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.
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.