Microsoft Surface Go

Microsoft Surface Go
$549.00
Brand: Microsoft
Category: Windows Tablet
  • Display: 10 inches, 1800 x 1200 pixels
  • Chipset: Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y
  • RAM: 4GB/8GB LPDDR3
  • OS: Windows 10 S / Windows 10 Pro
  • Battery: 26.12 Wh
  • Released Date: 09-07-2018

Specifications

General

Device Type Windows Tablet
Model Surface Go
Released July, 2018
Status Available

Design

Dimensions 245 x 175 x 8.3 mm
Weight 522 g
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Colors Platinum

Display

Display Type Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor) PixelSense LCD
Size 10 inches
Resolution 1800 x 1200 pixels
Pixel Density Pixel Density (PPI) is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality. 217 ppi
Features 10-point multi-touch, Ambient light sensor

Platform

Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device. Windows 10 S / Windows 10 Pro
SIM SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages. Optional LTE nano-SIM

Hardware

Chipset Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming. Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y
CPU Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y, Dual-core 1.6 GHz
GPU GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion. Intel HD Graphics 615
RAM RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices. 4GB/8GB LPDDR3
Internal Storage Internal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored. 64GB eMMC/128GB/256GB SSD
Memory Card Slot Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras. Yes
Sensors Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device. Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Gyroscope, Magnetometer
3.5mm jack Yes
Loudspeaker Stereo speakers with Dolby Audio Premium
Audio Technology Dolby Audio Premium

Battery

Capacity Battery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions. 26.12 Wh
Battery Life 9 hours
Charging 24W USB-C power adapter

Camera

Rear Camera Camera is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality. 8 MP, autofocus
Front Camera 5 MP
Image 1080p
Video 1080p
Flash Flash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration) No

Connectivity

Bluetooth Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices. 4.1
Wi-fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world. 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
USB USB 3.1 Type-C
GPS GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky. Yes, with LTE model
NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
Wireless Charging Wireless Charging (Inductive Charging) uses an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. This is usually done with a charging station. Energy is sent through an inductive coupling to an electrical device, which can then use that energy to charge batteries or run the device. No

Reviews

User Reviews 1 User Reviews I feels that the Surface Go works very well as long as you stay within its limits. It can handle basic tasks and apps with ease and feels fast enough for simple productivity. I loves the design and curves of the Surface Go and finds it impressive that such an affordable device still elicits an emotional response. They describe using the tablet as making you "kind of love this thing."
- The Verge
User Reviews 2 We found the Surface Go's compact and lightweight design to be one of its main strengths. At just 0.5kg, it's easy to hold and portable enough to fit into an average sized handbag. The optional keyboard cover keeps the screen protected when traveling. The magnesium chassis is rugged enough that we aren't too concerned about scratches from throwing it in a backpack.
- Tech Spurt
User Reviews 3 The build quality stands up nicely even years later with its lightweight magnesium design that makes it very portable. We really like the more compact size compared to the Surface Pro, making it easier to use as a true tablet.
- Unboxio
Tabletmonkeys Reviews Tabletmonkeys Reviews Pros:
- Sharp and colorful 10-inch touchscreen display
- Decent battery life up to 9 hours video playback
- USB-C and microSD card connectivity
Cons:
- Lower-end Pentium processor limits performance
- Keyboard and pen sold separately
- Port selection is limited

Our Rating

The overall rating is based on review by our dedicated team and users.

7.3
  • Performance 6 / 10
  • Display 8 / 10
  • Battery 7 / 10
  • Design 8 / 10

Microsoft has added a new member to its Surface tablet family with the launch of the Surface Go

This lightweight and compact tablet stands out for its premium design and surprisingly low price point.

Weighing just 1.15 pounds, the Surface Go is easy to carry around or hold for extended periods. Its 0.33-inch thickness means it can slip into bags with ease. 

The signature magnesium unibody chassis looks sharp and feels durable, with the kickstand allowing for multiple viewing angles up to 165 degrees.

The 10-inch touchscreen display impresses with its high 1800 x 1200 resolution and vibrant colors. 

Visuals appear sharp, while the 3:2 aspect ratio offers more vertical space for web pages and documents. Ten-point multi-touch capabilities enable natural interaction.

Under the hood, a dual-core Intel Pentium Gold processor handles everyday tasks acceptably. 

While not blazing fast, the Surface Go perks along reliably for web browsing, video calling, media playback and Office productivity. Multitasking does slow things down though.

On the connectivity front, the tablet includes both USB-C and a microSD card reader which is handy for transferring photos. 

Battery life is rated for up to 9 hours of video playback which held up in our testing.

Just keep in mind the Type Cover keyboard and Surface Pen need to be purchased separately.

In summary, the well-built and portable Microsoft Surface Go makes for a versatile tablet that punches above its weight given the low cost. 

We heartily recommend it for students or general users wanting Microsoft’s premium design without breaking the bank. Just manage expectations around top-notch performance.

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