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New 10” Surface Go is perfect for all your daily tasks, giving you laptop performance with tablet portability, a stunning touchscreen, and the Windows and Office* experience you know. From email, browsing, and home projects to unwinding with a favorite TV show, Surface Go is by your side wherever you are — with up to 9 hours¹ of battery life, built-in HD cameras, hassle-free connectivity, and all the ports you need, including multi-tasking USB-C.

* Sold separately.

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    What's Included


    • Microsoft Surface Go - 10" Touch-Screen - Intel Pentium Gold - 8GB Memory - 128GB Storage
    • Power Supply
    • Quick Start Guide
    • Safety and warranty documents

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    89% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (74 out of 84)

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    Features


    Sleek and slim, with high-resolution 10" PixelSense™ Display.

    Stunning touchscreen designed to be viewed, touched, and written on.

    Our smallest, lightest Surface yet.

    The new 10" Surface Go starts at just 1.15 lbs and fits easily in your bag.

    Plenty of unplugged power.

    With up to 9 hours¹ of battery life, Surface Go takes you from day time to down time.

    Runs the latest Windows operating system.

    Includes Windows 10 Home in S Mode, to do the things you want with protection you can count on and performance that lasts.

    Multi-tasking laptop performance and tablet portability.

    Count on the new Surface Go to run your day-to-day software, plus social media apps, Netflix and more, with a powerful Intel® Pentium® Gold Processor 4415Y.

    Run day-to-day software, like Office*.

    Tackle everyday tasks, from browsing, shopping, and email to social media, homework, and streaming shows.

    All the connections you need.

    New Surface Go includes multi-tasking USB-C, fast-charging Surface Connect, and headphone jack.

    Enjoy peace of mind, with the Windows you know.

    Includes Microsoft-verified security, Windows Defender, parental controls, and world-class support.

    Adjust the built-in Kickstand.

    For a complete and comfortable laptop experience anywhere, open the signature built-in Kickstand and add Surface Go Signature Type Cover* and Surface Mobile Mouse*.

    Hassle-free connectivity.

    Built-in WiFi, for hassle-free connectivity.

    Syncs with other devices.

    Surface Go syncs with your other devices, including iPhone and Android.

    Take great pictures

    Capture memorable moments, and make crisp, clear video calls with two built-in HD cameras.

    Capture thoughts naturally on screen.

    Write, and draw to your heart's content with Windows Ink and Surface Pen.*

    Simplify your day.

    Log into Surface Go quickly and securely with Windows Hello password-free sign-in, get things done with Cortana , your personal digital assistant, and browse securely using Edge.

    * Sold separately.

    ¹ Up to 9 hours of video playback. Testing conducted by Microsoft in June 2018 using preproduction Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y Processor, 128GB, 8GB RAM device.

    Testing consisted of full battery discharge during video playback. All settings were default except: Wi-Fi was associated with a network and Auto-Brightness disabled. Battery life varies significantly with settings, usage, and other factors.

    ² Windows 10 in S Mode works exclusively with apps from the Microsoft Store within Windows. Certain default settings, features, and apps cannot be changed.

    Some accessories and apps compatible with Windows 10 may not work (including some antivirus and accessibility apps), and performance may vary.

    If you switch to Windows 10 Pro configuration (fee may apply), you can't switch back to Windows 10 in S Mode. Learn more at Windows.com/Windows10SFAQ.

    ³ Service availability and performance subject to service provider’s network and varies by market. Contact your service provider for details, compatibility, pricing, SIM card and activation. See all specs and frequencies at surface.com.

    ⁴ Cortana available in select global markets; experience may vary by region and device.


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 84 reviews

    89%
    would recommend to a friend

    Expert rating

    Rating 3.9 out of 5 stars with 6 reviews

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Selling my iPad this Surface Go fits my needs

      Posted
      AricDay

      I don't write reviews often, however, I'm compelled to write about the Surface Go. I've had the tablet two days now, and I can tell you that it will be replacing the 10" iPad pro that's been sitting on my shelf collecting dust. The iPad is great for media consumption or someone who doesn't need a file system. I've purchased many different laptops, 2 in 1 hybrids, Macs, iPads, etc. with the goal of finding a device that is portable enough to carry everywhere and can run general office applications. Recently I converted from Apple, into using a 15" Surface Book 2 for use when at my desk and a 13" Surface Book 2 for when I'm on the go. The 13" Surface Book 2 is a fantastic mobile machine, but it is still a bit bulky. Since I already had the two Surface Books I could not justify purchasing a Surface Pro; the screen size is too similar to the Surface Book. In my quest to find the perfect on the go machine I tried HP Spectre, Razer Stealth, and Asus Zenbook, each of these machines had their drawbacks and weren't portable enough to go everywhere. Along comes the Surface Go, while it isn't a powerhouse it is sufficient to use as my go anywhere machine. It starts up quickly, its light, easy to carry, has Surface Pen support and runs Windows applications. It's strange to carry around a device as compact as an iPad but enables me to be productive with very few compromises. Some key notes to take away, Chrome is fine on this machine, but I suggest using Edge as it is much smoother and responsive. Office Apps work great; the file system is quick on the 128GB SSD version, it does not get hot at all, Surface Type keyboard is much better than the Apple iPad keyboard, Windows Hello works flawlessly. Who is the Surface Go for? In my opinion, it should be your second device, not a primary computing device. Typing out a long paper can be done, but your hands will be cramped. Heavy workloads will probably result in frustration due to the processor speed. I've tried nearly every brand of laptop including all Apple models and this year Microsoft Surface products are the very best.

      I would recommend this to a friend

      • Brand response

        MicrosoftOutreachTeam

        Hi there,

        Thanks for the incredible feedback! We're ecstatic that the Surface Go has been the perfect fit for your mobile needs. We're so glad you decided to join our Surface family! We really appreciate you taking the time to give the community some honest feedback about your experience. Your insight is super valuable to us!

        Kind regards,

        Jessica
        Surface Customer Care Microsoft

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Best Travel Surface EVER!

      Posted
      Jennifer

      I have to admit, I am a total Surface junkie having previously owned the Surface 3, Surface Pro 3 and currently the Surface Pro. When this came out, I knew I would have to get it! I used my Surface 3 for travel but found it just a bit too laggy for my tastes and my son needed something portable for work so I gave it to him and replaced it with an 11" Lenova Yoga 710 with i5 and 8 gigs of ram. I was just waiting for Surface to up their game in the 10 inch arena. When I saw the GO, I knew I had to have it. I was a little worried about the processor, but after reading a few reviews that said it was faster than the Surface 3 I decided to grab one. I am glad I did. Right out of the box I was in love! I ran the updates which took about half an hour or so then immediately got it out of S mode - easy peasy! I have only had this for 2 days, but have spent quite a bit of time on it, setting it up with my programs and watching Netflix. I have to admit, it is not as quick as my Surface Pro or even the Lenovo, but it is not a huge difference and the pluses definitely outnumber the minuses. PROS: *Looks amazing! *Size - this baby is extremely portable *Relatively quick and responsive *Keyboard is well proportioned for an easy transition to smaller keyboard *Track pad is larger than expected and works very well (although I usually use the surface mouse) *Screen is very sharp and clear in spite of low resolution *Speakers seem better than my Surface Pro 4 *Firefox, my browser of choice, runs well on this (Sorry, not a fan of Edge) *It can charge with either the proprietary charger, or you can charge through the USB C Port (We travel a lot and I love that I will be able to charge with my phone charger on trips where I don't want to bring a lot of stuff along! Bringing just one charger for all my electronics is HUGE!) CONS: *It can be a bit more "sluggish" than more powerful computers if you have several things going on *So far all my games play just fine, but I am guessing higher end games probably won't play well. In short, if you are looking for a fully functional on the go computer/tablet - this is a great choice! It is replacing my Lenovo Yoga and Galaxy Tab s3 tablet so I will only be bringing one device instead of 2 on trips. My greatest hope is that the Surface Go 2 will come with i5 and 264 gigs of ram - I would grab that up in a hurry! Microsoft, are you listening? ;)

      I would recommend this to a friend

      • Brand response

        MicrosoftOutreachTeam

        Hi Jennifer,

        Thanks for being a loyal Surface fan! We always appreciate listening to our customers valuable feedback, especially when they take the time to write such an incredibly detailed review! We're delighted you're loving the ultra portable design of the Surface Go. If you ever find that your Surface Go is running slower, we have some great tips and tricks to help you optimize your device. Find out more here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4023507/surface-what-to-do-if-surface-is-running-slower.

        We hope you continue to love all the Surface Go has to offer!

        Kind regards,

        Jessica
        Surface Customer Care Microsoft

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      With appropriate expectations, a true winner

      Posted
      guitarpete987

      I had heard so many mixed reviews about this unit leading up to its release and while considering my purchase, it started to make me feel skeptical about something I was initially extremely excited about. Well, after at first deciding on a Chromebook Plus for my "secondary PC" needs (already have a beast i7 17 inch laptop with dedicated graphics for my "serious" work and creativity needs), after a few days of using it I found that -- despite loving and using the Google ecosystem daily -- it just felt restricting to me as a computer user. So I went back and took a really hard look at the Surface Go. I decided to give it a shot, spending a little more than I wanted but liking the added multitasking potential of 8GB of memory and the speed that the 128GB SSD would offer. Well, after spending about a week with it, I know I made the RIGHT CHOICE. It's not the fastest machine on earth, but if you don't try and make it edit your next motion picture or don't INSIST on having 30 browser tabs open, you'll be fine. It's definitely not *slow*. And it sure shouldn't be your MAIN PC. If you want a Surface as your main PC, there are better options, but they typically involve four digits in their price. One of the best things is how wonderfully it gives me all the best of what a Chromebook could have offered me and how well it pairs up with the Microsoft ecosystem I am already using heavily on my larger Dell. Being able to use it as my "daily driver" and still have access to all that I need from my primary PC thanks to our modern cloud storage systems as well as the nice portability of using it as a notetaking and light productivity machine at work just leaves me with none of the feelings of limitation that I got from the Chromebook. It was a bit of a bummer that I had to shell out more cash for the keyboard cover and the pen (don't buy MS's USB-C hub, there are far better and less pricey connector hubs found elsewhere online) it truly rounds out the experience and provides a real "full-PC" experience if you need it on the go and also a tablet one if that's what you're going for. Highly recommended. This might be the best "small PC" I've ever used. I avoided the Surface line for years because it just felt too overpriced for what it did. This...this is just right.

      I would recommend this to a friend

      • Brand response

        MicrosoftOutreachTeam

        Hi there,

        Please allow us to be the first to say; wow! What an incredibly thoughtful review of the Surface Go! We're sure glad you decided to give the Surface Go a try. This line of Surface is more portable than ever. We're so glad you're loving this very versatile design of this on-the-go machine! Thanks for sharing your valuable insights with us, and the community. We appreciate all the kind words!

        Cheers,

        Jessica
        Surface Customer Care Microsoft

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      So Far, So Good

      Posted
      Matrix

      I purchased this 3 days ago. I went in to look at the Samsung Galaxy Tab S3. Right before I went into the store, I was reviewing the Surface to go online. The sales assistant that helped me, just happened to be a Microsoft Expert. I didn't realize it at the time. I mentioned the Surface to go and he just happened to have one in his hand. He asked me what I was looking for and what I needed and proceeded to show me what the Surface can do. On his recommendation, I purchased this one, the 128gb. The sales associate didn't have any new ones, but he had a open box. I was able to purchase the Surface for $448. The pen was still $99, I got the burgundy one. I will get the keyboard and mouse at a later date, if I keep it. So far so good. I like the fact that you can sync your phone with the Surface. It's a cool feature, but I didn't like Launcher taking over my Android phone, so I unconnected it. I'm still getting to know it. I didn't have to open it up, because the previous owner did it. They also had Microsoft Home on it. I ended up purchasing MS 365 and didn't need to. Bestbuy didn't do a good job of checking the unit out. Even though it had the "Inspected" sticker on it. When I took it out the box, it was already in the middle of the set up. I didn't know I was supposed to use the pen and I tried to use my fingers. Eventually, I was able to get through it. Watching a Video was good. Sound quality was good. I do think that I might need to get some wireless speakers, if I'm going to be watching a movie. I wan't to be able to sit back and not upclose to listen; especially if I"m at home. I can use my headphones if I'm out in public. I'm still working on the battery life. I've only been doing small stuff on it. I don't play a lot of games, so having a lot of apps for games, doesn't matter to me. Bestbuy didn't offer me a service plan. I didn't realize it until two days later, when I looked at the receipt. I'm not sure if it was because it was an "open box" or if he just forgot. My school laptop has Windows, my home laptop has Windows and I have an Amazon Tablet. Amazon is limited, so that's why I wanted something a little more. I want to be able to take my homework with me; notes, powerpoints etc to work and study and not have to take either one of the laptops. I agree with one other comments about not being able to use the entire real estate as for viewing, because of the border. That's why I was looking at the tablet. I do a lot of reading. I have a Kindle Paperwhite, so I don't know if there will be any eye strain if I do a lot of reading on this. I also haven't had a chance to draw with the pen yet. I can't wait to do. If I do decided to keep it, I will need to get the keyboard and mouse and a warranty. It may be too late for the warranty but I can try. I still have time on the return. I will play with it some more.

      I would recommend this to a friend

      • Brand response

        MicrosoftOutreachTeam

        Hi there,

        Thanks for leaving such a detailed review of your experience with the Surface Go so far. We're delighted to hear that you are loving the clear display, and portability it brings, from binge watching your favorite movies and shows, to taking your work with you on the go.

        We know that getting to know a new device can sometimes be a challenge, and we would like you to know we're here to help you with any questions you may encounter. Please feel free to contact us here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/contactus/.

        Kind regards,

        Jessica
        Surface Customer Care Microsoft

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A+

      Posted
      Jax18
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      Okay here’s my review. I don’t review much on Best Buy but do sometimes on Amazon. I preordered Surface Go on the BB site mainly because I was going to use the free $50 BB gift card with the purchase towards a Go keyboard. To start off with I pretty much have all of the Surface family devices the studio, pro 4, and Book but I find myself using the Go the most because I move around a lot and all of the other devices are much too inconvenient. The Surface Book detached is actually lighter but the battery life for the tablet portion is not enough. I bought a Stream Deck Mini and have all of my macros programmed and this combo is a beast and fits my needs perfectly. The battery life is great too. I get about 7 hours but I can also charge through the USB C. I can’t review the 64gb version but my 128gb version with 8gb RAM fits my needs perfectly. The premium keyboard came out to $80 with $50 off. I use a surface pen from my other device. Over all, this is my dream device. Small, powerful, and the keyboard doesn’t feel cramped. I don’t like Windows S (sorry Microsoft) but I was able to remove it using the free Microsoft removal on their Store. I feel that the device is crippled with Windows S, so make sure to remove it you plan to install other applications not found on their App Store. Great job on the GO! I hope you keep innovating!

      I would recommend this to a friend

      • Brand response

        MicrosoftOutreachTeam

        Hi there,

        Wow, what a stellar review! We can tell you put a lot of effort into telling the community about your experience with the Surface Go so far. We're thrilled to know that this device has been the perfect fit for your on-the-go life style. With the ultra portable design, taking your device with you is easier than ever. We appreciate you giving us your honest feedback on all aspects of this great machine.

        Thanks for being a loyal Surface customer!

        Kind regards,

        Jessica
        Surface Customer Care Microsoft

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Impressed is a complete understatement

      Posted
      Matt
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      To say I am impressed with the Surface Go is a complete understatement. Let me tell you why... I have been looking for a Windows PC to conduct my business on for a long time now. I use a desktop at my office and I purchased a Google Pixelbook (which is amazing by the way) with the hopes that I could convert my Microsoft office functions into gsuite. That didn't work out for me and my productivity away from work was not as high because of it. So I have been looking and looking for a laptop to travel with and plug into my monitor at home with at an affordable price and I couldn't find anything. So I waited until reviews of the Surface Go came out. I decided to take a leap of faith and purchase the high end model for $550 and boy was I glad that I did. I was afraid that I wouldn't be able to type on the keyboard (I have medium sized hands) and let me say the typing experience is immaculate. I type just as well on the smaller chick-let keys as I do a full sized keyboard. Another one of my fears was using an Intel Pentium Processor (which I haven't used since Intel created Core processors years ago) and I am floored at how good the processor is. I can run endless tabs, spreadsheets, etc and project onto my monitor with no delay. To put in terms of how good the Pentium processor is let me tell you... The Pentium Processor on the Go is 33% faster then the Surface Pro 3 Core I5 4th generation. Better yet, the Surface Go Pentium Processor is 20% faster then the SP3 Core I7 processor. It really goes to show how far Intel has come in just three years. This computer is absolutely perfect for business as a travel companion or at home laptop (or docked with a monitor and keyboard). I am very impressed and I highly recommend this brilliant product by Microsoft.

      I would recommend this to a friend

      • Brand response

        MicrosoftOutreachTeam

        Hi Matt,

        Thanks for taking the time to rave about us to the community! It sounds like you found the perfect fit with the Surface Go. We're thrilled to hear that you are loving the portability of this small, yet powerful machine, making it the perfect travel companion for on-the-go work. We appreciate you calling out the Pentium Processor on the Surface Go, which has made your experience with web browsing and working with Microsoft Office Suite a breeze.

        Welcome to the Surface family, we're glad to have you!

        Kind regards,

        Jessica
        Surface Customer Care Microsoft

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      The Surface i've been waiting for!

      Posted
      a777

      Everything about the Surface Go is excellent, and this coming from a lifelong Apple fanatic. The form factor is perfect. Small, portable but screen size suitable for most tasks from web browsing to using the full office desktop applications. I love the front facing speakers, the kickstand is perfection and finally (FINALLY) USB C with full functionality (power delivery charge, display and data). Even without the keyboard and pen accessories, this makes a fantastic tablet to browse the web and watch netflix. The micro SD card slot makes it easy to expand storage space. Battery life is acceptable and Ive been able to get 7-8 hours on a charge for most everyday tasks. Do not be fooled into thinking the pentium gold processor is weak. I am pleasantly surprised at the responsiveness and capability of this processor. I've had several browser tabs open, slack, skype, excel and a youtube video playing simultaneously and this little tablet/laptop hybrid can be a workhorse! If you've been waiting for a tablet/laptop hybrid that has the versatility of a "work" machine, stop waiting! The Surface Go is the future.

      I would recommend this to a friend

      • Brand response

        MicrosoftOutreachTeam

        Hi there,

        Let us be the first to say; wow! We can tell you put a lot of thought into writing this review, and we're so glad you did. Thank you for calling-out your favorite features of the Surface Go! We're proud to provide customers with power that lasts in this ultra portable design. We're ecstatic that the Surface Go has hit the mark for all your needs! Thanks again for providing some fantastic feedback for the community.

        Welcome to the Surface Family, we're delighted to have you!

        Kindly,

        Jessica
        Surface Customer Care Microsoft

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Delightful product for the right use case

      Posted
      BryanMSI

      Anyone looking for a tablet-sized device that can actually do real work (creation) will be delighted by the Surface Go. I found that with an iPad, anytime I needed to do anything requiring serious input I immediately reach instead for the Go. The abiltity to use a keyboard, mouse, and real apps (not mobile versions) is really a game changer. As a travel device, the Go is essentially perfect. The size is such that I don't even know it is there, it fits perfectly in airline seat tray, and unlike other tablets it is a full PC with all the capability expected. The screen is great, the hardware is rock solid, and battery life is adequate (not outstanding). I have actually plugged it into the Surface Dock and have been using it as my primary PC. I can run multiple Chrome tabs, Slack, Dropbox, etc. I have also been able to run 2009 era Steam games without a hitch! Love it! The negatives? Not many. Obviously the screen is small for lots of work, and windows 10 on such a small screen can be fiddly. The CPU is not fast. most of the time it is fine, but it does definitely bog down at times. It eventually gets there, but there will be times I have to visibly wait for it to catch up . Still, I am thrilled with the purchase. I give it 5 stars because I wanted this form factor and it is the best device available in this size. For me it is the first tablet that can truly replace a laptop. I would give it 4 stars for anyone who needs more power (Photoshop, Illustrator, Premier) as it just isn't powerful enough for that. Likewise I would give it 4 stars if someone just wants an iPad or Android tablet. While it can do more than either of those, as a pure tablet it is not as optimized for that use case.

      I would recommend this to a friend

      • Brand response

        MicrosoftOutreachTeam

        Hi Bryan,

        Thanks for leaving such a thoughtful review of the Surface Go! We're delighted that you're loving the two-in-one versatile device has to offer. This machine is small, but mighty, and you have proven it's true by using this as your go-to desktop set-up. We're grateful for all your kind words about the Surface Go, and we appreciate your honesty that you have provided for the community!

        We hope you continue to love all the Surface Go has to offer!

        Cheers,

        Jessica
        Surface Customer Care Microsoft

    What experts are saying

    Rating: 3.9 out of 5 stars with 6 reviews

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    The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about reliability, durability, design and size. Editors are less positive about battery. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 95/100 = Excellent quality.
    • Tech Advisor (UK)Rating, 4.5 out of 5Henry Burrell on September 17, 2018
      Microsoft Surface Go
      The Surface Go succeeds at further miniaturising the Windows 10 experience into the most affordable Microsoft hardware to date. It works because it's fun, something Windows often struggles to beFull Review
    • CNETRating, 3.8 out of 5Dan Ackerman on August 13, 2018
      This shrunken-down Surface is growing on me
      The Surface Go from Microsoft is fun and practical, but not as inexpensive as you might think.Full Review
    • Expert Reviews (UK)August 8, 2018
      Microsoft Surface Go: Preorders now live – everything you need to know
      The new budget Microsoft Surface Go is available for preorder right now – here's everything you need to know about the new 2-in-1 laptopFull Review
    • PCMagRating, 3.5 out of 5Matthew Buzzi on August 2, 2018
      Microsoft Surface Go
      The well-built Surface Go is the least expensive route into Microsoft's superb Surface tablet line, and the most portable option. Just know that frequent travelers will like it best, and the core processing power is on the light side.Full Review
    • PCWorldMark Hachman on July 9, 2018
      Microsoft's $399, 10-inch Surface Go rethinks the Windows tablet for consumers
      Microsoft unveils the Surface Go: a 10-inch Surface tablet priced to attract the everyday user at $399, alongside an updated Surface Mobile Mouse and pen. Just don't expect too much in terms of performance.Full Review
    • LiliputingBrad Linder on July 9, 2018
      Microsoft Surface Go hits the streets August 2nd for $399 and up
      As , Microsoft's latest Surface tablet is a smaller, cheaper alternative to the Surface Pro.Full Review



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