Microsoft unveils 10-inch Surface Go for $399

Microsoft unveils 10-inch Surface Go for $399

With a 10-inch display, Go is Microsoft's smallest and lightest Surface so far.

Connectivity-wise, there's the Surface Connect port and USB Type-C 3.1, as well as a 3.5mm headphone jack and MicroSDXC.

What just happened? After the company all but confirmed that the device was about to be unveiled, Microsoft has lifted the lid on the Surface Go. The company posted a slightly enigmatic tweet on its Surface account today that asks "Where will Surface go next?"

So there's a 10in IPS screen (1200x1800) and an Intel Pentium 4415Y processor, a 1.6GHz "Gold" chip which sits at the bottom of the firm's 7th-gen Kaby Lake family.

Surface Go will hit shelves and online stores August 2 running Windows 10 S Mode (switchable to Home). "This new version is the smallest version available with a 10" screen and also the cheapest at $399.


Low (er) cost 399 bucks Microsoft Surface tablet to be released July, Friday the 13th - 07/09/2018 05:50 PMAah Microsoft, you never had good fortune with the Surface, and now they will release a "budget" version this Friday, the 13th. Pony up for the $549 8GB/ 128GB model, and you're starting to encroach on ultrabook territory. Check. Touch, Surface Pen, and Surface Dock support? The Surface Go clocks off after nine - and that's the always-optimistic claim in the marketing blurb.

First, as a tablet, the Surface Go will square off against Apple's productivity-focused iPad Pro, which starts at $649 for a 10.5-inch model.

There is also a 5MP selfie camera in front alongside a Windows Hello face sign-in camera so you can log in with facial recognition. The 4 GB and 6 GB RAM variant of the Surface Go respectively features 64 GB and 128 GB of storage.

The Surface Go will be available for pre-order in Malaysia starting the 2nd of August 2018.

At first glance, the 1.15-pound Surface Go appears simply to be the Surface Pro shrunken down by 2.3 inches on the diagonal, and that's largely true - excellent kickstand and all. Otherwise, you get a single port for USB-C - a new universal standard that replaces the USB slot you might be familiar with. We've poured over every detail Microsoft has given us about its new affordable hybrid tablet and distilled it down into its core parts for you below. Microsoft says its hardware choices deliver a battery life of up to 9 hours. However, they can choose to upgrade to full Windows 10 Home for free. As with other Surface tablets, Surface Go supports the Type Cover detachable keyboard-covers, though because of its new smaller size, it'll need new smaller Type Covers. It is in stark contrast with its strategy for the Surface Laptop and the other ill-fated Windows 10 S edition which had "education" all over it.

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