Surface Go

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  1. jnjroach

    jnjroach Technology Strategist Super Moderator

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    It is still my primary meeting machine, I'm running 1809 GA on it still in S Mode. I use it for all of my note taking and goes everywhere with me. I also use it for reading and web surfing...
     
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    desertlap Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    I'm using my go on average 4 hours a day five days a week. I'm very happy with it overall. I wish the battery life were a bit better, and I have the occasional squiggle with the pen but nothing that's a deal killer. I use 0365 acrobat pro and a couple of custom apps as well. It's used as a true tablet about 33% of the time with the rest with the keyboard attached.

    PS: A lot of the reviews have commented on the keyboard being cramped and it is compared to the keyboard on the pro, BUT, if you compare to the keyboards for the ipad or really anything else in the 10 inch tablet range, I think it is by far the best.

    My .02
     
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    Steve S Pen Pro - Senior Member Super Moderator

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    @darkmagistric raises a serious charge: "the Go's screen is noticeably the poorest quality"

    @jnjroach , since I don't own a Go, and have only seen one briefly in my local Microsoft store, what is your opinion about the Go's screen quality?
     
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    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    What's the over-under on Jeff saying "Yeah, it's pretty bad.." :D
     
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    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    I guess the implication being that since it's your primary meeting machine, you're happy with it, right?
     
  6. dstrauss

    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    Jeff: do you read Kindle books or subscribe to Texture - what do you use for those?
     
  7. jnjroach

    jnjroach Technology Strategist Super Moderator

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    @jnjroach , since I don't own a Go, and have only seen one briefly in my local Microsoft store, what is your opinion about the Go's screen quality?[/QUOTE]
    Here is my GO next to my SB2 15"

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    I think the screen is as good as my other surface devices....

    I love it - I use 5-14 hours a day, still getting 5-7 hours. I went out of town for a few days earlier this week and only took my Go and left the SB2 at home. My thoughts currently is on my trip to India in November I will take only my Go as well.

    I do use Kindle (Windows 8 UWP version still), I have a texture subscription as well. Most of what I read is PDFs and Kindle eBooks and of course Web Sites.
     
  8. darkmagistric

    darkmagistric Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Poorest Quality "compared to my other devices". Mobile Studio Pro, Galaxy Book 10.6, iPad Pro 9.7, and Surface Pro 5.

    On one hand I can understand that.....given the Surface Go is the cheapest most affordable Surface device.....cutting the screen quality corner would be a logical step to keep the price down. But bouncing my Clip Studio Files between all the devices....the Go is the worst of my specific tech bunch. Part of what makes that more disappointing in my case is the Galaxy Book 10.6......is speced at only having a TFT screen.....which is major spec step down from the 12 inch Galaxy Book 12 or proper IPS displays. That being said....the Color and Screen quality of the Book 10.6 is pretty damn fantastic. I regularly jump files between my Mobile Studio, iPad, and Galaxy Book and the color quality has never really been an issue. Like I never once felt the in practice that the Galaxy Book 10 had a crappy screen or have I ever found myself having to adjust my colors on it.

    It just seems that overall Microsoft cut so many corners with the Surface Go.....that for the same Price Point Samsung didn't have to with the Book. Having both the Book 10.6 and Go just makes the flaws with the Go that much more apparent.
     
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    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    OK @Bronsky how is the Surface Go working for you as your only computer?
     
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    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    I know how well loved and respected Paul Thurrott is around here, so I'll toss this grenade on a Friday afternoon and go hide the pin:

    Surface No Go
    Simard57 asks:

    Since you do not recommend the Surface Go – what would you recommend for a sub 10″ Windows 10 tablet form factor preferably in a 3:2 screen ratio?

    I don’t recommend using Windows on PCs with small displays. Right now, I think that 12-inches or so is about the smallest that makes sense … for Windows. Remember that the entire point of Windows on small displays was centered on an apps platform that never materialized in a meaningful way and that we’re returning the sanity of desktop applications. Which don’t work well on smaller displays at all.

    I’m not being facetious here: Just get an iPad. They’re relatively inexpensive, have the best apps and media ecosystems, and the performance is excellent. Unlike with Surface Go.
     
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