The 2-in-1 laptop from Microsoft, Surface Go, starts shipping. The $550 laptop is exceptionally worth for its price when compared to other devices of the same ilk. The shipping product is basically a tablet, but for an additional $100-$130, you get a sturdy keyboard that is tinier and sleek than the Surface Pro’s.
Both the tablet and the keyboard come in two flavors. The base model costs $400 with 64GB of storage and 4GB of RAM, and the upgraded version is $550 with 128GB of storage and 8GB of RAM. The basic keyboard is a $100 extra, and the Alcantara fabric version costs $130. Surface Go has one USB-C port, one 3.5mm audio port, and a Surface charging port.
The Surface Go has a big fat bezel that looks quaint but is a comfy design that makes sense when using it in tablet mode. The 8GB RAM is capable of running multiple apps, and for low-end mobile devices over the years, Surface Go is an impressive choice at an affordable price.
But when comparing it with the $650 iPad Pro, Surface Go did not perform well with playing quick games and loading up mobile apps. Microsoft, however, claims to have optimized the device’s Intel Pentium 4415Y CPU for better performance. Nonetheless, it is a go for its price, and to perform simple activities like browsing, email etc.
Beyond its underwhelming performance in certain areas, Surface Go is a winner when it comes to 9-hour-long battery life, 3:2 10 inch display with a sharp 1800/1200 resolution.