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Microsoft says this makes it more functional than an Apple iPad, while still being more versatile and flexible than an Apple MacBook. The snazzy Surface Type Cover adds $99 or $129 to the price, depending on which you get.

What do you think about the Surface Go tablet? All created to help you be more productive whether you're studying in a library, working on a plane, or sharing your content in a boardroom on a 4K monitor. Maybe don't expect to play "Fortnite" with the graphics settings cranked way up, though. The Pentium Gold just might be slightly underpowered and give users adequate incentive to consider Google's middle-tier Chromebooks.

Available for pre-order in selected markets starting from today onwards, the 4GB/64GB version of the device will go for United States dollars 399 (about RM 1604) while the 8GB/128GB model is listed at USD 549 (about RM 2206). The device offers a fanless design and a nine-hour battery life.

Where will Surface go next?

A USB-C 3.1 port will sit on the side of the device that will allow for charging in addition to data and video transfers.

Given the inclusion of the docking port, it would be possible to use with existing docking setups, though the relatively weak CPU compared to Surface Pro tablets would make it unsuited to particularly demanding applications. Since it's so small and made out of magnesium, the Surface Go is really light, weighing in at just over 500g. Both have headphone jacks.

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Overnight, Microsoft announced its newest Surface device, the Surface Go.

A confirmed list of specs and configurations for the Microsoft Surface Go hasn't yet emerged but, thanks to the announcement blog post, we do know some general top-line specs.

While Surface Go doesn't have a fingerprint reader, it has something arguably better - a Windows Hello camera. The only problem is, up until now, Microsoft's Surface series hasn't been all that reasonably priced.

Surface Go will run versions of Windows 10 and Office apps. We can't find an apples-to-apples comparison between the Pentium 4415Y and the Atom x7-8700, but Anandtech's Bench has results for the Surface 3 against the original Surface Pro, and the original SP leads by a substantial margin in virtually every test.

With an August 2nd availability, Microsoft is releasing the product at the right time for back-to-school shopping and of course, it will be available for the holidays as well. And while the Surface has its diehard fans, myself included, it's still a relatively niche product for Windows power users. The Go sports a 10-inch screen and starts at $400, which is far lower than the $700 base price of the larger 12.3-inch Surface Pro. That could open up some doors for Microsoft's hardware business, especially among budget-conscious consumers.


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