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(Pocket-lint) - Microsoft has released its latest Surface Laptop, calling it the "lightest" and "most portable" yet.

The Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2 is available now comes with Windows 11 preinstalled, has a 12.4-inch PixelSense touch display (1536 x 1024) and runs on quad-core 11th Gen Intel Core i5 processing. There are 4GB and 8GB LPDDR4x RAM options.

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Intel Iris X Graphics are on board too.

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The overall weight of the device is just over a kilo, at 1.127kg, and it's 15.7mm thin. However, unlike some other ultraportable laptops, it also includes USB-C, USB-A and a 3.5mm headphone port. 

Storage can be spec'ed up to 256GB (SSD), while battery life is claimed to last for up to 13.5 hours.

Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0 provide wireless connectivity. There's a 720p HD video calling camera too. Its ominidirectional speakers are Dolby Audio Premium certified.

The Surface Laptop Go 2 can be ordered in multiple colour variants, with sage, ice blue, sandstone and platinum alternatives.

Pricing starts at £529 / $599 for the basic model. Add roughly £100 / $100 to the price for the more advanced version with higher specifications, such as 8GB of RAM and 128GB of SSD storage.

Writing by Rik Henderson.