The Microsoft Surface Go is the most affordable and portable Surface device yet. It was first launched in the US in July this year. Now the device is up for pre-orders in India. The Surface Go competes with the likes of the iPad Pro and Galaxy Tab S4. Read the technical specifications as well as the pricing and availability details below:
The Microsoft Surface Go is a 2-in-1 hybrid laptop that can be used in different form factors. It features a pop up stand and a design that resembles the premium Surface Pro. The Surface Go features a 10-inch PixelSense display bearing a screen resolution of 1,800 x 1,200 pixels and an 3:2 aspect ratio. Gorilla Glass 3 is fitted on the top for protection against accidental damages and scratches. It is compatible with the Surface Pen that features 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity. The Surface Go measures 8.3mm in thickness and weighs just 1.15 pounds.
In terms of hardware, the Surface Go is powered by a 7th-Gen Intel Pentium Gold Processor 4415Y. The device is available in two memory configurations of 4GB and 8GB RAM. The former offers 64GB eMMC storage while the later packs 128GB storage in form of SSD. Microsoft claims that the Surface Go packs 9 hours of battery life. The device runs Windows 10 Home in S mode. Users can also update to the full version of Windows 10 for free.
For video calling purposes, the Surface Go has a 5MP HD camera. There is a 8MP rear camera along with dual microphones. On the connectivity front, the Surface Go features Surface connect for charging and docking and USB Type-C 3.1 for transferring data and charging. There is a 3.5mm headphone jack and a microSD card slot for storage expansion. The device also features Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.
Pricing & Availability:
Microsoft has teamed up with e-commerce platform Flipkart for the sale of Surface Go. The device is up for pre-orders. The base variant of 4GB/64GB retails at Rs 38,599. The higher model bears a price tag of Rs 50,999. The Surface Go type cover (Black) can be purchased at Rs 8,699 and the signature type cover (colour) cost Rs 11,799.