As expected, Microsoft’s iPad competitor is now official. And it’s called the Microsoft Surface Go, a cheaper, more compact version of Microsoft’s premier tablet. The device puts Microsoft in competition in a whole new market, which has often been thought to be dying out.
So far, Microsoft has been making quality Surface devices, but its PCs and tablets are extremely expensive. The Surface Laptop, Surface Book and the original Surface tablet are great devices, but not everyone can afford them. With this device, Microsoft can take on the sub-$500 market, that currently belong to Apple and its iPad tablets.
The Surface Laptop, Surface Book and the original Surface tablet are great devices, but not everyone can afford them.
The new Surface Go has a 10-inch display, along with 1800x1200 resolution. That gives it 217 ppi pixel density and it has wide viewing angles. The device also has USB Type-C for charging though it doesn’t have support for Thunderbolt 3.
In addition, you get 64GB storage onboard, a Pentium 4415Y processor and 4GB of RAM on the device.
That’s a funny choice by Microsoft, because while it gives the company a cheaper Surface device, it also seems quite underpowered compared to the iPad. It’ll be interesting to see how the Surface performs in real life and could be Microsoft’s big bet for the market for 2018.