Microsoft announces affordable Surface Go starting at $399

Microsoft Surface till date used to an expensive device that was not affordable to many consumers including students. The company has just launched the all-new Surface Go with a price starting at $399 making it the most portable and affordable Surface device. Microsoft Surface Go weighs just 1.15 pounds and 8.3 mm thin, Surface Go packs portable performance into a 10” device.

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Under the hood, Microsoft Surface Go features a 10-inch PixelSense (1800×1200) display powered by Intel’s 7th Generation Pentium Gold processor 4415Y along with 4GB / 8GB of RAM and 64GB / 128GB SSD storage. It offers a fanless design and comes with a battery life of up to 9 hours (claimed). Thanks to the 10″ size which is the same size as that of a tablet, it offers great portability on the go. You can use it as a tablet or snap the keyboard to make it a laptop and can even add the Bluetooth mouse if you do not want to use the trackpad. The Bluetooth mouse costs $34.95.

It includes Surface Connect for charging and docking; USB-C 3.1 for data, video, and charging; a headphone jack; and a MicroSD card reader for storage expansion.

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Starting at $399, you can pre-order the Surface Go today in following countries:

  • U.S.,
  • Canada,
  • Australia,
  • New Zealand,
  • Hong Kong,
  • UK,
  • Ireland,
  • France,
  • Germany,
  • Austria,
  • Belgium,
  • Luxembourg,
  • Netherlands,
  • Switzerland,
  • Denmark,
  • Finland,
  • Norway,
  • Sweden,
  • Poland,
  • Taiwan,
  • Italy,
  • Portugal,
  • Spain,
  • Malaysia, and
  • Thailand.

It will be available in the United States and Canada on August 2. The company has not yet revealed when it will be available in other markets.

You can order it starting July 11 in Japan while in Singapore & Korea on August 2, and in China on August 8.

In September, the tablet will be available for pre-order in Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Oman, Kuwait, and Bahrain on September 12, and in India on October 2.

Pricing of Surface Go

Surface Go is priced at $399 for 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant while the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage variant is priced at $549 in United States. For commercial customers, it’s $50 more. Consumers will receive it with Windows 10 Home in S mode, while commercial customers have the option to get Windows 10 Pro.

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