Microsoft Surface Go

Microsoft Surface Go

Pros

  • Lots of RAM (8 GB)

Cons

  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • The camera lacks flash
  • Lacks GPS

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Description

The Microsoft Surface Go comes with a 10-inch 3:2 screen with 1800x1200 pixels resolution, protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The system is powered by a 1.6 GHz Intel Pentium 4415Y processor, 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage (there is a cheaper version with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage). The tablet PC comes with a 5-megapixel front facing camera for video calls and an 8-megapixel main unit on the back.

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Display

  • Display size:
    • 10.0 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 1800 x 1200 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 216 ppi
  • Screen-to-body ratio:

    Screen-to-body ratio - Shows what part of the frontal area of a phone its screen occupies.

    • 69.42 %
  • Features:
    • Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 3), Ambient light sensor

Camera

  • Rear camera:
      • 8 megapixels
  • Video recording:
      • 1920x1080 (1080p HD)
  • Front camera:
      • 5 megapixels

Design

  • Dimensions:
    • 9.65 x 6.89 x 0.33 inches (245 x 175 x 8.3 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 18.41 oz (522 g)
      the average is 15.5 oz (442 g)
  • Materials:
    • Main body: Metal
  • Biometrics:

    Biometrics - Features and sensors that replace a traditional PIN or password as means of identification when unlocking your device.

    • Facial recognition
  • Colors:
    • Silver

Hardware & Performance

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Intel Pentium 4415Y
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Dual-core, 1600 MHz, 64-bit, 14 nm
  • GPU:

    GPU - The graphics processor is important for the smooth operation of the system and especially in games and other applications that may involve complex graphics and animations.

      • Intel HD Graphics 615
  • RAM:

    RAM - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

      • 8 GB RAM
  • Internal storage:

    Internal storage - Bigger storage capacity allows you to keep more content saved onto your device, such as more applications, photos or video. Games and video content typically take up the biggest amount of storage space.

    • 128 GB
  • OS:
    • Windows (10)

Battery

  • Video playback:
    • 9.00 hours

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 4.1
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band
  • USB:
      • USB 3.1
    • Connector:
      • USB Type-C (reversible)
    • Features:
      • USB OTG

Phone features

  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
  • Other features:
    • Voice commands, Voice recording

Multimedia

  • Speakers:
    • Multiple speakers
  • Headphones connector:
    • 3.5mm
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Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 09 Jul 2018

Shopping information

  • MSRP price:
    • $ 550

To see the full specifications with in-depth details click here.



Alternative variants

We list only the specs that are different than the main variant

Microsoft Surface Go

with 64 GB storage

Differences from the main variant:

  • RAM:

    RAM - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

      • 4 GB
  • Internal storage:

    Internal storage - Bigger storage capacity allows you to keep more content saved onto your device, such as more applications, photos or video. Games and video content typically take up the biggest amount of storage space.

    • 64 GB
  • MSRP price:
    • $ 400

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