Microsoft’s $399 Surface Go is announced at last

Microsoft Surface affordable tablet passes the FCC

What do you think about the Surface Go tablet?

Why did Microsoft build this 10-inch, Pentium-based device, given that the company's mission with its Surface products has been to go somewhere its OEM partners have not gone before - in other words, to create new and previously untapped markets/categories for Windows devices. It will be available for preorders starting today and the shipping will begin in August.

Worst of all, the bezels are insanely large, making Surface Go look quite ugly. Some of these may be individuals who always wanted a Surface but couldn't afford it until now, with the base-level tablet on its own costing $399.

Surface Go sounds great, but depending on what you're looking for, the devil is definitely in the details. A device powered by the 7th Generation Intel Pentium Gold Processor 4415Y, in a fanless design, offering up to nine hours of battery. Microsoft has also packed a USB Type-C 3.1 port that can charge the tablet or transfer data to external devices.

At first glance, the tweet might not seem like anything new, especially if we weren't expecting a hardware announcement around the corner.

An official document leaked by a Reddit user indicates that the device might possibly be launched this week, along with a new Type Cover. Surface Go Type Covers are $99 or $129 for the fabric-covered Alcantara versions, and the mouse is $34.99.

Eight boys rescued from cave in northern Thailand
Nargonsak said this phase may take longer than the previous two rescue missions, which both lasted several hours. Oxygen levels in the caves also dropped, causing the cramped passageways to be even more deadly than before.

The Surface Go that features an inbuilt kickstand looks like a smaller edition of the Surface Pro.

In May, Bloomberg reported that Microsoft was working on low-priced 10-inch tablet to compete with Apple's iPad.

Microsoft's budget Surface tablet is allegedly meant to land at around $400 (about £300), making for a significant price difference from the £650+ Surface Pro range.

The more affordable $399 (around £300, AU$500) model has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, while the more expensive model, which costs $549 (around £400, AU$740), will have 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage space.

The lightweight, 1.15-pound Surface Go - about twice as big as many smartphones - is created to be portable, but Microsoft has also developed accessories to give it more of a laptop feel. Right now, Microsoft is only offering the Surface Go with Wi-Fi connectivity, with LTE models scheduled to go on sale later this year. It is also equipped with a USB-C 3.1 port.

To the Surface Go. There's a possibility that this much-rumored Surface device may be launched tomorrow.

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