Microsoft has finally revealed the mysterious Surface Go and revealed a price of $399. The Surface Go isn’t much of a killer noting the specs that come with the price. According to The Verge, it only ships with 4GB of RAM, 64GB of slower eMMC storage, and a less powerful Intel Pentium Gold processor.
The Surface Go is better as a tablet-laptop hybrid compared with Apple’s base model iPad (priced $329). But if you’re after a tablet then go towards an Android tablet or Apple’s iPad. The Surface Go is best for those who are looking for a Windows 10 laptop experience on a tablet-like device for a budget as Microsoft’s alternative to the Surface Go will be the Surface Pro priced at $799. As The Verge also reported, Microsoft’s higher-specced Surface Go model is priced at $549 for 8GB of RAM and 128GB of faster SSD storage instead of eMMC. Once you’ve added a keyboard to this, it’s $649 and approaching iPad Pro and Surface Pro pricing.
This is a risky attempt for Microsoft considering its failure in the smartphone industry but we’ll see whether it is really worth it or not when it reaches the shopping centres sometime next month.