Microsoft Surface Go launched in India.
Published Dec. 19, 2018, 12:49 p.m.
At a price of Rs. 37,999($530), the tablet comes with a dual-core processor.
Apple has been ruling the premium tablet segment in India with its iPad line-up. This also can be attributed to the fact that there are hardly any key players in the market when it comes to this product category.
Now, Microsoft has launched its Surface Go, a budget alternative to its much more premium Surface Pro 6. The 10-inch screen Surface Go has been priced Rs.37,999 with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. There is also a more powerful variant at Rs. 49,999 with 8GB RAM and 128 GB storage.
Design, Build & Connectivity.
The tablet comes with an IPS LCD display with 1800 x 1200 resolution and the Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The device weighs just 1.15 pounds or 500 grams, making it ideal for casual users looking for an ultra-portable device.
The tablet features a 5MP front camera as well as an 8MP rear camera. It also has good of ports including one Surface Connect for charging, one USB-C 3.1 for multiple purposes, a Micro SD card reader and a headphone jack.
It also supports Microsoft’s Type Cover which will be made available at a later date with an additional price of Rs. 11,000. The tablet also supports Surface Dock which lets you connect your keyboard and mouse for a full desktop experience.
Hardware & Software
The device comes with Intel’s Pentium Gold dual-core processor without multi-threading. The processor comes bundled with Intel HD 615 integrated graphics. The tablet can handle most games from the Windows Store and should be able to play other games at lower settings.
The device runs Windows 10 in S mode. The S mode lets you install apps and games only from the Windows Store. But it can be easily turned off and you can use it as your regular Windows 10 laptop.
The battery on this device should last up-to 9 Hours which would be around 6-7 hours of regular uses.
The new Surface Go has a lot going for it. It has a good display, smooth performance and a full Windows 10 experience on a 10-inch ultraportable device. According to Microsoft, the device has an edge over its rivals and should leave a lasting impression on the Indian users.
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