Microsoft Announces Its Cheapest And Lightest Surface Ever

11 July, 2018, 07:28 | Author: Lynette Payne
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It's now available for pre-order on the Microsoft Store in most European countries and will expand to others within the coming weeks.

Microsoft's new Surface Go tablet. Check. Touch, Surface Pen, and Surface Dock support?

The Surface Go kickstand also utilizes a brand new hinge that allows it to extend 165 degrees so that you can go from tablet mode to studio mode when you want to write or draw on it. Microsoft says the 27-watt-hour battery is rated for up to 9 hours of battery life. It'll start shipping on 2 August. An LTE model should be available later this year. Starting at $399 MSRP, it represents a new entry point for the Surface family, while keeping the premium qualities that have come to define it.

In May, Bloomberg reported that Microsoft was working on low-priced 10-inch tablet to compete with Apple's iPad. Yeah, it should work well on a table or desk, but this is a portable machine - you don't always have a flat surface when on the go. Announced by Surface Chief Product Officer, Panos Panay, Surface Go is an affordable tablet aimed at Schools and educators. The part doubtless helps to keep the Surface Go's price low, but won't deliver stellar performance. In that sense, the announcement of the slightly smaller Surface Go is just picking up where the Surface 3 left off. The 10-inch screen is nearly a full inch smaller. The base model ships with 4GB RAM and 64GB of eMMC flash storage, while the top-end model comes with 8GB RAM and 128GB of SSD storage. The 256GB configuration does not yet have a price tag. Attaching a keyboard adds 0.5 pounds to the Surface's weight.

However, Microsoft's iconic backlit keyboard cover will be sold separately, and you need to shell another $99 for it. Surface Go also supports Surface Stylus Pen, which is another $99. Just remember that Alcantara stains easily.

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Microsoft dropped out of the smartphone race altogether, and the Surface tablets are widely used in business but you rarely see them in the hands of a Gen Z user who only cares about social media, movies, and mobile games.

First, because of the design of Microsoft's Type Covers, which attach to the bottom bezel of the tablet-and double as a screen protector when not in use-the bezels of the Surface Go are somewhat large compared to other modern tablets, in order to accommodate the cover.

But now bear in mind what you get with the Surface Go.

As of now, the device is made available in a few selected countries including the US, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Ireland, France, Germany, Austria, Luxembourg, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Poland, Italy, Portugal, Spain and the UK.

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