Microsoft Surface Go tablet launched, here’s all you need to know about it

Microsoft Surface Go tablet official

The Microsoft Surface Go tablet has been officially launched. This is the Redmond’s company answer to the Apple iPad.

The laptop features a 10-inch PixelSense display which of course, is a touchscreen panel with a resolution of 1800 x 1200 pixels and a 3:2 aspect ratio. The device runs on Windows 10, and is powered by a dual-core 7th Generation Intel Pentium Gold Processor 4415Y, with 4GB/8GB of RAM. In terms of storage, the tablet will come in 64GB/128GB and 256GB storage variants, and includes a microSD card slot for expandable memory.

Microsoft Surface Go tablet
Microsoft Surface Go tablet

The tablet weighs just about 1.15 pounds and is 8.5mm in thickness, but still manages to include a built-in hinge stand, which can sit at a 165 degree angle. The tablet uses a USB Type-C 3.1 port for charging and data transfers. The device thankfully, has a headphone jack too.

The announcement post says that the Microsoft Surface Go tablet battery life is about 9 hours. The tablet has a Windows Hello camera for a secure face recognition sign-in experience.

The Surface Go does not come with a keyboard in the box. But you can buy a Surface Go Signature Type Cover which is a keyboard and trackpad, made specifically for the device, and attach it to the tablet to transform it into a laptop. Other optional accessories for the device include a Surface Pen and a wireless mouse.

The Surface Go will be available for pre-order on July 10th in:

US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Switzerland, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Poland, Italy, Portugal, and Spain.

The company says that the device will start shipping on August 2nd. A Microsoft Surface Go LTE variant will be launched in the future.

Later on, the tablet will be available in

Japan, Singapore, Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong, and in China.

There is no information whether the device will be available in India, and no wonder, the Apple iPad has no competition here.

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