Surface Go

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  1. MacrosTheBlack007

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    Will be fun to see what kind of light gaming can be had. Especially compared to the Surface 3.
     
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    Tom's Hardware couldn't just wait a few more hours until the embargo was lifted? Kind of a d--k move.


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    I am almost sold on this, but the lack of a usb-a has me a bit hesitant, as does the slightly smaller display. I really wish they have kept it in 10.6-10.8in range, but made the bezel smaller.
     
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    Not available until August 2. And, LTE unavailable until later in the fall.
     
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    I've read four of these so far and each is missing some bit of information covered in another. Not one has the full, complete and correct information. Amazing. I guess Microsoft doesn't provide a detailed spec list of each model?


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  8. Chris_Kez

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    Part of Microsoft's big Soon To Be Connected PC initiative.


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    Loving this new Surface Go. Go Gadget Go! :)

    Fun trivia from the video: The Surface Go is the first Surface device ever to offer an NFC (or near field) sensor.

    I am also glad Windows Hello is still along for the ride. All in all, this is a solid win. I will also take the stereotypical Microsoft fan opinion side and out on a limb to say that I actually favor the bezels. I think it is the happy medium between the huge bezels of the retro Dell Venue and the like and the sometimes too thin bezels of the iPad when a thumb or finger strays too far in the hand grasping it. In other words, the Go's bezels are meant for real work and are not iToy bezels.



    A paraphrased transcript is available here:
    https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/surface/2018/07/10/behind-the-design-meet-the-new-surface-go/
     
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    Emulation is quite good and the Go will give the overpriced GPD Win 2 the trouncing it long deserved. For example, for once, the ever popular Dolphin emulator will finally work A-OK on the non-Pro Surface. Whereas the Surface 3's Atom feebly choked and was just 5-10 fps shy of full speed 60 fps emulation at 1X native resolution, the Go's Intel HD Graphics 615 is surprisingly far more capable. In these videos below on just HD Graphics 610, a user is easily able to crank out 2X native resolution without it ever lagging or letting up. Now with the Surface Go entering the market, the GPD Win 2 at $699.99 is a hard sell and I personally predict that it will probably dwindle in popularity:





    EDIT: Here is some clarifying perspective on the Surface Go's graphics with reference to its Pro ancestry:
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    https://www.wired.com/story/surface-go-microsofts-big-bet-on-a-tiny-computer-future/
     
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