Microsoft Surface Go Review Specifications And Prices. When I saw the surface go announcement, I asked myself who the heck is this. Actually for this is a $400 tablet with a seventh gen processor or the seventh gen Pentium Gold processor from last year. MMC storage which is not thatfast and four gigabytes of RAM on the base model that’s some pretty weak specs for a Windows laptop. And I can’t possibly imagine people doing more than browsing the net and checking their emails with it.
Microsoft Surface Go Specifications And Prices
|OS||Window 10 Home in S-mode|
|Display||10-inch 3: 2 aspect
1800 x 1200 with touch
|Processor||Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y (1.6GHz)
|Graphics||Intel HD 615|
|RAM||4GB or 8GB
128GB or 256GB SSD
|Ports||1x USB-C 3.1 (aux. charge, video out, data), microSD (up to 1TB), Surface Connect, headphone jack|
|Surface Pen||4,096 levels of pressure, tilt suppport|
|Camera||5MP front-facing with Windows Hello
8MP rear auto-focus
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Optional LTE (late 2018)
|Audio||Dual front-facing speakers
Dolby Audio Premium
|Battery||Up to 9 hours|
|Dimensions||9.6″ x 6.9″ x .33″ (245mm x 175mm x 8.3mm)|
|Weight||1.15 lbs (0.52 kg) without keyboard
1.7lbs (0.77 kg) w/keyboard
|Power||24 W power supply|
|Price||Starts at $399
Keyboard $99 or $129 (Alcantara)
Microsoft Surface Go Review Specifications by Matthew Moniz
To be honest the base model is basically just a showpiece a way to say listen we’re Microsoft we create beautiful products and we can do this at a lower price point. To be honest anybody looking at this device is going to be up sold to the five hundred and fifty dollar model. Windows 10 will just not run well on the base model the $550 model nets 8 gigabytes of ram 128 gigabyte SSD.
For much faster storage forget the pen for a second let’s just add the keyboard on and you’re looking at six hundred and fifty dollars, this puts it in line with the ipad pro and some pretty decent laptops so the question is what kind of laptops can you get for six hundred and fifty dollars. Well there’s the huawei mate book x4 about four hundred and fifty dollars and this is pretty much the same form factor as the surface go.
With this you get the karim 5 4 gigabytes of RAM and 128 gigabyte SSD then there’s the Dell Inspiron 15 5000 that’s around $600 and you get the 8th gen I 580 250 you but you get a bulkier and bigger laptop then. There’s my personal pick which is the Acer Aspire 5 this is a budget laptop for about $650.
Same specs as the dell inspiron, but you also get a dedicated GPU the MX 150. This thing is powerful enough to play some games at low settings quite comfortably. Now obviously none of these will match the build quality of the surface go. But you’ll get better performance and more bang for your buck it really comes down to your lifestyle.
Now a lot of people are going to be comparing this to the ipad. But, I personally don’t think it’s a good comparison the ipad excels at touch with thousands of great apps designed for the ipad to choose from. While the surface go excels at pen input and adesktop experience touch on Windows 10 is not best experience. And anyone who buys this will need to buy the keyboard and mouse to go along with it.
Then there’s the Chromebook you can get some really great ones for under $500. Especially if you only plan to browse the web watch content and work in Google Docs or office 365 which is pretty much. What you’re limited to – the pen input with the surface go, I think this is the point I’m trying to make the surface go is a beautiful well-designed product. At least from my initial impressions but it has a hard time finding its place in a very crowded market.
Sure if you love surface products like I do you’re probably gonna buy it anyways and use it for certain situations. I just think for the price point there’s a lot of better alternatives that offer a lot more value and a lot more performance. Now I do plan on reviewing this and my opinion could change once I get my hands on it. I want to hear what you have to say in the comments below.