Microsoft’s tiny two-in-one tablet Surface Go is now shipping! Microsoft launched Surface Go last month, as the smaller, and cheaper version of its expensive counterpart, the Surface Pro device. Surface Pro is Microsoft’s response to the popular 2018 iPad and Chromebooks with features such as a 10-inch screen, front-facing camera with facial recognition, USB-C 3.1 port, and an integrated kickstand among others.
Surface Go comes with Intel’s Pentium Gold 4415Y processor. Its processor is a dual-core seventh-generation model. According to Microsoft, this was chosen as it is able to provide the right balance between performance, battery life, and thermal properties which allows for a thin, fanless design.
The device comes with a 10-inch display and weighs nearly 500g. The base model of the Surface Go is $399, the upgraded version, however, costs around $549 per model. Those prices don’t include the cost of the Surface keyboard, which comes for $100 extra for a basic model. You can also get the keyboard in $125 Alcantara Signature version. It also supports inking with the Surface Pen costing $99. There’s also a new $34.99 Surface Mobile Mouse. It is a two-button, ambidextrous, Bluetooth mouse which comes with a scroll wheel. It is available in colors like silver, red, and blue.
For now Surface Pro is available to purchase online from the Microsoft Store in 25 countries only. Depending on the region the prices may vary. For the US, the price ranges between $399 and $599 depending on the RAM (4 or 8GB), storage (64 or 128GB), as well as the operating system (Windows 10 Home S-mode, or Windows 10 Pro).