Surface Go Announced, Microsoft's Most Affordable Tablet-PC Hybrid Yet

Jul 13, 2018, 01:37
Surface Go Announced, Microsoft's Most Affordable Tablet-PC Hybrid Yet

And the best thing with the new 10-inch hybrid device is that it starts at $399, which makes the Surface Go the new entry-level device to get into the Surface family of tablets.

Microsoft has unveiled the new Surface Go, which is set to compete with the likes of Apple's iPad and Google Chromebooks who hold the majority of the education market. While the IDC figures include Surface models with detachable keyboards (Surface Book, Surface Pro), it does not include sales of the Surface Laptop or Surface Studio all-in-one PC. The device weighs under 500grams (without any accessories) and has a thickness of 8.3 mm.

With a recommended retail rate of Dollars 399, Microsoft said the tablet is its smallest and most affordable Surface yet.

The Microsoft Surface Go with the Signature Type Cover.

Under-the-hood, Surface Go comes packed with the 7th Generation Intel Pentium Gold Processor 4415Y, the Surface Go features a fan-less design, offering up to 9 hours of battery. It's a smaller, cheaper Windows 10 Surface device that can run all the same full-blown applications as its larger sibling, assuming you take advantage of the free software upgrade of course.

Microsoft in 2015 released a US$499 Surface 3 tablet, but discontinued the product in 2016.

But just what is the Surface Go? We now know that to be the Surface Go and it'll land on 2 August 2018. Microsoft says there's an LTE version arriving later this year too.

Surface Go has Surface Connect for charging and docking; USB-C 3.1; a headphone jack; and a MicroSD card reader for storage expansion.

On Monday, the company teased the upcoming product with a tweet that said "Where will Surface go next?"

Surface Go will have full Surface Pen support with 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity thanks to its custom-built high-resolution PixelSense Display.

Preorder Microsoft Surface Go now Microsoft Surface Go price: How much will it cost? The Surface Go Signature Type Cover boasts ergonomic key pitch and a five-point multi-touch Windows Precision Touchpad for when you want to use it as a laptop. The Surface Go is an intriguing low-priced detachable for travelers, education buyers, and others who want to launch into Microsoft's well-made, attractive Surface 2-in-1s on a tight budget. Then, when it comes to cameras, the tablet is equipped with a 5-megapixel Windows Hello face sign-in camera and an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus.

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