With a starting price of $399, the Surface Go is currently the smallest, most affordable tablet in Microsoft’s Surface lineup. But that entry-level model has just 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage. Adding beefier specs increases the price: an 8GB/128GB model sells for $549.
And now there’s a new $679 configuration with 8GB/128GB and built-in support for 4G LTE.
Like all other Surface Go variants, the new model has a 10 inch, 1800 x 1200 pixel display, an Intel Pentium 4415Y processor, 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1, a USB Type-C port, a Surface Connect Port, a Surface go Type Cover port, a microSDXC card reader and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
The tablet weighs about 1.2 pounds, measures about a third of an inch thick, and has an 8MP rear camera and 5MP front-facing camera and support for Windows Hello face recognition for password-free logins.
Microsoft sells the optional Surface Pen and Surface Go Type Cover separately, so the price of a fully decked-out tablet + accessories could exceed $900… which seems like kind of a lot of money for the least powerful members of the Surface family.
Then again, that’s roughly the starting price for a 12.3 inch Surface Pro 6 tablet without LTE support or any accessories.
There’s no word on if or when Microsoft will offer a 4G LTE version of the Surface Go with less memory or storage.