The Surface Go
Microsoft has recently launched the latest addition to its Surface line of computers – The Surface Go. The new device is a smaller and cheaper version of the successful Surface Pro tablet. Although being less powerful than the Surface Pro, the Surface Go still maintains the same premium build and design seen on its elder sibling.
The Go features a 10-inch pixel sense display which has a 3:2 aspect ratio (1800 x 1200 pixel resolution) with corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection, a 5MP front-facing camera with Windows Hello face authentication, an 8MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p HD video, and Microsoft’s proprietary Surface Connector port for charging and connecting to a desktop dock. Microsoft has added a USB-C 3.1 port, capable of charging the tablet or outputting video and data to external devices.
The base configuration includes 64 gigabytes of eMMc internal storage and 4 gigabytes of RAM with Intel® Pentium® Gold Processor. Higher configurations with 256 gigabytes of SSD storage, 8 gigabytes of RAM, and LTE will cost you more. All configurations have a microSD slot for additional storage too. The device boasts about 9 hours of battery life. It comes with an integrated kickstand that it easy to use on a flat surface.
The Surface Go’s 3:2 touchscreen is ideal for use in landscape mode for productivity work, and it supports all of the split-screen and multitasking modes and gestures available in Windows 10. It comes with Windows 10 S mode enabled, so it only has access to the Edge browser and apps available in the Microsoft Store. However, users will be able to switch to the full version of Windows 10 for free if they want.
The base model ships in August and will be available for $399.