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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A pretty, pretty potato with AWFUL battery life.

    Posted
    KevinD
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    ______Some Background______ My two-year-old NVIDIA Shield tablet was starting to have issues with the charge port, so it was time to find a replacement for my game anywhere / web surfing / occasional Office 365 / movie watching tablet of awesomeness. Being able to easily play AAA games from my Windows gaming desktop in a hotel room on my Android tablet 5 states away via the built in NVIDIA game streaming app was pretty cool. Unfortunately, the tablet market has fewer niches than it did two years ago, so that meant my options for a device with similar functionality at a similar price point simply didn't exist... putting the Microsoft Surface Go or the Nintendo Switch as the top two closest functional equivalents albeit a higher price-point. Since Nintendo has intentionally limited / crippled their device into being a nearly singular use device and there was a good open box discount available, I decided to give the 128GB Surface Go a try. I’ve been a high-end desktop builder for gaming and multimedia production for nearly 15 years and expect a lot out of my computing devices. Having researched the hardware a bit and having hands-on with it for a few weeks now, I knew and have confirmed that this is what enthusiasts would call a “potato PC.” A pretty, pretty potato. (a.k.a. entry-level / low-end / unable to handle more demanding tasks) It has had a few surprises though. ______The Review_____ The Pros: As a long time computer nerd, I'm comfortable with Windows and knew I could do a lot of fun/useful things with the platform (after installing Windows 10 Pro in order to access regular use applications not on the Windows Store). The screen is excellent with good color and brightness. Fingerprint magnet, but easy to clean. Windows Hello (logging in with yer face) integration is nice. Though a low-end graphics solution, the Intel HD 615 IGP is better than most other entry level laptops on the market. It’s incapable of running most AAA games from the last three years, even on lowest settings, but can often run older (i.e. “The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion” with some mods) or less complex (i.e. “Castle Crashers,” “Hyperlight Drifter,” “Heroes of the Storm”) Steam games. Often it requires lowering the resolution or settings, but if you have an extensive Steam library, you’ll probably find something. It's awesome having a Windows 10 computer in such a tiny form factor. The device is small, light, and would easily fit in most bags, mid-sized purses, etc. The sound is crisp for such a small device, and the Bluetooth works well in pairing with external sound solutions. The device feels solid with it’s brushed aluminum body, and though not what I’d call “heavy,” it has a certain heft to it that makes it feel like a well-made device. The keyboard and pen accessories (though overpriced) seem well made and responsive. The thought that was given in designing the pen to magnetically cling to the device was a clever touch. Larger microSD cards are starting to come out, so the paltry 128GB storage can be supplemented by a 400GB or more class 10 microSD card for under $100. 1TB cards are expected to hit the market in 2019. With Windows 10 Pro’s bit locker, I can easily encrypt the microSD card too. The Cons: Based on the wording of the warranty information, Microsoft has zero interest in providing support if you chose to use any Windows operating system other than the very limited / Apple-like preinstalled Windows with S mode enabled. I would only recommend Windows S mode, reluctantly, to those uncomfortable with computers or extremely casual users who have all their preferred apps available on the Windows Store. Reminder; no Google apps nor Valve’s incredibly popular Steam gaming platform are on the Windows Store. The battery life is horrific, maxing out at around 3 hours if I’m doing anything other than watching a video. This seems to be the case whether it’s default installation or Windows Pro. Simple tasks like surfing the web in Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome or taking notes in Microsoft OneNote slaughters the battery. Microsoft OneDrive syncing also ate up the battery hardcore when first setting up OneDrive on the device, but that was somewhat expected. Keeping the device in power saving mode and ONLY watching a full screen video seems to max out around 6 hours from informal testing. Being so far off from the “up to nine hours battery life” claim makes me wonder if my unit is defective and is, by far, the largest weakness I’ve found in the device. The system frequently feels slow / unresponsive under very modest workloads. Fresh out of the box, the unit was running exceptionally sluggish at 100% CPU utilization for no clear reason. It appears to have been a bug in one of the 2018 Windows distributions, which was cleared up with subsequent updates and switching to Windows 10 Pro. The Pentium Gold processor was designed in 2nd quarter of 2017 and simply doesn’t have the performance per watt of either ARM based solutions used in most tablets / smartphones, or AMD’s Ryzen APUs. The SSD and microSD card reader are exceptionally slow compared to the SSD experiences I’ve been accustomed to for the last five years, though still faster than a HDD. The cost is the last big detractor. It was nice that Microsoft clearly got some actual designers on board when conceptualizing the device, but their decision to market and price the Surface line as a “luxury computing product” like Apple has done with their entire product line is an unfortunate business decision for consumers. The bezel is pretty big / not particularly “fashionable” in luxury priced computing products. Though I dig the USB-C connection in theory, not having an HDMI port like my SHIELD did without shelling out an unreasonable amount for an adaptor or dock is frustrating. Especially since casting wirelessly just doesn’t seem to work. To elaborate; when connecting to my Miracast capable high-end Sony Bravia 930D 4k smart TV, the sound and video cast by my surface (at 1080p) becomes so choppy and delayed as to be unwatchable. Even doing a screen mirroring to my TV as a wireless monitor, in under a minute, there’s nearly a 10 second delay on the TV. My $200 mid-range Samsung phone from 2015 and SHIELD tablet didn’t have this issue. The device runs somewhat warm. Never hot to the point of being uncomfortable, I have encountered a thermometer icon when trying to start the device on one occasion… apparently indicating I had to let it sit to cool down before it would power on. Not a huge concern since it’s happened literally one time ever… but worth noting if you live in a warmer climate. Lastly, despite the tablet form factor, the device comparatively sucks for use AS A TABLET when put against Android or iOS. Even in tablet mode, things that you take for granted in Android or iOS are common annoyances in Windows. One of the most common examples; typing in a field on a website, only to have the digital keyboard obscure what you’re actually typing… and with no way to move the keyboard other than changing screen orientation, there’s nothing you can do about it other than type blind. Another very common issue; apps not causing the on-screen keyboard to automatically pop up when selecting a text entry field… even if you have it set to do so in Windows settings. I quickly found that many programs that required a sign-in were unusable without a keyboard since the on-screen keyboard wouldn’t be usable if focus was on the program requiring the sign-in. In other words, you HAVE to have a keyboard for this device, which is an additional $100 if you want the Microsoft one for this device… for a keyboard. A $100 keyboard. Sigh. If you don’t mind something bulkier, any Bluetooth keyboard will work. ______Final Thoughts______ I probably should contact Microsoft regarding the awful battery life. It really might just be that my unit is defective. Despite the other flaws I listed, if you can get the device on sale or have the money to spare for a secondary computer that’s tiny and cool-looking, the Surface Go is a pretty interesting device. It’s no power-house, Windows S mode will be annoying to moderate to highly competent users, you have to have a keyboard for regular usage, and it’s a better small computer than it is a tablet… but it’s crazy portable, creative types will likely dig the Microsoft pen implementation (even if the device struggles to run pro-level creative apps), it’s a full-fledged Windows computer in a tablet form-factor, and the Microsoft keyboard with trackpad has a good feel to it. The Surface Go is a pretty, pretty potato and worth considering for a portable secondary computing device.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi Kevin,

      We at Surface were so impressed at the time and effort you put in to reviewing your recent purchase of Surface Go! Thank you for going above and beyond to provide the community with some great insights about our most portable design to-date. We're delighted you have found this to be an excellent two-in-one device to suit your on-the-go needs.

      It sounds like you have been experiencing a number of unusual issues including shorter than normal battery life, some slow processing as well as your device running a bit warmer than normal. We would like to let you know that we have alerted our specialized care team about these symptoms, and they are ready to offer you some specialized assistance. To accept this specialized care, please begin by filing a ticket here: aka.ms/SurfaceCare-us. Be sure to use the reference number we have created on your behalf: 1901286210215.

      We deeply care about your satisfaction, and we are looking forward to hearing from you in the near future.

      Kind regards,

      Jessica
      Surface Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Tablet & Portable PC, Some Limitations

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

    I have been eyeing the Surface series of tablets for some time now. I have a largely Apple ecosystem and admit after switching to Apple after being a longtime Windows user a few years ago, I have some biases against Windows machines, though I admit the Surface series and their great reviews intrigued me. This experience has proven that MS has vastly improved and has produced an impressive series of devices with Apple-esque qualities in many ways. This Surface Go competes against the iPads in many ways in terms of size, weight and portability, but has the added benefit of providing a full Windows PC experience, whereas the iPad cannot replicate that of a Mac to the same degree. Pairing the Surface Go with the Microsoft portable keyboard cover is a must if you want a tablet that can provide a full laptop experience. It's an extra hundred bucks as of this writing but is an absolutely stellar performer and worth the cost. I have a iPad Pro 10.5" and can compare it in several areas for reference. Things I like about the Go (mine is the 128 GB/8GB RAM version): 1. Small, portable and easy to carry. Thicker than an iPad but about the same weight, and the Microsoft keyboard you can (and should) buy separately is vastly superior to the iPad's, it includes an excellent trackpad, and fits the surface better and is flatter when folded - and provides a true laptop experience that an iPad cannot match. 2. Very snappy performance. I almost got the more expensive & larger Surface Pro 6 because of performance concerns, but this Go with the Pentium processor has shown absolutely no deficiencies. Apps like Excel and Word, Edge, etc open quickly with no lag or delay. 3. Gorgeous screen. I have read some people actually had an issue with 1800 x 1200 resolution, but seriously - remember, this is a 10" screen and the clarity and sharpness are stunning, as good as any Retina screen. On full brightness it's beautiful, but I have to admit on half brightness, it's not as bright as an iPad on half brightness. 4. Stand is integrated into the Surface Go's body. At first I was put off by this, but it's really a better design. It makes the Surface slightly thicker than an iPad, but the compatible keyboard is much larger and more functional than an iPad's since the iPad uses its keyboard as a stand, also. 5. Micro-SD card slot in back behind the stand, so it's completely covered when the Surface is used as a tablet with the stand folded. Easy way to add cheap storage since Micro-SD cars are very cheap right now. You cannot add storage to any iPad. 6. Touchscreen is extremely responsive and has just the right amount of sensitivity. Microsoft combines the traditional Windows interface with tiles so you can click them to open up apps. 7. Flexibility - this thing functions well as a tablet, while you're laying in bed and surfing or watching a movie, and a full-bore laptop if you buy the keyboard designed for it, which I strongly recommend. The keyboard clasps to the Go magnetically and is powered by it. It's also backlit and has a full keyboard just like a standard laptop, and an outstanding integrated touchpad, which an iPad cannot offer. This means you can set this up on a desk and use it as a complete laptop, which makes using apps like Excel, Word and Powerpoint seamless and far less awkward than they are on an iPad. For a traveling tablet that can double as a work computer, this is a far better choice. The iPad is superior in terms of OS ergonomics and snappiness, as well as battery life, as a tablet, but cannot double as a full-bore PC the way the Surface can. Things I am not crazy about: 1. I bought a stylus with this, and pairing was difficult and took several tries. It appears to work but still does not show up as a device in Bluetooth devices. 2. Battery life is mediocre at best. I charged this and my iPad to 100%, and the Surface dropped to 90% overnight with the screen off while the iPad dropped half as much to 95%. The iPad claims 10 hours of use and I cannot see this Surface getting more than 5 or 6 on a good day, with light use and a fairly dim screen. Maybe MS can release a firmware update to improve things, but this is definitely this device's Achilles heel. 3. The Surface ships in S mode and works well in it. I am aware you can migrate the device out of S-mode into standard Windows mode. However, I am reluctant to shift it out of S-mode as it's a one-way move and makes the Surface less secure and worsens battery life, but S mode means you can only use Microsoft-approved apps from the app store, and those apps seem to be really limited. That means no Chrome, no iCloud access, no app for my bank, very few home automation apps, etc. that are all freely available in Apple's "walled garden" for its iPad. Apple allows OneDrive access while MS does not return the favor with iCloud. iTunes, fortunately, is available. Very disappointing and this removes a star from an otherwise excellent device.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • 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

    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

    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

    Amazing battery life, surprisingly snappy.

    Posted
    twmillar07
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    This is my first Surface purchase, and I must say that I am extremely pleased with this tablet. Bought it with a type cover and pen, plus an Office 365 subscription, which definitely will help if you get the model with less storage. The 8GB RAM with 128GB SSD model is more than sufficient for my needs. It even can go the extra mile with fuill virtualization support(Hyper-V), which I was very skeptical about before purchasing. Brought it home, turned of Windows S mode, upgraded Windows 10 home to pro, and this tablet is able to run any virtual machine(I've tried Android 8.1 x64, Ubuntu, a few others..) I have thrown at it. The SSD transfers data to and from the USB-C port super fast. I didn't know the Pentium series CPU was still being manufactured, nor would I have thought that it would be any sort of mobile performance contender, but the Intel®Pentium® Gold Processor 4415Y that this model is equipped with definitely surpassed my expectations(I usually stay working on a workstation with x2 Xeon CPUs with no fewer than 12 cores each, for a total of 48 cores, with HT of course). Great screen quality, decent resolution, touchscreen is super responsive. Excellent battery life. Decent camera quality. DEFINITELY recommend this tablet to anyone who is looking to try out a MS Surface product, or even looking for a laptop/tablet replacement.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hey there!

      Thanks for the wonderful review! We're so happy when we see that our devices are empowering our users to do more. Don't forget about the Surface Pen as well. That can help make the Surface Go even more versatile and prepared to handle anything you can throw at it. Thanks again!

      Regards,
      Jonny
      Surface Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great tablet

    Posted
    Gary
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I purchased a Surface Go (8GB, 128GB SSD) & keyboard about 4 weeks ago. I really like it for its compact size and Windows 10 capability. I had looked at tablet-sized devices for a while. My wife & I wanted a tablet we could share while on vacations and leave our bulkier laptop at home. We decided on the Surface Go. She & I both use Windows 10 on our home computers, so it seemed like a good match. Surface Go is a Windows 10 computer in compact form, delivered with Windows 10 “S” mode. Thus far I have not found a compelling reason to change from “S” mode to full Windows 10 mode, which can be done. I did not purchase the Surface Go expecting it to replace a desktop or laptop computer. We purchased Surface Go primarily for use while traveling… and the added convenience of watching the morning news at the breakfast table when at home. The Surface Go is a complement to our other (desktop & laptop) computers, not a replacement. We have streamed HD Netflix movies, video conferenced via Skype, email, run MS Office, share files, etc. all without buffering. Processor speed seems fine. We have not seen a problem with battery life as some reviewers have suggested. I charge the battery each evening. Battery seems fine for the entire day for our everyday purposes. Wife & I watch an hour or so of streaming video during the mornings while on our treadmill, then another hour or so of watching the morning news, doing emails, etc. The battery then seems to be at about ½ charge after that amount of usage. By evening, we plug in the charger, and the Surface Go has recharged in an hour or so. I don’t see battery capacity as a problem. . The magnetically attached keyboard is very useful…not only does it provide a real keyboard & touchpad, but it protects the glass screen from damage. The Surface Go is about the thickness of a decent chocolate chip cookie. You could break it in half easily, just like a cookie. The keyboard provides an added degree of protection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Finally, a transformer Windows 10 tablet!

    Posted
    Eric
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    Firstly, I want to say what I am using this for. Playing my large catalogue of gog games. These are games from the 80s and 90s so they are not very demanding. However I have thrown a 2014 game Tesla Effect Tex Murphy at this thing, and it runs it with just a little bit of frame rate slowdown. The things I like about this are. It feels so so sturdy and well built. The transformer effect of snapping on the keyboard (as well as the pen magnetically connecting to and CHARGING from, the side of the tablet!). This will make an amazing portable windows 10 machine for people who travel. I am using this mostly for playing games away from home. But you could totally do your normal web browsing on this thing easily. I bought the whole deal. the faster 8gb model, the type cover, pen, and mouse. All cobalt blue and they look just as well made and sharp as the surface go. As a bonus, aside from the games I'm playing on it. I have been able to practice writing my Hiragana with the pen and notepad. Which is part of the Japanese alphabet. So I am using this for productivity too! It really feels nice, and looks like little pen or pencil scribbles, if you make the lines thin enough. So you can do a little bit of sketching and art on this thing as well. It's not going to run the most current demanding games or software. But if you find a fun niche to use it for, like I have. This can be the perfect small portable windows 10 machine for you! You have to go through a short easy process of unlocking windows 10. But once you do, you have unlocked it's true potential. And the real reason you want this over an ipad or other tablet. Windows 10 on the go.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi Eric,

      Thanks for taking the time to share your in-depth experience of Surface Go with the community! We're delighted that you're loving the small yet powerful design of our most portable device yet.

      We'd just like to take a moment to be of assistance regarding the battery life of Surface Pen. Although this unique tool offers incredible battery life, when you attach it magnetically to your device, this is not a charging mechanism. The Surface Pen requires AAAA batteries which you can easily find and order on Best Buy's website. We hope this helps clarify!

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

      Cheers,

      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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    For imtended use, this is an almost perfect unit

    Posted
    arnethedog
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    I have had two surface pros in the recent past which I loved but since these were secondary units I would travel with in addition to my company laptop I decided to try a minimalist approach and bought the Surface GO with the surface arc mouse and keyboard. I was hesitant that the Pentium processor would be too light for my needs, but I was pleasantly surprised by the performance. Office application run very well and only become sluggish when my spreadsheets become large and complex, but even then the lag is not unpleasant. For portability, this is about as good as it gets for such a small footprint. I disabled the "S" store constraint and use it as a normal laptop, doing this was very simple. Now I can run apps that are not supplied in the Microsoft store. I was pleasantly surprised that this unit ran casual steam games at an acceptable performance level. Mostly Tower Defense types and such, but still the graphics looked great on the small screen and I saw little to no lag in performance. It is amazing what the newer processors and drives are capable of even at the low end of pricing. This is an excellent second unit to take along as it is small enough to be comfortably used in almost any setting. Speakers are so-so but one would normally use earbuds and such anyway and then the sound is very good. I am interested to see the next generation of this. I think the demand for smaller units like this is growing, especially as the performance at this end of the spectrum has improved immensely. The GO makes an excellent partner to ones larger more powerful device and is small and light enough to throw in the bag and take along on almost any trip or occasion.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi there,

      Thanks for the incredibly detailed and in-depth review of your recent experience with Surface Go! We're delighted you're loving the ultra-portable design, allowing to take your productivity, as well as favorite leisurely games with you wherever you go. We're thrilled to have impressed you with the powerful performance of this small, but mighty machine. We appreciate you sharing your great experience with the community!

      Cheers,

      Jessica
      Surface Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Love the size and portability!

    Posted
    Shelby

    First off let me say I'm normally a die hard Apple junkie (like get all the products and watch the conference type junkie lol) but I have to say I'm very pleased with the Surface Go! I originally got the Surface Pro about a year or so ago and wasn't a fan of it between the bad battery life, laggy speed, and the fact that its died and needed replacing or fixing two separate times! But this past Sunday, when taking my dead Pro to be shipped off for refurbishing/fixing, I happened to see the Go. I was hesitant to get it given my experience with the Pro but I decided to give it a shot since I didn't want to break the bank for an iPad Pro and my frustrations with trying to write on the normal iPad got the best of me. I have to say I'm pleasantly surprised, this little device packs quite the punch! It's like having a better yet smaller version of the Pro. The size is great, it easily fits in my purse or backpack, I love the new colored cases, and I was able to just save my pen from my Pro and use it on the Go (the pens are on the pricey side). I think its a great device to use for work or school. My only issues with it are with the S mode, which I plan to switch out of soon. I feel as though it slows the device down and if you have to download ANYTHING that's not off the Microsoft store (i.e. something to let you access internet on a school campus or something) you wont be able to. Bottom line: Is it powerful enough to be your sole computer? Probably not. Is it still a computer? 100% yes. Can it compare to the iPad? 100% yes. It's a tablet/computer that will fit more business/ school related needs that Apple can't compete with given their iOS. It has the familiarity of Windows computers as well as the power, but crammed into a tiny iPad sized package!

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi Shelby,

      We're thrilled you're loving the portable design and versatile functionality of the Surface Go. This little machine packs some good power in it for it's size, and we're so glad it's getting noticed! We're delighted to know that this machine is helping you accomplish more with it's fantastic touch screen interface, which allows you to write naturally with the Surface Pen. It's great you were able to pair the Surface Pen you had already with your new Surface Go!

      Thanks for leaving us your valuable feedback!

      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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Wow!!! A small package that packs a big punch

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

    I purchased the Surface Go after much research. I was looking for a very portable device for me to work on documents, take notes quickly that organized into my daily flow, brainstorm ideas and concepts with a pen that was quick to use and smooth, and gave me access to my day to day information (documents, email, etc.). I didn't honestly think that I would be as impressed with the Surface Go as I've been thus far. I am also an Office 365 subscriber and have loaded my common apps including Skype for Business on this and can communicate with my team effectively. While these apps were available in S mode I did have some trouble getting Skype for Business to work. Once I moved out of S mode they worked fine. I was hoping to stay in S mode for the additional security but this is a small price to pay. Since Skype for Business worked so well on it (Truthfully I didn't expect that, it was a bonus) I tried to install Visual Studio on it for light work. This machine was not made for that and I would not recommend it. It was more of a test on my part. I had 0 expectation that it would work effectively. So far this small package has met my original purchase expectations with ease and has exceeded expectations that I never had for the device. I own an ipad pro 10.5 with pencil and smart keyboard but never could really use it the way I wanted. The Surface Go fit naturally in my workflow from day 1. By the way, the keyboard is backlit which I've found helpful as well. Good job Microsoft!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi Billy,

      Thanks for the great compliments! We're excited to hear the Surface Go has been the perfect fit for you to take with you, and work from anywhere. We're proud that our design of the Surface Go is our most portable design yet, helping you stay connected no matter where you roam! We appreciate the great shout-out!

      Cheers,

      Jessica
      Surface Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    WASTE OF MONEY

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

    I DID ALL MY RESEARCH AND WAS EXPECTING GOOD THINGS FROM THIS MINI PC. I AM PHOTOGRAPHY AND WANTED SOMETHING SMALL AND COMPACT WITH A STYLUS FOR EDITING PICTURES WHEN I TRAVEL. I EVEN OPTED FOR THE 8GB OF RAM WITH THE 128GB SSD DRIVE,WITH THE KEYBOARD AND STYLUS I WAS LOOKING AT CLOSE TO $800 DOLLARS THE SPECKS SOUNDED GOOD SO I BIT THE BULLET AND WENT ALL IN. WHAT A MAJOR DISAPPOINTMENT IT,S NO MORE THAN A GLORIFIED LOW END COMPUTER ONE WOULD USE FOR SOME VERY LIGHT DUTY WORD PROCESSING OR WEB BROWSING THAT'S IT. ANYTHING ELSE YOU THROW AT IT,IT STARTS TO LAG,SLOWDOWN. RUNNING PHOTOSHOP, OR PHOTO DIRECTOR FOR RENDERING IMAGES AND EDITING WAS PAINFULLY SLOW FOR THE PRICE POINT OF 800 BUCKS YOU CAN DIFFIDENTLY DO BETTER,PROBABLY FOR HALF THE PRICE IF YOUR LOOKING FOR AND OVERPRICED TOY THE LOOKS CUTE TO SURF THE WEB,AND DO SOME LIGHT SPREAD SHEETS AND WORD PROCESSING ETC AND HAVE THE BUCKS TO THROWAWAY GO FOR IT. BUT IF YOUR LOOKING FOR A REAL PORTABLE LAPTOP WITH FULL FUNCTIONALITY LOOK ELSE WHERE I ALMOST FORGOT TO MENTION MICROSOFT HAS PREPARATORY SOFTWARE ON THE COMPUTER WHICH ONLY ALLOW THE COMPUTER TO RUN MICROSOFT APPS. YOU HAVE TO SWITCH TO WINDOWS 10 FULL VERSION TO GET FULL USE OF THIS EXPENSIVE TOY

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hello,

      Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with us. We're sorry you feel that the Surface Go has not been a good fit for your needs so far. We are passionate about helping our customers love their Surface devices, and we hope we can help turn your experience around. First, we highly recommend following our easy to use optimization tips to make your Surface Go run faster: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4023507/surface-what-to-do-if-surface-is-running-slower.

      If you still feel like you are experiencing some unusual lag with your device, our specialized support team is ready to jump in and help. To accept this specialized care, please begin by filing a ticket here: aka.ms/SurfaceCare-us. Be sure to use the reference code we have created on your behalf to use on this ticket: 1902271800251.

      We hope this has been helpful!

      Kind regards,

      Jessica
      Surface Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for what it does

    Posted
    Metalastic
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I originally bought the Surface Go to use for a specific purpose. For my job I walk around a small community and read meters (yes, there are still people who do that). I tried using a Surface Pro 2017, but it was a little too big to comfortably hold in one hand for long periods of time. The Surface Go is less powerful, but worked well for what I used it for. At first I didn't buy a pen or keyboard, because I figured I'd only be typing in quick numbers every couple minutes, so the on screen keyboard should be fine. For what I originally bought it for, no keyboard and no pen would have been fine. But I started using it to take notes during meetings, typing emails while at Starbucks, etc. If you want to do any kind of productive work (even light productive work), you really need a keyboard. If you want to use it for taking notes, I'd highly recommend the pen. I tried an iPad 9.7", but the clacking of the Apple pen on the surface of the iPad really bothered me. But the biggest reason why I can't use the iPad is that I have some Google Sheets I use for work that have macros. The iPad doesn't recognize the user created macro buttons whether using Chrome, Safari, or the Google Sheets app. The buttons appear there, but interaction does nothing. Overall great product for specific uses. I went with most people's recommendation and got the 8GB/128GB model.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi there,

      We're thrilled you're loving the portability of the Surface Go. It's great to hear this has been the perfect device to help you accomplish more during your day-to-day! It sounds like you have been able to find accessories such as the Surface Go Type Cover, as well as the Surface Pen that suit your style. These are certainly wonderful additions to add to the efficient productivity of the Surface Go. If you're ever looking for more ways to utilize the Surface Pen, we highly recommend checking out all Windows Ink has to offer here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17207/windows-10-use-windows-ink.

      Kind regards,

      Jessica
      Surface Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    surface go 8gb ram

    Posted
    Jeff
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    great lil device. it isn't fluke free, it ocassionly has lil hiccups tho... sometimes when u try to restart or shut it down it just loops the lil processing dots in the center of the screen to show that it's "loading" or "in progress" but u can wait a very long time n morning will happen... so... will have to force the reset by holding the power button for like 5 to 10 seconds, that'll shut it down. then just turn it back on.... that usually takes care of it. battery life is OK. wish it was greater, like those ultrabooks or something, but it's good if u aren't doing heavy stuff on it like videos or whatever. but aside from that it's great that it's so portable n light. I do like the magnetic sides n it works great for the surface pen. I have a skin on the back n tempered glass screen protector since I bought it... n the thing is extremely accurate, is awesome. even these lil speakers r good for this lil thing. if u want more just connect ur Bluetooth speaker if u want, that's what I do. only thing I do want is a bit more a secure handle when I carry it around, I'm not clumsy but accidents can happen... n I know it's not easy or cheap to repair... so ya. so if u aren't keeping this on a desk all the time, n are going to carry this in ur hands or lap regularly, u may want to consider a case.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi Jeff,

      Thanks for sharing your honest experience of Surface Go with the community. We're so glad this has been a great two-in-one device to help you tackle all your day-to-day tasks. We're sorry to hear you have encountered some occasional difficulties with your device. We'd just like to take a moment to let you know that we deeply care about your satisfaction, and we're here to help. We highly recommend taking a look at your Surface Diagnostic Toolkit here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4037239/surface-fix-common-surface-problems-using-surface-diagnostic-toolkit.

      This excellent toolkit can help you diagnose and solve most minor issues with your device including helping you to find updates you may need to install. In addition, our care team is always here to help. Should you encounter any further questions or concerns, feel free to reach out here: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/contactus/.

      Kindly,

      Jessica
      Surface Customer Care Microsoft

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It's great!

    Posted
    RegisteredOwner

    A 30-day review of the Surface Go (8GB + 128gb model). I use this device for business and personal use. My typical day consists of going to meetings throughout my office building, working in my own office, and occasionally working in a shared office space. I frequently travel to my client locations for meetings. With this device, the selling point is to have something tablet size to take notes on with the surface pen, which doubles as a fully usable laptop when working in another office, or at a coffee shop. At home, I pull the keyboard cover off, and I have a great (not excellent) tablet for browsing the web that is lightweight and (just) the right size. My only complaint with using the Surface Go is with the accessory keyboard. I find the small keys on the Go keyboard to be too cramped for my typing style. For light typing, this is not an issue, but I do find myself pairing my Logitech K780 keyboard and MX Master mouse to Surface Go when I need more room to operate. I knew going into this purchase that this device has limitations from a CPU standpoint, but having used the Surface GO for 30 days, I find it to be fully capable of running my day-to-day workflow when I am mobile. Overall, a highly recommended productivity tool that compliments a desktop workstation PC that provides good value for your money. best

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MicrosoftOutreachTeam

      Hi there,

      Thanks for leaving such a stellar review of the Surface Go! It's always great to hear from excited customers like you who have extensively reviewed every important detail. We're delighted to hear that with the Surface Go, you are staying in your workflow more easily than ever before! From its compact design, to impressive two-in-one performance, this is certainly a device worth raving about. We know that when you're not working on-the-go, it can be nice to have a larger desktop style set-up, which is why we love to give our customers some incredible options. If you're interested, we highly recommend the Surface Ergonomic Keyboard, which you can find at Best Buy here: https://www.bestbuy.com/site/microsoft-surface-ergonomic-keyboard-silver/5689821.p?skuId=5689821.

      We think you might like the ergonomic feel, and the easy connectivity this Surface pairing provides.

      Thanks again for leaving your honest review for the community, we loved hearing from you!

      Cheers,

      Jessica
      Surface Customer Care Microsoft