Microsoft launches smaller, cheaper Surface Go Tablet

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The part doubtless helps to keep the Surface Go's price low, but won't deliver stellar performance.


First, let's take a look at the difference in screen size and technology: the Surface Go sports a 10-inch PixelSense display with a 3:2 aspect ratio and a resolution of 1800 x 1200 pixels, while the iPad has a 9.7-inch screen with a 1536 x 2048 pixel resolution. Yes, actually tomorrow, July 10, at 6 a.m. The Microsoft Surface Go will cost customers $399 excluding Keyboard which will be priced at $99 or $129 (Alcantara). Some of these may be individuals who always wanted a Surface but couldn't afford it until now, with the base-level tablet on its own costing $399. The Surface Go promises to offer the full blown Surface experience on a budget. Both variants of the Surface Go are powered by Intel's 7th generation Pentium Gold 4415Y processor. There's a USB-C port, so you can use your Android phone's charger to power the PC, though by default it charges using Microsoft's proprietary Surface connector. The device will be available in the following countries: US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Switzerland, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Poland, Taiwan, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Malaysia, and Thailand. The company tweeted out the leading question "Where will Surface go next?" along with an image of the full lineup - the Pro, Laptop, Book 2 and swiveling all-in-one Studio.


Microsoft unveiled the new Surface Go tablet Monday, which is aimed at the education market as well as workers on the go. The base model ships with 4GB RAM and 64GB of eMMC flash storage, while the top-end model comes with 8GB RAM and 128GB of SSD storage. It's so easy to carry Surface Go with me so I can capture those moments, instantly.


Sadly, Microsoft is still leveraging the floppy keyboard design, meaning you can not use Surface Go comfortably on your lap. "Microsoft now offers the Surface Go in Wi-Fi-only flavor with LTE version coming “later this year". However, the vast majority of devices, including most smartphones, still rely on regular old USB to work, meaning that Surface Go owners might need to get in the habit of carrying around some adapters. Windows 10 S is a pared-down version of Windows 10, which only allows apps to be installed from the built-in Microsoft Store. Microsoft has promised an LTE model will come later this year, though.

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