Microsoft Surface Go || 4GB RAM || 64GB Storage ||
Microsoft is getting back into the cheaper tablet game today with the new Surface Go, a smaller, less powerful take on the popular Microsoft Surface Pro device. The Microsoft Surface Pro features a 10-inch screen, integrated kickstand, Windows 10, and a similar design to the Surface Pro. Microsoft is billing the Surface Go as its smallest, lightest, and most affordable Surface model yet. Weighing 520 grams and measuring just 8.3mm at its thickest point, it was built to be as lightweight and accessible as possible and will be particularly well suited to students.
It has a 3:2 aspect ratio display (1800 x 1200 pixel resolution), the signature built-in kickstand with unlimited positions, a front-facing camera with facial recognition login, and Microsoft’s proprietary Surface Connector port for charging and connecting to a desktop dock. Microsoft has added a USB-C 3.1 port, capable of charging the tablet or outputting video and data to external devices. It has also rounded the corners a bit compared to the latest Surface Pro, but overall, it’s the same familiar magnesium design Surface users have come to expect.
The company says the Go has up to nine hours of battery life as a result. We’ll reserve judgment until we’re able to review the Go, but the processor is where I have the biggest reservations when it comes to devising performance. It’s not a hugely different processor from what’s found in many midrange Chromebooks, but instead of just having to push ChromeOS, it will have to run Windows on the Surface Go. Microsoft will initially release Wi-Fi versions of the Go, with an LTE equipped model to come later this year.
|Screen size (inches)
||Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y
||Windows 10 S