Microsoft announces Surface Go; Starts at USD399

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Microsoft announces Surface Go, an affordable 10-inch tablet aimed for students, regular users, and mostly everyone else with a light budget.

Microsoft Surface Go

The new Microsoft Surface Go is designed for budget-conscious consumers looking for a portable and convenient productivity tool. The Windows 10 tablet is powered by a quad-core Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y processor, Intel Graphics 615, and RAM/storage combination choices of 4GB/64GB eMMC or 8GB / 128GB SSD.

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The Surface Go has a 10-inch full HD PixelSense touchscreen display with a 3:2 aspect ratio and a 1800 x 1200 resolution, topped by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. It has large bezels all-around, which is good considering you need something to hold on to when handling the tablet.

Like other Surface devices, this one also has a magnesium alloy body, a built-in kickstand which can be adjusted in multiple positions, and Microsoft’s Surface Connector for charging and connecting accessories.

For added versatility, Microsoft included a USB Type-C port that is capable of charging, accept external accessories, or output to video.

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Along with the Surface Go, the company also debuted a number of accessories for the tablet. There are two optional keyboard covers available in four colors, a Surface pen stylus, and a new Surface Mobile Mouse.

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The Microsoft Surface Go is priced at USD399 for the 4/64GB variant, and USD549 for the 8/128GB. Converted, that’s roughly PHP21,400 and PHP30,000, respectively.

As for its accessories, the Surface Go Type keyboard cover retails for USD99, the Surface Go Signature Type Cover for USD129, the Surface Pen for USD99, and the Surface Mobile Mouse for USD34.99.

Microsoft Surface Go Specs:

  • 10-inch Full HD PixelSense Display  (1800 x 1200, 217ppi)
  • 3:2 Aspect Ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • 1.6GHz Dual-Core Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y Processor
  • Intel HD Graphics 615
  • 4GB/8GB RAM
  • 64GB eMMC / 128GBSSD
  • MicroSD Card Slot
  • Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac
  • Bluetooth v4.1
  • 1 x USB-C
  • 3.5 mm Headphone Jack
  • 1 x Surface Connect Port
  • Windows 10
  • Dimensions: 9.65″ x 6.9″ x 0.33″, 1.5 lbs
  • 27WHr Battery

Bryan is a geek at heart and a tech enthusiast by choice. He has a strong background in corporate communications, marketing services, and customer relations having worked in the telecommunications and banking sectors for over two decades. In his spare time, he enjoys watching clips on YouTube and binge watching shows on Netflix.

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