Microsoft has launched a new product in its Surface lineup of devices. Named Microsoft Surface Go, it is a budget tablet that is similar to the Surface Pro with a much cheaper price tag starting at $399. Most of the features of the Surface Go are similar to the Surface Pro which includes the PixelSense Display, design elements, and an inbuilt kickstand. However, the tablet packs modest internal specifications as it is a budget device. It is currently available for pre-order from today July 10 in some countries and will be available for purchase from August 2.
The Surface Go is actually a budget variant of the Microsoft Surface Pro that was launched in 2014. The tablet has been reportedly launched by the company to compete with Apple iPad models. The tablet features a 10-inch display screen with a resolution of 1800 X 1200 pixels and an aspect ratio of 3:2. It also comes with an inbuilt kickstand that supports multiple positions and features a front camera with facial recognition technology.
The device also features the proprietary Surface Connector port for charging as well as connecting the tablet with desktops. Microsoft has also provided a USB Type-C port for charging or transferring files to other external devices. It features the magnesium built body found on the Surface Pro tablets.
It is powered by a 7th generation Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y processor. It will be available in two variants of 4GB RAM/ 64GB storage and 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. The premium model of the Surface Go will be priced at $549 and Pans Panay, Chief Product Officer, Microsoft has said in a blog post that the WiFi version of the device will be made available first followed by the LTE version at a later date.
The Microsoft Surface Go tablet will be available for pre-order from today, July 10 in select countries like USA, Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Austria, Germany, Belgium, the UK and more. It will be available for purchase in these countries starting August 2. However, there is no information about the availability of the device in India.