Surface Go

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  1. JoeS

    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    :eek: Could it be that 2019 will NOT be the worst year in personal tech since 2018?
     
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    darkmagistric Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    What I've never been able to figure out.....how did Samsung do it with the Galaxy Book 10.6?

    The Galaxy Book 10.6......which included the Keyboard cover, & pen, with Core m3 4GB of Ram, and 64GB EMMC.....came to under $600

    The 4GB/64EMM GO with Keyboard and Pen costs about the same. Maybe Samsung took a loss with the Keyboard and Pen (which in both cases, $200 is a gross overprice) compared to Microsoft....but if even Price was still a concern, a Core M3 in the 8GB/128GB Go model should have been possible from the get go at the $550 price point.
     
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  3. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    Maybe that's why it was a dead-end design. Here, instead of a "new" CPU design (i.e., the renamed Pentium Gold) Microsoft will use a previous generation CPU, which they may be getting at a significant discount (particularly if they use it exclusively in the Go2). (BTW, I love the name Go2).

    TBH, I almost don't care about the price … almost!:vbrolleyes:
     
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    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    On that bezel thing - it's NOT just aesthetics - it is a MASSIVE waste of space if you are using this device as a laptop - and frankly, how many people REALLY use a Surface Go as a tablet beyond note taking? You could squeeze 11" plus in that frame with skinny bezels...
     
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    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    djas Graffiti User

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    All good points guys. Honestly, I asked cos it was mentioned. It is not a factor in my world :)
     
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    nnthemperor Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    Another SGo with Intel means that MS is not confident with the development of WoA so far.
    Just thinking aloud.

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  8. dstrauss

    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    That's a great observation, because the original explanation of "Why Pentium?" was that Microsoft wanted no compromises with teh Surface Go - a non-ARM Surface Go 2 does underline that same argument. It could also be that x86 emulation IS ARM's weakest link and these are sold heavily into the enterprise market. I'm sure @Bronsky will be smiling in any event with an M3 processor...
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    desertlap Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    You might be right. We've heard through the grapevine that Lenovo has no plans for a successor to their WOS Yoga. Starting to look like a Samsung only club unfortunately

    Too bad too. Thinking WOS is a high performance option is a mistake, but superb battery life and LTE is a useful trade off for lots of people.

    And yet another initiative that gets hyped only to quickly wither by MS

    EDIT: I wonder if there are some teething issues with the new 8CX? Samsung still hasn't announced a formal release date for the Book S yet.
     
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    dstrauss Comic Relief Senior Member

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    I wonder if it is an 8cx teething issue, or a Microsoft pacifier (WOA) problem? I've never been a believer in emulation software, so you have to question the viability of WOA until Microsoft and the Big Four (Apple, Google, Amazon, and Adobe) deliver native ARM applications that are feature to feature DUPLICATES* of their x86 applications.

    * I will temper that comment a bit - Apple needs to deliver the iTunes successor in a native version SUPERIOR to its x86 efforts...
     
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