Is Microsoft Surface Go 2 available with LTE?

Surface Go 2
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Is Microsoft Surface Go 2 available with LTE?

Best answer: Absolutely. Currently, a version of the Surface Go 2 with 4G LTE connectivity is being sold by Microsoft, although you'll have to pay a little more for it than for the standard model.Affordable and always connected: Surface Go 2 (From $399 at Microsoft)

Why is LTE worth it?

In a day and age where people are always on the move, and Wi-Fi can often be scarce, cellular internet connectivity can be a lifesaver. Cellular internet allows you to get online anywhere at any time, eliminating the need for Wi-Fi.

LTE is the best kind of cellular internet, offering the user the fastest speeds possible on their devices. Nearly all smartphones have LTE, but in recent years, tablets and even laptops have begun to integrate it into their systems as well. The Surface Go, thankfully, is one such tablet/laptop hybrid, though you'll need to pay more for an LTE variant of the device than one without.

Why get a Surface Go 2?

Surface Go 2

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Aside from the fact it has an LTE option, there are plenty of other reasons you'd want to buy a Surface Go 2. The main one is that it's affordable; even though the LTE variant of the Surface Go 2 is more expensive than the normal version, it's still less pricey than most LTE hybrid devices. Another is that it's very compact and light, making it perfect for people who are out and about. Additionally, there's an impressive amount of horsepower under the hood of the Surface Go 2. While it won't match the performance of a dedicated laptop, the Go 2 is still a very capable device and a big step up from its predecessor.

It's worth highlighting that LTE will drain your battery faster, but this drawback won't be too much of an issue as long as you're diligent about charging the Go 2 when you're able to. Considering Microsoft has made some improvements to battery life with this new Go compared to the original one as well, the battery is ultimately something you won't need to worry about. Overall, the Surface Go 2 is a fantastic portable device, and the version with LTE makes it even more versatile than it already is.

Brendan Lowry

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