Few weeks ago in the month of (July 2018), Microsoft officially pronounced a new hardware edition of it’s old edition called Microst surface Pro. The Microsoft Surface Go will officially go on sale as from August 2, 2018 but before then, we bring to you an overview of some major specifications, features, price and availability of the device.
Microsoft Surface Go: Design and Overall View
The older processor of the Microsoft Surface Go had fantastic beautiful design properties. The former Microsoft Surface Pro, for one, is a slim, sleek and flexible innovative technological device. The new Micosoft Surface Go on the other is all the things that the Surface Pro is, but also brings portability and affordability on board with classical masterpiece.
The Microsoft Surface Go is a tablet designed to compete with Apple’s iPad in the current technological village. The most vital features that the Microsoft Surface Go boasts of is its portability and featherlight weight in the air when thrown up. With a dimension of 9.65″ x 6.90″ x 0.33″ (245 mm x 175 mm x 8.3 mm) and 1.15 lbs (approx. 522 grams) weight, the Microsoft Surface Go is the perfect mobile workstation for individuals who love simplicity and portable smart devices especially, students, travellers, communters, and the average individual.
The moment Microsoft Surface Pro was launched, it was accepted as an interesting innovative device i.e as a PC (Personal Computer), but too bulky as tablet; the Microsoft Surface Pro 12.3-inch display isn’t portable for one-hand operation. The new Microsoft Surface Go, particularly, is like the everyday 10-inch tablet (but sleekier) and (Slimer) amazingly, the attachable keyboard accessory converts it to the perfect regular PC (Portable computer).
By the left side, all the ports of the Microsoft Surface Go are well situated. All other ports include; .5mm headphone jack, a USB-C port, and Surface Connect port.
By the right side of the tablet PC is open/blank but serves as the attachment point for the Surface Pen. In addition, there is also an built-in kickstand which permits absolute rotation at various angles of up to 165° with optimum frictional velocity at each turning point. The built-in kickstand is one of the most amazing feature that makes the Microsoft Surface Go trump Apple’s iPad.
The attachablettyp/adjustable keyboard is a Microsoft Surface Go accessory that must be bought separately as it doesn’t come with the tablet PC. Most users prefers to use tablets PC along side with keyboards, depending on the intended use, the Microsoft Surface Go is considered very efficient if to be used along side a keyboard both as a for casual event, holiday tour, travel, business or school purposes, the cover type keyboard is actually an important accessory to be considered when enjoying this device.
The Surface Go” type cover keyboard comes with a track pad, a feature iPads’ attachable keyboards lack.
The Surface Pen is a stylus pen for the Surface Go. It is also an optional accessory and it attaches magnetically to the left hand side of the Surface Go.
Surface Connect/ Surface Dock
The Surface Connect port is used to charge the Microsoft Surface Go and also, used to connect the tablet to other devices (like 2K monitors and USB sticks) using the Surface Dock accessory.
On the inside, the Microsoft Surface Go will be powered by an dual core Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y processor. The device will be launched in different variants on the basis of storage. A model with 4GB of RAM and 64GB storage will be the basic model while there will be other models with double storage capacity (8GB RAM and 128GB SSD). There will also be a variant with up to 256GB SSD.
Just few days ago, Microsoft also says that upon launch, only the Wi-Fi-only variant of the Microsoft Surface Go will be available for purchase as the LTE version will come at a later date.
The Microsoft Surface Go will come out of the box with running the Windows 10 operating system in “S Mode”. Opting out of the S mode is easy and comes at no charge.
While usage intensity and manner will vary significantly among users, Microsoft assures that theMicrosoft Surface Go’s battery can powerfully supply up to 9 hours of on-time with battery back-up options.
The best price the Microsoft Surface Go can be sold for is $399 depending in your location while other variants with bigger storage properties will cost you more cash, “Eligible” teachers, students, military personnels, and parents can get the product at a discounted price of $379.05. You can check the current price in your online stores.
How much is the surface pen sold? The Surface Pen and Type Cover Keyboard are sold for $100 each.
The Microsoft Surface Go is a quintessential tablet option to consider in this era, because it caters for all your daily tasks while also rendering 100% laptop performance. The cost effectiveness, portability, fantastic accessories and other features are some of the edges the tablet has over Apple’s iPad.