Microsoft has announced the completion of a series of Surface tablets with a new budget model Surface Go, rumors of which have been plying on the Net over the last couple of months. The novelty is positioned as a training device, different from the predecessor Surface Pro in a more compact size and low price. Its cost starts from $399 in the basic configuration.
A little later this year will be available version Surface Go with support for the fourth generation 4G LTE, as well as a model with a solid-state drive capacity of 256 GB.
Specifications of Microsoft Surface Go Tablet
|Weight and thickness||520 grams|
|CPU||Intel Pentium Gold Processor 4415Y|
|RAM||4 or 8 GB of LPDDR3|
|Permanent memory||64 GB eMMC, 128 GB SSD, 256 GB SSD, slot for microSDXC card|
|Screen||10 inches (3: 2), 1,800 × 1,200 pixels|
|Autonomy||9 hours at moderate load|
|Camera||The main – 8 Mp, the front – 5 Mp|
|Ports||Surface Connect, microSDXC, Audio 3.5mm, USB 3.1 Type-C|
|Interfaces||Wi-Fi, a model with LTE will be released later|
Surface Go is the smallest device in the gadget line from Microsoft. If the previous representatives of the Surface series occupied an intermediate position between laptops and tablets, then the novelty is, without a doubt, a pureblooded tablet. Although with the possibility of attaching a proprietary cover-keyboard for convenient work with texts.
Together with Surface Go, some accessories are offered, including the Surface Go Signature Type Cover – a black polyurethane cover or covered with Alcantara Burgundy, Platinum, and Cobalt Blue. You can also select the Surface Mobile Mouse with the same color as the cover keyboard. The cost of the keyboard made of polyurethane is $99, the version with Alcantara coating will cost $129. Price of a computer mouse Surface Mobile Mouse – $34.99. Also, you can buy for $99 stylus Surface Pen with recognition of 4,096 levels of depression.
Starting on July 10, the Microsoft Surface Go tablet is available for pre-order. In the US and Canada, the device will be on sale on August 2. Consumers will receive a device with preinstalled Windows 10 Home (S Mode).
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