Microsoft Surface Go focuses on portability and price

13 July, 2018, 01:35 | Author: Darrell Baldwin
  • Microsoft’s $399 Surface Go is announced at last

The Surface Go is a decent little device, but it's more suited to competing with the likes of Apple's iPad than it is with the Surface Pro.

The Surface Go doesn't feature radical changes from a design perspective at all.

More than anything, the Surface Go seems like Microsoft's direct response to Apple's entry-level $329 iPad, though it's slightly lighter and a bit thicker than Apple's machine.

The Surface Go certainly seems to fill a gap in the range for Microsoft and we were fans of the Surface 3, not least because it offered numerous advantages of Microsoft's brilliant 2-in-1 design from the full-blown Surface Pro.

Working closely with Intel to optimize power, performance, and battery, the Surface Go is powered by a 7th Generation Intel Pentium Gold Processor 4415Y and offers up to nine hours of battery life. RAM can be represented in two variants: 4 and 8 GB built-in memory is 64 and 256 GB.




"The power and connectivity in a device this small gives you the style and productivity Surface is known for in a more convenient package", Panay wrote, adding it's ideal for the apps people use for work and school, combined with the flexibility to read, or watch a show on Netflix.

Microsoft have announced their latest product from the Surface team. As of now, there is no information on the availability of the Surface Go in India. Though I only got brief hands-on time with Surface Go, these are attractive and solid tablets, sold at a reasonable price, discounting the fact that many of you will want to pile on a $99 keyboard accessory. We now know that to be the Surface Go and it'll land on 2 August 2018.

The Surface Go has a custom-built high-resolution PixelSense Display supporting Surface Pen with 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity, low pen parallax, low latency, and precision for accurate note taking, drawing and computer-aided design.

Priced at $599 in Australia, the Surface Go is tablet with a 10-inch display. For connectivity, the laptop comes with Surface connect port, a Surface Type Cover port, a microSDXC card slot, a USB C 3.1 port, and a headphone jack. In this head to head, we pitted the Surface Go versus the Surface Pro to find out where the best value for money lies. The most affordable model comes in at £379 ($399 in the US), and there's also a more expensive version at £510 ($549), which comes with more RAM and storage. It will hit shelves August 2, and an LTE model will be arriving later this year.

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