Microsoft Surface Go : A laptop Performance with Tablet Portability

Nowadays, so many thin and light laptop yet have a good performance. However, the price is usually expensive. It could start at $900 up to more than $1000 to get a better performance Ultrabook. Having said that, many manufacturers also try to build a tablet with a laptop performance, for example, Apple with the iPad and Microsoft with the Surface. But sometimes the price of the product is also expensive but not as powerful as a laptop. Microsoft just launched their new Surface Go, an affordable tablet with a laptop performance.


It has 10″ PixelSense™ Display with 1800 x 1200 (217 PPI) resolution, 3:2 aspect ratio, 10-point multi-touch, and ink. The weight starts at 1.15 lbs or around 0.5 kg. The design is basically almost the same as the previous Surface product, still has a quite big bezel around the display. The casing is made from Magnesium, and it has 2 physical buttons (power and volume). It is really compact because it is only 10″. As usual, the Surface product has a really nice keyboard and trackpad.


Surface Go Performance

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The performance is quite good I think. It has Intel® Pentium® Gold Processor 4415Y, 4GB or 8GB of RAM, 64GB eMMC drive, and 128GB Solid-state drive (SSD). The battery life is up to 9 hours depends on the usage. If you are an artist, you could buy the pen and use it to draw as well. You do not need to rely on wi-fi because you can put a SIM card to the Surface Go and use it as a phone. It has an Intel® HD Graphics 615 and could handle normal workloads such as working on the document, web browsing and multimedia kind of things. However, do not expect it to do much video editing or rendering.


Of course, the main feature I think is the light, small, and portable. Having said that, the Surface Go is also equipped with a face to unlock the device. Furthermore, the front and rear camera on the Surface Go also works great. The 5MP webcam shoots 1080p video, making Surface Go also ideal for video meetings. Meanwhile, on the back, there is a 8MP camera. (Source : TechRadar)


Like I mentioned earlier, nowadays everything just getting smaller and thinner. Also, I think Apple is trying to shift the market towards the iPad or tablet kind of thing. The iPad Pro 2018 is so powerful that can beat a laptop but for an expensive price as well. Having said that, I think Microsoft is success to attract people with the Surface Go. It starts at $399 and you will get a decent device for a daily driver. Too bad $399 is without any accessories, so the price will add up. Thanks to the black friday sales, you could get Microsoft devices for a cheaper price than usual. For example $50 off for Surface Go, Up to $300 off on Microsoft Surface Laptop 2, Surface Pro 6 with Type Cover for $600 (save $300). (Source : CNET)


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