Microsoft's $399 Surface Go Is the Smallest and Cheapest Surface Available

Microsoft Surface flagship in Taipei

Microsoft Surface flagship in Taipei

Lighter and smaller than the Surface Pro, the Surface Go features dimensions of 9.6-by-6.9-by-0.3 inches and weighs just 1.2 pounds.

Connectivity-wise, there's the Surface Connect port and USB Type-C 3.1, as well as a 3.5mm headphone jack and MicroSDXC.

Microsoft recently expanded its Surface range of personal computers and the flagship will allow these new products to be available to Taiwanese consumers in the shortest possible time, according to Chang. The base model has 4GB of RAM and 128GB of hard drive space, while a more expensive model, starting at $549, will have 8GB of RAM and 256GB of hard drive space. That's over Wi-Fi. LTE models of the Surface Go will also be available.

For the first time on Microsoft hardware, the Go will use the USB-C charging standard. Some of these may be individuals who always wanted a Surface but couldn't afford it until now, with the base-level tablet on its own costing $399.

The Surface Go will go up for pre-order from July 10 in the United States, Canada, UK, Ireland, France, Germany, and other important markets. It includes Microsoft's proprietary Surface Connect port, which is mostly used for charging but can also be used to plug it in to a docking station. These displays will be advertising a new Type Cover and new hardware from Microsoft, which went unnamed in this leak.

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Microsoft's budget Surface tablet is allegedly meant to land at around $400 (about £300), making for a significant price difference from the £650+ Surface Pro range. The company just launched a 10” Surface Go with Windows 10 out of the box, although with its lite S flavor. It's so easy to carry Surface Go with me so I can capture those moments, instantly.

Both of these are WiFi versions of the device and Microsoft has also promised LTE versions of the Surface Go later this year.

The Surface Go has clearly been designed with students in mind, with the portrait mode able to render the page to the scale of school textbooks.

Microsoft Surface devices primarily target high-powered creative types at a substantial price point, but the tech giant is looking to change that with a new $399 hybrid tablet. Another new accessory is the Surface Mobile Mouse, an ambidextrous, Bluetooth mouse powered by a pair of AAA batteries and priced at $34.99.

If you were expecting a Microsoft Surface with an ARM processor inside, this does not seem to be in the cards yet.

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