Microsoft Surface Go was rumoured to debut in August in India, instead, the company launched only the top-end Surface Book 2 series. Now, Flipkart is hinting that the affordable 2-in-1 hybrid tablet-cum-laptop is finally coming to the country soon.
Flipkart has opened a dedicated page with hash-tag "#OnTheGo" with coming soon message and the Surface Go image confirming the device launch is imminent. There is no official word on when the Surface Go will be made available for purchase, but it is likely to happen before Christmas, e-commerce site, like the pre-Diwali campaign, probably host special holiday festival sale soon.
The 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 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.
"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," Microsoft claims.
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.
There is no word on the cost of the Surface Go, but going by the Microsoft's price structure for current Surface products in India, it is likely to be priced anywhere between Rs 30,000 and Rs 45,000.