The reality is that the tablet and the convertible room only generate a bit of excitement when Apple says something about iPad, or when Microsoft inevitably makes Windows aficionados croon happy with mention of newer Surface convertible computing devices. In the quarterly report released earlier this month, Microsoft had noted that "Surface revenue has jumped 25 percent year-on-year in the quarter to $ 1
Microsoft's latest game is Surface Go, the most portable surface in a line-up that includes Surface Pro, Surface Laptop and Surface Book 2 in 13.5-inch and 15-inch screen sizes. Initially, it's also the lightest surface on the pocket, priced upwards of $ 399 (around Rs 27,000). If the price gets good if and when it comes to India sometime later this year, Surface Go can compete with Apple iPad 2018 (Rs28,000 and beyond).
What you get with Surface Go is a 10.6-inch display, a 7-generation Intel processor, 64GB of internal storage, and Windows 10. Perhaps Microsoft missed a run by not trying something more radical, such as a Qualcomm processor , for example. Although it would be grossly unfair to call the Surface Gos Intel Pentium Gold Processor 4415Y as underpowered, it will surely not be the most contributing to power compatibility beyond basic tasks. We can argue all day that the different platforms are what they are, but for a similar price, the Apple A10 Fusion chip will be much faster.
The latest Surface Pro ($ 799 and above, Rs68 400 on Amazon.in), with the 12.3-inch PixelSense screen and Surface Laptop ($ 799 and above) with the 13.5-inch PixelSense screen until now, was the entry price point if you wanted to replace your existing laptop or desktop.
Microsoft has installed a 1800 x 1200 resolution in Surface Go, while in comparison, the iPad has a 2.048 x 1.536 resolution. If you are working with the media or want to use it as a gaming device, iPad is still a better game. However, Surface Go will not be hit either.
Surface Go will nevertheless work well with most apps intended for use at work, at home, and even intended for educational institutions. But what is the catch? Yes, Surface Go runs Windows 10 S, which has been illustrated many times previously as restrictive and does not exactly help to run programs that are not already available in the Windows Store. You may be able to switch to a full version of Windows 10 operating system for free, so it takes care of that restriction.
Microsoft has played the Office 365 card very smart, which includes the productivity aspect as well as the filing feature. Services remain important for Microsoft, and this is a great way to get the productivity market sewn. For anyone who travels a lot, mobile phone features in iPad allow you to work while on the move, and are not near a Wi-Fi connection. Microsoft says that the LTE feature in Surface Go will come sometime in the future – it's a big miss, in our opinion, and it will keep early adopters away at the moment.
We need to complement Microsoft's new Surface Go as an attempt to bring some premium features of more expensive Surface Pro into a machine that is ultraportable, less expensive and looks as well. That's not to say this is the iPad killer yet. It is definitely a first-generation device that Microsoft must build on. However, Microsoft Surface Go may allow potential Chrome OS adopt a viable option to consider as well.