The Surface Laptop Go 2 is a webcam away from greatness

Starting at $599, Microsoft’s Surface Laptop Go 2 is still a ridiculous amount of value compared to an M1 MacBook Air — unless you really need a great webcam.

The Surface Laptop Go 2 held open in one hand.
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The first Surface Laptop Go was no slouch, but if you’re releasing a laptop when remote work is on the rise, you can’t cut corners on webcams or performance.

The Surface Laptop Go 2 luckily doesn’t… mostly.

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One thing that’s mostly the same: the design. I love how the Laptop Go 2 looks. This feels like a polished, flagship laptop, just with slightly cheaper materials.

There’s the same aluminum and rubbery “polycarbonate composite resin system” for the case. And a new gray-green Sage color to go with the previous Ice Blue, Sandstone, and Platinum options.

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