Microsoft Launches Surface Go 2-in-1 PC In India
18 December 2018
4 GB + 64 GB- Rs 37,999
8 GB + 128 GB- Rs 49,999
245 x 176 x 8.3 mm
1800 x 1200 px
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Intel Pentium Gold
Intel HD 615
64 GB eMMC
128 GB SSD
Windows 10 Home
up to 9 hours
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Microsoft offers a wide range of laptops and touchscreen PC’s which carry the Microsoft Surface branding. These devices have a premium build with high-end features and are intended to set a benchmark for other Windows PC OEMs. Earlier this year, the company launched their cheapest 2-in-1 detachable notebook, the Surface Go in the US. The budget-oriented Surface Go has now been launched in India. As the name suggests, it is a 2-in-1 PC with a detachable keyboard that is sold separately. Like a lot of other companies, Microsoft has also chosen the online sales model for the Surface Go. The PC will be exclusively available on Flipkart and will be offered in two RAM + ROM configurations.
The Microsoft Go has a rectangular tile-like shape with an adjustable kickstand. It measures 245 x 176 x 8.3 mm and weighs in at 522 grams. The top side of the device houses the power button and the volume rockers while the bottom side houses the magnetic keyboard connector. The left side of the Surface Go houses the microSD expansion slot and the right side houses the 3.5 mm jack, USB Type-C port, and side firing dual speakers. The rear of the device has a 5 MP camera and a microphone pinhole. The PC also has an 8 MP autofocus camera for taking pictures and video conferencing.
The Microsoft Go has a 10-inch LED display with a resolution of 1800 x 1200 px. For protection against scratches, the display also gets Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The Microsoft Surface Go has dual 2 Watt stereo speakers with Dolby audio support. The touchscreen PC features the dual-core Intel 4415Y Pentium Gold processor that has a clock speed of 1.6 GHz. The Intel SoC also has integrated HD 615 graphics.
In terms of connectivity, the Surface Go has Bluetooth 4.1 and Wi-Fi 802.11 ac. It also has a variety of built-in sensors which include an ambient light sensor, an accelerometer, a gyroscope, and a magnetometer. The PC runs latest Windows 10 Home in S Mode and is powered by a 2 cell battery. According to Microsoft, the Surface Go can offer up to 9 hours of battery backup, depending on the usage pattern.
Price, Colours, And Availability
The Microsoft Surface Go is available in a single Grey colour variant. It is available for pre-order on Flipkart and the deliveries will commence on 27th December. It is offered in two RAM + ROM configurations for which the price is as follows:
- 4 GB + 64 GB – Rs 37,999
- 8 GB + 128 GB – Rs 49,999
Another point worth mentioning is that the 64 GB variant has eMMC storage whereas the 128 GB variant gets an SSD. Both eMMC and SSD are types of NAND flash storage but the latter has higher read and write speeds.