Microsoft Goes After Education Market With Surface Go

Microsoft’s $399 Surface Go is announced at last

At US$399, the device is US$400 cheaper than the Surface Pro tablet, but has slower Intel Corp processors and about four hours less battery time, Microsoft said.

To the Surface Go.

The keyboard again is an optional extra that costs another $99.

And crucially, the Surface Go's £380 price tag makes it almost £370 cheaper than its range-topping sibling. It sports a fantastic chassis that's sleek and sturdy with a solid, premium feel to it. We now know that to be the Surface Go and it'll land on 2 August 2018. It has a great hinge that lets it fold out to nearly flat (165-degrees) with the kickstand and you can always flip the keyboard around for full tablet mode when needed.

Although the two tablets look nearly identical, there are a number of differences. It's the same shape as the Surface Pro, just smaller, and the keyboard and stylus both look similar as well.

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It has a built-in kickstand to prop the Surface Go up at 165-degrees, a USB-C 3.1 port for periphery device connection and charging. Thus, the gadget has become the most budget and most compact device in the lineup Surface. It's significantly more powerful. Where the $800 base model comes with an Intel Core m3 processor - which the Pentium Gold chip should pull slightly ahead of - from there things get far more interesting. That gets buyers 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.

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Available for pre-order starting today - although the listing isn't now live on the Microsoft Store at time of writing - the Surface Go will be available for purchase from 2 August.

The Surface Pro's display is more impressive too.

The resolution of non-standard display aspect ratio of 3:2 received permission 1800х1200 pixels. It's worth mentioning that the extremely low weight of the Surface Go means that it is ultra portable, making it the flawless machine for people on the go, especially travel bloggers.

According to TechRadar's sources and a document partially posted to Reddit, Microsoft's budget Surface tablet could go on sale as soon as Friday 13 July.

Microsoft Surface Go specifications: What's inside?

Going by the price of current Surface devices, it's unlikely we'll see a top-end configuration of the Surface Go hit the Surface Pro's £749 starting point. The device weighs 1.15 pound and is 8.3 mm thin, with a 10 inch screen and a PixelSense Display that supports a Surface Pen with 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity.

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