Microsoft announces the affordable Surface Go tablet


Microsoft has added a new member to its Surface lineup, this time a more affordable one, dubbed the Surface GO tablet.

The new Surface Go, touted to be the smallest, lightest and the most affordable Surface yet, comes with a 10-inch high-resolution PixelSense display and is powered by the 7th Generation Intel Pentium Gold Processor 4415Y.

The new Surface Go comes in two options: 4GB LPDDR3 RAM/64GB SSD storage and 8GB LPDDR3 RAM/128GB SSD storage, both the options being Wi-Fi only. Furthermore, a LTE and 256GB SSD storage variant is also there which will go on sale later this year. The tablet comes with up to nine hours of battery life and runs Windows 10 Home.


The tablet, with an inbuilt kickstand, comes with various connectivity options such as USB Type-C, microSDXC, a headphone jack, and Surface Connect.

Additionally, the Surface Go is accompanied by a Surface Pen with 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity for easy note-making and doodling,  a Surface Go Signature Type Cover which as high precision tuning and Windows Precision Trackpad that supports five-point multi-finger gestures, and a new Surface Mobile Mouse.

The Microsoft Surface Go starts at $399 and will be up for grabs, starting August 2 with the pre-orders beginning July 10.

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