It is no coincidence that the largest technology concerns and more willingly turn to willing people to buy cheap but still interesting mobile devices. This rule is confirmed by the latest version of the Microsoft Surface line, which is a cheap Go tablet, available in Polish presale (we know the prices).
The educational sector and the one devoted to customers looking for cheap alternatives to well-known but expensive equipment are enjoying growing interest from the biggest players in the technological business. Apple has already had ambitions in this area for some time, presenting a cheap iPad dedicated to students and students, and now in a similar direction (which is absolutely not surprising) Microsoft is following. Despite everything, the premiere of the new, budgeted Surface Go model from the line that hit records so far in terms of the valuation, however, is quite a surprise, especially since everything went really fast.
Light and neat
Microsoft Surface Go is actually the spiritual successor of Surface 3, although in many respects a completely different device. Equipped with a 10-inch Pixelsense screen displaying a 3: 2 image, the tablet is without a doubt the lightest piece of the family, as its weight is only 0.52 kilograms. It is also not particularly large, because the thickness is 8.9 mm. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krRRskzHWFE The screen – as befits a Surface line representative – will offer relatively wide frames, which according to Microsoft are to facilitate the use of the tablet, and the display resolution will be 1800 x 1200 pixels. In the convenient use of the equipment will help a special stand that will allow you to tilt the surface by up to 165 degrees.
Low-voltage Pentium and minimum 4 GB RAM
Of course, this model is in many respects less efficient than the most expensive representatives of this series. On Board Surface Go we find the Intel Pentium 4415Y processor, which is a dual-clocked clocked at 1.6 GHz , equipped with Hyper Threading technology and offering TDP at the level of 6W. According to information provided by Microsoft, the processor used is faster by 30% than the Intel Atom X7-Z8700 quad-core device, which was included in Surface 3. This – I must admit – an unprecedented choice, because the weakest representatives of the Intel Core 7th family were expected to be here anyway generation, offering similar energy needs.Depending on the amount of cash allocated to the purchase of Surface Go, the offer includes two variants when it comes to RAM and ROM . The weaker one has 4 GB of memory and 64 GB of data space on the eMMC disk, while the second version has 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of space for user files on the SSD. Later on, the market will also find a version with 256-gigabyte SSD and LTE modem. For charging the tablet, we will use a type C USB connector.
Accessories? Are. But you have to buy them
Of course it is also possible to use the Type Cover keyboard , but as in other models from the Surface line, it is necessary to buy it. The basic variant costs $ 99, while the Alcantara version known from Surface Laptop or Surface Pro – $ 129. Of course, the device also supports the Surface Pen stylus for $ 90 and a new Surface Mobile Mouse for $ 35. The set of accessories is so wide, but each of them, unfortunately, you have to pay. Microsoft Surface Go also uses Windows 10 S, which is a truncated version of this OS – fortunately, there is nothing to prevent them from migrating to the full ten, while business customers will be able to count on pre-installed Windows 10 Professional. In addition, the tablet is equipped with a microphone-headphone connector, a microSD card reader, an Internet camera that supports Windows Hello and a Surface Connect connector.
Prices? It is not so cheap again
Surface Go will go on sale on August 2nd – today pre-sale has started, also in Poland. For a variant with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB eMMC, we will pay PLN 1999 , whereas the more expensive variant with 8 GB RAM and 128 GB SSD will cost PLN 2649 . The school iPad is therefore cheaper than Surface Go by PLN 400. source: Microsoft