Those of us who have been waiting eagerly for the arrival of The Surface Go in India are in for good news. Surface Go is soon set to hit the online eCommerce store, Flipkart, for nationwide sale, starting today. Available for pre-order, Microsoft said that this device can be purchased exclusively over Flipkart, with sales starting from 12.01 pm today.
Deemed as one of the lightest Surface devices from Microsoft owing to its magnesium body and weighing just 522 grams, this tablet cum laptop comes about in two variants – one is priced at Rs 38,599 and comes packed with 64 GB eMMC together with 4GB RAM. The other offers 128GB SSD storage with 8GB RAM and is priced at Rs 50,999. Both the variants are powered by Intel 4415Y under the hood. The device also has a Type cover, but that is available as a separate accessory for purchase at around Rs 8,699 and comes in Black. One can also go for the signature Type Cover if they are willing to ramp up the budget a bit more, which comes at around Rs 11,799.
In the Specs department, the Surface Go surely doesn’t disappoint, with a big 10-inch screen panel (180d0×1200pixel) topped with a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 over the display. Now users can doodle and use the Surface Pen for more ease of touch which supports 10 points multi-touch Gesture. Though both the variants of the Surface Go run fanless, users need not worry about their device being heated up for Surface Go is based on Intel’s Kaby Lake architecture.
All the other specs are available, as seen in other Surface devices as well – a USB Type C port and surface Connect Power coupled with a 3.5 mm headphone jack and microSD card slot. There’s an impressive 8MP camera at the rear and a 5MP front camera.
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Running on Windows 10S, the Surface Go packs 8 hours of battery life in the WiFi-only variant. Owing to its compatibility with Windows 10 S, users can easily avail the apps thay are present on the Windows Store and fire up the Internet via Microsoft Edge. There’s even an option where the S mode can be disabled and Windows 10 Pro utilities can be used on this device but it’s not yet confirmed whether this upgrade would be available in India.