Back in March, Apple launched the 9.7-inch iPad with the stylus support for $399. It is basically designed for the education sector where the Google’s Chromebooks are dominating. Now its time for Microsoft to bring a Windows 10 alternative to the $399 Apple iPad. Today, the Redmond giant has unveiled the all-new Surface Go tablet with the built-in kickstand on the rear. The company has adopted the same design of the premium Surface Pro tablets.
While the base variant with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage costs $399, the high-end variant with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage is priced at $549. It will be available for preorders starting today and the shipping will begin in August. As of now, there is no information about the global availability. The Windows 10 Pro variants will be costing $50 extra than the standard variants. The Surface Go comes with a 10-inch display with 1800 x 1200 pixels resolution and 3:2 aspect ratio.
It also supports Surface Pen for the stylus input. Talking about the performance, the Surface Go is powered by Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y processor clocked at 1.6GHz and Intel HD 615 GPU. While it comes with 4GB/8GB LPDDR3 and 64GB of eMMC storage, the users can also choose for 128GB/256GB SSD storage option. On the connectivity front, the new Surface tablets support Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1. Additionally, the selected variants also support 4G LTE for on the go connectivity. The tablet is mentioned to give up to 9 hours of video playback time and comes with 24W charger.
On the I/O front, it got USB Type-C 3.1, Surface Connect, MicroSD card slot, and 3.5mm audio jack. It measures 245 x 175 x 8.3 mm and weighs about 512 grams. Compared to the Surface Pro, the new Surface Go is almost 31% lighter in weight. Stay tuned on PhoneRadar for more details!