Microsoft Surface Go

Microsoft Surface Go

If you are looking for a tablet that is ultra portable and still has the capability of handling task of a laptop, you may want take a look at the new Surface Go by Microsoft. 00 LvL had the chance of getting early access to this beauty and here is the run down.

 

Surface Go-2608 The new Surface Go is the baby brother of the Surface Pro that many got to love back in 2015. It is smaller, thinner, lighter, and still runs Windows 10 Home in S mode. Although the operating system starts off in S mode, you do have the option to switch to full Windows 10 Home with an option to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro. The Surface Go gets its power from a Pentium processor which will give you the power to run many popular Windows programs while on the go. It did seem to run smooth and handle programs great.

 

The Surface Go comes in 2 RAM/Memory options, 4GB/64GB and 8GB/128GB with the option to extend the memory with a micro SD card. This gives you an idea on which programs and apps you will be able to run with no problem. In addition to expansion, the Surface Go gets the USB type-C port. This allows you to output video, receive data, and charge the device. This helps because you just need one cable to do everything.

 

The overall feel of the Surface Go felt great as well. It was really light but did not feel cheap. The touch screen felt good and wasn’t to sensitive. The Surface Go also still has it’s signature pop out stand like the Surface Pro, which is very useful on flat surfaces. If you want the full experience of an laptop, you can add on the magnetic keyboard, pen, and even a separate mouse at additional cost. 

 

Speaking of cost, here are the price break downs:

Windows 10 Home in S Mode

$399 4GB/64GB

$549 8GB/128GB

Windows 10 Pro

$449 4GB/64GB

$599 8GB/128GB

Surface Pen – $99.99

Surface Go Signature Type Cove Keyboard – $129.99

Surface Mobile Mouse – $34.99

 

 

 

Tech specs:
Software – Windows 10 in S mode1
Microsoft Office 365 Home 30-day trial
Dimensions – 9.65″ x 6.90″ x 0.33″ (245 mm x 175 mm x 8.30 mm)
Weight – Starting at 1.15 lbs (522 g), not including Type Cover*
Storage3 – eMMC drive: 64GB Solid-state drive (SSD): 128GB SSD
Display – Screen: 10″ PixelSense™ Display
Resolution: 1800 x 1200 (217 PPI) resolution
Aspect ratio: 3:2
Contrast ratio: 1500:1
Touch: 10-point multi-touch
Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
Battery life – Up to 9 hours of video playback2
Processor – Intel® Pentium® Gold Processor 4415Y
Security – TPM 2.0 for enterprise security Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in
Memory – 4GB or 8GB RAM
Wireless – Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compatible
Bluetooth Wireless 4.1 technology
Connections: 
1 x USB-C
3.5 mm headphone jack
1 x Surface Connect port
Surface Type Cover port
microSDXC card reader
Compatible with Surface Dial* off-screen interaction
Cameras, video, and audio:
Windows Hello face authentication camera (front-facing)
5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p Skype HD video
8.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p HD video
Single microphone
2W stereo speakers with Dolby® Audio™ Premium
Graphics – Intel® HD Graphics 615
Exterior – Casing: Magnesium
Color: Silver
Physical buttons: Volume, Power
Sensors: 
Ambient light sensor
Accelerometer
Gyroscope
Magnetometer

 

What’s in the box:
Surface Go
Power supply
Quick start guide
Safety and warranty documents
Warranty
1-year limited hardware warranty
Best-in-class support from Microsoft Store
30-day return policy
90 days of free technical phone support
12 months in-store support and technical assistance
1 free training session to transfer data and optimize performance

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