Microsoft has finally brought the Surface Go tablet to India. The device is available in two models; the 64 GB variant is priced at Rs. 37,999 ($530) while the 128 GB model is priced at Rs. 49,999 ($698).
Microsoft Surface Pro has launched as Flipkart exclusive for the time being. It is currently available on pre-order, with actual sales commencing on December 27.
Coming to specs, the tablet boots Windows 10 and is the cheapest Surface device, coming in under the more expensive Surface Pro model. It is powered by a dual-core Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y processor clocked at 1.6GHz with Intel HD Graphics 615.
The 64GB storage model comes with 4GB RAM while the 128GB model comes with 8GB RAM. However, while the 128GB model has SSD flash storage, the 64GB model uses the much slower eMMC storage.
As for the connectivity, you get 1x USB-C, 1x Surface Connect port, microSDXC card slot and 3.5mm headphone jack.
The display is a 10-inch 3:2 panel with 1800×1200 resolution, 10-point multi-touch support and Corning Gorilla Glass 3. You also get two cameras, a 8MP on the back and a 5MP on the front. There’s also 2W stereo speakers with Dolby Audio Premium.
The Surface Go has a built-in kick stand like the more expensive Surface Pro and also comes with its own Surface Go Signature Type Cover and supports the Surface Pen. However, the Type Cover will be coming to India at a later date. The price for the Type Cover will be INR 11,799 ($165).
The Surface Go comes with Windows 10 in the infamous S-Mode, which only lets you install and run apps from the Microsoft Store. However, it is quick and easy to turn that off and then you will be able to run all your Windows applications on this.