In designing this device, Panos Panay, Chief Product Officer at Microsoft said, they asked what people want and need from a 10” Surface. “The answers seem obvious,” he said. “Lightweight, productive, and accessible to more people.”
Weighing 1.15 pounds, the Surface Go is indeed lighter than the 1.69-pound Surface Pro but comes with some cutbacks like the 1800 x 1200 (217 PPI) screen as compared to the 2736 x 1824 (267 PPI) Surface Pro. Storage starts at 64GB, which is less than the Surface Pro starting at 128GB. And a lower processor Intel Pentium Gold Processor 4415Y over the Surface Pro.
The PixelSense display, the 5.0MP front-facing camera and the 8.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p HD video are the same as the Surface Pro.
Microsoft claims a battery life of up to 9 hours of video playback while the device runs off Windows 10 in S mode. The Surface Go supports the Surface Pen with 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity and its Type Cover for a full keyboard experience. If you are looking at getting the keyboard and pen, you will have to pay for them separately just as the case with the Surface Pro.
The Wi-Fi version of the Surface Go is available for pre-order starting today in Canada with products beginning to hit shelves on August 2. An LTE model will be coming later this year.
To learn more about the Surface Go, check out the video above or go to the Microsoft Store.
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