Microsoft Surface Go 2 is in the works: we talked about it at the end of February with the release of the first specifications, while new rumors posted on Twitter in the past few days allow us to expand a little bit about the framework. The benchmarks on the 3DMark spoke of a processor Intel Core m3-8100Y, and are confirmed; apparently, however, there will also be an’alternative, less powerful, based on Pentium Gold 4425Y with frequency of 1.7 GHz.

In both cases we talk about dual-core processors with 4 threads, and based on the architecture Amber Lake of eighth generation launched at the end of 2018/beginning of 2019, and GPU Intel UHD Graphics 615; the faster chip will be associated exclusively to an SSD 256 GB, while the Pentium will have half, or 128 GB. It can be assumed that the latter configuration is designed to contain the cost of sacrificing a little performance. The variant with Core m3, which here will be offered in its most powerful version (the clock base is 1.1 GHz, but you can increase it up to 1.6) may also offer 4G LTE connectivity optional. So to summarise:

  • Core m3-8100Y | 1.6 GHz (boost 3.4 GHz) | 2 cores/4 threads | Intel UHD 615 | 256 GB SSD | Also in a variant, LTE
  • Pentium Gold 4425Y | 1.7 GHz (no boost) | 2 cores/4 threads | Intel UHD 615 | 128 GB SSD