Microsoft earlier today announced the new Surface Go tablet with full Windows 10 operating system, particularly aimed at the education sector. Microsoft Surface Go is priced at $399 and features a 10” display with 3:2 aspect ratio. The software maker is offering 7th Generation Intel Pentium Gold Processor 4415Y with 4 GB and 8 GB RAM options.
“Pumped to introduce Surface Go. As you pursue your passions, connect with friends and family, and work with your team, the products you’re able to take on the go with you are the ones that can keep up with all you want to accomplish,” Microsoft’s Panos Panay tweeted.
The more affordable Surface tablet would compete against a more powerful rival like Apple’s 2017 MacBook. The Redmond-based tech giant is also launching new keyboard covers that would allow the tablet to become a laptop on the go, just like the Surface Pro.
Microsoft says that the Surface Go is designed for on the go tasks. The Surface Go will play different roles in all niche – work, school, home and everything in between. It has been designed to adapt to strike a balance between performance and versatility.
“That’s the idea behind the design of Surface Go – our smallest, lightest, and most affordable Surface yet. When we designed this device, we had to ask ourselves what people want and need from a 10” Surface. The answers seem obvious – lightweight, productive, and accessible to more people,” Panos Panay, Microsoft’s Chief Product Officer said in a blog post.
Microsoft Surface Go Specifications
- 10″ 1800×1200 3:2 PixelSense display.
- Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y processor.
- 64GB eMMC, 128GB SSD, 256GB SSD.
- 4GB or 8GB 1866MHz LPDDR3 RAM.
- Windows Hello facial recognition.
- Surface Connect, USB-C, MicroSDXC, Headphone jack.
Microsoft Surface Go Features
It’s a completely new 2-in-1 device and this is the company’s “low-cost Surface.” Surface Go is the software giant’s smallest, lightest, and most affordable Surface model ever released.
Speaking of the hardware, the device runs on 7th Generation Intel Pentium Gold Processor and is paired with 4GB or 8GB RAM. The models with 64GB eMMC and 128GB and 256GB SSD are also available. The microSD card support can help add another 1TB of storage.
The Surface Go features a fanless design and offers up to nine-hour battery life. Other specs include a 5MP front-facing camera and an 8MP rear auto-focus camera. It also supports Windows Hello and features Dolby Audio Premium.