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Microsoft Surface Go announced: compact, light and only $399

Microsoft Surface Go announced: compact, light and only $399 Microsoft Surface Go announced: compact, light and only $399
Oscar Goodwin | 11 July, 2018, 07:33

Microsoft has also confirmed that a LTE model will be coming later this year.

The Surface Go will go up for pre-order from July 10 in the United States, Canada, UK, Ireland, France, Germany, and other important markets. See PCMag's hands on.

The information comes from an alleged internal Microsoft document that leaked to a Surface subreddit. The company posted a slightly enigmatic tweet on its Surface account today that asks "Where will Surface go next?" We've poured over every detail Microsoft has given us about its new affordable hybrid tablet and distilled it down into its core parts for you below.

"When we designed this device, we had to ask ourselves what people want and need from a 10" Surface. All signs indicate it's created to be affordable. With the Surface Connect port, you can power two external 2K monitors at once, so this slate can pull double duty as a full desktop PC.

Of course, it's simplistic to say Apple only dominates in the consumer market (many startups swear by the Apple MacBook), and Microsoft certainly makes plenty of apps everyday folks use, such as Skype.

This will be the first of Microsoft's Surface tablets with USB Type-C.

Weighing just over 520g and with a 8.3mm body, it's a damn compact 10-inch device.

The sub-$400 price point is key for Microsoft as it tries to turn its Surface business into a more serious challenger to other computer hardware makers. Yeah, it should work well on a table or desk, but this is a portable machine - you don't always have a flat surface when on the go.

It'll be notable if the tablet does have a USB-C port, since previous Surface tablets required a proprietary Microsoft adapter for charging and data.

The device is supposed to offer you quick access to a Windows 10 experience, whether you go for the lighter "S" version or the full Windows 10 operating system.

The entry level Surface is built around a PixelSense Display that supports Surface Pen with 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity, low pen parallax, low latency, and good precision.

From our perspective here at T3.com, the Surface Go looks like it could be a killer new product for Microsoft and, priced as it is, it is a very aggressive foray into Apple's computing tablet territory, which it continues to dominate right now with its new iPad and iPad Pro.

The budget Surface device is said to be equipped with either 4GB or 8GB of RAM, and will be available with up to 128GB of internal storage. We will be able to comment more on the device once it hits the shelves on August 2.

All of the Surface Go's accessories are sold separately including a keyboard cover that's been redesigned for the smaller size, as well as a stylus and a new 4-inch mobile mouse.

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