Microsoft Finally Announces Smaller Surface Go for $399. Microsoft has announced a smaller, cheaper version of its Surface Pro tablets: the Surface Go.
It is a smaller version with a screen diagonal of 10 inches. The Surface Go runs standard on Windows 10 S, a limited version of the operating system that only runs applications from the official Microsoft Store. But users can switch to Windows 10 at no additional cost.
The tablet has a screen resolution of 1,800 by 1,200 pixels and a dual-core processor from Intel with a clock speed of 1.6 GHz and at least 4 gigabytes of RAM. The storage space of the entry-level model is 64 GB. The Surface Go weighs about 520 grams and allegedly offers nine hours of battery time.
Like the Pro version, this device also has a particular Surface Connector port to charge the tablet and connect it to a so-called desktop dock.
The Surface Go also has a USB-C-3.1 connection, with which the device can also be charged. The tablet works with the accessories that Microsoft has previously released for the Surface Pro, such as the Surface Pen and a unique keyboard. The company also releases a Bluetooth mouse.
Surface Go appears in the United Kingdom on 29 August. The entry model costs £380 in the UK and $399 in the US.