Surface Go

Discussion in 'Microsoft' started by Tourniquet, Jul 9, 2018.

  1. HoHoHo

    HoHoHo Pen Pal - Newbie

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    I now a proud owner of a Surface Go 8gb/128gb/LTE :) It will replace my old Thinkpad 10 1st Gen.
    At all it seems to be a nice little device. So far I like it. At first I needed to to an update to 1903. I also switched to Windows 10 Pro.

    Today I will unpack the Pen and the Typecover.... both in cobalt blue :thumbsup:

    Does anyone also tried to use USB-C for charging? Are there advantages / disadvantages? My Dell Latitude 5175 power supply works without any problem. That is cool.
     
  2. Dwig

    Dwig Pen Pal - Newbie

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    I've used USB-C for charging since January. I don't see any advantage for this with simple charging/power. In fact, I prefer using the magnetic Surface Connector if all I need is power.

    My USB-C power/charging is done through a hub that also provides a video connection for a second monitor and USB-A for a Logitech mouse dongle. I originally used a Nektek USB-PD charger with a CableCreation hub. The hub proved unreliable and has been replace with a vastly better built hub from Cable Masters which also provide a second USB-C and an RJ-45 Ethernet connection, which I use. I still use the Nektek charger. I use USB-C power with this setup because I get everything with a single USB-C connection

    ADDENDA: Bronsky followed this post with an additional advantage, which I totally agree with. I overlooked that advantage as I don't have any other devices that use USB-C charging. It's still a good point for those with appropriate devices.
     
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  3. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    Wow. You sure held onto that Thinkpad for a long time. The advantage of charging through the USB-c port is that you only have to carry one charger for your phone and Go if you have a phone that uses USB-c.
     
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  4. HoHoHo

    HoHoHo Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Thanks for this Information. I will than use USB-C or charging using the SG Connector depending what power devices I carry.

    Yes, but for the TP10 it was overdue to do a change... but I was waiting for a SG with LTE. Now I got one für 599€. That is a fair Price, at least to me.

    Also Office 2019 works fine on the SG. I installed Office today, my SG is primary for Internet and writing, ....

    At all after this short time I am still impressed. The type cover is well made, and typing is really good. The TP10 keyboard with the "rubber keys" was never good...
     
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  5. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    Thought I'd check to see if MS was able to get some more speed out of the SSD with bitlocker on.

    [​IMG]

    I guess not!
     
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    desertlap Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    I got to play with the new Samsung Book S again a bit more yesterday. This is a really nice laptop for traveling with the battery life and built in LTE. Plus the low weight makes you really want to carry it around.
    On the battery life front, they gave it to me early in the morning with about a 65% charge. It got used almost the entire work day and as of about 6:00 pm it still had a 35% charge

    What I was also able to experience this time was how solidly this device feels. You'd suspect that the weight would make to feel slight or fragile in hand, but the opposite is true. I want to formally test it, but I'm becoming a fan.

    Now if MS would just get on with it and release the new Go with the 8Cx!

    BTW: Qualcomm missed a branding opportunity by deciding on WOS instead of WOA for their marketing. I could envision Keanu Reeves in his Neo garb using the various features and exclaiming "whoa..."
     
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  7. Dwig

    Dwig Pen Pal - Newbie

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    That's a good approach. Also, the SG requires a 27w or greater USB-PD charger. I recommend getting a bit larger so that it can be used with the common hub/dock that provide PD power pass through. These hubs require a little bit of the power and any buss powered USB devices attached will also take some.
     
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  9. HoHoHo

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    I use for charging my SG using USB-C, my Dell Latitude 5175 charger (guess it is 30W) or my small QC3.0 and PD capable powerbank (Zendure A3PD Powerbank 10000mAh - 18W).
    I also have a PD capable USB-C charging device (ESR 30W Dual Port Charger,18W USB C Port with PD and QC3.0), but currently I did not test this device with my SG. I may check this in the future too.
     
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  10. dstrauss

    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    Latest Surface Go gossip from Windows Weekly:
    • There will be an ARM based Surface device announced on October 2
    • It will NOT be a Surface Pro or Surface Go device - a "new" design
    • Microsoft is splitting LTE support between ARM and Intel - no more LTE for you (if you are an Intel user)
    • And Leo chipped in that he has heard the exact same rumor of a split in the Apple camp - no LTE for Intel based Macs
    • What we are likely to see 10/2
      • Thurrott - he thinks Windows Lite and a dual screen device will be "revealed" but not "demonstrated"; as for the rest
      • "Refreshes" of Surface Pro, Surface Laptop, Surface Book (processors, memory, USB-C - no Thunderbolt)
      • AMD based Surface Laptop
      • Accessories (earbuds?)
    Just can't wait...
     
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