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Microsoft Surface Go

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Microsoft Surface Go review: specs and price

Microsoft Surface Go
Microsoft Surface Go
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Why is Microsoft Surface Go better than the average?

  • Resolution
    1800 x 1200pxvs1738861.7px
  • RAM
    8GBvs1.89GB
  • Pixel density
    217ppivs208.88ppi
  • Screen size
    10"vs9.17"
  • Thickness
    8.3mmvs9.35mm
  • Megapixels
    8MPvs5.81MP
  • Front camera megapixels
    5MPvs2.06MP
  • Internal storage
    128GBvs46.09GB

Top specs and features

Design

1.thickness

8.3mm

Best

Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Pro

4.6mm

2.weight

522g

Best

Acer Iconia W510-1674

0.51g

3.width

245mm

Best

Dell Venue 10 7000

14mm

4.Has a stylus
Microsoft Surface Go

A stylus is a pen-like accessory that allows you to interact with the touchscreen with greater precision, and is particularly useful for drawing and writing.

5.height

175mm

Best

Dell Venue 10 7000

14mm

6.volume

355.86cm³

Best

Asus VivoTab RT 32GB

0cm³

Display

1.resolution

1800 x 1200px

Best

Panasonic UT-MB5

2560 x 3840px

2.pixel density

217ppi

Best

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 32GB WiFi + 3G

521ppi

3.screen size

10"

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

Best

Wacom Cintiq 22HD

21.5"

4.has branded damage resistant glass
Microsoft Surface Go

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

5.LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixels
Microsoft Surface Go

The device has an LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixel, resulting in sharp and crisp images. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.

6.has an IPS screen
Microsoft Surface Go

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. PLS (Plane to Line Switching) is a type of IPS screen developed by Samsung, which has increased brightness and lower production costs.

Performance

1.CPU speed

2 x 1.6GHz

Best

Samsung Galaxy Book 2

8 x 2.36GHz

2.has an external memory slot
Microsoft Surface Go

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.

3.RAM

8GB

Best

Google Pixel Slate

16GB

4.Supports 64-bit
Microsoft Surface Go

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.

5.internal storage

128GB

Best

Apple iPad Pro 11" (2018)

1000GB

6.Semiconductor size

14nm

Small semiconductors provide better performance and reduced power consumption. Chipsets with a higher number of transistors, semiconductor components of electronic devices, offer more computational power. A small form factor allows more transistors to fit on a chip, therefore increasing its performance.

Best

Apple iPad Pro 11" (2018)

7nm

Cameras

1.megapixels

8MP

Best

Samsung Galaxy Fold

40MP

2.front camera megapixels

5MP

Best

Samsung Galaxy Fold

10MP

3.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.

Best

Apple iPad Pro 11" (2018)

2160 x 60fps

4.has a CMOS sensor
Microsoft Surface Go

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.

5.has a flash
Microsoft Surface Go

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

For example

Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e (64GB / 4GB RAM)

6.has a built-in HDR mode
Microsoft Surface Go

It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).

For example

Apple iPad mini (2019) WiFi 64GB

Audio

1.has stereo speakers
Microsoft Surface Go

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.

Best

Acer Aspire Switch 12 S

3

3.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Microsoft Surface Go

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

4.Has a radio
Microsoft Surface Go

A built-in FM radio tuner allows you to listen to most of the live-broadcasted FM radio stations without using the internet.

For example

Lenovo Tab P10

Battery

1.wireless charging
Microsoft Surface Go

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

For example

Google Nexus 7 (2013) LTE

2. 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.

Best

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 32GB WiFi + 3G

38h

3.has a removable battery
Microsoft Surface Go

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

For example

Google Pixel Slate (8th Gen Intel Core i5 / 8GB RAM / 128GB SSD)

4.has a rechargeable battery
Microsoft Surface Go

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

5.has a battery level indicator
Microsoft Surface Go

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Features

1.Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
Microsoft Surface Go

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.

2.has a HDMI output
Microsoft Surface Go

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

For example

TrekStor Surftab Ventos 7.0 HD 8GB

3.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Microsoft Surface Go

802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

4.Has a fingerprint scanner
Microsoft Surface Go

The device has a fingerprint scanner which identifies the user.

For example

Apple iPad mini (2019) WiFi 64GB

5.Bluetooth version

4.1

Best

Apple iPad mini (2019) WiFi 64GB

5

6.has NFC
Microsoft Surface Go

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

For example

Apple iPad Pro 11" (2018)

Miscellaneous

1.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.

2.Has sleep-and-charge USB ports
Microsoft Surface Go

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

3.Has a MagSafe power adapter
Microsoft Surface Go

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.

For example

Microsoft Surface Go (64GB / 4GB RAM)

4.has a VGA connector
Microsoft Surface Go

VGA connector is a widespread connector and is found on many video cards, computer monitors, and some television sets.

For example

Microsoft Surface Go (64GB / 4GB RAM)

5.Has S/PDIF Out port
Microsoft Surface Go

S/PDIF is an interface used to transmit digital audio with high fidelity.

For example

Microsoft Surface Go (64GB / 4GB RAM)

6.RJ45 ports

0

RJ-45 ports are used for LAN (Local Area Network) connections. With more ports you can achieve increased bandwidth across a LAN, or connect to multiple networks. It also has the added benefit of not losing connection to the network if one fails.

Best

Vaio Z Canvas 256GB

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