Costco selling unannounced Surface Go model with 4GB RAM, 128GB storage

When Microsoft took the wraps off of its latest Surface device, the Surface Go, earlier this month, the company announced it would only come in two configurations: a $399 model with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, along with a $549 model with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. However, now it looks like a third option is in the cards, splitting things right down the middle with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.

Initially reported by Neowin, Costco has the previously unannounced model for sale as a bundle deal for $549 (opens in new tab). While that price matches that of the model with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, Costco's bundle includes the $99 Surface Type Cover. Taking that into account, it looks like this new model will go for $449 on its own.

If you were looking to strike a compromise between the entry-level model and the high end, this new variant looks to provide a nice balance between the two. The bundle deal is now available for preorder at Costco (opens in new tab) with an August 2 release date. Note, however, that only Costco members can place orders.

If you're not a Costco member, the other two variants are up for preorder now at the Microsoft Store and Best Buy, with the latter offering a $50 gift card as a bonus.

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  • The $50 GC is a nice discount at BB. If you buy in two purchases, could be $450 for the 64GB version including keyboard. So... how slow is the eMMC. Does WC have a review unit yet to post disk performance numbers?
  • Well, this model is my sweet spot for on the go device.
  • Costco rarely sells bundles "unbundled". So, the question for the user is, "Do you need the additional 4GB of RAM that everyone else sells for $549, or do you by the Costco bundle at the same price, which swaps out the extra RAM for a keyboard and an extra year of protection (Costco warranties the SG for 2 years)?" It's not necessarily an easy decision; if you feel you need, or will need, the extra RAM, the Costco SG bundle is not for you. But, if plan on using it just for light duty, the base 4GB unit will (barely) suffice, and you'll save money on the extended warranty.
  • The thing about the 128GB option is that it uses NVME instead of eMMC meaning that read/write speeds for the entire device will be much faster. $50 for a huge performance increase plus a type cover is worth it for me if I were buying this device.
  • I want one with LTE.
  • Is LTE worth the wait considering you could use mobile network tethering with your phone?
  • Costco has the right idea. How Go should be sold. Sad Microsoft doesn't have a clue.
  • That is a rich kick in you know where to MSFT, considering, they made that option possible for Costco and yet have no clue...
  • Yeah, right. Costco can do this without MS.
    Come on, it's a time exclusive deal.
  • You're right, because obviously Microsoft didn't create this particular device, Costco did.
  • Which processor and is it mmc or real SSD?
  • 64 GB is eMMC and 128 is SSD on Microsoft website so this is likely SSD
  • I think this will be more popular than the 8gb/128gb model.