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New Microsoft $549 Surface Laptop Go VS Chromebooks: which one is better? The competition is really head to head.

The Surface series keeps growing

Microsoft has unveiled the latest addition to their Surface series, the Surface Laptop Go, along with an updated Surface Pro X. The Laptop Go will be the face of the midrange laptop edition, but will be having premium hardware, and will start at $549. Meanwhile the Pro X, which is LTE-enabled will start at $999 and is a top contender of the ultra-portable, always connected two-in-one PC.

Features of the Laptop Go

Moving on to features, the Laptop Go will be equipped with an i5-1035G1 10th Gen Intel processor, 4GB RAM and 64GB eMMC storage. It is also promising usage of up to 13 hours, and has fast charging that can go from 0 to 80 in little over an hour. This can serve as a good contender for the Pixelbook Go from Google, which costs an extra $100 and has an m3 processor with 8GB RAM, 64GB SSD storage, and up to 12 hours of use in its base model.

Also note that the Pixelbook is more limited within its Chrome OS when compared to the Windows 10 Home in S mode, which is already included and can be upgraded for free to the full Windows 10 in the Surface Laptop Go. For $699.99, you can get a Laptop Go with an i5 8GB RAM 128GB model, the same price as the Pixelbook.

The Laptop Go comes in 3 color variants – silver, gold and a light blue shade called Ice Blue, but the size is the same for all models, which is a 12.45 inch 1536 x 1024-pixel touchscreen display. Facial recognition is available, along with a 720p webcam and a fingerprint sensor/power button, but is only available on the 128GB and 256GB variants with 8GB RAM and not on the base model.

(Cover: Microsoft)