Microsoft has finally brought its cheapest Surface device to the Indian market. The device in question is the Surface Go tablet which starts at ₹38,599 for the base variant with 4GB RAM and 64GB eMMC s storage. Microsoft would be also selling two accessories to enhance the productivity of the tablet for users. The Surface Go is available for pre-order on Flipkart for all the variants and accessories.
As stated, the Surface Go is a tablet device from Microsoft. The device sports a 10-inch touchscreen IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1800 x 1200 pixels. This display states of Gorilla Glass 3 protection. Underneath, the Surface Go is in fact powered by an Intel Pentium Gold 4415y processor, which is tailored for handling moderate tasks with ease. The tablet would run the desktop version of Windows 10 S out-of-the-box and would get all the latest Windows updates as and when released. Users would be able to upgrade to the full Windows 10, which also means users would be able to run the full Windows applications and programs, if the hardware permits.
The Surface also sports a USB-c port alongside a 3.5mm headphone jack. Microsoft claims that this hinge design would helps users find the perfect angle for any task, from adjusting the device angle on the plane to pushing the kickstand down to ink on a photo to share with friends. For those concerned with connectivity, the Surface Go features a 5-megapixel HD camera for the front and an 8-megapixel HD with the auto-focus camera for the rear, along with dual microphones. Windows Hello features would also be available that use the on board biometrics to securely unlock the device on the go.
Talking of accessories, the Surface Go comes with a Signature Type Cover and a Surface Dock. The Surface Type Cover offers a backlit keyboard with a trackpad. The base is made out of Alcantara and comes in four color variants like, Black, Platinum, Burgundy, and Cobalt Blue. The Surface Dock would transform the tablet into a workstation by letting the users attach a keyboard and a mouse for a full desktop experience.
The Surface Go starts in India for ₹38,599 for the base variant with 4GB RAM and 64GB eMMC storage. The top-end variant with 8GB RAM and 128GB SSD storage costs ₹50,999. The Surface Go Signature Type Cover Black variant would cost around ₹8,699 while the colored variants would cost upwards of ₹11,799.
Additionally, Flipkart and Microsoft would be offering some unique offers for Microsoft Surface Go buyers. Buyers can in fact avail a discount of ₹2,000 on pre-paid transactions on the tablet while a discount of ₹4,000 can be availed on the type cover. Additionally, buyers can also avail a no-cost EMI of ₹5,561 on most debit and credit cards.