Surface Go – affordable Tablet by Microsoft

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Microsoft Surface Go

After months of rumors and leaks, Microsoft officially took the wraps off the next product in its Surface lineup, Surface Go. It’s a budget friendly 10-inch tablet designed to be a smaller and less powerful version of the Surface Pro. At first glance it looks like the Surface Pro, it’s that similar except that it has a smaller form factor.

Microsoft Surface Pro and more devices
Microsoft Surface Lineup

While the exterior looks like Pro, the internal are very different. Surface Go has  dimensions of 9.6 × 6.9 × 0.3 inches and weighs just 1.15 pounds. It features a 10 inch, 3:2 aspect ratio PixelSense display with a resolution of 1800 x 1200 pixels. The base model ships with 4GB of RAM, 64GB of slower eMMC storage. If you want to add extra RAM, a faster SSD memory and other Surface add-ons then you need to pay a hefty price of about $600. The device packs Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y processor running on Windows 10 S out of the box. Other important features of the device include the signature built-in kickstand, a front-facing camera with facial recognition login, and Microsoft’s proprietary Surface Connector port for charging and connecting to a desktop dock. One notable feature that differentiates this tablet compared to previous models is the presence of USB-C 3.1 port, capable of charging the tablet or outputting media and data to external devices. The company says the Go can provide upto nine hours of battery life because of the Intel Pentium processor it features.

Microsoft Surface Go

One of the most attractive things about the Surface line of tablets is their keyboard cover attachment. When used with the Surface Go’s built-in kickstand, it provides a reliable typing experience.

Cheaper than other Surface tablets, but still a bit more expensive than Apple’s entry-level $329 iPad, Surface Go is an interesting device.. It is definitely more capable than an iPad as it gives that two-in-one laptop+tablet experience. In case you are wondering how to buy it, the Surface Go is hitting the stores on August 2. Will Microsoft manage to shake up the tablet market in 2018? Let’s see.

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