Microsoft Go first appeared in our sights a couple of days ago when a leak that came from Tom’s Hardware revealed what it was going to look like and what type of specs it will offer. Fortunately for Microsoft fans who got excited after seeing the new tablet, Microsoft decided to launch it! Surface Go is now available for purchase at the price of $399 and it will start shipping in August.
From the looks of it, Microsoft wants to enter the “affordable tablet” market niche and to take over. Surface Go comes with a bunch of high-end hardware specs and an affordable price tag which is going to make it difficult for other tablets to compete against it. With that said, let’s check out what Surface Go hides under its hood.
Under the Hood
Surface Go is available in two storage space options, one with 64GB (eMMC drive) and one with 128GB of SSD. Surface Go comes with a massive battery that features up to nine hours of video playback which is quite impressive, but this not the best thing about Surface Go.
The most impressive feature that Surface Go has to offer is an Intel Pentium Gold Processor 4415Y that’s paired with 4GB or 8GB of RAM, depending on the acquired model.
Surface Go ships with a 10-inch screen that features “Pixel Sense” technology. The display puts out a pixel resolution of 1800 x 1200 and it has a pixel density of 217 PPI. We should also mention that the display features an aspect ratio of 3:2 and a contrast ratio of 1500:1. To make things even better, the screen has been coated in Corning Gorilla Glass 3 which improves Surface Go’s resistance against scratches and cracks.