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American technology major Microsoft finally launched the company's 2-in-1 hybrid PC-cum-tablet Surface Go in India on 15 December.

The Surface Go, Microsoft's smallest, most portable and affordable Surface device yet, is now available for pre-order in India exclusively with Flipkart starting from 12:01 pm Saturday onwards.

As said before Surface Go is one of the slimmest tablets in the market and is as light as a feather to hold. It weighs at just 1.15 pounds (522 gm) and measures just 8.3mm thin.

On the front, it sports 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.

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Microsoft Surface Go will be available for pre-order from 15 December onwards on Flipkart in India.Microsoft Press Kit

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.

Under-the-hood, 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 Go comes in two configurations—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. The company is also offering companion accessories Surface Go Type Cover (black) for Rs 8,699 and Surface Go Signature Type Cover for Rs 11,799.

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.

Microsoft Surface Go will be directly competing with the Apple's popular niche product iPad Pro (review) and also generic iPad (6th Gen), which also support Apple Pencil stylus making it versatile.

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