Microsoft has updated its Surface line of 2-in-1 laptop computers with the Surface Go, which is the smallest, lightest, and most affordable Surface computer to date.
Surface Go weighs just 1.15 lbs., measures 8.3mm thin, and comes with a 10" high-resolution PixelSense Display that supports Surface Pen, with 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity, low pen parallax, low latency, and precision for accurate note taking, drawing, and computer-aided design. The custom calibrated 3:2 display is soft on your eyes while you're working, says Panos Panay, Chief Product Officer in a blog post, and high-contrast when you want to watch videos, create art, or edit photos.
Ideal for students, the screen was designed to render a page to the scale of most school textbooks when it's in portrait mode. Meanwhile, in landscape mode, it can render pages side-by-side, to mimic the feel of holding a paperback book in hand. The size is comparable to a composition notebook, making writing feel natural and intuitive, says Panay.
The Surface Go is powered by the 7th generation Intel Pentium Gold Processor 4415Y, and comes in a fanless design, offering up to nine hours of battery. It can run Office apps, of course, and the Signature Type Cover is custom-made to allow for ergonomic key pitch and key travel. It also has high precision tuning and Windows Precision Trackpad that supports five-point multi-finger gestures. Connect the new Surface Mobile Mouse to work the way you want.
A built-in kickstand with full friction hinge extends to 165 degrees, and a Windows Hello camera allows for familiar, quick, and secure sign-in using face recognition.
Surface Go also has a Surface Connect port for charging and docking; USB-C 3.1 for data, video, and charging; a headphone jack; and a microSD card reader for storage expansion.
Surface Go with Wi-Fi is available for pre-order in Canada tomorrow, starting at $529.