Microsoft today announced its affordable Surface laptop in India, the Surface Go. The launch is an attempt to take on Apple iPad and iPad Pro. Featuring a 10-inch display, the Surface Go comes in at the same size as the iPad Pro. The Surface Go is available in two variants; the 64GB model is priced at INR 37,999 while the 128GB model is priced at INR 49,999.
Microsoft Surface Go comes with a 10-inch PixelSense display with 1800x1200 pixels resolution, 3:2 aspect ratio and 217ppi resolution. The 10-point multi-touch display has 1500:1 contrast ratio and Gorilla Glass 3 protection. The device is powered Intel’s new Pentium Gold processor 4415Y with up to 8GB of RAM. The base model comes with 4GB of RAM. For graphics, Surface Go relies on Intel HD Graphics 615.The device also features TPM 2.0 for enterprise security and Windows Hello, Microsoft’s facial recognition technology for authentication.
The Surface Go has a built-in kick stand like the more expensive Surface Pro and also comes with its own Surface Go Signature Type Cover and supports the Surface Pen. However, the Type Cover will be coming to India at a later date. The price for the Type Cover will be INR 11,799
Microsoft Surface Go comes with 5-megapixel front-facing camera with 1080p Skype HD video and 8-megapixel rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080HD video support. While the device has single microphone, Surface Go has 2W stereo speakers with Dolby Audio
For the connectivity, it has 1 x USB-C port, 3.5 mm headphone jack, microSDXC card reader, 1 Surface Connect port, Surface Type Cover port and is also compatible with Surface Dial. It is Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compatible and supports Bluetooth Wireless 4.1.