Microsoft Surface Go is now available for pre-order from £379.99

Last night Microsoft announced the new Surface Go and now it’ available for pre-order in the UK. The basic spec is 64GB eMMC drive, Intel 4415Y and has 4GB RAM with a price of £379.99 (£360.99 for students). The 128GB version with 8GB of RAM costs £509.99 (£484.49 for students). You can pre-order now and the devices will ship 22/08. The Surface Go ships with Windows 10 in S mode.

What is a little strange is the new type cover keyboard specifically designed for the Surface Go is not available in the store now; the cover price will probably be £99.

update: The keyboard is available from £99 from the Microsoft Store.

Full specs:

Tech specs

Software Windows 10 in S mode1

Microsoft Office 365 Home 30-day trial

Dimensions 9.65″ x 6.90″ x 0.33″ (245 mm x 175 mm x 8.3 mm)
Weight Starting at 1.15lbs (522 grams), not including Type Cover*
Storage3 eMMC drive: 64GB

Solid-state drive (SSD): 128GB SSD

Display Screen: 10″ PixelSense™ Display

Resolution: 1800 x 1200 (217 PPI) resolution

Aspect ratio: 3:2

Contrast ratio: 1500:1

Touch: 10-point multi-touch

Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3

Battery life Up to 9 hours of video playback2
Processor Intel® Pentium® Gold Processor 4415Y
Security TPM 2.0 for enterprise security

Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in

Memory 4GB or 8GB RAM
Wireless WiFi: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compatible

Bluetooth Wireless 4.1 technology

Connections 1 x USB-C

3.5 mm headphone jack

1 x Surface Connect port

Surface Type Cover port

microSDXC card reader

Compatible with Surface Dial* off-screen interaction

Cameras, video and audio Windows Hello face authentication camera (front-facing)

5.0 MP front-facing camera with 1080p Skype HD video

8.0 MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p HD video

Single microphone

2W stereo speakers with Dolby® Audio™ Premium

Graphics Intel® HD Graphics 615
Exterior Casing: Magnesium

Colour: Silver

Physical buttons: Volume, Power

Sensors Ambient light sensor

Accelerometer

Gyroscope

Magnetometer

What’s in the box Surface Go

Power supply

Quick start guide

Safety and warranty documents

Warranty 1-year limited hardware warranty
Software Windows 10 in S mode1

Microsoft Office 365 Home 30-day trial

Dimensions 9.65″ x 6.90″ x 0.33″ (245 mm x 175 mm x 8.3 mm)
Weight Starting at 1.15lbs (522 grams), not including Type Cover*
Storage3 eMMC drive: 64GB

Solid-state drive (SSD): 128GB SSD

Display Screen: 10″ PixelSense™ Display

Resolution: 1800 x 1200 (217 PPI) resolution

Aspect ratio: 3:2

Contrast ratio: 1500:1

Touch: 10-point multi-touch

Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3

Battery life Up to 9 hours of video playback2
Processor Intel® Pentium® Gold Processor 4415Y
Security TPM 2.0 for enterprise security

Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in

Memory 4GB or 8GB RAM
Wireless WiFi: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compatible

Bluetooth Wireless 4.1 technology

Connections 1 x USB-C

3.5 mm headphone jack

1 x Surface Connect port

Surface Type Cover port

microSDXC card reader

Compatible with Surface Dial* off-screen interaction

Cameras, video and audio Windows Hello face authentication camera (front-facing)

5.0 MP front-facing camera with 1080p Skype HD video

8.0 MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p HD video

Single microphone

2W stereo speakers with Dolby® Audio™ Premium

Graphics Intel® HD Graphics 615
Exterior Casing: Magnesium

Colour: Silver

Physical buttons: Volume, Power

Sensors Ambient light sensor

Accelerometer

Gyroscope

Magnetometer

What’s in the box Surface Go

Power supply

Quick start guide

Safety and warranty documents

Warranty 1-year limited hardware warranty
About the author Ian Dixon:
Ian Dixon is a Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional), founder of TheDigitalLifestyle.com 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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