Microsoft Releases Surface Go LTEby Brett Howse on November 12, 2018 11:25 AM EST
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Earlier this year, Microsoft launched their lower cost, smaller Surface Go. With a display size of 10 inches, and weighing 1.15 lbs, or 515 grams, it’s a more portable version of the popular Surface Pro.
Today Microsoft is announcing a new LTE variant for those that want to use the convertible PC even more on the go. The Surface Go has been paired with the Qualcomm X16 modem, which is the same modem they used in the Surface Pro LTE.
|Microsoft Surface Go|
|Surface Go Specifications|
|CPU||Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y (Kaby Lake-Y)
2 core, 4 thread, 1.6 GHz base frequency
|GPU||Intel HD 615
24 EUs 850 MHz boost frequency
1800x1200 3:2 aspect
216 Pixels Per Inch
Surface Pen support
|Dimensions||245 x 175 x 8.3 mm
9.6 x 6.9 x 0.33 inches
|Weight||515 grams (WiFi)
1.15 lbs (WiFi)
|RAM||4 or 8 GB LPDDR3-1866|
|Storage||64 GB eMMC
128 / 256 GB NVMe SSD optional
|Wireless||802.11ac with Bluetooth 4.1
Qualcomm Snapdragon X16 LTE Optional
Cat 9 modem, 22 bands, 450 Mbps download speed
|Battery||Up to 9 hours of video playback
|Cameras||Windows Hello IR camera
5 MP Front Camera with 1080p video
8 MP Rear Camera with 1080p video
|Ports||USB Type-C 3.1 Gen 1 with power delivery
8GB/128 GB LTE $679
Windows 10 Pro $50 extra
The new Surface Go LTE is available for pre-order now, starting at $679, which is a $130 increase over the same 8 GB / 128 GB Wi-Fi model, or $729 for commercial customers which will probably mean a bump up to Windows 10 Pro.
The new model will be available in 23 markets by November 22, and more are coming after that.
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PeachNCream - Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - linkCrazy that Microsoft is even attempting to sell tablet computers at this point. I was at a couple of retailers over the weekend including an office supply store and the local Best Buy. What used to be a filled-to-the-brim tablet section of each store was now a desolate wasteland where one might not be surprised to encounter a wayward tumbleweed. The office supply store (Staples) was the worst of the two. There was a 7" Kindle Fire and one iPad on display plus five other empty spaces on the shelves. No one buys tablets anymore. The laptop section looked healthy, but it's safe to say that tablets are following fast on the heels of netbooks as a fading fad.
peevee - Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - linkRemember 11" netbooks for $300? It is that, only overpriced and with smaller screen.