The new Surface from Microsoft Go allows you to work well on a budget

  • The new Surface from Microsoft Go allows you to work well on a budget
    Independent.t. E.
    Microsoft for laptops and professional level tablet hybrids has always been quite highly regarded, but were also evaluated on the level of Apple. Now the company has come up with a decent, viable hybrid portable laptop at a much more affordable price.
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Microsoft for laptops and professional level tablet hybrids has always been quite highly regarded, but were also evaluated on the level of Apple. Now the company has come up with a decent, viable hybrid portable laptop at a much more affordable price.

In a nutshell, on the surface of go is not a cheap piece of tat.

In a short time (a week) I had it, I found it very convenient miniature device.

So if you are looking for ultra-portable notebook Windows that don’t need a lot of power, it is certainly worth considering. One caveat: the model I tested is at the upper end of the device, priced at €719 with a keyboard cover, or €619 without keyboard covers.

It is important to note, because this version is much more capable than the entry-level €559 (keyboard) model. This is two times more RAM (8 GB), two drives (128 GB, which should be the minimum for any laptop) and store ‘faster to access more than 64 GB of memory on the cheaper model. Like his friends, surface Pro, surface is touch-enabled notebook for Windows 10, which comes without a keyboard. For work, you clearly need the last part of the kit, which costs €99.

From the point of view of design, Microsoft has mostly managed. It is simple and elegant with a very effective (and variable) stand.

From a physical point of view, it has only two negative points. The bezel is a little wide, making it reminiscent of the old pills. (The trend these days is for all display devices.) And it is also quite oily. It’s almost twice as thick as my (slightly more) about the iPad that makes it a little harder.

However, this is a budget device. And none of these design issues affects its ability to fit into the same bags or bags that currently my iPad Pro is not. So neither is a practical obstacle to obtaining this machine.

On the 10 inch screen is very impressive for a device in this price range. We watched this movie on Netflix and it looked amazing, with perfectly adequate sound speakers. To my surprise, the power of the surface Pro, were in order. It uses lower-level chip, Processor Intel ‘Pentium’ gold ‘ than the “main” chip i3 or i5 you used to see in laptops. I’m usually wary of compromising on the chip, as this could be a decisive engine of the resource. However, I managed to flip through applications and functions in a very lively manner.

The only place I noticed that maybe the gap in power was to delay the screen seemed just a bit slower than I used to when scrolling documents or web pages. On the other hand, it wasn’t enough to really interfere with everything I do: I have experienced much worse.

Attachable keyboard (€99) was good and well worth it. The touchpad (cursor control) is just the right Size, spacious in the context of the size of the keyboard. I would prefer a few more keys, even at the expense of a smaller touchpad, but I have no complaints, except for one small niggle in that it does not fully work with Google documents.

This keyboard is also very competitive prices when you look at what the iPad Pro keyboard (€179) costs or third-party devices from Logitech and the best.

The battery life was around six hours on a single charge. One small caveat for me is that Microsoft went with its own charger (and connections) on the surface of go when other widely adopting USB-C (or ‘thunderbolt’) as the replacement standard.

Microsoft says you can also charge the car via its USB-C port, but it just doesn’t work with USB-with charger and cables I tried it.

One final observation is that the surface of the go, out of the box, Microsoft uses In ” C ” mode, in cramped version of Windows 10, which does not allow to use apps outside the Windows store. Many people do not like it, although it didn’t bother me. In any case, you can turn this mode off.

Overall, it’s a hit from Microsoft. It’s a decent portable laptop on a budget.

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