Affordable Microsoft Surface Go tablet launched; key features

Jul 11, 2018, 02:49 PM IST

Microsoft has launched all-new Surface Go tablet which is smaller and more affordable alternative to its flagship Surface Pro. Despite the smaller size of the device, the technology firm has managed to increase the size of the glass trackpad included on the redesigned Surface Go keyboard covers, compared to those on the current-generation Type Cover for the Surface Pro. Available at a price of $399, other key features of the most portable and affordable surface tablet are: 


1. The 10-inch tablet will be available for pre-order in the US, Canada and Australia, starting on July 10. Shipment starts in August. The device is compatible with a redesigned, detachable keyboard cover for word processing, as well as the Surface Pen stylus. Image source: Microsoft


2. The Surface Go features integrated kickstand, Windows 10 and a similar design to the Surface Pro. Microsoft has redesigned its keyboard, bringing the keys much closer to the edge than on previous version of the Type Cover. Like the Surface Pro, the optional keyboard doubles as a cover for the screen when it is folded away. Image source: Microsoft 


3. Microsoft says its Signature Type Cover, which is available in three colours, offers ‘laptop-class typing’. 
"The 2-in-1 device, weighing nearly 500 grams, supports inking with the Surface Pen, a 3:2 custom calibrated display, a built-in hinge with full friction and type and mouse input support," the company statement said. Image source: Microsoft


4. The light-weight device with a 4K monitor is powered by the 7th generation Intel Pentium Gold Processor 4415Y, offering a nine hour battery life. The new device comes with "Surface Connect" for charging and dockina headphone jack and a MicroSD card reader for storage expansion. Image source: Microsoft


5. The Surface Go 'iPad killer' will initially come in Wi-Fi versions, with a model equipped with LTE mobile data connectivity. The touchscreen display on the Surface Go has a 1800 x 1200 pixel resolution. The first tablets will start to ship on August 2, 2018, Microsoft has confirmed. Image source: Microsoft