To make the Surface Go a full laptop-replacement, one will also need to invest in a Type Cover.
Microsoft is particularly keen to note that Surface Go will first come to the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Switzerland, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Poland, Italy, Portugal, and Spain, while Japan, Singapore, Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong, China and other markets should get a pre-order option in the coming weeks.
The tablet also features 4GB of RAM.
The same hinge found on the Surface Pro is present on the Surface Go and allows for 165 degrees of movement.
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Microsoft officials have said previously that backward compatibility is key to its Surface strategy. The company is creating a new 10-inch, Alcantara leather cover for the new Surface.
As for cameras, you're looking at typical front and back cameras with a Windows Hello IR Camera for facial recognition security. Just because it's small doesn't mean the Go doesn't pack a punch; the screen in use is a high-resolution 1,800×1,200-pixel touch display, which is higher resolution than many smaller tablets. The base spec version features 4GB of RAM and a 64GB eMMC drive and costs $399 while the other version now available has 8GB of RAM and a 128GB solid-state drive and that will go for $549. Microsoft says that you can expect 9 hours of battery life in the Surface Go, which isn't bad but isn't the best.
While the starting price of the Surface Go is relatively low-cost, it's the accessories that will see the overall purchase price grow. Microsoft is working on an LTE model that will be arriving later this year, and we suspect this will be based on Qualcomm's Snapdragon modem.
But if users want greater levels of precision and customisation, they can opt for the Surface Precision Mouse that is supported by the new tablet. Did the price win you over, or is there something else that makes the new tablet a must have for you?