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Microsoft's Surface Go

In a bid to revive itself in the budget-friendly tablet market, Microsoft has announced the Surface Go tablet. Designed on the lines of the Surface Pro, this new, low priced variant features a 10-inch screen and works on Windows 10. Priced at $399, Redmond’s new hardware combines the handiness of a tablet and power of a computer.

It is the thinnest and sleekest Surface model launched till date with the width of just 8.3 mm. It is a lightweight tablet weighing 1.15 lbs which makes it 31% lighter than the large-sized Surface Pro model. The 10-inches display has a 3:2 aspect ratio and features 1800×1200 PixelSense display. Launched to compete with popularly available budget tablets including the recently launched Mi Pad and Apple’s iPad Air 2, Surface Go is fitted with Intel’s Pentium Gold 4415Y processor with 4GB and 8GB RAM options.

Talking of visual appeal, no difference, except of course the size, has been made in the latest edition to Surface series. Corners are a bit rounded, and with its integrated kickstand, Surface Go has a front camera with facial recognition login.

However, Microsoft’s iconic backlit keyboard cover will be sold separately, and you need to shell another $99 for it. Surface Go also supports Surface Stylus Pen, which is another $99. They take the tablet far away from ‘budget friendly’ tag if you opt for accessories.

Preorders have started immediately after the announcement, and the shipping is scheduled for August.

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