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Microsoft Surface Go 2 vs Microsoft Surface Pro 4

Microsoft Surface Go 2
Microsoft Surface Pro 4

Why is Microsoft Surface Go 2 better than Microsoft Surface Pro 4?

  • 233g lighter
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    553gvs786g
  • 0.1mm thinner
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    8.3mmvs8.4mm
  • Has NFC
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  • Has an IPS screen
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  • 1 newer Bluetooth version
    ?

    5vs4
  • 26.4mm shorter
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    175mmvs201.4mm
  • 47.1mm narrower
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    245mmvs292.1mm
  • Has a cellular module
    ?

Why is Microsoft Surface Pro 4 better than Microsoft Surface Go 2?

  • 2.03x higher resolution
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    2736 x 1824pxvs1920 x 1280px
  • 8GB more RAM memory
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    16GBvs8GB
  • 21.36% higher pixel density
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    267ppivs220ppi
  • 17.14% bigger screen size
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    12.3"vs10.5"
  • 872GB more internal storage
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    1000GBvs128GB
  • Stylus included
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  • Has a compass
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  • Has a built-in HDR mode
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Price comparison

Microsoft Surface Go 2

ProductStorePrice
Microsoft Surface Go 2 AmazonNEW Microsoft Surface Go 2 - 10.5" Touch...NEW Microsoft Surface Go 2 - 10.5" Touch-Screen - Intel Core m3 - 8GB Memory - 128GB SSD - Wifi + LTE - Platinum (Latest Model)
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$729.99

Microsoft Surface Pro 4

Buy used:

$749.66

ProductStorePrice
Microsoft Surface Pro 4 AmazonLatest Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (2736 x 1...Latest Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (2736 x 1824) Tablet 6th Generation (Intel Core i5-6300U, 8GB Ram, 256GB SSD, Bluetooth, Dual Camera) Windows 10 Professional (Renewed)
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$589.00
Microsoft Surface Pro 4 AmazonMicrosoft Surface Pro 4 (256 GB, 8 GB RA...Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (256 GB, 8 GB RAM, Intel Core i5)
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$729.00
Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Amazon2017 Microsoft Surface Pro 4 12.3" Lapto...2017 Microsoft Surface Pro 4 12.3" Laptop/Tablet (2.2 GHz Intel Core M3, 4GB RAM, 128 GB SSD, Windows 10 Pro), Silver (Renewed)
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$449.99
Microsoft Surface Pro 4 AmazonMicrosoft Surface Pro 4 (Intel Core M, 4...Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (Intel Core M, 4GB RAM, 128GB) with Windows 10 Anniversary Update (Renewed)
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$479.00
Microsoft Surface Pro 4 AmazonMicrosoft Surface Pro 4 128 GB, 4 GB RAM...Microsoft Surface Pro 4 128 GB, 4 GB RAM, Intel Core i5 (Renewed)
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$445.30
Microsoft Surface Pro 4 AmazonMicrosoft Surface Pro 4 (128 GB, 4 GB RA...Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (128 GB, 4 GB RAM, Intel Core i5) + Microsoft Type Cover (Renewed)
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$534.00
Microsoft Surface Pro 4 AmazonMicrosoft Surface Pro 4 128GB Intel Core...Microsoft Surface Pro 4 128GB Intel Core M Windows 10 Anniversary and Black Type Cover Bundle (Surface Pen Included, 4GB RAM, 12.3-Inch Touchscreen) (Renewed)
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$599.77
Microsoft Surface Pro 4 AmazonNewest Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (2736 x 1...Newest Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (2736 x 1824) Resolution Tablet 6th Generation TOUCH (Intel Core i7-6650U, 16GB Ram, 256GB SSD, Bluetooth, Dual Camera) Windows 10 Professional (Renewed)
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$638.81
Microsoft Surface Pro 4 AmazonMicrosoft  Surface Pro 6 (Intel Core i5,...Microsoft  Surface Pro 6 (Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB)
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$714.99

Design

1.weight

553g

786g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
2.thickness

8.3mm

8.4mm

We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.
3.Stylus included
Microsoft Surface Go 2
Microsoft Surface Pro 4
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.
4.height

175mm

201.4mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.
5.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Microsoft Surface Go 2
Microsoft Surface Pro 4
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
6.width

245mm

292.1mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.

Display

1.resolution

1920 x 1280px

2736 x 1824px

Resolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.
2.pixel density

220ppi

267ppi

Pixel density is a measurement of a screen's resolution, expressed as the number of pixels per inch (PPI) on the screen. A higher pixel density translates into more clarity and sharpness for the images rendered on the screen, thus improving the quality of the viewing experience.
3.screen size

10.5"

12.3"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
4.has branded damage-resistant glass
Microsoft Surface Go 2
Microsoft Surface Pro 4
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
Microsoft Surface Go 2
Microsoft Surface Pro 4
IPS (In-Plane Switching) is a technology used for LCDs. It was designed to overcome the main limitations of conventional twisted nematic TFT displays: limited viewing angles and low-quality color reproduction. PLS (Plane-to-Line Switching) is a type of IPS screen developed by Samsung, with increased brightness and lower production costs.
6.has a touch screen
Microsoft Surface Go 2
Microsoft Surface Pro 4
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.

Performance

1.RAM

8GB

16GB

Random-access memory (RAM) is a form of volatile memory used to store working data and machine code currently in use. It is a quick-access, temporary virtual storage that can be read and changed in any order, thus enabling fast data processing.
2.has an external memory slot
Microsoft Surface Go 2
Microsoft Surface Pro 4
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.
3.internal storage

128GB

1000GB

The internal storage refers to the built-in storage space available in a device for system data, apps, and user-generated data. With a large amount of internal storage, you can save more files and apps on your device.
4.Supports 64-bit
Microsoft Surface Go 2
Microsoft Surface Pro 4
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 apps.
5.Has integrated graphics
Microsoft Surface Go 2 (Intel Core m3-7Y30)
Microsoft Surface Pro 4
With integrated graphics you don’t need to buy a separate graphics card.
6.Has AES
Microsoft Surface Go 2 (Intel Core m3-7Y30)
Microsoft Surface Pro 4
AES is used to speed up encryption and decryption.

Cameras

1.megapixels (main camera)

8MP

8MP

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
2.megapixels (front camera)

5MP

5MP

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the front camera. A higher megapixel count means that the front camera is capable of capturing more details, an essential factor for taking high-resolution selfies.
3.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 30fps

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.
4.has a flash
Microsoft Surface Go 2
Microsoft Surface Pro 4
A flash is good for low-light environments, and can sometimes be used as flashlight.
5.has a built-in HDR mode
Microsoft Surface Go 2
Microsoft Surface Pro 4
It can automatically shoot pictures with a higher dynamic range (HDR).
6.has a front camera
Microsoft Surface Go 2
Microsoft Surface Pro 4
A front camera, also called secondary camera, can be used for video chats/selfies.

Audio

1.has stereo speakers
Microsoft Surface Go 2
Microsoft Surface Pro 4
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
2.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Microsoft Surface Go 2
Microsoft Surface Pro 4
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
3.number of microphones

2

2

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
4.Has a radio
Microsoft Surface Go 2
Microsoft Surface Pro 4
A built-in FM radio tuner allows you to listen to most of the live-broadcasted FM radio stations without using the internet.

Battery

1.has a rechargeable battery
Microsoft Surface Go 2
Microsoft Surface Pro 4
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
2.has a battery level indicator
Microsoft Surface Go 2
Microsoft Surface Pro 4
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
3.has wireless charging
Microsoft Surface Go 2
Microsoft Surface Pro 4
The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.
4.has a removable battery
Microsoft Surface Go 2
Microsoft Surface Pro 4
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Features

1.has an HDMI output
Microsoft Surface Go 2
Microsoft Surface Pro 4
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
2.supports Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Microsoft Surface Go 2
Microsoft Surface Pro 4
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.
3.Supports widgets
Microsoft Surface Go 2 (Windows 10)
Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (Windows 10 Pro)
You can add widgets to the home screen. This allows you to have more flexibility and to see information at a glance, without going into the app.
4.has NFC
Microsoft Surface Go 2
Microsoft Surface Pro 4
NFC (near-field communication) allows a device to perform simple wireless transactions.
5.is a multi-user system
Microsoft Surface Go 2 (Windows 10)
Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (Windows 10 Pro)
A multi-user operating system allows multiple users to access the device. Each user has a dedicated profile with apps and data available only to them.
6.The browser has word wrap
Microsoft Surface Go 2 (Windows 10)
Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (Windows 10 Pro)
The web browser has automatic word wrap when zooming, the user can easily read long lines without scrolling horizontally.

Miscellaneous

1.Has sleep-and-charge USB ports
Microsoft Surface Go 2
Microsoft Surface Pro 4
Sleep-and-charge USB ports can charge electronic devices when the laptop is in sleep mode, hibernate mode, or even switched off.
2.uses multithreading
Microsoft Surface Go 2 (Intel Core m3-7Y30)
Microsoft Surface Pro 4
Multithreading technology (such as Intel's Hyperthreading or AMD's Simultaneous Multithreading) provides increased performance by splitting each of the processor's physical cores into virtual cores, also known as threads. This way, each core can run two instruction streams at once.
3.Has S/PDIF Out port
Microsoft Surface Go 2
Microsoft Surface Pro 4
S/PDIF is an interface used to transmit digital audio with high fidelity.
4.has a VGA connector
Microsoft Surface Go 2
Microsoft Surface Pro 4
VGA connector is a widespread connector and is found on many video cards, computer monitors, and some television sets.
5.Has an optical disc drive
Microsoft Surface Go 2
Microsoft Surface Pro 4
An optical disc drive (ODD) allows you to read data from discs such as DVDs and Blu-Rays.
6.Has a MagSafe power adapter
Microsoft Surface Go 2
Microsoft Surface Pro 4
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.

Price comparison

Microsoft Surface Go 2

ProductStorePrice
Microsoft Surface Go 2 AmazonNEW Microsoft Surface Go 2 - 10.5" Touch...NEW Microsoft Surface Go 2 - 10.5" Touch-Screen - Intel Core m3 - 8GB Memory - 128GB SSD - Wifi + LTE - Platinum (Latest Model)
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$729.99

Microsoft Surface Pro 4

Buy used:

$749.66

ProductStorePrice
Microsoft Surface Pro 4 AmazonLatest Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (2736 x 1...Latest Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (2736 x 1824) Tablet 6th Generation (Intel Core i5-6300U, 8GB Ram, 256GB SSD, Bluetooth, Dual Camera) Windows 10 Professional (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$589.00
Microsoft Surface Pro 4 AmazonMicrosoft Surface Pro 4 (256 GB, 8 GB RA...Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (256 GB, 8 GB RAM, Intel Core i5)
Amazon logo
$729.00
Microsoft Surface Pro 4 Amazon2017 Microsoft Surface Pro 4 12.3" Lapto...2017 Microsoft Surface Pro 4 12.3" Laptop/Tablet (2.2 GHz Intel Core M3, 4GB RAM, 128 GB SSD, Windows 10 Pro), Silver (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$449.99
Microsoft Surface Pro 4 AmazonMicrosoft Surface Pro 4 (Intel Core M, 4...Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (Intel Core M, 4GB RAM, 128GB) with Windows 10 Anniversary Update (Renewed)
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$479.00
Microsoft Surface Pro 4 AmazonMicrosoft Surface Pro 4 128 GB, 4 GB RAM...Microsoft Surface Pro 4 128 GB, 4 GB RAM, Intel Core i5 (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$445.30
Microsoft Surface Pro 4 AmazonMicrosoft Surface Pro 4 (128 GB, 4 GB RA...Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (128 GB, 4 GB RAM, Intel Core i5) + Microsoft Type Cover (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$534.00
Microsoft Surface Pro 4 AmazonMicrosoft Surface Pro 4 128GB Intel Core...Microsoft Surface Pro 4 128GB Intel Core M Windows 10 Anniversary and Black Type Cover Bundle (Surface Pen Included, 4GB RAM, 12.3-Inch Touchscreen) (Renewed)
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$599.77
Microsoft Surface Pro 4 AmazonNewest Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (2736 x 1...Newest Microsoft Surface Pro 4 (2736 x 1824) Resolution Tablet 6th Generation TOUCH (Intel Core i7-6650U, 16GB Ram, 256GB SSD, Bluetooth, Dual Camera) Windows 10 Professional (Renewed)
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$638.81
Microsoft Surface Pro 4 AmazonMicrosoft  Surface Pro 6 (Intel Core i5,...Microsoft  Surface Pro 6 (Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB)
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$714.99

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