Utterly useless for Windows 10/11. A perfect example of taking perfectly good components and sending them landfill via consumers on short timescales.
I'm not the audience for such junk, but I'm sure they'll still fall off the shelves.
Microsoft has updated its Surface Laptop Go, giving commercial customers the option of more RAM – but keeping quiet when it comes to Pluton. Surface Laptop Go 2 (credit: Microsoft) The original Go was introduced in 2020 as something for customers who fancied the Surface name, but lacked pockets deep enough to afford the full …
Do you honestly think that's likely? They've been making Surface devices for a while and none of them (except maybe the ARM ones but I just don't know how they work) have had any restrictions with booting Linux. In fact, I've found they generally have good driver compatibility in Linux. I see no reason to expect this won't be the same. When making accusations, it helps to consider for at least a few seconds whether they're at all based in reality.
The secure boot shite bundled with them by default (And a bunch of other manufacturers) is often a blocker to using a real OS.
The surface is also unrepairable trash held together by gallons of hot glue. Con yourself all you like, but it is an utterly terrible product line. A symptom of throwaway society.
I assume you’re an MS employee or retailer of MS shite to hold any other view.
Of course, lots of other laptops are also awful.
Nothing about the fan noise? Then I guess it's as loud as fighter jet ready to take off?
Good luck having a conference call without having to hover over mute button so that you don't derail it by your spinning fans.
Does it have adblock preinstalled? Good luck surfing the web with 4gb. But perhaps the fan noise could actually drown your swearings.
Current company is handing out surface laptops and they're like a cruel joke. If these new ones are anything like the current batch it is an easy pass. These are not business laptops by any stretch of the imagination. The keyboard is disappointing in terms of feel and just in the number of keys. "Home" and "end" are doubled up on the function row. In cribbing from the Apple playbook there is one usb and one usb-c port to cover every possible function including charging. Not impressed.
Ah but it has a touch screen, yippee?
It's not, though. I've used both on 4 GB machines. I wouldn't recommend you buy one, but that's just because, if you're paying money, you should get something with more capacity. If you already have one, though, it works fine. The OS runs fine. Running several programs on top of the OS runs fine. It's a suitable spec for low-end devices and Windows can use it without crimping other applications' performance. I wouldn't spec new machines with it, but it's unfair to claim that Windows won't run in it or will have unforgivable performance problems,, as neither is the case.
"And that covers a lot of users."
No it doesn't, unless by "users" you mean system users (not humans).
I've tried a Surface and a Go with 4GB of RAM to use a web interface for a audio jukebox style interface.... the browser locked and lagged constantly. This was on the OEM OS (win10) and Ubuntu (both Xfce and Gnome).
It's 2022 and 4GB doesn't work for any real operating system requiring human interaction.
Fun fact: The the lower the RAM the harder a CPU has to work thus burning energy/battery.
Probably there was something wrong with that interface. People use devices with that or less all the time, often with significantly less processing power. Anyone who, for example, runs a Raspberry Pi as a desktop works with a lot less and there are many people who do this successfully. I have used many low-end machines for desktop use. Depending what you are going to do with them, it is generally sufficient, including a lot of browsing. Using an ad blocker helps with the speed of operation, but I've had misbehaving scripts cause problems even when a much more powerful processor and a lot of memory is available for the browser to monopolize. Badly written web scripts can take down anything.
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