Many of us play different roles throughout the day, moving from work or school to home and everywhere in between. Microsoft team designs every Surface Go to adapt to that dynamic lifestyle, to strike a balance between performance and versatility, form and function. Their products don’t do just one thing because people don’t do just one thing. This gadget provides the mobility of a tablet with the performance of a low end laptop, at a shoe string budget making this the poor man’s iPad.
As you pursue your passions, connect with friends and family, and work with your team, the products you’re able to take on the go with you are the ones that can keep up with the huge range of things you want to accomplish. This is true whether you’re a parent and a product-maker like me or a student and amateur photographer like a teenager.
That’s the idea behind the design of Surface Go – Microsoft’s smallest, lightest, and most affordable Surface yet. When Microsoft designed this device, they thought of what a consumer would need from a 10” Surface. The answers seem obvious – lightweight, productive, and accessible to more people.
The power and connectivity in a device this small gives you the style and productivity Surface is known for in a more convenient package. At just 1.15 pounds and 8.3 mm thin, Surface Go packs portable performance into a 10” device. Starting at $399 MSRP, it represents a new entry point for the Surface family, while keeping the premium qualities that have come to define it.
Surface Go offers a stunning, custom-built high-resolution PixelSense Display that supports Surface Pen with 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity, low pen parallax, low latency, and precision for accurate note taking, drawing and computer-aided design. The custom calibrated 3:2 display is soft on the eyes while you’re working and vibrantly high-contrast when you want to watch videos, create art, or edit photos.
In portrait mode, the screen was designed to render the page to the scale of most school textbooks, and in landscape mode, it can render pages side by side as if you were holding a paperback book in hand. At the approximate size of a composition notebook, writing on the screen feels natural and intuitive.
Surface Go is small and gives the performance you need to be productive. A device powered by the 7th Generation Intel Pentium Gold Processor 4415Y, in a fan-less design, offering up to nine hours of battery. Our team worked closely with Intel to optimize power, performance, and battery for the most critical tasks people perform every day.
Being able to run Office apps on this device with its portability is one of the things that was critical to the experience of the Surface Go – the productivity of having the apps to use for work and school with the flexibility to relax and read or watch a show on Netflix or Hulu.
The new Surface Go Signature Type Cover is custom-made for Surface Go integrating design features that give the user the best typing experience possible, with ergonomic key pitch and exceptional key travel. It also has high precision tuning and Windows Precision Trackpad that supports five-point multi-finger gestures, and you can connect the new Surface Mobile Mouse to work the way that you want.
A built-in kickstand with full friction hinge that extends to 165 degrees helps you stay in your flow from tablet to studio mode, and a Windows Hello camera allows for familiar, quick, and secure sign-in using face recognition.
Surface Go also has the ports you need, including 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. All designed 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.