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Microsoft Surface Go (10.0-Inch, 2018)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 426 reviews of Microsoft Surface Go (10.0-Inch, 2018). The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the screen and size. The performance and usability also get good feedback. Many are less positive about the battery and price, and there are some mixed views about the apps and reliability.

portability, usability, performance, size, screen

price, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Microsoft Surface Go (10.0-Inch, 2018) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by (engadget.com)

Surface Go review: The ideal cheap Windows tablet ... almost

 

The Surface Go is the first Surface that can actually take on the iPad. It's impressively thin and light, while also being a fully-fledged Windows PC. Unfortunately, its slow hardware means you can't stress it too much, and Windows still needs more...

Incredibly thin and light ; Gorgeous display ; Runs Windows apps ; Great keyboard case

Keyboard and other accessories cost extra ; Pentium Gold CPU is slow ; Not many great Windows tablet apps

Even though the Surface Go is technically a PC, it's mainly competing with tablets. And just as you wouldn't want to replace your computer entirely with an iPad, you shouldn't think of the Go as your primary machine. Instead, it's more of a secondary...

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Luke Larsen (digitaltrends.com)

Microsoft Surface Go review

 

Remarkably sturdy for its price ; Beautiful design and display ; Type Cover is impressive ; Affordably priced

Clunky performance ; Tablet experience is lacking ; Type Cover is a pricey add-on

The Surface Go won’t be the right fit for most people. It’s just not good enough at being a laptop or a tablet on its own. However, the Surface Go could be perfect for the type of person that would never spend a thousand dollars on a new laptop or feel...

Expert review by : Eric Grevstad (pcmag.com)

Microsoft Surface Go With LTE Advanced

 

Microsoft's small, entry-level tablet gains LTE connectivity, making the Surface Go even more ready to go. Your eyes and fingers may balk at the 10-inch screen and its matching-size keyboard, but you'll be impressed with its quality and versatility.

Classy, lightweight design. Sharp and colorful 10-inch screen. Face-recognition webcam.

Narrow, extra-cost keyboard is more comfortable on a desk than on a lap. Mild-mannered performance.

Bottom Line: Microsoft's small, entry-level tablet gains LTE connectivity, making the Surface Go even more ready to go. Your eyes and fingers may balk at the 10-inch screen and its matching-size keyboard, but you'll be impressed with its quality and...

Jan, 2019

Expert review by : Dieter Bohn (theverge.com)

Microsoft Surface Go with LTE review: the best netbook

 

A little of the future with too much of the past

Ultra portable ; Great keyboard, USB-C charging ; LTE is super convenient

Battery life ; Extra $130 hard to justify for most ; Big bezels mean screen is cramped ; Dongles

But when you really need to, you can load up Photoshop or 30 tabs or whatever your power-user computer thing is. When you do, it’ll chug. The trick isn’t to get mad at it, but to cheer it on. You can do it, little guy.

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

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.

The Surface Go delivers Microsoft's great Surface design and accessories at a lower price and in a smaller size.

The Pentium processor isn't suited for all tasks. A keyboard cover is a must-have add-on but still sold separately. And you'll probably want to pay extra for more storage and RAM, too. Battery life is lacking for a go-anywhere PC.

The new Microsoft Surface Go is the perfect size for casual coffee-shop computing, but getting the full experience quickly drives up the price.

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Dieter Bohn (theverge.com)

Microsoft Surface Go review: a little goes a long way

 

It's a good, tiny Surface — don't overthink it

Ultra portable ; Great keyboard ; Good battery life

Big bezels mean screen is cramped ; Dongles ; Upgraded model is pricey

We don’t overthink the iPad Pro, which starts at over $800 with a keyboard. There’s no need to overthink the Surface Go, either. It’s good.

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Matthew Buzzi (pcmag.com)

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.

Low-cost entry point to the Surface line. Build quality is high. Small, lightweight design. Good potential for education use.

Middling speed. Keyboard is cramped and costs extra. Narrow for on-lap use. No full-size USB ports.

Bottom Line: 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.

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Mark Hachman (pcworld.com)

Microsoft Surface Go review: This affordable little Windows 10 S tablet is a PC when you need it

 

The Microsoft Surface Go tablet doesn't impress on paper, but its affordable price makes it worth considering if you want a lightweight option that doesn't break the bank.

Affordable, competitive price ; Lightweight, fairly compact ; Real-world performance was satisfactory

Smaller Type Cover can be uncomfortable ; Battery life isn't much to speak of ; Windows 10 in S Mode lacks app flexibility

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Mark Hachman (pcworld.com)

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.

I didn’t have a chance to perform what I’d call a full hands-on, though the Surface Go does feel light—together with the keyboard, the Surface Go is lighter than just the SP3 alone, without its Type Cover. Typing on it will almost certainly require...

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Brett Howse (anandtech.com)

The Microsoft Surface Go LTE Review: Unmatched Mobility

 

Microsoft's Surface Pro lineup has been a design win for the company for several years now. The Surface Go was launched in July of 2018 as a lower-cost version of the Surface Pro, offering buyers a less expensive way to become a Surface customer, and...

Despite the performance and battery life, Surface Go looks to be a bit of a hit, with a usage share already higher than many Surface devices that have been on the market longer. Clearly the small size and good build quality is something people are...

Jan, 2019

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