After several weeks of rumors, speculations, and leaks, Microsoft has finally launched the Surface Go, a hybrid tablet that runs on Windows. This device is the cheapest offering from the company, and it is set to appeal to the audience with its cheap price tag. However, there are things you will want to know if you are looking forward to buying the Surface Go.
The Microsoft Surface Go isn’t particularly targeted towards a specific group of people. While some of the previous Microsoft releases have been specifically made for someone specific, say a student, this tablet has been designed for someone who is looking for a Windows experience at a cheap price tag.
The Microsoft Surface Go comes in two different variants. First, there is the base variant that has 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of eMMC internal memory and the Intel Pentium Gold processor. There is another variant that offers 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of SSD.
The Surface Go is somewhat a toned-down version of the taller Surface Pro which has been well received by a lot of people. And the company certainly wants to emulate that success with this device. It has been some time since the company cashed in on the hybrid tablets that also second as a computer once the accessories are connected. The Surface Go is just another example of this step from Microsoft. It has already showcased the detachable Keyboard, the wireless mouse, and the pen that is supported by the new device.
However, if you really want to use it as a computer, you will have to add in some cash. The keyboard costs $99 which makes the device’s price $499 and $649. So, basically, it is meant for someone who wants an affordable and portable Windows-running device.
The Microsoft Surface Go sells for $399 for the base variant and $549 for the higher end variant. Microsoft has already confirmed that it’s working on an LTE version of this device. The company will also sell a $99 worth of Type Cover, the $99 Surface Pen and a $35 wireless mouse alongside this device. Pre-orders have already opened, and Microsoft will start shipping this device next month.