Microsoft had unveiled the company's most affordable 2-in-1 hybrid PC Surface Go last month and now, it is tipped to launch in India next week.

The company has sent invites for the press briefing in New Delhi on August 7. Though there is no official word on the significance of the event, rumour has it that the Redmond-based firm will announce the price and availability details of the Surface Go, which will go head-on against the feature-rich, but expensive Apple iPad Pro.

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Microsoft Surface Go will soon be available in IndiaMicrosoft Press Kit

In addition to the Surface Go, Microsoft might also release the higher-end models—Surface laptop and Surface Book 2.

The new Microsoft Surface Go is smallest and slimmest 2-in-1 Surface series hybrid PC-cum-tablets. But, inside it comes well endowed to offer the best performance and long battery life.

It comes with 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 custom calibrated 3:2 display (of Surface Go) is soft on your eyes while you're working and vibrantly high-contrast when you want to watch videos, create art, or edit photos," the company claims.

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Microsoft Surface Laptop coming to India soonMicrosoft Official Page (screen-shot)

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, the Microsoft device 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 is expected to be priced anywhere between Rs 35,000 and Rs 40,000 and will compete directly with Apple iPad Pro.

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Microsoft Surface Book 2 is coming to India soon.Microsoft Official Blog (Screen-shot)

Key specifications of Microsoft Surface laptop and Surface Book 2:


Microsoft Surface laptop

Microsoft Surface Book 2 (2017) series


13.5-inch full HD LCD screen with PixelSense Display technology and edge-to-edge Corning Gorilla Glass 3 shield

  • Resolution: 2256 x 1504 (201 PPI: Pixels Per Inch)
  • Aspect ratio 3:2
  • 3.4 million pixels
  • Surface Pen enabled
  • Surface Dial off-screen interaction

Touch: 10-point multi-touch

Model 1:

  • Screen: 13.5-inch PixelSense Display

Resolution: 3000 x 2000, (267 PPI)
Aspect ratio: 3:2
Contrast ratio: 1600:1
Touch: 10-point multi-touch G5

Model 2:

  • Screen: 15-inch PixelSense Display

Resolution: 3240 x 2160, (260 PPI)
Aspect ratio: 3:2
Contrast ratio: 1600:1
Touch: 10-point multi-touch G5



Microsoft Windows 10 S

Windows 10 Pro Creators Update 64-bit
Office 365 30-day trial


7th Gen Intel Core i5/ 7th Gen Intel Core i7

Model 1 and 2 come with two configurations:

  •  8th Gen Intel Core i7-8650U (quad-core) with up to 4.20 GHz Max Turbo
  • 7th Gen Intel Core i5-7300U with up to 3.50 GHz Max Turbo


RAM + storage (SSD: Solid State Drive) configuration

Intel Core i5:

  • Model 1: 4GB RAM+ 128GB storage
  • Model 2: 8GB RAM+ 256GB storage

Intel Core i7:

  • Model A: 8GB RAM+256GB storage
  • Model B: 16GB RAM+512GB storage

8GB or 16GB RAM 1866Mhz LPDDR3 + Solid state drive (SSD) options  - 256GB/512GB/1TB



Intel HD 620 (for Intel Core i5)
Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 (for Intel core i7)

  • Model 1 (13.5-inch): Intel HD Graphics 620 integrated GPU, Intel UHD Graphics 620 integrated GPU, or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 discrete GPU w/2GB VRAM
  • Model 2 (15.0-inch): Intel UHD Graphics 620 integrated GPU or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 discrete GPU w/6GB VRAM


720p HD camera (front-facing) with Windows Hello face sign-in camera feature


  • Windows Hello face authentication camera (front-facing)
  • 5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p HD video
  • 8.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p Full HD video


Up to 14.5 hours video playback

Up to 17 hours of video playback

Connectivity Ports

Headset jack
mini DisplayPort
3.5mm AV
Compatible with Surface Dial off-screen interaction

  • 2 USB 3.0 Type A
  • USB Type-C
  • UHS-II SDXC card reader
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • 2 Surface Connect

Surface Dial onscreen interaction

Wireless connectivity

  • Wi-Fi: 802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking, IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n compatible
  • Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.0 LE
  • Also compatible with Surface Pen
  • Wi-Fi: 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth: BT4.1 LE
  • Xbox Wireless built-in (15.0-inch only)



Stereo microphones
Omnisonic speakers with Dolby Audio Premium

  • Dual microphones
  • Front-facing stereo speakers with Dolby Audio Premium
  • 3.5mm headset jack


One-year subscription to Office 365 Personal and 1TB of free storage on OneDrive


  • HW TPM 2.0 chip for enterprise security
  • Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Magnetometer



12.13" x 8.79" x .57" (308.02 mm x 223.20 mm x 14.47 mm)

Model 1:

  • Model 1A: 13.5" (i5) 12.3 x 9.14 x 0.51–0.90 in. (312.00 x 232.00 x 13.00–23.00 mm)
  • Model 1A: 13.5" (i7) 12.3 x 9.14 x 0.59–0.90 in. (312.0 x 232.00 x 15.00–23.00 mm)

Model 2:

  • 15" (i7) 13.50 x 9.87 x 0.59–0.90 in. (343.00 x 251.00 x 15.00–23.00 mm)


2.76 lbs (1.25 kg)

  • Model 1: 13.5": Starting at 3.38 lbs (1,534 g) including keyboard
  • Model 2: 15": Starting at 4.2 lbs (1,905 g) including keyboard



  • Casing: Aluminum
  • Colors: Burgundy, Platinum, Cobalt Blue, Graphite Gold2
  • Casing: Magnesium
  • Color: Silver
  • Physical buttons: Volume, Power

Price (in US)

Intel Core i5:

  • Model 1: 4GB RAM+ 128GB storage: $999 (roughly €913/Rs.64,076)
  • Model 2: 8GB RAM+ 256GB storage: $1,299 (roughly €1,188/Rs. 83,318)

Intel Core i7:

  • Model A: 8GB RAM+256GB storage: $1,599 (roughly €1,462/Rs.1,02,540)
  • Model B: 16GB RAM+512GB storage: $2,199 (roughly €2,011/Rs.1,41,016)
  • Model 1: 256GB storage+ Intel Core i7+ 8GB RAM+ dGPU- $2,399 (€2,199/Rs. 1,60,528)
  • Model 2: 512GB storage+ Intel Core i7+ 16GB RAM+dGPU-$2,799 (€2,566/Rs. 1,87,295)
  • Model 3: 1TB+Intel Core i7+ 16GB+dGPU-$3,299 (€3,024/Rs. 2,20,752)

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