UPDATED: Microsoft announce the new smaller & cheaper Surface Go tablet

…the new Surface Go [is] a smaller, less powerful take on the popular Surface Pro device. The Go features a 10-inch screen, integrated kickstand, Windows 10, and a similar design to the Surface Pro, and starts at [US]$399.

Could this be the mythical unicorn I’ve been looking for to replace my ageing 11″ MacBook Air??

Great price point, full OS, touch screen, solid keyboard (US$99 add-on cost), LTE (coming with no pricing yet) and USB-C. Sounds almost too good to be true!

It kind of is too, but only kinda. Adding on all the accessories will bump up the price. Adding in LTE will also do the same. Very quickly you’re hitting iPad Pro pricing or a low end Surface Pro even. Other downside (for me personally) is Windows. I’m a Mac guy and live in a Mac world but for all I want it for (writing & couch machine) I’d be willing to make the switch.

First impressions are good though and I’m very keen to get my hands on one to try it out.

The new Surface Go from Microsoft is available to pre-order in one of two Wi-Fi versions. Expect Aus pricing & availability to hit shortly.

https://youtu.be/krRRskzHWFE

Updated to include Australian pricing.

Source: Microsoft’s Surface Go tablet has a 10-inch screen and starts at $399 – The Verge

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