Last month, Microsoft in collaboration with Flipkart kicked off exclusive Surface Go pre-order service in India and now, the company's most affordable 2-in-1 hybrid PC-cum-laptop can be bought anytime on the latter's e-commerce site.
Microsoft Surface Go comes in two variants—Model 1 (with 64GB eMMC+ 4GB RAM ) and Model 2 (with 128GB SSD+ 8GB RAM) for Rs 38,599 and Rs 50,999, respectively. Both the variants support Wi-Fi connectivity.
As part of the launch offer, they are being offered for Rs 37,999 and Rs 49,999, respectively. Also, if you happen to have an Axis card, you are entitled to get 10% cash back. There is also lucrative EMI options (valid to several bank account holders.
If bought separately, the Surface Go Type Cover (black) costs Rs 8,699 and the Surface Go Signature Type Cover will set you back Rs 11,799.
As said in the headline, Microsoft Surface Go will go head on with Apple's popular niche tablet iPad Pro (review) and also generic iPad (6th Gen), which by the way also supports Apple Pencil stylus making it versatile.
For the uninitiated, the new Surface Go is one of the slimmest tablets in the industry, measuring just 8.3mm in thickness and also light as a feather, as it weighs at just 1.15 pounds (522 gm).
On the front, it flaunts a 10-inch custom-built high-resolution PixelSense Display that supports Surface Pen with 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity, low pen parallax, low latency, and precision for accurate note taking, drawing and computer-aided design.
The Surface Go screen is custom calibrated to 3:2 display so that it is soft on users' eyes while they're working and vibrantly high-contrast when they want to watch videos, create art, or edit photo.
It also boasts a built-in kickstand with full friction hinge that extends to 165-degrees helps consumers transform the device stand mode from tablet to studio mode, and a Windows Hello camera allows for familiar, quick, and secure sign-in using face recognition.
Inside, Surface Go comes packed with the 7th Generation Intel Pentium Gold Processor 4415Y, the Surface Go features a fan-less design, offering up to 9 hours of battery. As far as connectivity is concerned, it comes with Surface Connect for charging and docking; USB-C 3.1 for data, video, and charging; a headphone jack; and also a MicroSD card reader for storage expansion.
It also features an 8MP camera on the back and a 5MP HD front snapper along with dual microphones to help make crisp and clear video calls.
Microsoft is also offering customers the options to get Windows 10 Pro OS, which brings essential business security features to protect devices and infrastructure from modern threats. Users can benefit from Windows Autopilot, whereby the Surface Go can be unboxed and configured from the cloud. It delivers a better user experience with personalization with fewer steps to set up, without any IT involvement, the company claims.