Microsoft has today launched its budget 2-in-1 Surface device in India, the Surface Go. Meant to be a competitor for Apple’s iPad Pro and Samsung Galaxy Tab S4, the company launched the device globally earlier this year and is now available in India on Flipkart for a starting price of Rs 38,599. Though the tablet industry has been labelled ‘mostly useless’ by some in the market – mainly because of their high cost, constant efforts have been made by companies like Apple, Samsung, and more recently Microsoft, to keep the industry alive by coming up with tablets that provide the best value for money.
The Surface Go sports a 10-inch PixelSense display with a resolution of 1800 x 1200 pixels, with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for protection. Powering the device is Intel’s Pentium Gold 4415Y processor with Windows 10 operating system. The RAM and internal storage configuration can be picked up according to one’s requirements from either a 4GB/64GB configuration or an 8GB/128GB configuration.
For connectivity, the Surface Go comes with a bunch of ports ranging from Microsoft’s Surface Connect: for charging, to USB-C: for transferring data, to MicroSD Card: for expansion, to the 3.5mm headphone jack: for connecting your old headphones/earphones. In the Camera department, the Surface Go comes with a 5MP HD camera on the front an 8MP HD camera on the rear.
Microsoft Surface Go Pricing in India
The Surface Go with 4GB/64GB configuration comes at a price of Rs 38,599, whereas the 8GB/128GB variant costs Rs 50,999. In addition, users can also buy the Surface Go type cover for Rs Rs 8,699 and the signature type cover for Rs 11,799. The device goes for pre-ordering exclusively on Flipkart, starting today 12 Noon.