 2 review: The awkward teenager


The Surface Go 2 makes marginal steps toward being a true iPad competitor, but is it enough to grow out of its awkward teenager phase? Sadly, the answer is no.

Beautiful, bright screen ; Light yet sturdy ; Runs a full version of Windows 10 ; Intel Core m3 offers solid performance

Too expensive ; Tablet usage is still rough ; Battery life is lacking

May, 2020

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Surface Go 2 review: Microsoft's tiny PC is only a tiny bit better


The Surface Go 2 offers some slight improvements over the original: A larger screen and a faster CPU option. But the $400 model isn't much different, and all of the upgrades and accessories add up quickly.

Slim and sturdy design ; Versatile as a tablet and laptop ; Great 10.5-inch screen

Faster hardware costs a lot more ; No real improvements to the $400 model ; No bundled keyboard ; Every accessory is extra

May, 2020

Expert review by : Matt Hanson (

Microsoft Surface Go 2 review


Another affordable win for Microsoft?

Premium design ; Affordable ; Can run full Windows 10 ; Very good battery life

No Touch Cover or stylus included ; Base model's specs are weak ; Windows Store still too bare

Sep, 2021

Expert review by : Tom May (

Microsoft Surface Go 2 review: Is this hybrid 2-in-1 worth buying?


T3's Microsoft Surface Go 2 review is here. How well does the Surface Go 2 work in practice?

Beautiful touchscreen ; Great battery life ; Runs Windows ; Strong 2-in-1 functionality

Not a powerful laptop

If you want a tablet you can turn into a real-life laptop, The Surface Go is the best in class. Just don’t expect it to match the power of a Surface Pro.

Aug, 2021

Expert review by : Dieter Bohn (

Microsoft Surface Go 2 review: don’t push it


It's a small tablet that runs Windows 10.But unless you need exactly that, there are better options.

Bigger screen ; Core M3 processor option ; Runs any Windows app

Very low performance ceiling ; Disappointing battery life ; Keyboard flex

The Surface Go 2, Microsoft’s new tiny Windows 10 tablet, comes in two configurations: one is slow and starts at $500 with the keyboard, and the other is a little faster and starts at $730 with the keyboard. It’s adorable, but Intel’s processors hold...

May, 2020

Expert review by : Tom Brant (

Microsoft Surface Go 2 Review


Thin, light design with excellent build quality ; Nifty built-in kickstand ; Impressive audio volume ; Face-recognition camera with 1080p quality ; Fanless, silent operation

Keyboard cover not included ; Pricey once kitted up with accessories and ideal components

The markedly improved Microsoft Surface Go 2 offers better computing performance, a larger display, and longer battery life than the original, making it a solid work-from-home (and idle-time) companion among Windows tablets.

May, 2020

Expert review by : Mark Hachman (

Microsoft Surface Go 2 review: A gorgeous, pricey tablet with a decent CPU


Microsoft's Surface Go 2 is a gorgeous Windows tablet that seems best suited for business travelers. It's expensive, however, and the optional keyboard is cramped.

Compact size, light weight ; One of the best webcams in any laptop ; Solid productivity performance ; Bright, high-resolution display

Cramped keyboard makes prolonged typing awkward ; Cheap for a Surface, but not necessarily compared to other tablets ; Battery life is just average

Our review unit included the LTE option, which you can turn on either by inserting your own microSIM into the side-mounted slot, or else enabling the eSIM functionality included in the machine.

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (

Microsoft Surface Go 2 review: A portable little Windows package


With more screen real-estate than the original, is the portable, affordable Windows 2-in-1 device better than ever? Check our our review

Smaller bezels than original model ; Great (optional) Type Cover keyboard makes this a mini laptop alternative ; Battery life solid for streaming

Accessories up the price a lot ; Overall battery life not the very best going ; Windows 10 S Mode has its limitations ; Only one USB-C port

A nip and tuck of the original model with more screen real-estate. Although it's not super-powerful, it is super-portable and delivers as much as it ought to from a stylish little package. A great iPad Pro or Chromebook contender in the Windows space.

Jun, 2020

Expert review by : Phillip Tracy (

Microsoft Surface Go 2 review


Small updates to the Surface Go 2 lead to a big improvement

Vivid 10.5-inch display ; Sleek magnesium design ; Long battery life ; Excellent webcam ; IR camera for Windows Hello login

Last-gen CPUs ; Cramped Type Cover keyboard ; Keyboard and stylus sold separately

With long battery life, thin bezels and decent performance, the Microsoft Surface Go 2 addresses the shortcomings of its predecessor, but don’t expect a miracle from this $399 tablet.

May, 2020

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