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.
It goes up for pre-order starting today and Microsoft says the Surface Go tablet with LTE Advanced should be available in 23 markets by November 22nd.
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.
I want the 256 GB business version. It’d be nice if MS made it available to regular people.
Does anyone know what LTE bands this will support?
Been waiting for this. I’ll check it out when it shows up at a physical MS Store.
According to some sites, the business version has a 256 GB option and Windows 10 Pro. I wonder how/if individuals can buy them.
Great! Been waiting to upgrade my Surface 3 LTE with another small LTE enabled device.
I had a chance to play with the Surface Go the other day. I’m really impressed with it, but I do have one complaint, the Keyboard is not that great.
The physical tactility of the keys is fantastic, but the keys are far too thin for how cramped it is.
I have an Asus Transformer Mini T102HA, and the keyboard is probably the exact same size, and similar layout. But the Asus’s keyboard is much more usable, because even though it is just as cramped, the thicker keys have are more pronounced in feel, and it allows you to find them while touch typing. The Surface Go causes me to accidentally hit the wrong keys, or press 2 keys, and I don’t even notice until I’ve pressed them.
Small keyboards can be usable, but the keys need to be shapely enough to find them properly. I know everyone wants their keyboards to look like a Macbook, but I don’t care what they look like. Give me the keyboard from an old Thinkpad T420.
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