It is clearly an iPad competitor.
After weeks of rumors, Microsoft has finally introduced a budget version of its Surface tablet. Called the ‘Surface Go’, the tablet is aimed at budget-conscious consumers who are looking for a Windows-based device the competition can’t offer.
The Surface Go is lighter and clearly smaller than the Surface Pro and weighs just less than a kilogram. It comes with a 10-inch 1800-by-1200 PixelSense Display. There are options that include 64 GB to 128 GB of storage along with 4 GB to 8 GB of RAM. The included Pentium 4415Y processor isn’t the best, but it is one of the compromises needed to bring down the price. It will of course ship with a copy of Windows 10 installed.
These versions will be the Wi-Fi only configuration but another version of the Surface Go notebook that comes with a 256 GB storage will include LTE connectivity. Pre-orders start today and will ship next month.
No word yet on a local release here in the Middle East, but with the recent success of the Surface Pro notebooks, there’s a good chance Microsoft will bring it to the region.
Microsoft’s Surface Pro has been widely praised for its design and functionality, though many aren’t ready to spend thousands of dirhams in the price. But that could change with the Surface Go.