Surface Go

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  1. desertlap

    desertlap Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Just got a very brief physical look at the new Galaxy Book S. It looks like A LOT like the Surface Laptop just smaller and thinner. So much is that a distance you can't tell them apart.

    The display looks....decent. The GB2 owners won't feel slighted, or for that matter are Go owners missing much.

    It boots very quickly even from a cold start and wake and sleep for all intents and purposes is instant.

    More to come, but over in the Samsung section
     
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  2. nnthemperor

    nnthemperor Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Does it even have a touchscreen? Won't be surprised if it doesn't? Stupid Samsung handicaps a good device and claims it doesn't sell well. There's no way the this device would sell better than the GB2 with the same internals.

    Sent from my SM-N950F using Tapatalk
     
  3. desertlap

    desertlap Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    It does have touch
     
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  4. Marty

    Marty Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    So let me get this straight: they already have pure notebook lines (eg. Notebook 7 13") that didn't sell as well as their hybrids, but they reason that if they strip out those hybrid features, it will sell even better! :D

    Obviously Samsung execs are operating on a higher plane, because mere mortal logic will not suffice here.
     
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  5. cmergel

    cmergel DBA by trade.

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    Well I am back on board with the Surface Go. I tried a iPad Pro 9.7 with the pencil, which is nice device in a pinch, but I miss the Windows ecosystem. Looks like the time away Microsoft has improved the inking on the Go. I get the occasional fish hooks, but not as bad as previous. What an awesome size device... Fun setting it up...
     
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  6. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    Welcome back. Did you go for the LTE version?
     
  7. cmergel

    cmergel DBA by trade.

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    Picked up a good used (non lte) 8gb/128gb bundle. Man such a great size device...
     
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  8. 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.
     
  9. 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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  10. 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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