Surface Go

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  1. Tourniquet

    Tourniquet Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Microsoft is introducing a new Surface tomorrow:

    Surface Go:

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    Price: Starting at $399
    CPU: Intel Pentium Gold Processor 4415Y
    Display: 1800x1200, 10'', 3:2 aspect ratio
    RAM: 64GB eMMC, 128GB SSD, 256 SSD
    Ports: Surface Connect, USB Type-C, MicroSDXC, 3.5mm headphone jack
    Size: 9.6 x 6.9 x 0.3 inches
    Weight: 1.2 pounds, 1.7 pounds with Type Cover
    Consumer OS: Windows 10 Home in S Mode
    Commerical OS: Windows 10 Pro (S Mode configurable)

    There will be a two different Type Cover: Polyurethane and Alcantara


    Source: Tom'sHardware
     
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    dellaster Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    "Businesses and schools buying the device will get Windows 10 Pro"

    "In stores, the laptop will come with Windows 10 Home in S Mode"​

    It also says the "commercial" (store) models will be $50 more—then $50 more if you want Win10 Pro. Quoting $399 when that's strictly in the business and education channels strikes me as deceptive advertising.

    If this goes on... I can see it now: "Surface Go 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD starting at $299!" with an asterisk to tiny print on the bottom: "Must validate Peace Corp volunteer activity for at least one continuous year in Tasmania."
    :rolleyes:

    Edit: Nevermind, that Tom's Hardware embargo-breaking article had the prices reversed. According to MJ Foley it's $399 for the consumer 64 GB Windows S/Home SKU, $50 more for the business SKU with Win10 Pro.
     
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  3. JoeS

    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    Oops.. :D

    Great addition to the product line, but the bezel looks very 2014.
     
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    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    My thought exactly. It won't stop me from buying one but … really MS.

    Power is through a power port not the USB-C? Wonder if this is dock-able.

    Best typing experience ever on a Surface?
     
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    Well, I guess I was wrong when I said no Core M, as that's basically what this Pentium Gold is (minus turbo boost). I'll gladly admit to being wrong though, it's not the first time. :D

    In all honesty, the recent rumors this week didn't make much sense in that the Pentium Silver Gemini Lake uses a different pin configuration than Pentium Gold, so Pentium Gold for all versions makes more sense.

    Really interesting that they're keeping both USB-C and Surface Connect. Personally I'd rather two USB-C though I am sure I'm in a minority there. Weird resolution too. I'd have expected 1920 by whatever makes it 3:2, just so that it can properly display full HD content. 8GB/128GB for $550 seems like the sweet spot for sure.

    Looks like a decent device, but for me personally I've just gotten way too used to using the same EMR pen in my tablet and phone. But otherwise it's nice.
     
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    I think the bezel is because of the bigger keyboard. It was similar with the Surface 3.
     
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    Is that the real device? Where are the rounded corners?
    Sent from my MI MAX using Tapatalk
     
  8. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    Agreed, 8GB/128GB @ $550 ($599) is the sweet spot (particularly since the 256 SSD is coming later). I figured we'd get one CPU choice. Pentium Gold makes perfect sense.

    Is Surface connect the dock connection?
     
  9. JoeS

    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    Looking at the diffuse reflection off the sides it does seem to have a gentle curve:

    upload_2018-7-9_16-28-17.png

    The corners are seem to be a tad less pointy:

    upload_2018-7-9_16-29-25.png

    Unfortunately it looks like it's still uncomfortable to grip right under the kickstand, I still see sharp-edged bits there, just past the edge of the connector:

    upload_2018-7-9_16-30-30.png

    As for the device, yes, I'm sure this is the real thing, these are from a leaked article prepped for after the release tomorrow. Major booboo by Tom's Hardware.
     
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    My first impression.....The side with the USB-C port.....I'm kind of ammazed at how much of a dead ringer this is for the Galaxy Book 10.6......the color, the edges....from the side just it looks like a Galaxy Book.

    And while I would have preferred 2 USB-C ports....I actually like that it has the Surface Connector in addition to the port. A few times with my single USB-C for everything Galaxy Book....I have run into issues where the single port has been an issue......like wanting to use a SSD or external 2nd monitor and still keep the device charged...(without unwanted dongles and hubs).....this certainly looks like a preferable arrangement. I do hope however that the device can still be charged with USB-C. To remove that feature would kind of cripple it.

    I do agree that the Bezel looks a bit....2014.....was probably done for the keyboard comfort....but I would have rather they crammed a slightly larger screen into that case....like a 10.6 would easily fit in there.

    Also glad they aren't even bothering with the Pentium Silvers....keeping it at gold makes it overall a stronger product since the performance will be universally the same (Beyond Ram and Storage at least)

    Also I think the price points are quite fair. A $150 bump for double the Ram and Storage is decent, more so for the Ram.
     
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