Microsoft's LTE-enabled Surface Go is priced at $679, apparently coming next week
A lengthy wait ensued, but those looking to purchase a compact Windows 10 tablet with an optional keyboard and Surface Pen, as well as blazing fast connectivity on the fly, for Christmas should turn their frown upside down.
That’s because a fourth Surface Go variant has just surfaced on Microsoft’s US e-store, listed as out of stock, with no explicit release date mentioned, but an official price point revealed. The $679 tag is confirmed at Best Buy, where the LTE-enabled 10-incher is scheduled to go on sale next Tuesday, November 20.
Apart from “LTE Advanced” speeds, this bad boy will apparently offer 8GB RAM, 128 gigs of solid-state storage, and sadly, the same mediocre Intel 4415Y Pentium Gold processor as all other models.
Basically, you’ll be paying 130 bucks more for standalone LTE connectivity compared to a $549 Surface Go version that’s otherwise identical. If all you need is Wi-Fi, don’t forget about the 128GB SSD/4GB RAM configuration, available for $499 as a Costco exclusive until recently, when it finally expanded to the official Microsoft Store.
Keep in mind the stylus and Surface Go “Signature Type Cover” are not included in those prices, but since this LTE model is expected to make its long overdue commercial debut next week, a (small) Black Friday discount may not be entirely out of the question.
It’s also worth highlighting that the Surface Pro 6 doesn’t come in an LTE-capable configuration just yet, but you can still buy last year’s Surface Pro generation with Intel Core i5 inside, 8GB RAM, a 256GB SSD, and LTE Advanced technology... for a whopping $1,449.