Microsoft has announced that the Surface Go is available for pre-order in India starting today. The device is available for pre-order in India exclusively with Flipkart starting from 12:01pm on December 15, 2018. Coming to the price and specifications, there are two variants of the Surface Go available in India. One powered by the Intel 4415Y coupled with 64GB eMMC storage and 4GB RAM is priced at Rs 38,599 where as the variant powered by the Intel 4415Y along with 128GB SSD storage and 8GB RAM is priced at Rs 50,999. The type cover will have to be purchased as a separate accessory. The Surface Go Type Cover – Black is priced at Rs 8,699 and the Surface Go Signature Type Cover – Colour is priced at Rs 11,799.
The Surface Go is the lightest Surface device Microsoft has made. Weighing at just 522 grams, it’s the most portable among the Surface lineup. The Surface Go sports a 10-inch panel with 1800x1200 pixels resolution. It even supports the Surface Pen along with 10-point multi-touch gestures.
There’s Corning Gorilla Glass 3 on top of the display while the body itself is made of magnesium that adds to the lightweight nature of the tablet-cum-laptop. The processor on the Surface Go runs fanless and is based on Intel’s Kaby Lake architecture. As for the ports, you get a USB-Type C port, a 3.5mm headphone jack, a microSD card slot and the Surface Connect Power and an accessory port that’s seen in other Surface devices. There’s an 8-megapixel rear camera along with a 5-megapixel front camera along with stereo speakers.
Microsoft claims the Surface Go offers up to 9 hours of battery life in the Wi-Fi only variant. The Surface Go also runs on Windows 10S which means you can only use apps available on the Windows Store and rely on Microsoft Edge for web browsing. The S Mode can be disabled though and all the features of Windows 10 Pro can be leveraged after that. This was a no-cost upgrade when the device launched internationally and it remains to be seen if this will make its way to India.