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Microsoft Launching $399 Surface Go Device for Schools

Microsoft is expanding its line of Surface devices with the Surface Go, a $399 version of the popular tablet/laptop. Schools deploying Surface Go will have the option of running either Windows 10 Home in S mode or Windows 10 Pro.

Microsoft is expanding its line of Surface devices with the Surface Go, a $399 version of the popular tablet/laptop. Schools deploying Surface Go will have the option of running either Windows 10 Home in S mode or Windows 10 Pro. 

The Surface Go is the latest generation Surface device, offering a 10-inch (3:2) touchscreen with pressure-sensitive stylus support. It runs on the seventh-generation Intel Pentium Gold Processor (4415Y). Features include:

  • Up to nine hours of battery life;
  • Available ruggedized cases for schools;
  • 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity using the Surface Pen;
  • Support for the new Surface Mobile Mouse;
  • Surface Go Signature Type Cover, which includes the keyboard and trackpad supporting five-point gestures;
  • 165-degree kickstand;
  • Surface Connect port (for docking and charging)
  • USB-C 3.1 port;
  • MicroSD slot;
  • Headphone jack.

The Surface Go is available for preorder now. Units are expected to be available Aug. 2. A version of the device supporting LTE networks will ship later in the year, according to Microsoft. Further information can be found at blogs.windows.com.

About the Author

David Nagel is editorial director of 1105 Media's Education Technology Group and editor-in-chief of THE Journal and STEAM Universe. A 25-year publishing veteran, Nagel has led or contributed to dozens of technology, art and business publications.

He can be reached at dnagel@1105media.com. You can also connect with him on LinkedIn at or follow him on Twitter at @THEJournalDave (K-12) or @CampusTechDave (higher education).


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