Surface Go

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  1. Bishop

    Bishop Keeper of Odd Knowledge Senior Member

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    Good, fast, cheap -- pick TWO
     
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    @Bishop - NO - they should be able to do good, fast, and moderate - it doesn't have to be cheap. And despite my posting the musings of Rubino, it needs to be INTEL - compatibility should not have to be compromised. How many on this board would have paid a $200-$250 premium for a Surface Go "Business" SKU with a real processor, LTE, and more storage?
     
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    FWIW, I'm more skeptical than usual about these new lower end Snapdragons. Not clear to me who they think the market will be especially when real world performance is likely to be at best high end Celeron level.

    Especially when you consider something like the HP below, which we got for my father in law on sale yesterday for $149 and it includes a year of Office 365.

    It's not something that folks here would use but for someone that primarily wants to use Outlook , word and the occasional you tube or Netflix, it's hard to argue the value proposition especially when it runs Acrobat at about the same speed as my $1250 Pro X,
    https://www.walmart.com/ip/HP-14-La...ue-included-for-free-Natural-Silver/499637276
     
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    The pro x should have been the Go 2, a capable companion device. That would have at least reduced the expectation of it as a work horse. The problem with the Pro x now is that Panos over-promised, but the device under-delivered.

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    Aspirationally I would agree with you. As a practical matter, the tyranny of two seems to be an immutable law of reality. No more fond of it than you are.
     
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    , at first I thought you would be linking to a cheap HP windows detachable but you linked to a cheap hp laptop with no touchscreen or 2-1 mode at all, how does this even compare to something like the Pro X?
    I would guess for the most part the Pro X is expensive because of other factors besides the cpu (screen, body, design costs, Surface margin etc.), like a Surface Pro with a m core is still relatively expensive while it has a less premium screen.
    Also Acrobat kind of sucks :x (but I understand your point).
     
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    !!Help!!
    For some stupid reason I tried to enroll my SGo into the Insider program, but it wouldn't install, and now it's stuck in intermittent reboots.
    Tried to reset but just opening the windows update page in settings reboots the device.
    Anyone had this experience? Any advice?

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    jnjroach Technology Strategist Super Moderator

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    I'm running Insider on my Go - Try booting into safe-mode and then roll-back. Another option would be download the ISO and do a clean install and then upgrade to the later builds.

    19035 here - https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/sof...d=_fv0f6hsiegkfthp3kk0sohzizm2xgfllvpwveicr00
     
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    Well the final nail in the coffin for the Go as a corporate device for us is in today. I think I've relayed before that the pricing on the i3 based 4GB RAM 128GB SSD Pro with the black keyboard cover is only about $40 more than the 8GB RAM 128GB SSD Go.

    We ran both machines through our own internal benchmarks and use tests and even though the Pro 7 only has 4GB RAM versus 8GB on the Go, the pro was faster in every single test. It varied from about 20% to 120% and cumulatively was about 39% faster overall.

    So that coupled with a bigger display on the Pro 7 and being a more standardized form factor won the day. In fact the biggest complaint about the Go among staff was the small display compared to their previous system,.

    And the Pro 7 i3 model still hits the magic $1000 fully kitted price point for us. We will still allow Go purchases but only with department head approval and only then if built in LTE is a hard requirement.

    PS: Just to give some small basis to our testing, most of our apps do a great many relatively small read/write cycles to the disk. The speed of the SSD in the pro 7 is considerably faster than in the Go and one of things that contributes slower performance overall.
     
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