Our old surfaces were better: Roswell switches to the newer surface

Current Surface Go laptops used by Roswell High School. Photo Credit: Microsoft Corporation

Current Surface Go laptops used by Roswell High School. Photo Credit: Microsoft Corporation

Sahba Ostovarravary, Copy Editor

This year, students got a different model of Surface. This one features a magnetic charger, a different way to store Surface pens, and a different keyboard. The home button has been removed on this model as well. Even though it might be newer, I prefer our older Surfaces more. This newer Surface feels a little faster than the old one, which is very useful when trying to do homework online. I like the old keyboard a lot more. It felt better to use and the keys felt larger. This new one also has a magnetic charger, which can get really annoying because it could fall out while the Surface has a low battery. Sometimes it keeps falling out when the charging port is not faced directly toward where the cable is connected to an outlet as well. Overall, I think that the Surfaces from last year provided more features at the cost of overall speed and that it was a good trade-off to make.