"Microsoft Surface Go Windows 10 Tablet with 10" Display Launched for $399

Ceria Alfonso
Julio 10, 2018

Does it look more tempting than an iPad? The emphasis on education is strong for the device as Microsoft directly mentions the needs of students for the gadget. Stay tuned on PhoneRadar for more details! And while the Surface has its diehard fans, myself included, it's still a relatively niche product for Windows power users.

As for specs, the Surface Go is powered by an Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y processor - a fanless dual-core processor running at 1.6GHz with a 4.5W TDP.

While Surface Go doesn't have a fingerprint reader, it has something arguably better - a Windows Hello camera. The 10-inch 3:2 1800-by-1200 PixelSense Display dominates the front side of the device, but substantial bezels remain on each side of the display.

Finally, we should note that the Surface Go is not now offered with 4G LTE support and you can only get a Wi-Fi one, while iPads are offered in both styles.

This will be the first of Microsoft's Surface tablets with USB Type-C. Other rumors include the loss of the proprietary Surface connector, in favor of USB-C and "rounded edges".

A commercial for the new Surface Go can be viewed below. While there are a few countries where it will arrive later this year, there is no clarity on whether the Surface Go will make it to India.

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If you were expecting a Microsoft Surface with an ARM processor inside, this does not seem to be in the cards yet.

The company also has a new Type cover for the hardware which brings several improvements over the last iteration of the Surface 3, namely a significantly improved trackpad. The existing Surface Pen works with this device and you can opt for the Type Cover at $99 or a Signature Type Cover at $129.99.

As you may recall, Bloomberg broke the news about a coming $400 Surface tablet in May. Microsoft claims to have improved the display for pen support, allowing for features such as tilt support for shading. By paying $549, customers can get the 8GB RAM/128GB SSD variant of the tablet. The Go will be available in two options. One can, however, upgrade to a 128 or 256GB SSD and 8GB RAM by paying extra.

Microsoft's Surface range has become popular in Taiwan, with sales increasing by between 10 and 20 percent every year since the product launched five years ago according to Hsueh Wei-hung, deputy head of Microsoft's Consumer Channel Group.

Surface Go will run versions of Windows 10 and Office apps. Meanwhile, you can head to the comments section below and let us know your thoughts on the device. We'll keep you updated on the latest.

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