Microsoft Surface Go

7.7/10 AVG.
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7.7/10
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The Microsoft Surface Go currently has an Informr score of 7.7 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 17 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Windows
Processor
1.6 GHz
Screen Size
10"
Camera
8+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


The Verge

It’s exactly what it claims to be: a small Surface. Something about using it just engenders affinity, I enjoyed using this computer every day and was continually impressed at how well it multitasked. Sure, it commands a more expensive asking price, but in return gives you a better experience.

- Dieter Bohn, The Verge
Wall Street Journal

If you’re looking for a travel computer or a second PC for the home, the Go will do. It’s hard to recommend it as your only computer, though.

- David Pierce, Wall Street Journal
Laptop Magazine

In many ways, the Surface Go is the ultimate secondary PC. Although small, the 10-inch display is bright and colorful; the Pentium performance is pretty solid for the price; and the build quality and sheer portability can't be beat. Plus, the keyboard is quite comfortable for speedy typing, even tho...

- Mark Spoonauer, Laptop Magazine
Cnet

The new Microsoft Surface Go is the perfect size for casual coffee-shop computing, but getting the full experience quickly drives up the price.

- Dan Ackerman, Cnet
Gizmodo

If you have the money and you want a solid Windows machine that’s primarily for browsing, emailing, and word processing, the Microsoft Surface Go is it—the device you need to buy. Looking for a second computer? It’s a no-brainer, splurge on this one.

- Alex Cranz, Gizmodo


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Screen Size
10"

The Microsoft Surface Go's screen size is 10 inches with 1800 x 1200 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.6 GHz

There is a Intel Pentium Gold Processor 4415Y 1.6 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The tablet runs on the Windows 10 in S mode operating system (OS).

Camera
8+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the tablet's onboard 8+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 5+ megapixels resolution.
Storage
64/128 GB

Internal memory is 64/128 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 1000 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
Unknown

The tablet is powered by a battery.

Surface Go Specs

Overview
Release date August 2, 2018
Regions available USA, Canada, United Kindom
Networks
No cellular data
SIM card No
Dual SIM No
Operating System Windows 10 in S mode

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Processor Intel Pentium Gold Processor 4415Y 1.6 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 64/128 GB
RAM 4/8 GB
ROM No
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Data Cable
Power & battery
Battery Capacity Unknown
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Battery Charge Time Unknown
Video Playback Time Up to: 9 hours
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Reading Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Material Magnesium alloy
Colors Silver
Dimensions [H x W x D] 9.65 x 6.9 x 0.33 cm (3.8 x 2.7 x 0.1 in)
Weight 522 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof No
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1800 x 1200 pixels
Pixel density 217 pixels
Size 10 inches
3D No
Sensors Ambient Light, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes Unknown
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Input / Navigation
Touchscreen Yes
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Text-to-Speech Unknown
Screen Reader Unknown
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features
Messaging IM
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Unknown
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.1
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Unknown
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Unknown
DLNA Support No
NFC No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
8+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
No
Additional Main Camera Info
Auto focus
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Front Camera
Resolution
5+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, MP4, M4A, WMA, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, FLV, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Unknown
Apps
To-Do / Task List Unknown
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Unknown
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types XLS, PPT, PPTX, JPG, GIF, DOC, DOCX, PDF, TXT, HTML, BMP
Weather Yes
Stocks Unknown
Maps Unknown
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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Critic Reviews


The Verge

A little goes a long way

from The Verge

It’s exactly what it claims to be: a small Surface. Something about using it just engenders affinity, I enjoyed using this computer every day and was continually impressed at how well it multitasked. Sure, it commands a more expensive asking price, but in return gives you a better experience.

Read full review

It’s exactly what it claims to be: a small Surface. Something about using it just engenders affinity, I enjoyed using this computer every day and was continually impressed at how well it multitasked. Sure, it commands a more expensive asking price, but in return gives you a better experience.

Read full review

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Wall Street Journal

Small computer, big compromise

from Wall Street Journal

If you’re looking for a travel computer or a second PC for the home, the Go will do. It’s hard to recommend it as your only computer, though.

Read full review

If you’re looking for a travel computer or a second PC for the home, the Go will do. It’s hard to recommend it as your only computer, though.

Read full review

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Laptop Magazine

Very close to an ideal budget tablet

from Laptop Magazine

In many ways, the Surface Go is the ultimate secondary PC. Although small, the 10-inch display is bright and colorful; the Pentium performance is pretty solid for the price; and the build quality and sheer portability can't be beat. Plus, the keyboard is quite comfortable for speedy typing, even...More

In many ways, the Surface Go is the ultimate secondary PC. Although small, the 10-inch display is bright and colorful; the Pentium performance is pretty solid for the price; and the build quality and sheer portability can't be beat. Plus, the keyboard is quite comfortable for speedy typing, even though it's more of a challenge when it's on a lap.

Read full review

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Cnet

This shrunken-down Surface is growing on me

from Cnet

The new Microsoft Surface Go is the perfect size for casual coffee-shop computing, but getting the full experience quickly drives up the price.

Read full review

The new Microsoft Surface Go is the perfect size for casual coffee-shop computing, but getting the full experience quickly drives up the price.

Read full review

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Gizmodo

Practically perfect

from Gizmodo

If you have the money and you want a solid Windows machine that’s primarily for browsing, emailing, and word processing, the Microsoft Surface Go is it—the device you need to buy. Looking for a second computer? It’s a no-brainer, splurge on this one.

Read full review

If you have the money and you want a solid Windows machine that’s primarily for browsing, emailing, and word processing, the Microsoft Surface Go is it—the device you need to buy. Looking for a second computer? It’s a no-brainer, splurge on this one.

Read full review

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Wired

Proves that good things come in small packages

from Wired

I like using Surface Go a lot. I would have killed for a computer like this when I was in college. I'm so envious of today's students! And I can't stress this enough: Its reduced footprint makes it an ideal size for tossing in a backpack or messenger bag. No, it might not be the best computer for...More

I like using Surface Go a lot. I would have killed for a computer like this when I was in college. I'm so envious of today's students! And I can't stress this enough: Its reduced footprint makes it an ideal size for tossing in a backpack or messenger bag. No, it might not be the best computer for the money, but what it lacks in speeds and feeds it makes up for with pure charm.

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Mashable

Barely better than a netbook

from Mashable

Microsoft's Surface Go is the cheapest way to buy into the Surface ecosystem, but sluggish performance keeps it from competing with Apple's iPads.

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Microsoft's Surface Go is the cheapest way to buy into the Surface ecosystem, but sluggish performance keeps it from competing with Apple's iPads.

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WPCentral

Bringing the fun back to Windows

from WPCentral

The Surface Go is arguably the most fun Surface created yet. It's adorably small, the performance is excellent, battery life respectable and it's a great inking experience. It's just enjoyable to use. While the tablet experience in Windows 10 is not as good as Windows 8, as a mini-PC this is abou...More

The Surface Go is arguably the most fun Surface created yet. It's adorably small, the performance is excellent, battery life respectable and it's a great inking experience. It's just enjoyable to use. While the tablet experience in Windows 10 is not as good as Windows 8, as a mini-PC this is about as good as you can get and that's pretty darn good.

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ZDNet

Small, light, and the best cheap PC ever

from ZDNet

This is a real PC in a highly portable package. In fact, it's the best cheap PC I've ever used, especially when connected to desktop peripherals with a USB Type-C dock. If portability is important to you, and your workloads are primarily productivity based, the small but mighty Surface Go should be on your shortlist.

Read full review

This is a real PC in a highly portable package. In fact, it's the best cheap PC I've ever used, especially when connected to desktop peripherals with a USB Type-C dock. If portability is important to you, and your workloads are primarily productivity based, the small but mighty Surface Go should be on your shortlist.

Read full review

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TechCrunch

Needs more to distinguish itself from the Windows 10 pack

from TechCrunch

The Surface Go isn’t a bad little device, at the end of the day. At $400, it’s on the pricier side for a tablet, and certain sacrifices have been made for the sake of keeping the price down versus the souped up Surface Pro. And unlike other Surface devices, the Go is less about pioneering a c...More

The Surface Go isn’t a bad little device, at the end of the day. At $400, it’s on the pricier side for a tablet, and certain sacrifices have been made for the sake of keeping the price down versus the souped up Surface Pro. And unlike other Surface devices, the Go is less about pioneering a category for Windows 10 than it is simply adding a lower-cost, portable alternative to the mix.

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