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Microsoft Surface Go

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Microsoft Surface Go review: specs and price

Microsoft Surface Go
Microsoft Surface Go

Why is Microsoft Surface Go better than the average?

  • Resolution
    1800 x 1200pxvs1714046.52px
  • RAM
    8GBvs1.87GB
  • Screen size
    10"vs9.16"
  • Pixel density
    217ppivs207.49ppi
  • Thickness
    8.3mmvs9.41mm
  • Front camera megapixels
    5MPvs1.99MP
  • Megapixels
    8MPvs5.76MP
  • Internal storage
    128GBvs44.67GB

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Design

1.thickness

8.3mm

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2.weight

522g

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0.51g

3.width

245mm

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14mm

4.height

175mm

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14mm

5.volume

355.86cm³

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108.46cm³

6.Weather sealed
Microsoft Surface Go

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.

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Display

1.resolution

1800 x 1200px

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2560 x 3840px

2.screen size

10"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.

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3.pixel density

217ppi

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521ppi

4.has branded damage resistant glass
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Damage resistant glass (such as Corning Gorilla Glass or Asahi Dragontrail Glass) is thin, lightweight, and can withstand high levels of force.

5.has an IPS screen
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IPS (In-Plane Switching) is a technology used for LCDs. It was designed to overcome the main limitations of normal TFTs TN-matrices: relatively slow response times, small viewing angles and low quality color reproduction.

6.every pixel has three subpixels
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The device has a display with three full subpixels per pixel, resulting in a sharp and crisp picture. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.

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Performance

1.CPU speed

2 x 1.6GHz

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8 x 2.36GHz

2.RAM

8GB

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16GB

3.has an external memory slot
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The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.

4.internal storage

128GB

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1000GB

5.Supports 64-bit
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A 32-bit operating system can only support up to 4GB of RAM. 64-bit allows more than 4GB, giving increased performance. It also allows you to run 64-bit applications.

6.semiconductor size

14nm

A smaller size indicates that the process to create the chip is newer.

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7nm

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Cameras

1.front camera megapixels

5MP

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8MP

2.megapixels

8MP

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24MP

3.has a flash
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A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.

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4.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 30fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.

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2160 x 60fps

5.has a built-in HDR mode
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It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).

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6.has a CMOS sensor
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CMOS image sensors are slowly replacing CCD sensors, due to reduced power consumption and better image quality. They can be very compact and cost relatively little to produce.

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Audio

1.has stereo speakers
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Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

2.number of microphones

1

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

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3.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
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With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

4.has a radio
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It works as an FM radio with included headsets

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Battery

1.wireless charging
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The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

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2.has a rechargeable battery
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The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
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The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

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4. longer battery life

9h

The device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.

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38h

5.has a battery level indicator
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An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

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Features

1.has a HDMI output
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Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.

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2.has NFC
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NFC (near field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.

For example

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3.Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
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802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.

4.Bluetooth version

4.1

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5

5.Is DLNA certified
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All DLNA certified products are compatible with one another. When different devices are connected to the same network, data can be transferred easily between them.

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6.Has a fingerprint scanner
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The device has a fingerprint scanner which identifies the user.

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Miscellaneous

1.USB ports

1

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.

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2.Has sleep-and-charge USB ports
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Sleep-and-charge USB ports can charge electronic devices when the laptop is in sleep mode, hibernate mode, or even switched off.

3.Has an optical disc drive
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An optical disc drive (ODD) allows you to use CDs and DVDs for reading and/or writing data.

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4.warranty period

1

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.

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5.Has Bluetooth
Microsoft Surface Go

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.

6.Has a MagSafe power adapter
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The MagSafe power adapter uses a power connector that is attached magnetically. When pulled or tugged, the connector will come out of the socket safely.

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