Five Reasons To Buy The Microsoft Surface Go

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The Surface Go was released earlier this week and it's an impressive tablet. Here are five reasons why you should get one.

Microsoft Surface Go Review: The Perfect Laptop

$839 is a lot of money... unless you're talking computers. Any computer you buy for that little is firmly a "budget" PC, as far as the people making them are concerned. They're not impressive, or especially fast, or pretty. They're purely functional - the Ford Fiesta of computers. The sheer mediocrity of the sub-$900 range of laptops is why the new Microsoft Surface Go is so damn special. It's a cheap laptop that's actually nice.

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Build Quality

It's nice to hold something that feels well-made and the Surface Go definitely fits that category. While it weighs in at 520g (42g more than the equivalent iPad) it feels sturdy and reliable.

The adjustible hinge on the back of the Surface Go is the same as the one in the top-of-range Surface Pro and it does a remarkable job of propping the tablet up whether you're using it for Netflix or in laptop mode.


You Can Use It As A Laptop

By default the Surface Go comes with Windows 10 S, a tablet orientated version of Windows that you'll want to immediately upgrade to Windows 10 Pro.

With the upgrade to Windows 10 Pro, you'll be able to use the Surface Go as a full-fledged laptop that can tackle most day to day use. The keyboard cover (sold separately) even has a trackpad.


Spec Shootout: Microsoft Surface Go Vs iPad Vs Galaxy Tab S3

With the announcement of Microsoft's new Surface Go, there will be more than a few nervous folks at the Apple and Samsung head offices. The Surface Go promises to deliver a lot in a compact and inexpensive package that could single-handedly put a massive dent in not just those tablet makers' bottom line but also the entire Chromebook market. Here's a look at how the Microsoft Surface Go compares to its major competitors.

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Surface Pen

Doodling is fun and the Surface Go makes full use of the functionality offered by the Surface Pen. If you want to jot down your notes by hand on your tablet or just use it as an alternate input device, the Surface Pen works well with the Surface Go.


Optimised For Office

The Surface Go does not have the most powerful processor on the planet inside of it. You won't be able to run modern video games on it but if you need a device that can run the Microsoft Office suite anywhere, the Surface Go has you covered.


Battery Life

You can get a lot done in nine hours and that's how long the battery will last on the Surface Go.


You can buy the Microsoft Surface Go direct from the Microsoft store.

Where To Buy The Microsoft Surface Go In Australia

The highly anticipated Surface Go is now available to purchase nationwide. The 2-in-1 laptop - which is Microsoft's smallest and most affordable Surface yet - has been described as the perfect device for browsing, emailing and word processing. Here are the best places to buy the Microsoft Surface Go in Australia.

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