Microsoft launched a few years ago, the Surface RT and Surface Pro range. While it is true that the RT range could have been an alternative to the iPad, its lack of resources and the inability to install any type of application limited its success, which forced the company to focus solely on the Surface Pro.
Microsoft has returned to the market share and that today has an alternative to Apple iPad called the Surface Go, a tablet with simple benefits but managed inside by Windows 10, in its S version , but that users can be freely updated to the Home and Pro version without limitations.
Windows 10 S, is a light version of Windows 10 that offers us as main limitation not being able to install any application that we want, but we have to limit ourselves to those that are available in the Microsoft Store. For certain areas, such as education and business is a very good idea, but if you take it out, the market for potential customers is reduced, hence the company based in Redmon allows to eliminate that mode and skip the limitation that we offers.
The Surface Go is available in several versions of storage and RAM, but they all share some basic features that I detail below.
|Specification||Microsoft Surface Go|
|Weight and Dimensions||1.15 lbs and 8.3 mm thin|
|CPU||Intel Pentium Gold Processor 4415Y|
|RAM||4 or 8GB 1866MHz LPDDR3|
|Storage||64GB eMMC, 128GB SSD, 256GB SSD, microSDXC card slot|
|Display||10-inch (3:2) 1800 x 1200 PixelSense Display|
|Battery||9-hour battery life|
|Cameras||8MP Rear5MP Front
Windows Hello facial recognition
|Ports||Surface Connect, microSDXC card slot, 3.5mm headphone jack, USB 3.1 Type-C|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi, LTE model to be announced at a later date|
|Price||$399 for 4GB RAM and 64GB eMMC$549 for 8GB RAM and 128GB SSD
256GB SSD with integrated LTE to be announced at a later date
|Accessories||Surface Pen ($99)Surface Dock
Surface Connect dock
Surface Go Type Cover ($99 for black or $129 for the Alcantara/red/blue/silver)
Surface Mobile Mouse ($34.99)
Like the iPad and iPad Pro, Microsoft puts at our disposal a series of accessories in case we want to expand the possibilities it offers us, such as the Type Cover with integrated trackpad, Surface Pen and the mouse. In the back we find a retractable support that allows us to place this device in any position.
Price and availability of the Surface Go
- Surface Go with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of eMMC storage with Windows Home S: $399.
- Surface Go with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of eMMC storage with Windows Pro S: $449.
- Surface Go with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of SSD storage with Windows Home S: $549.
- Surface Go with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of SSD storage with Windows Pro S: $599.
- Surface Go with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of SSD storage with LTE connection: pending confirmation of availability and price.
The company has announced that from August 2, the Surface Go is available in a large number of countries, including Spain. Although the prices in euros have not been confirmed, we can get an idea of the conversion they will apply. Below I detail the prices of the different configuration models offered by the Microsoft Surface Go.