Microsoft launches budget-friendly Surface Go tablet - flawless for students?

Microsoft Surface Go

Microsoft Unveils $399 Surface Go Tablet Running Windows 10S

The Surface Precision Mouse is available to buy right now from Microsoft's store and costs £99.99.

"In portrait mode, the screen was created to render the page to the scale of most school textbooks, and in landscape mode, it can render pages side by side as if you were holding a paperback book in hand".

It packs a PixelSense Display with a 1800×1200 resolution, maintaining its 3:2 aspect ratio used on the other Surface devices.

It's not the first time Microsoft has targeted students with Surface hardware. The company is creating a new 10-inch, Alcantara leather cover for the new Surface. Among the 13.5-inch laptop's most distinguishing features is a keyboard wrapped in Alcantara, a suede-like synthetic fabric from Italy used in some luxury vehicle interiors.

As for specs, the Surface Go is powered by an Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y processor - a fanless dual-core processor running at 1.6GHz with a 4.5W TDP.

We think that the Surface Go may be one of the most interesting releases this year and can not wait to see how well it stacks up to the entry-level 9.7-inch iPad.

No matter which of the two keyboards you choose, they will be available in multiple colors with colored pointing devices also available to match at $35 apiece. It features backlit mechanical keys like the full-sized offering and a glass trackpad.

Help us make this show the best Microsoft podcast in the world. The display is a 10-point multi-touch with support for Surface Pen and protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. According to a leaked HP technical document, there will be variants of the Chromebook x2, the first detachable Chromebook, on the way, and one of them runs on the same processor as the Surface Go.

Prices start at $399. The fifth-generation 2-in-1 Surface Pro laptop retails in India for Rs. 64,999. Microsoft is accepting preorders in select markets, including the U.S., Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom and other part of Europe, with an August 2 ship date.

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