Microsoft’s $399 Surface Go is announced at last

Additionally, the selected variants also support 4G LTE for on the go connectivity. But the biggest difference is the price: the Surface Go starts at £380 in the United Kingdom and $399 in the U.S., which is half the price of the cheapest Surface Pro tablet. At first, it's hard to tell that the Go is actually a new member of the Surface family. The part doubtless helps to keep the Surface Go's price low, but won't deliver stellar performance.

The Microsoft Surface Go can be used as a lightweight tablet, too.

This device is $70 more than Apple's offering and includes a screen just a hair larger. All signs indicate it's created to be affordable.

The Go will run Windows 10 with S mode enabled, which means you can only install apps from the Microsoft App Store. With the Surface Connect port, you can power two external 2K monitors at once, so this slate can pull double duty as a full desktop PC.

But iOS on the vanilla iPad is also optimised for touch operation, while Windows 10 is still awkward in that mode.


Microsoft just dropped a massive hint about when we can expect its next Surface tablet to be revealed - and the hint is that it could arrive tomorrow.

The Microsoft Surface Go is a teeny-tiny laptop/tablet hybrid with a 10-inch screen, clocking in at just 1.15 pounds.

Still, if you want to pay more for some power, Microsoft will accommodate you. This gold processor is the big question mark in the whole Surface Go idea as we are yet to see whether it will be powerful enough to drive demanding Windows applications.

For a hands-on with the device, check out our sister site, Laptop Mag. Microsoft claims Surface Go will last up to 9 hours on a charge, though the company's battery life predictions are often rather optimistic.

"After widespread speculation, Microsoft unveiled the Surface Go tablet on Tuesday-the first Surface-branded 10" tablet since the non-Pro Surface 3 was introduced in May 2015.


Microsoft is about to lower the entry point to the Surface family with a new product called the Surface Go.

There's one other way the Surface Go stands out versus the iPad.

At launch, there will be a $399 model with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage and a $549 configuration with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. This new Type Cover also comes with a glass trackpad with Windows Precision drivers. It will hit the shelves on August 2 though. The tablet runs Windows 10 S, a pared-down version of the Windows 10 Pro operating system, to which users can upgrade if they wish.

The Surface Go can be pre-ordered as from 10 July in the UK, US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, France, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Switzerland, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Poland, Italy, Portugal, and Spain.


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