Microsoft appears to tease Surface announcement for July 10

Microsoft Surface flagship in Taipei

Microsoft Surface flagship in Taipei

The statement "Where will Surface go next", even seems meaningful. The 10-inch Surface Go is geared to compete with Apple's cheaper iPads, so Microsoft is clearly chasing the same student audience as Apple. The device will be shipped starting August 2.

Microsoft Surface devices primarily target high-powered creative types at a substantial price point, but the tech giant is looking to change that with a new $399 hybrid tablet. This means that the Surface tablet will possibly be available for purchase by this Friday. The tablet features a 10-inch display and weighs in at just 1.2 pounds (0.54KG).

Microsoft has not yet provided official prices for the United Kingdom and Australia, but we will update this news as soon as we hear back from the company.


Powered by a 7th Generation Intel Pentium Gold Processor 4415Y, it offers up to 9 hours of battery life without a need for a fan. The Surface Go is the first Surface tablet with a USB-C 3.1 port built in, the universal connector seen on the MacBook and MacBook Pro. In that sense, the announcement of the slightly smaller Surface Go is just picking up where the Surface 3 left off. Launches with its own Type Cover and mouse. The device starts at a price of $399 (or approx Rs 27,433), but you will have to shell out more for a type cover and Surface Pen. There's a possibility that this much-rumored Surface device may be launched tomorrow. It comes in 4GB and 8GB RAM configurations, with 64GB of eMMC storage, or a 128/256GB SSD (all expandable with a microSD card). When faced with this question, most people will have to make the choice between the new Surface Go and the other big name in tablets: the Apple iPad.

The teaser on Microsoft's official Twitter account for Surface says "Where will Surface go next?" The product will be available on August 2nd with a LTE version being available later this year. Otherwise, you get a single port for USB-C - a new universal standard that replaces the USB slot you might be familiar with. It, too, is available in multiple colors to match the other Surface Go accessories. The Surface Go also features Qualcomm's Snapdragon X16 LTE modem which allows for up to 1Gbps download and 160Mbps peak upload speeds.

Sales from Microsoft's Surface line increased 32 percent in its most recent quarter, but the series of tablets and laptops still lag behind market leader Apple's iPad and MacBook series (which has faced its own struggles).

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