"Microsoft introduces 10" Go tablet to Surface lineup

Sheri Evans
July 13, 2018

The newly introduced Microsoft Surface Go is smallest and leanest 2-in-1 Surface series hybrid PC-cum-tablets.

The Surface Go is a decent little device, but it's more suited to competing with the likes of Apple's iPad than it is with the Surface Pro.

We call the Surface Pro the best Windows 2-in-1 you can buy for good reason.

People will have to shell out $99 for the Surface Pen, $34.99 for the Surface Mobile Mouse, $99 for the Surface Go Type Cover, and $129 for the Surface Go Signature Type Cover Alcantara.

Working closely with Intel to optimize power, performance, and battery, the Surface Go is powered by a 7th Generation Intel Pentium Gold Processor 4415Y and offers up to nine hours of battery life.

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.

Depending on the type of customer you are (consumer, business, school), you can get it with Windows 10 Home or Pro, or the S-flavored education-focused version of Windows, which runs only verified apps from the Microsoft Store within Windows.

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As previously teased, Microsoft have now officially announced the Surface Go tablet.

To the Surface Go. Prices range from $399 to more than $549.

Microsoft Surface Go UK release date: When's it coming out? Both the model are Wi-Fi enables with the LTE models slated to come up later.

It comes with 10-inch custom-built high-resolution PixelSense Display that supports Surface Pen with 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity, low pen parallax, low latency, and precision for accurate note taking, drawing and computer-aided design. The new device also sports the Surface Connect port, USB-C 3.1 (for data and charging), a headphone jack, and a MicroSD card reader.

For security, the laptop comes with TPM 2.0 for Enterprise security and also has Windows Hello face authentication camera on the front which uses a 5 MP unit.

The Surface Go has a 10-inch screen, about the same size as the entry-level iPad. 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. The Surface Go is an intriguing low-priced detachable for travelers, education buyers, and others who want to launch into Microsoft's well-made, attractive Surface 2-in-1s on a tight budget.

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