Microsoft chief product officer Panos Panay said the Surface Go is meant to be a more accessible way to get hold of the Surface's premium features. Those in the education sector (teachers, students or parents) and members of the armed forces will get a small discount of a fiver or just over. Although this is the cheapest Surface in the lineup, Microsoft spent a lot on the PixelSense screen and although it is a 10-incher, it has a decent 1800x1200 resolution, which adds up to 216 ppi of pixel density, and has a 1500:1 contrast ratio.
Microsoft has announced the next addition to its Surface lineup of computers and it's a new tablet aimed at the more budget conscious market that the Surface Pro simply can not hope to serve.
The new 10in (25.4cm) device comes with the signature Surface kickstand for setting the device up at a range of angles, and runs Windows 10.
It also comes with 8 megapixel rear and 5-megapixel front cameras with Windows Hello to enable signing in using face recognition. You'll have to pay extra for the keyboard, as you also will for the Surface Pen, neither of which come bundled with the tablet. The USB Type-C to Type-A adatper costs $19.99, while the one with Ethernet is $54.99. The base spec version features 4GB of RAM and a 64GB eMMC drive and costs $399 while the other version now available has 8GB of RAM and a 128GB solid-state drive and that will go for $549. It weighs 1.15 pounds and has a battery that can last up nine hours between charges, according to company testing. This week, editors Daniel Rubino and Zac Bowden talk everything Surface Go.
Surface Go: Is the price a "go" or "no"?Microsoft is working on an LTE model that will be arriving later this year, and we suspect this will be based on Qualcomm's Snapdragon modem.
Both of the new dongles will launch on August 2 alongside of the Surface Go, although they should work on a Surface Book 2 as well. Did the price win you over, or is there something else that makes the new tablet a must have for you?