Microsoft has announced a new cheaper tablet Surface Go for budget segment. It is smaller, lighter and less powerful. It starts at $399 and will be available for preorder starting July 10th. The company will start shipping it in August.
Microsoft Surface Go comes with same kind of design that we saw in Surface Pro and looks exactly like a smaller variant of it. It has 10-inch display with 3:2 aspect ratio and 1800 x 1200 pixel resolution. It supports all of the split-screen and multitasking modes available in Windows 10.
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Surface Go comes with optional keyboard cover (available in four colors), and works with the optional Surface Pen. It has Surface’s signature built-in kickstand with unlimited positions. It extends to 165 degrees helps you stay in your flow from tablet to studio mode Keyboard costs 99 or $129, depending on colors, while the Pen will add another $99.
It packs Intel’s Pentium Gold 4415Y processor with either 4 or 8GB of RAM and 64 or 128GB of storage. Microsoft clams that the dual-core seventh-generation model has been chosen for its balanced performance, battery life, and thermal properties that helped in making its fanless design.
It runs runs Windows 10 S. So, it only has access to Edge browser and apps available in the Microsoft Store. In case you are interested in full version of Windows 10, you can switch to it for free. Surface Go features a front camera with facial recognition login.
It includes Surface Connect for charging and docking; USB-C 3.1, a headphone jack, and a MicroSD card reader. It also claims to offer over 9 hours if battery life.
For now, there will only be a Wi-Fi variant but the LTE varian will also come later this year.