The Surface Go Is Microsoft’s Next Big Thing


The Surface Go comes with a 10-inch display and has arrived with an attractive starting price of $399.

Other than that, the device is also equipped with USB 3.1 Type-C port for charging, video, and data alongside Windows Hello camera, microSD card reader, and 3.5mm headphone jack. The device has been talked about for months and the latest report suggests that the new Surface will be released by Microsoft this Friday. However, the Intel Pentium Gold Processor 4415Y (which sits just below Core M) should give you plenty of pep for surfing the web, reviewing and marking up documents and checking email.

The Surface Go runs Windows 10 S, a version of Windows that will only run apps found in the Microsoft Store - a walled-garden approach much in the same vein as Apple. Compared to the Surface Pro, the new Surface Go is nearly 31% lighter in weight. The Surface Go will make its way to India, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Oman, Kuwait and Bahrain later this year. Thankfully, Microsoft today announces a new computer that puts Surface in reach of more people. Pony up for the $549 8GB/ 128GB model, and you're starting to encroach on ultrabook territory. Retail, banking, manufacturing and other vertical businesses are all on Microsoft's radar with Surface Go.

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Microsoft has revealed its long-rumoured smaller Surface device - and to The Register's mind it looks a lot like the re-invention of the netbook.

One notable aspect that differentiates this Surface tablet compared to previous models is the presence of USB-C. Therefore, if you're in the market for an affordable tablet that doubles down as a low power notebook, you might like to check out the Surface Go's availability and pricing. The tablet features a 10-inch display and weighs in at just 1.2 pounds (0.54KG). Microsoft claims that the device can offer a battery life of up to 9 hours on a single charge. The new 10-inch tablet is available now for pre-order in the USA and several other countries and is priced competitively to the iPad Mini, with a $399 price tag for the 64-GB storage option, and $549 for a 128-GB version.

The Surface Go's PixelSense screen supports Microsoft's Surface Pen with 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity, but the stylus will set you back an extra $99, as will Microsoft's new Surface Go Signature Type Cover that comes with a Windows Precision Trackpad baked-in. The keen eyes of Sean Hollister at CNET suggest we'll find out tomorrow morning at 6 AM Pacific. However, it's possible to convert to the full version of Windows 10 for free if the user wishes.