There’s mounting evidence that Microsoft is preparing to launch new Surface hardware soon… like next month soon.
The Surface Go 2 will most likely be available with a choice of Pentium Gold 4425Y or Core m3-8100Y processor, at least 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage (and optional support for twice as much of each), and a starting price of $399.
But aside from a CPU spec bump, the new model is also expected to have a larger display than the original Surface Go, despite having a body that’s the same size. Shrunken bezels are to thank.
Here’s a roundup of recent tech news from around the web:
- Surface Go 2 to feature larger 10.5-inch display [Windows Central]
The upcoming Microsoft Surface Go will allegedly have a bigger screen, but smaller bezels so the 10.5 inch tablet will be the same size as the older 10 inch model. The ports are also in the same places, so first-gen Surface Go accessories should all work.
- Microsoft Surface Book 3 and Surface Go 2 could launch in May, 2020 [The Verge]
The new Surface Book 3, meanwhile, is a higher-performance 2-in-1 laptop that may support up to 32GB of RAM, 1TB of storage, and possibly NVIDIA Quadro graphics.
- Kiwi Browser is now fully open-source [/r/Android]
Kiwi is a 2-year-old, Chromium-based web browser with support for Chrome extensions, ad blocking, night mode, and more.
- Worldwide Semiconductor Revenue Declined 12% in 2019 [Gartner]
Gartner says Intel regained its spot as the top semiconductor company (by revenue) in 2019, taking the crown back from Samsung. But that’s a bigger portion of a shrinking pie — global semiconductor market revenue was down 12-percent during the year.
- Update: One GX mini gaming laptop [Liliputing]
A few new pictures give us a (blurry) look at the back and sides of the mini gaming laptop, which appears to have two USB-C ports, a USB-A port and… HDMI maybe?