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The Microsoft Surface Go 2 is on its way and it's affordable -- here's the rumored price

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The Surface Go -- Microsoft's most affordable slate -- wowed tablet fanatics as some claimed it could double as a secondary PC. So it's no surprise that the Surface Go 2 fanfare is intensifying as word spreads about an imminent launch date. And rumor has it that the Surface Go 2 will be easy on your pockets, according to Mspoweruser (via PhoneArena).

An unnamed source whispered into the perked up ears of Mspoweruser and revealed that the Microsoft Surface Go 2 is on its way in the "coming weeks." Mspoweruser speculated that the Surface Go's successor may hit digital shelves as early as next month.

The Microsoft Surface Go 2 is a highly-anticipated device that is a budget-friendly alternative to its more premium sister, the Microsoft Surface Pro 7. As we recently reported, a spec reveal by reliable Twitter tipster @_rogame unveiled that the upcoming Surface Go 2 base models will sport a Intel Pentium 4425Y CPU and high-end models will pack a Core m3-8100Y CPU.

The Microsoft Surface Go 2 is getting a much-needed upgrade from its Pentium Gold 4425Y processor, but the base clock speed of the rumored second-gen CPU is only slightly higher. The core m3-8100Y should provide better performance than the Pentium Gold due to its 3.4-Ghz max turbo frequency.

Upon reviewing these specs and not being particularly blown away, our main question was whether the Redmond-based tech giant will continue to keep the prices of their second-gen Surface Go models in the $399 range. Mspoweruser answered our question: the Surface Go 2 will, indeed, start at $399 and will go up to $650 for the most premium model.

It's also worth noting that the Surface Go 2 will offer 128GB and 256GB SSD options. That means that the Surface Go 2 base models will supply twice the internal storage compared to its predecessor; the same applies for the premium models.

We can't wait to get our hands on a Surface Go 2 review unit so we can test the affordable slate in our labs -- we're crossing our fingers for longer battery life.

If the Surface Go 2 will maintain the same price range as its predecessor, the second-gen model will be an awesome value tablet for budget-conscious users who want a portable, zippy Windows device that's far more versatile than most iOS and Android tablets.

Kimberly Gedeon, holding a Master's degree in International Journalism, launched her career as a journalist for MadameNoire's business beat in 2013. She loved translating stuffy stories about the economy, personal finance and investing into digestible, easy-to-understand, entertaining stories for young women of color. During her time on the business beat, she discovered her passion for tech as she dove into articles about tech entrepreneurship, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and the latest tablets. After eight years of freelancing, dabbling in a myriad of beats, she's finally found a home at Laptop Mag that accepts her as the crypto-addicted, virtual reality-loving, investing-focused, tech-fascinated nerd she is. Woot!