Microsoft has announced the launch of the new Surface Go tablet, the affordable Surface Go tablet.
The device is positioned as a solution for comprehensive coverage of standard everyday user tasks and the educational segment. A tablet with a 10-inch screen and Windows 10 S operating system is priced at $ 400 , later announced a model with built-in cellular LTE technology.
If we compare the presented device with the spring "graduate" - the Surface Pro tablet with an initial cost of $ 800 and a 12-inch screen, then the summer novelty is inferior to its predecessor not only in price (twice), but also in weight (500 g instead of 700) and thickness (7.6 mm instead of 8.5).
With the release of its budget solution, Microsoft is quite capable of killing two birds with one stone. First, the company is becoming a direct (in a single price segment) competitor to another giant - Apple with its 9.7-inch iPad priced at $ 329. Second, Microsoft increased the potential buying audience of the Surface line, which was initially focused on professional demand and was in the high price range.
Externally, the novelty is not much different from the standard Surface design - a magnesium alloy material, an integrated folding part. The 10-inch touchscreen display has a resolution of 1800 ? 1200. The optional accessory Surface Pen with docking magnet retains over 4000 sensitivity levels. According to Microsoft representatives, the more expensive full-fledged scissor-type keyboard allows you to type as comfortably as on a laptop. In addition, the new Surface Go has a larger built-in touchpad than its predecessor Pro.
The device received an Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y processor, the mechanism of which does not require a cooling system, therefore, the device does not provide built-in ventilation. The dual-core chipset with an architecture similar to the 7th Gen Core is overclocked to 1.6 GHz. According to the manufacturer, the battery life of the device lasts up to 9 hours without recharging.
What equipment is there?
Surface Go will hit the market in several variants depending on the interior. The base tablet, priced at $ 400, comes with 64GB eMMC internal storage and 4GB of RAM. A more advanced device received 8 and 128/256 GB, respectively. However, both modifications do not support LTE yet.
Surface Go is the first member of the family of the same name, which lacks a basic USB port (Type-A). Instead, the device has a symmetrical analogue of the USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C modification. The tablet supports a facial recognition technology called Windows Hello. Sound is provided by the speakers of the Dolby Audio Premium stereo system.
When can we buy it?
The new product is available for pre-order in some countries, the start of sales is scheduled for August. The cost of a tablet with 8GB / 128GB specifications is tentatively estimated at $ 549. The 4G / LTE model and the 256GB version are expected to arrive at the end of the year.
The Surface series is not yet available in USA.
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