Microsoft Debuts $399 Surface Go Tablet

Microsoft Debuts $399 Surface Go Tablet

Microsoft Debuts $399 Surface Go Tablet

Specs-wise, the Surface Go has a tiny 10-inch 3:2 PixelSense Display, weighs in at 1.15 pounds, and measures 8.3mm only.

And the tablet has a single USB-C port, memory card slot, headphone jack and Microsoft's proprietary Surface Connect port that you might use to hook up an optional Surface hub.

The Surface Go has been priced $399 which applies to the base version with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of SSD storage.

Microsoft Surface Go is the device that will be favored by those looking for a cheaper Surface Pro variant though performance is little bit compromised.

The sub-US$400 price point is key for Microsoft as it tries to turn its Surface business into a more serious challenger to other computer hardware makers.

According to IDC, Microsoft had just 2.3% of the global tablets market in units sold in the first quarter of 2018, well behind the 28.8% share Apple had during the same period.

Microsoft have announced their latest product from the Surface team. The 8MP rear camera naturally also supports HD video.

The novelty will go on sale August 2. The entry-level 9.7in iPad may be cheaper at £319, but the Surface Go will offer buyers a better all-round experience.

The new 10-inch Surface Go, which ships August 2 in the USA and two dozen other markets, is the least costly among the five Surface devices that Microsoft makes.

Available for pre-order starting today - although the listing isn't now live on the Microsoft Store at time of writing - the Surface Go will be available for purchase from 2 August.

The Pentium Gold processor balances power with battery consumption to offer roughly nine hours of charge.

As expected, it does a lot of the same stuff as its bigger brother, the Surface Pro, albeit in a smaller package. You can also use that 5-megapixel front camera to capture 1080p high-definition video. In terms of storage options, iPad 9.7 comes in 32GB and 128GB capacities, while Surface Go is available in 4GB of RAM/64GB of eMMC storage or 8GB of RAM/128GB SSD storage.

People will have to shell out $99 for the Surface Pen, $34.99 for the Surface Mobile Mouse, $99 for the Surface Go Type Cover, and $129 for the Surface Go Signature Type Cover Alcantara. The tablet runs Microsoft's restricted Windows 10 S operating system by default, which is no surprise since the company's more expensive Surface Laptop does the same, although users will be able to switch to the full version if desired.

The iPad 9.7 (2018) runs iOS 11, meaning you'll get an nearly identical experience as you do on an iPhone, with additional functions such as split-screen multi-tasking and the Home app for any HomeKit-enabled devices.

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