Microsoft Surface Go release date, price & specs

Microsoft Surface Go release date, price & specs

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

Starting tomorrow, you can pre-order the Surface Go tablet in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Switzerland, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Poland, Italy, Portugal, and Spain. The base model has 4GB of RAM and 128GB of hard drive space, while a more expensive model, starting at $549, will have 8GB of RAM and 256GB of hard drive space. A Wi-Fi-only model will arrive first, with LTE-equipped versions launching later in the year.

Under the hood, the Surface Go is powered by a 7th generation Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y processor. Too bad the bezels around the screen are so chunky they make the Surface Go's design look a bit dated. There's also a new version of the Surface Pen, which also costs $99. Just don't expect to see Microsoft's zany folding dual-screen Surface Andromeda handheld - apparently, that project may be in danger now. There's no word on the Surface Go's availability in India. The device adds another option to the Surface lineup, as Microsoft competes with Apple's iPad and Google's low-priced Chromebooks that have become a fixture in the classroom. It has an IR camera on the front for Windows Hello, and stereo speakers for Dolby Audio Premium.

If you are looking for a daily driver in the corporate space, you should still be considering the Pro, while this device does have a Pentium Gold CPU, performance will still fall well below that of the Core CPU lineup from Intel. Microsoft has also stated that their intelligent charging can fully charge a Surface Go from 0-100% in 2 hours and provide up to 9 hours of video playback in a single charge.

Naturally, and disappointingly, none of these options include the newly-designed Type Cover or tried-and-true Surface Pen in the box.

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The tablet will be available to order in a variety of markets around the world on Tuesday and launch in stores on August 2nd. Here's everything you need to know about the new product, which really seems to be taking aim at the iPad.

The lightweight, 1.15-pound Surface Go - about twice as big as many smartphones - is created to be portable, but Microsoft has also developed accessories to give it more of a laptop feel.

Bloomberg News reported on Microsoft's new tablet line in May.

Specifically, it will ship with Windows 10 Home in S Mode although a commercial variant will ship with Windows 10 Pro. After even just a brief time with the Surface Go, we're plenty optimistic about it.

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