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Microsoft Surface Go

alaTest has collected and analyzed 263 reviews of Microsoft Surface Go. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.5/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and price. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably, but views about the apps and battery are different.

portability, usability, performance, price, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Microsoft Surface Go is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Ryan Jones (

Microsoft Surface Go Review | Trusted Reviews


Microsoft's new Surface Go is a solid tablet for those Windows 10 mega fans. But does it have performance to rival Apple's iPad and Samsung's Galaxy Tab S4?

Windows 10 gives users plenty of freedom ; Extremely portable ; Kick-stand offers versatility

Pricey considering Type Cover isn’t bundled in ; Low-powered performance ; Dated design

One for Windows enthusiasts.

Jan, 2019

Expert review by : Matthew Bolton (

Microsoft Surface Go review: a new iPad Pro and Galaxy Tab S4 killer?


T3's official Microsoft Surface Go review is here. Find out if it can compete with Apple's iPad Pro and Samsung's Galaxy Tab S4 now

Brilliant ergonomics ; Fantastic pen and keyboard ; Can run full fat Windows 10

Not as slick app experience compared to rivals

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Dan Grabham (

Microsoft Surface Go review: The ultraportable laptop alternative


The Surface Go is a super portable 2-in-1 that's great as a second go-anywhere machine. Unfortunately, battery life isn't great and once you've added

Highly portable ; MicroSD slot and USB-C welcome ; Robust kickstand ; Excellent optional keyboard

Accessories up the price a lot ; Battery life is middling ; Massive bezels ; S Mode will be limiting for many

Sep, 2018

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Microsoft Surface Go review


Pick me up before you Go-Go

Like a mini PC ; Facial recognition ; Great at multi-tasking ; Stylish and sleek

No accessories included ; Screen could be better

It’s your go-to for tying up loose ends at work and then kicking back and streaming box sets until the sun comes up

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Joe Osborne (

Microsoft Surface Go review


The ultimate 10-inch tasker's tablet

Excellent design ; Surprisingly strong graphics ; Decent price ; Fantastic display and speakers

Still no accessories included ; Less powerful than an iPad ; Screen could be sharper ; Windows desktop mode feels cramped

The Surface Go is a gorgeous machine that brings you an excellent Windows 10 experience in a 10-inch tablet.

Jan, 2019

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Microsoft Surface Go review: A different kind of Surface


A surprise hit, the Surface Go is a brilliant machine for those who seek a highly portable work companion

Excellent keyboard ; Superb screen ; Well-priced

Performance can be slow at times ; Battery life isn't as good as iPad Pro

With those caveats in place, there are numerous positives that earn the Surface Go a Recommended award. The keyboard is truly excellent and turns this machine into a fully fledged laptop when you need it. If you’re the sort of person who’s been...

Mar, 2019

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Microsoft Surface Go: Preorders now live – everything you need to know


The new budget Microsoft Surface Go is available for preorder right now – here's everything you need to know about the new 2-in-1 laptop

The only surprise is that it’s taken the company two years to refresh the design and the only worry is that the specifications look very basic indeed, especially that Pentium CPU.

Aug, 2018

TechAdvisor Recommended

Expert review by : Henry Burrell (

Microsoft Surface Go


The Surface Go succeeds at further miniaturising the Windows 10 experience into the most affordable Microsoft hardware to date. It works because it's fun, something Windows often struggles to be

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (

Microsoft Surface Go: 10-inch Windows tablet coming Aug. 2 for $399


The cheapest Surface is more portable but less powerful -- and you still have to buy the keyboard cover separately.

Expert review by : Alan Martin (

Microsoft Surface Go review: A Windows rival to the Tab S4 and iPad


The Surface Go is not without its issues, but slap on a keyboard and it's a genuine gamechanger

If this feels like a rollercoaster of a review, you’ll see exactly why the Surface Go is a hard one to fairly score. As a product out of the box, it’s heading for low marks, because a tablet running Windows 10 feels like an anachronism. Attach the £100...

Sep, 2018

Product Specifications


Audio system:Dolby Audio Premium
Built-In Microphone:Y
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker power:2


Battery life (max):9
Continuous audio playback time:9
Continuous video playback time:9


Auto Focus:Y
Face detection:Y
Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Rear camera:Y
Rear camera resolution (numeric):2 / 8
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:1080p
Windows Hello:Y


Colour of product:Silver
Device Type:Full-size tablet
Face recognition:Y
Form factor:Slate / Slider
Product colour:Black,Silver / Silver


Aspect Ratio:3:2
Display diagonal:25.4
Display glass type:Gorilla Glass
Display Resolution:1800 x 1200
Display Technology:IPS
HD type:Full HD
LED Backlight:Y
Pixel density:217
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


Graphics adapter:HD Graphics 615
Graphics adapter family:Intel


Internal Memory:4 / 8
Internal memory type:LPDDR3-SDRAM


4G:N / Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth version:4.1
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other features

On-board graphics adapter:Y

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y


Ambient light sensor:Y
Assisted GPS (A-GPS):N / Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Magnetometer:N / Y
Position location:N / Y
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y
Docking connector type:Microsoft Surface Connector / Microsoft Surface Connector,Microsoft Surface Cover / Microsoft Surface Cover
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone Out:Y
Microphone in:N
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1


Bus type:OPI
Conflict Free processor:Y
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1
Processor ARK ID:122697
Processor cache:2
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Kaby Lake
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:1.6 / 2.3
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:4415Y
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor package size:20 x 16.5
Processor Series:Intel Pentium 4000 series for Mobile
Processor threads:4
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1,SSE4.2
System bus rate:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):6
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y

Processor special features

Embedded options available:N
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N
Intel TSX-NI:N
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:N


Face recognition:Y


Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 10 / WINDOWS 10 HOME / WINDOWS 10 PRO / Windows 10 Pro in S mode / Windows 10 S
Trial software:1 month trial for new Microsoft Office 365 customers / Microsoft Office 365 / Microsoft Office 365 Home 30-day / Microsoft Office 365 Home 30-day trial


Card reader integrated:Y
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC / MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC,MicroSDXC / MicroSDHC,MicroSDXC / microSDXC
Internal storage capacity:128 / 256 / 64
Storage Media:eMCP / eMMC / SSD

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:175 / 245 / 8.3
Height :175 / 8.3
Weight:522 / 532