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Microsoft officially took the wraps off the next product in its Surface lineup, a budget-minded tablet called Surface Go. The Surface Go is a 10-inch tablet that starts at a pocket-friendly $399, but you’ll need to pony up more cash for more storage and memory.

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. The 10-inch 3:2 1800-by-1200 PixelSense Display dominates the front side of the device, but substantial bezels remain on each side of the display.

Preorders start TODAY, July 10th, with shipments scheduled to begin in early August.

The base $399 model ships with 64GB of eMMC flash storage and 4GB of RAM, but users can opt for a $549 model that includes 128GB of SSD storage and 8GB of RAM. Each of these models come in Wi-Fi-only network configurations.

LTE models and 256GB versions of the Surface Go are slated to go on sale sometime after the August 2 launch of the tablet.

One notable aspect that differentiates this Surface tablet compared to previous models is the presence of USB-C. The Surface Go is the first Surface tablet with a USB-C 3.1 port built in, the universal connector seen on the MacBook and MacBook Pro.


Specifications

Price$399
Display1800-by-1200 PixelSense Display
CPUIntel Pentium Gold Processor 4415Y
RAM4 or 8GB 1866MHz LPDDR3
Flash Storage64GB eMMC, 128GB SSD, or 256GB SSD
PortsUSB-C, microSDXC, and Surface Connect
Headphone JackYes
Operating SystemWindows 10 Home (S Mode)
Battery Life9 hours
Release DateAugust 2, 2018


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