CatInABox wrote: »
Microsoft has announced the Surface Go, which is basically a 10 inch version of the Surface Pro. $399 for a 4 GB RAM, 64 GB eMMC version, which is powered by a Pentium Gold processor. Comes with Windows 10 S mode installed, which can be changed over to full Windows easily.
It's an interesting device, I'll wait for reviews, but this seems to more be a play for the education sector than anything else. Microsoft must be pretty worried that Chromebooks and iPads are setting up a generation of kids who've never touched a Microsoft product.
There's more on the Verge here.
Alanstrainor wrote: »
I'd have to agree that it's aimed at education and kids. The spec is actually fine, and a surface finally has USB C. It could actually be a tempting proposition for a light portable if you were traveling a lot or in college. The lack of pen included in the base price is annoying, especially given that it's $99. Same for the type cover.
I can't say I expect them to sell lots of these. I've toyed with the idea of a surface for a long while, but I can't help but feel that it's a jack of all trades but master of none type of machine.
Tom Dunne wrote: »
As somebody who works in education, I don't see it. It's yet another device, with a different user interface, with limited touch-enabled apps to add to the mix. I see, from a marketing perspective, the need to have a low-cost device, but to really derive any benefit from it, in particular in education, the pen and the keyboard are necessary, bumping up the price.
(I should point out I am typing this on my much-loved Surface Book, so I am not in any way a Microsoft hater)