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Microsoft Surface Go Review: The Good & The Bad

Microsoft Surface Go Review: The Good & The Bad

Last month, Microsoft announced its gateway into the Surface collection, the Go. It has two models: A 64 GB eMMc Storage, 4 GB RAM unit and a 128 GB SSD storage, 8 GB RAM one. Both are powered by the Intel Pentium Gold Processor 4415Y.

Reviews from Mashable and The Verge gave contrasting results. The Mashable contributor tested the less powerful unit while The Verge reviewer tried out the more formidable one.

Here’s what you need to know, as well as, useful information from the Microsoft site.

Surface Go Positives

This is the smallest Microsoft Surface product to date with a 10” display, kickstand, six to nine hour battery life, one USB-C port and a built-in microSD card slot. The keyboard and pen are sold separately.

At .33” thick and 1.15 pounds, it can be easily stored in a briefcase, purse or just toted around.

Fully supported by Windows 10, it’s an easy transition device for Microsoft users.

The Windows Hello sign-in through the 5 MP HD camera, allows for facial recognition which makes the unit more secure than traditional password and PIN accessible devices.

Surface Go Negatives

On both models the thick bezel makes it look dated and takes up unnecessary space on an already tiny screen.

The basic model is slow, up to 20-33% slower than the Surface Pro models. Depending on the Wi-Fi connection, the load time for launching apps is painfully sluggish.

The upgraded version has better performance due to the doubling of the RAM and storage option. It will still run slower than a Pro unit, but it’s not as noticeable.

Surface Go Target Market

This unit is perfect for a Windows 10 user who is constantly on the go and wants to use it for daily tasks such as checking email, updating social platforms or writing or editing Office 365 applications.

For someone who already uses the Microsoft Surface Computer Family, this is a slam-dunk choice because they are already familiar with all the Surface has to offer.

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