Microsoft reveals low-priced Surface Go tablet

Microsoft reveals low-priced Surface Go tablet

Microsoft's cheaper Surface tablet has finally gone official after weeks of speculation.

The Surface Go doesn't feature radical changes from a design perspective at all. The device weighs under 500grams (without any accessories) and has a thickness of 8.3 mm.

Microsoft has unveiled its smallest and least expensive Surface tablet yet, a long-rumored portable device that will compete with Apple's iPad Mini. The main highlights of the tablet are its compact design, premium build, and presence of all the features of Microsoft Surface Pro including the PixelSense display, design cues, and an inbuilt kickstand.

Under the hood, the Surface Go is powered by Intel's 7 Generation Pentium Gold processor 4415Y and offers a fanless design with a claimed battery life of up to 9 hours. It has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of on-board flash storage.

"The power and connectivity in a device this small gives you the style and productivity Surface is known for in a more convenient package", Panay wrote, adding it's ideal for the apps people use for work and school, combined with the flexibility to read, or watch a show on Netflix.

Microsoft release a $499 Surface 3 tablet in 2015, but discontinued the product in 2016.

Emmett Till slaying: Government reopens investigation, probing 'new information'
The entire tragedy became a focal point in the Civil Rights movement, and is still a cautionary tale of America's history today. Till's mother, Mamie Till Mobley, insisted that her son's disfigured body be displayed in an open-casket funeral.

UK's May names loyalist Jeremy Hunt as foreign secretary
But shadow global trade secretary Barry Gardiner told the programme "it is absolutely not our policy" to have a second referendum. Political commentators were predicting Tuesday that other Conservatives will quit their jobs in the coming days.

Miami Dolphins NFL Supplemental Draft predictions
It's unclear if Denver did not place any bids or if they were simply beat out by teams higher than them in the draft order. Although his interception numbers aren't great, he has very good ball skills and is very good at breaking up passes.

The 2-in-1 Surface Go comes with an optional detachable surface Type Cover. The Surface Go comes with 2 Watt stereo speakers with Dolby Audio.

On Monday, the company teased the upcoming product with a tweet that said "Where will Surface go next?"

The Microsoft Surface Go has a 10in screen with a 3:2 aspect ratio display and a resolution of 1,800 x 1,200, which is the same as the Surface Pro.

The Go also gets a USB-C port, the latest physical connectivity standard, which is not available on any other Surface tablet. The price will help the Surface Go take on Apple's $329 iPad. An LTE model will come out later this year.

On the software front, the Surface Go comes pre-loaded with Windows 10, with the S Mode enabled by default. Next up is the version with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of solid-state storage and costs $549. For the target market, that shouldn't matter too much, but Microsoft has still pushed for parity with other Surface family members by supporting a Type Cover for Surface Go, the Surface Pen and Surface Mobile Mouse. It has a great hinge that lets it fold out to nearly flat (165-degrees) with the kickstand and you can always flip the keyboard around for full tablet mode when needed.

Related Articles