Two USB adapters for Surface Go will launch August 2nd, too

Joanna Estrada
July 13, 2018

The new Surface Go is priced at £379, and Microsoft is targeting the same audience as Apple did with its most recent iPad: school students.

The PixelSense display's resolution is 1800 x 1200 and sits at a 3:2 aspect ratio.

Inside you get an Intel Pentium Gold processor, 4GB of Ram and 64GB of flash storage, though higher-end models get more Ram and faster storage.

Connectivity wise the Surface Pro ships with USB-C ports for both charging and connectivity, something that may be an issue for some. This is in addition to the Surface Connector which can also be used for charging purposes and connecting the Surface desktop dock. Windows Hello will authenticate users through facial recognition on the 5-megapixel selfie camera. You can pre-order the $399 model here and the $549 variant here.

The Surface Go is being labelled as the cheapest way to enter Microsoft's tablet lineup - the hardware will be available on August 23. In case you wish to though, you can upgrade to the regular version of Windows for free.

With this configuration, you can do all sorts of tablet-y things-watch Netflix in bed, take digital notes with the stylus ($100 more), etc. -and also get "real" work done, using apps such as Microsoft Office and Adobe Lightroom. The Type Cover starts at $99 but will increase to $129 for anyone who wants "laptop-class typing", something that will apparently get them keys with around 1mm of physical travel.

It is not as powerful as the larger Surface Pro, but will offer up to nine hours of battery life, Microsoft said. All accessories sold by the company are available in a bunch of colors. The same goes for a high-end 256GB version of the tablet, too, although everything else is available for pre-order now.

That's on August 2 in the US, August 23 in the United Kingdom, and August 27 in Australia. This week, editors Daniel Rubino and Zac Bowden talk everything Surface Go.

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