After making customers wait for quite a few months, Microsoft has finally launched the Surface Laptop Go in India. This is the most affordable Surface laptop from the maker, and it has built a reputation in the markets like the United States. The launch comes when Microsoft has already placed the Surface Laptop 3 in a prominent market space.
Microsoft Surface Laptop Go price in India
Now, the new Surface Laptop Go would work as its lite version. As you can guess, compared to the big brother, the Surface Laptop Go packs moderate performance and speed. On the bright side, you can expect new-generation hardware inside.
The Microsoft Surface Laptop Go base variant is priced at 63,499INR, and it comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of eMMC storage. This is a problematic combo for a market like India, where even the top-end premium laptops of this price range come with better specifications. On the bright side, the machine uses a 10th-generation Intel Core i5 processor, a nifty upgrade from the defamed Pentium Gold.
Regardless of the variant that you choose, this i5 chip would be powering all of them. The laptop’s mid-tier variant brings 8GB of RAM and 128GB of SSD storage and pushes the price tag to INR 71,999. The device’s maxed-out variant will set you back at INR 1,10,99 while providing you 8GB of DDR4 RAM and 256GB of SSD storage.
The maker seems to have made a few compromises in other areas as well. For instance, the machine comes with a 1536 x 1024 resolution panel for the 12.4-inch display module. This is way lower than what the Surface Go 2 is offering. Microsoft has added one USB-C port, one USB-A port, one headphone jack, and the Surface Connect charging port on the connectivity side.
Microsoft says that the device can run for a full day on a single charge. However, Microsoft hasn’t included a backlit keyboard in the package despite having a premium price tag. Even the fingerprint reader is available only in select models of Surface Laptop Go.
Altogether, the ‘most affordable’ Surface Laptop from Microsoft isn’t that affordable in the Indian market. When the company starts selling products from 22nd January via Amazon, Reliance Digital, and other online partners, it would have a tough time emptying the warehouses.