Microsoft today has announced the Surface Go 2-in-1 with a 10-inch display, and this in no way changes Microsoft’s Surface design philosophy. In fact, it does look like a smaller version of the Surface Pro design that has been with us since 2014. It comes with an integrated kickstand with unlimited positions, runs on Windows 10.
The Microsoft Surface Go sports a 10-inches display 1800 x 1200 pixel resolution) with a 3:2 aspect ratio. The 2-in-1 packs a custom-built high-resolution PixelSense Display that supports Surface Pen with 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity, low pen parallax, low latency, and precision for accurate note taking, drawing and computer-aided design. It comes with Microsoft’s proprietary Surface Connector port for charging and connecting to a desktop dock.
It is powered by the 7th Generation Intel Pentium Gold Processor 4415Y and packs up to 8GB RAM and 128 GB SSD. The Go also comes with an optional keyboard cover. The company claims that the Go offers up to nine hours of battery life on a single charge. It runs on Windows 10 with S mode enabled by default. But users can switch to a full version of Windows 10 for free if they want. Microsoft is launching the Wi-Fi versions of the Go initially, but will also bring the LTE equipped model later this year.
Connectivity features include Surface Connect for charging and docking; USB-C 3.1, a headphone jack; and a MicroSD card reader for storage expansion. The full friction hinge extends to 165 degrees. It also comes with Windows Hello camera that allows for quick, and secure sign-in using face recognition.
The Microsoft Surface Go basic model with 4GB RAM and 64GB SSD and Wi-Fi model costs $399 (Rs. 27,440 approx.), while the 8GB RAM model with 128GB SSD costs $549 (Rs. 37,760 approx.).
The Microsoft Surface Go will be available for pre-order from July 10 in the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Switzerland, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Poland, Italy, Portugal, and Spain. It will ship in August. The company will launch a 4G LTE model with a SIM tray powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon X16 LTE Modem later this year.