Microsoft's Surface Go is official!
Microsoft today took the wraps off of its latest productivity-oriented slate - the Microsoft Surface Go. Needless to say, this one will directly clash with Apple's iPad Pro 9.7-inch. As you probably might imagine, Microsoft is aiming this device at people on the go, while also citing its size as perfect to reading school textbooks in portrait mode. It also happens that it will hit the shelves just in time for the back to school season.
DesignYou'd be forgiven from questioning if the new Surface Go device sports any significant differences in comparison with, say, the Surface Pro. The devil's in the details - the new Surface Go sports a slightly larger bezel in comparison with the higher-end slate as well as slightly rounder edges. Still, the overall design has not evolved a lot and still uses the same old magnesium design. Fine by us, as the external design of the Surface Pro was definitely among its stronger aspects and the Surface Go doesn't look like it would be anything different than that.
SoftwareOut of the box, the tablet will run Windows 10 in S mode, meaning that you can only run Microsoft Edge and apps found on the Microsoft store. Should you desire an improved experience, however, you can opt to get the full Windows 10 experience for free. However, we are not sure how well the Pentium Gold chipset inside the slate will be able to run the full-fledge Windows OS and any heavier apps or programs - you will probably run into some performance issues should you choose to use the tablet as your main daily driver.
Price, release date, availability
Surface Go will be available for preorder on July 10th in: US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Switzerland, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Poland, Italy, Portugal, and Spain. It will reach more markets in the coming weeks.
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