Microsoft announces the new lower cost Surface Go

Microsoft have added a new member to the Surface family in the form of the new Surface Go. The Surface Go has a 10-inch display, powered by a 7th Generation Intel Pentium Gold Processor 4415Y, weighs 1.15 pounds and is just 8.1mm thin.

The Surface Go starts at $499 and is the lowest cost Surface available, and it’s the first Surface to have a built in USB C 3.1 port on it which is used for data and for charging (the Surface Dock connector is still there). It has a custom type cover and support the Surface Pen with 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity.

The Surface Go is available for pre-order later today for the US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Switzerland, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Poland, Italy, Portugal, and Spain. An LTE version is coming later this year.

We don’t have a full spec or exact pricing just yet, I expect $499 will just be for the base unit without keyboard or pen. More details soon!


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Ian Dixon is a Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional), founder of tech site and producer of the weekly The Digital Lifestyle Show podcast. Ian has been writing and talking about Windows for over 10 years and has over 20 years in IT as an IT Manager. Ian has thousands of followers on Twitter and Facebook and over 4 million views on his YouTube channel.

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