Microsoft now selling $499 Surface Go with 4GB of RAM and faster 128GB SSD

Surface Go
Surface Go (Image credit: Windows Central)

Though the Surface Go only initially launched in two flavors, a model with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of eMMC storage and another with 8GB of RAM and a speedier 128GB SSD, Microsoft is now selling another model that firmly sits in the middle. Coming in at 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage, the new $499 Surface Go (opens in new tab) strikes a balance between the previously available models by sticking with a lower amount of RAM while bumping storage speeds (via Neowin).

It's worth noting that this new model was available prior to its debut at the Microsoft Store, but only at Costco as part of a bundle deal.

The big deal here is the storage speed boost over the base model. In our review, the higher-end model with an SSD trounced the eMMC storage available on the entry-level Surface Go. While this gives buyers more flexibility in specs, it'll still be tempting to eat the $50 difference and step up to the model with 128GB of storage and 8GB of RAM.

If you're interested in grabbing this new model, or one of the others available from Microsoft, you can check it out on the Microsoft Store now for $499 (opens in new tab).

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Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the former Editor-in-Chief of Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl

  • This is great. Now...where’s the LTE version?!
  • 5g on your phone will be here sooner. So, tether vs getting a pc with LTE. Doesn't make sense in investing in an PC with LTE. We tend to by phones more often than PCs. Getting a laptop or tablet with LTE now.. Isn't a future proof purchase.
  • Lots of people still using Surface 3 with LTE, so I beg to differ. Also, smartphones sales/upgrades are dropping with now a 2.5yr/average replacement cycle which is only going up, not down in the US. Fact is, people, buy devices now and - gasp - uses them for years. Especially business, where Surface Go with LTE is going to be primarily positioned. Even iPads have LTE options. Tethering is a goofy way to get a device online if you use it a lot.
  • I once tethered 1 Android to another Android and left it, and it really ate my data. Cause the other phone thinks it's on WIFI. I pay twice than average for a bigger cap (and speed) but still... I do want a LTE GO. In fact, I want e-sim on my NB and future 6" so I can share my sim profile between the 2.
  • Should've priced it at $449.
  • Actually I agree, should be cheaper.
  • Should be free! Why aren't they giving it away!?