Microsoft reveals low-priced Surface Go tablet

Laverne Mann
July 13, 2018

The Surface Go becomes available for preorder starting July 10 and ships this August. Luckily we have all the details about Microsoft's new affordable tablet and have summed it all up for you just below.

While the Surface Pro is the more expensive device in nearly all configurations, that gets you a more powerful system and one that can do far more than the basic, general-computing tasks of most Surface Go configurations.

Is the Surface Go a match for the iPad?
Prices range from $399 to more than $549.

The big draw for the new tablet is the price.

The Wi-Fi version will be released first with a LTE version coming later this year.

How does it compare with the Surface Pro?

The catch here is that while the Surface Go will come in at a significantly cheaper price-point than the similar Surface Pro, it also won't come with a keyboard. A black version will cost you £99, while a Signature Type Cover in Alcantara, red, blue or silver comes in at £129.

What the Surface Go lacks in power, it makes up for in portability.

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The Surface Go sports a 10in PixelSense Display with a resolution of 1800 x 1200, says the Daily Express. The Surface Go comes with a USB-C 3.1 port that can be used for charging the device and transferring the data as well. To the rear, there's also an 8 MP camera, with AutoFocus.

Two versions of the Go are initially available.

It's believed that the base $399 Surface Go will also start with a configuration of4GB RAM and 64 GB storage, with the top-level Surface Go hitting 8GB RAM and 256GB storage.

Microsoft also said the Surface Go should be good to go 9 hours on a single charge, which the company attributed to the low power sipping qualities of the new 7th gen Intel Gold chip. For an extra couple of hundred dollars, you get a quad-core Core i5 CPU, and if your budget allows it, there are options for a Core i7 CPU, up to 16GB of RAM, and a TB of storage space.

Microsoft Surface Go design: What does it look like?

Internal hardware is where you stop wondering why the Surface Pro is a more costly device. It's probably best described as a shrunken down Surface Pro. Otherwise, there's no radical redesign of Microsoft's existing offerings here.

We'll report back in more detail when we get our hands on a review sample, but don't expect to be able to run hefty multitasking jobs or edit 1080p video on this thing.

Microsoft has launched the new Surface Go which has turned out to be the new cheaper Surface Pro alternative that we knew the company has been into making for some time now.

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