Microsoft Surface Go

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The Surface Pro has a lot of fans, and a lot of haters! Reviews are generally good though and the price adds to the attraction. The base device, with slower 64GB flash storage might not be the best of the models as the 128GB version uses a much faster SSD. GPS-capability comes with the LTE version. You'll need to think about the extra cost of a keyboard too. This is a device focused on mobile users and if you're one of them, please consider the LTE version. 7 hours battery life is possible but mobile usage (high screen brightness, LTE connected) could bring that figure down a lot.

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Microsoft Surface Go Specifications

Manufacturer Microsoft
Model name Surface Go
CPU Intel Pentium 4415Y (2017)
CPU speed 1600 Mhz
Graphics Intel HD Graphics 615
FanlessYES
OS Microsoft Windows 10
Display Size
10.0" 1600 X 1200
Screen Type
LED-Backlit LCD
Touchscreen type
Touch with Digitizer
RAM 4096 MB
SSD 64 GB
Battery capacity 26 Wh
Weight (Minimum) 522gm / 1.15 pounds
Size 245/175/8.3 mm
Size 9.6/6.9/0.3 inches
Physical Interfaces Docking connector
Headset i/f (Mic+Line)
USB-C
Wireless Interfaces802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
No Bluetooth4G Option
AdditionalCamera 5.0mp
Dolby Advanced Audio
Hardened Glass Screen
Microphone
Stand
Stereo speakers
Webcam 8MP
Wireless Display (WiDi, Miracast or similar)
Optional Specs and Accessories (can vary)
Digital pen
GPS
*Specifications can vary

Microsoft Surface Go information

Base Surface Go version comes with 64 GB flash storage. The 128 GB version uses a faster SSD. LTE (cellular data + GPS) is also available. No keyboard included in the base price.
Surface Go Signature Type Cover (With backlight, in black) costs $99
Screen: 216 PPI, 10-point multitouch, IPS.
Microsoft Surface Go (Intel Pentium 4415Y (2017)) Benchmarks
Cinebench R15 Multi 64-Bit: 164 (06 May 2019)
3DMark 11: 1257 (06 May 2019)

Microsoft Surface Go prices
USA$38804 May 19
UK£37906 May 19
Germany€37906 May 19
Microsoft Surface Go news and review links.Date
Windows Central: Low-end Surface Go is good. (Review)06/05/19
Surface Go LTE Poor Battery Life? Review.06/05/19
Surface Go LTE 8GB, 128GB SSD version. Review.06/05/19
Microsoft site: Surface Go06/05/19
Surface Go 64GB eMMC version - Full review06/05/19
Surface Go Review: Good quality review from Laptopmag06/05/19
64Gb eMMC Surface Go. Detailed review. (Notebookcheck)04/05/19

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Lenovo Thinkpad 10 ( 2015), 10.1 inch, 617 grams (1.36 lbs)
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Acer Aspire Switch 10 2015, 10.1 inch, 595 grams (1.31 lbs)
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