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Surface Laptop Go review part 1 – introduction

Microsoft Surface devices like the Surface Laptop Go have customarily been super top of the line laptops and tablets, pointed toward giving the best Windows 10experience.

Anyway, starting with the Surface Go in 2018, Microsoft started focusing on students and ordinary users, and this is where ostensibly Surface is head and shoulders above whatever else available.

What we’re arriving is a 12.4-inch PC stuffed with an Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. That is certainly not a top of the line spec, but rather when you consider the low asking value, the gorgeous display and fabricate quality on offer, the Surface Laptop Go is obviously better than some other PC you will discover at this value range.

Microsoft sent us the absolute top-end version of the Surface Laptop Go, which retails at $899 (£899, $1,549) for the specs listed on the right, and even at this cost, we’d consider it a deal. Most different laptops in this size class and value range will be Chromebooks, which are far more restrictive in what you can do than Windows 10 in S Mode – which is what the Surface Laptop Go ships with. Bonus? You can easily switch out of that Mode these days, and the equipment on offer is more than fit for being a completely working Windows 10 PC.

So, in case you’re a student that just needs an incredibly solid Windows machine for classwork, or you just need a PC that is easy to truck around while doing regular tasks, the Surface Laptop Go is an extraordinary decision, especially in case you’re happy with storing most of your extraneous files in OneDrive.

Price and availability

The Surface Laptop Go is accessible presently, starting at $549 (£549, AU$999). That section level setup will get you an Intel Core i5-1065G1, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of eMMC storage. This will be useful for super lightweight work. However, most of individuals should presumably go for the center level, which bumps the RAM up to 8GB and the storage up to a completely fledged 128GB SSD for $699 (£699, AU$1,249).

On the off chance that you need to maximize the gadget, you can knock the storage to 256GB to coordinate the design we have for survey, and that will set you back $899 (£899, $1,549). We wouldn’t suggest going for this version, be that as it may. An extra $200 for 128GB of SSD space is just silly and is a massive sham. You’re in an ideal situation purchasing an outside SSD by then, trust us.

The main Windows PC that even comes close to this is the HP Envy x360 13, which you can get for $799 (£799, AU$1,799) for a design that is amazingly close to the highest-end Surface Laptop Go. Nonetheless, it’s $100/£100/AU$200 less expensive with the same measure of SSD storage, so that may be the better purchase in the event that you need that extra 128GB of space. However, with OneDrive and services like Google Drive, we suspect numerous individuals using this sort of gadget needn’t bother with an absolute ton of storage space.

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