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Topic # 238288 10-Jul-2018 16:04
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Today Microsoft announces Surface Go: the most portable and affordable Surface product yet.

 

Many of us play different roles throughout the day, moving from work or school to home and everywhere in between. Our team designs every Surface to adapt to that dynamic lifestyle, to strike a balance between performance and versatility, form and function. Our products don’t do just one thing because people don’t do just one thing.

 

We pioneered categories like the 2:1 to provide the mobility of a tablet with the performance of a laptop, inspiring new ways of creating. As you pursue your passions, connect with friends and family, and work with your team, the products you’re able to take on the go with you are the ones that can keep up with the huge range of things you want to accomplish. This is true whether you’re a parent and a product-maker like me or a student and amateur photographer like my daughter.

 

That’s the idea behind the design of Surface Go - our smallest, lightest, and most affordable Surface yet. When we designed this device, we had to ask ourselves what people want and need from a 10” Surface. The answers seem obvious – lightweight, productive, and accessible to more people. I’m pumped to introduce you to Surface Go, because it’s all those things, and so much more.

 

Our smallest, lightest, and most affordable Surface yet

 

The power and connectivity in a device this small gives you the style and productivity Surface is known for in a more convenient package. At just 1.15 pounds and 8.3 mm thin, Surface Go packs portable performance into a 10” device. It represents a new entry point for the Surface family, while keeping the premium qualities that have come to define it.

 

Surface Go offers a stunning, custom built high-resolution PixelSense Display that supports Surface Pen with 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity, low pen parallax, low latency, and precision for accurate note taking, drawing, and computer aided design. The custom calibrated 3:2 display is soft on your eyes while you’re working and vibrantly high-contrast when you want to watch videos, create art, or edit photos.

 

In portrait mode the screen was designed to render the page to the scale of most school textbooks, and in landscape mode it can render pages side by side as if you were holding a paperback book in hand. At the approximate size of a composition notebook, writing on the screen feels natural and intuitive.

 

Since my two youngest daughters have started using Surface Go, I see them watching movies, reading, and drawing on it every day. It’s the perfect device for them. And for me, whether I’m at home, in the office, or on a plane, putting my Surface Pen on the screen and letting my thoughts flow is a necessary step in my creative process. It’s how I work. It’s so easy to carry Surface Go with me so I can capture those moments, instantly.

 

Comforts of a laptop, convenience of a 10” tablet

 

Surface Go is small and mighty, giving you the performance you need to be productive. A device powered by the 7th Generation Intel Pentium Gold Processor 4415Y, in a fanless design, offering up to 9 hours of battery. Our team worked closely with Intel to optimise power, performance, and battery for the most critical tasks people perform every day.

 

Being able to run Office apps on this device with its portability is one of the things that was critical to the experience we had in mind when we designed Surface Go – the productivity of having the apps you use for work and school with the flexibility to relax and read or watch a show on Netflix or Hulu*.

 

Our new Surface Go Signature Type Cover is custom-made for Surface Go integrating design features that give the user the best typing experience possible, with ergonomic key pitch and exceptional key travel. It also has high precision tuning and Windows Precision Trackpad that supports 5 point multi-finger gestures, and you can connect the new Surface Mobile Mouse to work the way that you want.

 

A built-in kickstand with full friction hinge that extends to 165 degrees helps you stay in your flow from tablet to studio mode, and a Windows Hello camera allows for familiar, quick, and secure sign-in using face recognition.

 

Surface Go also has the ports you need, including Surface Connect for charging and docking; USB-C 3.1 for data, video, and charging; a headphone jack; and a MicroSDXC card reader for storage expansion. All designed to help you be more productive whether you’re studying in a library, working on a plane, or sharing your content in a boardroom on a 4K monitor.

 

Where do you want to Go?

 

Surface Go with Wi-Fi is available for pre-order tomorrow in select countries*, with products beginning to hit shelves on August 2 in North America and August 28 in Australia and New Zealand. We’re also happy to share that an LTE model will be arriving later this year.

 

For a family at home or on the move, an expert on the front line of a business interacting with customers, or a school that wants to provide its students with the most versatile tools for learning, this device offers a premium experience with incredible value.

 

Wherever the day takes you, and whatever unique tasks await you along the way, Surface Go moves with you.

 

 





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  Reply # 2052794 10-Jul-2018 16:07
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Hot dam.

 

I will wait for the LTE one however :)


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  Reply # 2052810 10-Jul-2018 16:29
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$399US for the 4GB/128GB non LTE SKU and Windows 10 S by default(only install apps from the windows store) but has the option for a one time switch to windows 10..


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2052811 10-Jul-2018 16:33
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It's nice.  But too much bezel for my liking in this year of bezel-less designs :)  Makes it look like an older iPad to my eye.  But that's just superficial.  I'm sure as a 365/web focussed device it's going to be awesome!


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  Reply # 2052814 10-Jul-2018 16:37
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$399US for the 4GB/128GB non LTE SKU and Windows 10 S by default(only install apps from the windows store) but has the option for a one time switch to windows 10..

 

 

I'm reading US$549 if you want the 128Gb SSD version.

 

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3288206/tablet-pc/microsofts-399-10-inch-surface-go-rethinks-the-windows-tablet-for-consumers.html

 

The $399 version with 4Gb of RAM is possibly a bit short sighted and in a couple of years will run out of steam due to the low RAM, where an 8Gb machine would have a longer usable life IMHO.

 

 

 

I wish with tablets and Ultrabooks they had a little door on the side that you could unscrew to access a RAM slot and the M2 SSD slot to upgrade the memory and storage.  It couldn;t be that hard to slide in an M2 SSD and have the connector 'close its jaws' on the end of the card.





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  Reply # 2052815 10-Jul-2018 16:41
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Sad to see that PR people are prepared to use anything including their own flesh and blood to shill product :(

 

Nice hardware. just a shame about the "creative copy"

 

"Since my two youngest daughters have started using Surface Go, I see them watching movies, reading, and drawing on it every day. It’s the perfect device for them. And for me, whether I’m at home, in the office, or on a plane, putting my Surface Pen on the screen and letting my thoughts flow is a necessary step in my creative process. It’s how I work. It’s so easy to carry Surface Go with me so I can capture those moments, instantly."

 

 


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  Reply # 2052818 10-Jul-2018 17:04
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LOL @wellygary it's like they're saying they invented pens and writing :)


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  Reply # 2052883 10-Jul-2018 19:16
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Sad to see that PR people are prepared to use anything including their own flesh and blood to shill product :(

 

Nice hardware. just a shame about the "creative copy"

 

"Since my two youngest daughters have started using Surface Go, I see them watching movies, reading, and drawing on it every day. It’s the perfect device for them. And for me, whether I’m at home, in the office, or on a plane, putting my Surface Pen on the screen and letting my thoughts flow is a necessary step in my creative process. It’s how I work. It’s so easy to carry Surface Go with me so I can capture those moments, instantly."

 

 

 

 

'Daddy why do the Instagram photos & videos look worse on the Surface Go than my Iphone?'


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  Reply # 2052885 10-Jul-2018 19:23
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The base model processor has Intel virtualisation etc.

https://ark.intel.com/products/122697/Intel-Pentium-Processor-4415Y-2M-Cache-1_60-GHz

Presumably the board supports it. Good price bracket for that.

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  Reply # 2052897 10-Jul-2018 20:04
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+USD$50 for the reseller 10 Pro version each. Sensible.

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  Reply # 2053126 11-Jul-2018 09:15
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Pre-orders are up

 

$699 for 4gb ram, 64gb harddrive

 

$949 for 8gb ram, 128gb harddrive.

 

Black keyboard is around $170 and others are $220

 

Think the pricing for the 8gb one is a bit to much would have been better at $850.  Be interesting to see how much more LTE/4G adds to the price in the later models.

 

 


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Get discount if student etc.  Might look at one for daughter who starts "college" next year.

 

Could get away with an Android tablet, but prefer a full Windows experience.

 

 





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Looks nice except the processor is too weak.

 

It should have something with a decent turbo boost like Core m3 or Core m5.


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Looks nice except the processor is too weak.

 

It should have something with a decent turbo boost like Core m3 or Core m5.

 

 

I currently have a samsung tab pro s (windows 10 tablet thing).  Cames with a keyboard and LTE/4g, 12" screen etc and it only cost $699.  After looking at the pricing of the surface go i think i will stick with the samsung.  The only thing better on the surface go is the keyboard.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2057124 16-Jul-2018 14:34
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Noel leeming advertising preorders for top and bottom S models:

https://www.noelleeming.co.nz/microsoft-surface-go-order

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  Reply # 2057238 16-Jul-2018 16:14
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PBtech had them up late last week:

 

https://www.pbtech.co.nz/surface-go

 

Kinda agree on the comment above about how it would be great to be able to pop something open and upgrade the RAM at some stage, but then what else (apart from desktop PCs and 'some' laptops) lets you do that. Note I said 'some' laptops - have you seen how hard some of those are to access RAM these days?





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