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Microsoft Surface Go
  • Operating system

    Windows 10

  • Processor frequency

    1.6 GHz

  • Screen size

    10 in

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If Microsoft seems to be changing its mind with this cheaper version of its Surface, it is nevertheless an interesting device in more ways than one.

Microsoft has not skimped on the quality of finish of this Surface Go: it gives all the guarantees of seriousness and beautiful assembly, with a beautifully crafted aluminium and a beautiful material for the coating, a very attractive brushed aluminium. It's a pity, however, that Microsoft has once again chosen to sell everything as an option, both the keyboard and the stylus, significantly increasing the price at all. However, the said keyboard is well made, with a pleasant typing even if the large hands will be a little cramped, due to the format of the whole. Microsoft has also decided to use only USB-c on this Surface Go, requiring an adapter for a good old USB key: on the other hand, the recharging goes through a proprietary charger. Fortunately, a micro-SD port allows you to increase storage capacity. Very good point, this hybrid device heats only very little, and this remains imperceptible because it is located in the screen area, so far from the keyboard, and the cooling does not make any noise. Very lightweight, the Surface Go fits easily into a bag, and even with a keyboard and charger, you stay below the kilo.

The 10-inch screen is still in this strange 3:2 format, with a beautiful resolution of 1800 by 1200 pixels that prevents any eye strain. If one can blame the slightly imposing screen edges, the rest of its characteristics are irreproachable. The contrast is very beautifully crafted, the colours are reproduced with great fidelity, and the brightness is quite correct for all environments.

The sound obviously lacks power, but the stereo is quite well rendered.

In terms of power, this Surface Go is still very modest, but the model with a 128 GB SSD and 8 GB RAM is just enough for office or web use in good conditions. Unfortunately, this modesty does not really serve this Surface in terms of autonomy, which only enjoys a little less than six hours before being exhausted.

Review of the Microsoft Surface Go done by Julien Hany the 2018/12/08

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Key points

Internal storage

128 GB

RAM

8192 MB

Backlight keyboard

Yes

Keyboard dock support

Yes

Photo resolution (Front camera)

5 MP

Photo resolution (Camera)

8 MP

Video resolution (Camera)

1920 p

Weak points

Photosensitive

No

GPS

No

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Technical specifications

The Microsoft Surface Go has several versions, you will find the features of the 128GB / 8GB RAM version then on the (64GB / 4GB RAM) alternative version, only with features that are differents form the principal sheet.

General
Operating system Windows 10
Available Yes
Released (US) August 2018
Original price (US) 550 $
Released (FR) August 2018
Street price (EUR) 449 €
Colors
Silver
Resistance : Ingress Protection No
Display
Screen type LCD
Resolution 1800x1200 pixels
Screen size 10 in
Touchscreen type Capacitive
Multitouch Yes
Connectivity
Mobile network No
WiFi Yes
WiFi standard 802.11 a
802.11 b
802.11 g
802.11 n
802.11 ac
Wi-Fi hotspot Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth version 4.1
GPS No
USB Yes
USB version 3.1
USB connector type C Type
Audio Yes
Headset jack 3.5mm
HDMI No
DLNA No
NFC No
Infrared No
Sensor
Accelerometer Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Proximity sensor No
Compass Yes
Barometer No
Photosensitive No
Fingerprint No
Keyboard dock
Keyboard dock support Yes
Storage No
HDMI No
RJ45 No
Mini Display port No
Touchpad Yes
Backlight keyboard Yes
Battery No
Size and weight
175 in
8.3 in
245 in
522 oz
Microsoft Surface Go
Height 245 in
Width 175 in
Thickness 8.3 in
Weight 522 oz
Hardware
CPU Intel Pentium 4415Y
Processor frequency 1.6 GHz
Core number Dual Core
RAM 8192 MB
Internal storage 128 GB
Removable storage Yes
Memory card microSD
microSDHC
microSDXC
Camera
Camera Yes
Photo resolution 8 MP
Video resolution 1920 p
Front camera Yes
Photo resolution 5 MP
Battery
Battery type Lithium-ion
Removable battery No
QI Wireless charging No
Quick Charge No
General
Original price (US) 400 $
Hardware
RAM 4096 MB
Internal storage 64 GB



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