Microsoft just revealed the Surface Go – an affordable Surface model for the masses. In this article, we will take a look at its specifications and key features!
The Microsoft Surface Go Revealed!
At just over 520 g / 1.15 lbs, the Microsoft Surface Go is the smallest and lightest member of the Surface family. With its 10-inch PixelSense Display, you can use touch, as well as a stylus and mouse or trackpad to work with Windows apps.
The built-in kickstand with full friction hinge extends to 165 degrees and helps you stay in your flow from tablet to Studio mode. The hinge design helps you find the perfect angle for any task: from adjusting the device angle on the plane to pushing the kickstand down to ink on a photo to share with your friends.
Powered by the 7th Generation Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y processor, the Microsoft Surface Go is optimised for running mainstream productivity applications with minimal impact on battery life.
Long Battery Life
The Microsoft Surface Go boasts a long battery life of up to 9 hours on a single charge. It recharges through the USB-C port using a small 24 W power adaptor.
Windows Hello facial recognition is built-in, with TPM 2.0 and Windows Defender Antivirus, to ensure maximum protection against malware.
Microsoft will offer options like the Surface Go Type Cover, the Surface Mobile Mouse and Surface Pen.
The Surface Go Type Cover has an integrated backlit mechanical keyset, and is available in standard black or as the Signature Type Cover with Alcantara in three rich colors — Burgundy, Cobalt Blue and Platinum. It also features a full-size Precision Trackpad that is made of glass and has five-finger multiple touch support.
The Surface Mobile Mouse features Bluetooth pairing and elegant design. For a natural inking experience, the Surface Pen provides low latency, tilt sensitivity and 4,096 levels of pressure.
Microsoft Surface Go Specifications
|Specifications||Microsoft Surface Go (2018)|
|Operating System||Consumer : Windows 10 Home in S mode
Enterprise : Windows 10 Professional (configurable to S mode)
|Build||Magnesium alloy body|
|Kickstand||With full-friction multi-position hinge (up to 165 degrees)|
|Display||10" PixelSense Display
- 1800 x 1200 pixels (217 ppi)
- 10-point multi-touch capable
|Processor||Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y|
|Graphics||Intel HD Graphics 615|
|Memory||4 GB / 8 GB LPDDR3 SDRAM (1866 MHz)|
|Storage||64 GB eMMC flash storage
128 GB solid state drive
|Cameras||5 MP front camera (1080p video)
8 MP rear camera (1080p video)
|Security||Windows Hello sign-in
Built-in TPM 2.0 enterprise security
|Audio||Stereo speakers with Dolby Audio Premium
|Network||WiFi : 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth : BT 4.1
LTE : Optional
|Card Reader||microSDXC card reader|
|Ports||1 x USB Type C
1 x Surface Connect
1 x 3.5 mm headphone jack
|Power||Internal lithium-ion battery of unknown capacity
- up to 9 hours of battery life
- 24 W power adaptor
|Dimensions||245 mm (9.6 inches) wide
175 mm (6.9 inches) deep
8.3 mm (0.33 inches) thick
|Weight||522 g / 1.15 lbs|
|Warranty||One Year Limited Hardware Warranty|
Microsoft Surface Go Price + Availability
The new Microsoft Surface Go is available for pre-order from 11 July 2018 onwards in Australia, New Zealand. Pre-order in Malaysia starts from 2 August 2018.
In the coming weeks, it will be available for pre-order in Japan, Singapore, Korea, and Thailand and in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan with more markets to follow.
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