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  • Meet the $399 Surface Go

    Posted on July 9th, 2018 at 20:54 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Microsoft has posted its official description of its latest machine, along with a video.

    The Surface Go lists for $399 with Windows 10 S, 4 GB memory, 64GB eMMC, without a keyboard ($99 to $129 extra) or a pen ($99 more).

    10 inches (thus, Office is free on it), runs a pokey 7th Generation Intel Kaby Lake processor, no fan, claimed nine hours of battery. Two-position kick stand.

    Unless something has changed, you’ll be able to upgrade from Win10 S (Store apps only) to Win10 Home for free. The “commercial” version of the Surface Go ships with Win10 Pro, but it costs $50 more.

    At least it has USB-C.

    Expect to see a barrage of facts and speculation in the coming days.

    Of course I don’t recommend it. You had any doubts?

    UPDATE: Tom Warren at The Verge has some excellent observations.

    Microsoft isn’t targeting its Surface Go at any particular customer from what I can tell. It’s not an iPad killer, it’s not going directly after Chromebooks, and it’s not really challenging $400 Windows laptops.

    Good stuff.