The Surface Go is the smallest, cheapest Surface device Microsoft sells. It’s compatible with the Surface Pen, connects to it’s own smaller Surface Go Type Cover and runs Windows
We’ll help you decide if you should buy the Surface Go, or if you should look at other models or wait for more features. If you decide to buy, here are the best Surface Go deals.
Starting at $399, with a 10″ display and weighing just over a pound without the Type Cover — this is the uber portable Surface that many users have been waiting for. It’s a little bit like the Surface Pro 3 with LTE, but way more practical and ready for the real world.
There is a pretty big catch for some users, as the Surface Go runs Windows 10 S. That means it can only run apps from the Windows Store and you can only browse with Windows Edge. You should be able to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro, for a fee.
Here’s a full rundown of the reasons to buy the Surface Go, and the reasons you should wait.
The Surface Go is a small, light tablet that is designed with mobile use in mind. Yes, you can connect it to a monitor and to other accessories, but it's aimed more for sticking into a purse or small bag and taking with you anywhere you go so that you can work in your Windows apps on the go.
If you routinely find yourself wishing for a Windows experience at hand while you are waiting in lines, or sitting on the sidelines waiting for a kid's sport event to kick off, the Surface Go might be your best next companion.
The same goes for use on airplanes, where tray tables can barely accommodate most laptops.
Microsoft promises 9 hours of battery life, enough to get you through a full day of use. This is important in a portable device and even with some variance it should deliver the power you need to make it your go to portable companion.