Microsoft's Surface Go teblet follows in the footsteps of its older and since-replaced brother the Surface Pro by getting an option to configure it with LTE Advanced connectivity.
It's only difference from the current model is the addition of a Nano SIM tray and the relevant antennas, which add about 0.4 oz/10 grams to the weight and seems to shave about 30 minutes off the nine-hour battery life.
Based off the highest-end Wi-Fi configuration with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage, it costs $550. The same consumer configuration with LTE adds $130, or $680. The commercial version is $730, but that has a 256GB option as well.
Preorders start Monday for select markets, and Microsoft expects it to be available in 23 markets by Nov. 22. At launch, cellular providers supporting the device include AT&T, Verizon, DoCoMo, SoftBank, KDDI, EE UK, Vodafone UK and Sprint.
Remember that the keyboard and stylus are still extra.
|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