Surface Go

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  1. lonaysta

    lonaysta Scribbler - Standard Member

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    Another revelation: It’s probably better to use Type C PD instead of Surface Connect to achieve the highest charging speed:)


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    Mesosphere Geek. Senior Member

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    Good riddance. One thing that has been consistently flaky on every surface device I have ever owned (surface 1, surface pro 1, surface book 1 and surface 3) is the Marvell chip.

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  3. kivuli

    kivuli Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Hi,

    I can confirm that the Surface Go will charge using a Nintendo Switch Charger. That's 15v @ 2.6 amps.

    It also charges off my Samsung Galaxy Book 10.6 Charger. which is 5-9v @ 2.0 amps.

    Hope that info is useful.
     
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    cmergel DBA by trade.

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    For those who have purchased, are you happy with the hand writing? The first thing I did was upgraded from S Mode to 10 Pro and installed the Office 2019 Insider Preview. OneNote will be my primary application and the handwriting is a bit off. I am seeing some vectoring in the letters where it will do the little hook in the letter. Almost like the old ntrig days.

    I have tried multiple pens and it is acting the same.
     

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    bloodycape confused Senior Member

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    Very much second this. It always surprised me how much better the wifi on my Nexus 6p and current Pixel Xl was vs the S3. I wonder if it's possible to swap out the wifi in the SP for the one in the Go.
     
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    I had problems with mine all day. Installed okay but ran into Cortana and app problems so did a reset. Following the reset I couldn’t install Onenote 16. All the other office 365 apps were there but only Onenote mobile. After hours with Microsoft, who was nice, but unable to figure it out I was able to get everything installed. I am left now with the same inking experience that another member posted which isn’t great. The new 4K pen is horrible but the previous pen is acceptable. I am using the 4gb version for Onenote and Outlook and inking. So the pen problem combined with the wasted day fixing windows has me less enthusiastic than I was. To top it off I dropped the newest Surface pen and broke the tip off inside the pen and can’t get it out. Argh


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  7. HeavyHanded

    HeavyHanded Windows Tablet PC Zealot!

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    I feel your pain, dude. I had mega problems with my original S3, in hindsight I would have saved time and sanity if I didn’t listen to the phone rep and refresh Windows every time. Getting drivers from SP3 (N trig drivers) made the problem much better till an official hit fix was released. And I broke the tip off my pen like you did. My company’s IT guy was able to fix it for me, though. Best of fortune to you.
     
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  8. djas

    djas Graffiti User

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    I have the feeling most here will switch to Windows 10 from S Mode? Understandle for a "normal" ultrabook/laptop. But for this small fella? Don't you think it's abit of an overkill?

    Personally, for a TabletPC this small, I forgo the Type Cover & use the Pen for navigation, text & ink. Dock it to full-size K&M & monitor(s) for full PC usage. But that's just me.

    Congrats to everyone for their purchase. Sure looks like a no-brainer replacement for any Surface 3 users. Arg!
     
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  9. Bronsky

    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    Yikes! That's taking me back to Slate 500 days. You think it has anything to do with insider preview?

    Firmware issues on the new hard drive. Inking issues with the new pen. Classic Misrosoft launch.

    Actually, I'll be upgrading to 10 Pro and using it in full mode from the beginning. The whole idea for me is to be my primary unit while docked at the office and my mobile unit on the road. While I too use the pen for many functions, I still tend to navigate by fingertip and I do a lot of writing with the keyboard while home. My deck is a favorite place to write.

    And, yes, the upgrade seemed like a no-brainer to me as well.:thumbsup: Now that I've read all the reviews and had the time to play with the Go for awhile, I could not be more pleased with what Microsoft came up with. The Pentium is a significant step-up from the Atom. The SSD is a vast improvement. The form factor is nearly perfect. I have my issues with the keyboard design but I think even that will improve over time.

     
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  10. djas

    djas Graffiti User

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    Thanks @Bronsky for the explaination of your workflow. We who uses a single TabletPC as our only work/personal device do needs to be very clear of what our machine is utilize for.

    My S3 is on S mode. Like you, I write a lot too. Loads of technical reports, technical documents, long-form text documents & emails. I, however, ink instead of typing. Everything starts on OneNote (imho, the best placeholder there is) then ink to text. Also, Nebo: Ink/Mindap/Calculate then convert to Word. It is awesome to an inker like me.

    About the Go: What are you waiting for? ;) :D
     
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