Surface Go now available for preorder starting at $399

Microsoft this week introduced the latest entry in its Surface line, the Surface Go (opens in new tab). Starting at $399, the portable tablet PC is now available for preorder direct from Microsoft (opens in new tab).

The Surface Go is targeted squarely at the education and enterprise markets, as well as general consumers looking for a premium budget option for hopping on the Surface bandwagon. Included is a 10-inch 1800x1200 touchscreen, up to 8GB of RAM, and up to 128GB of storage. All of this is powered by an Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y processor at 1.6GHz and Intel HD 615 graphics.

Rounding things out are 5MP and 8MP cameras on the front and rear, respectively. And there's even Windows Hello support for facial recognition. Eventually, an LTE option will be available as well. Shipping estimates are currently set for an August 1 release in the U.S. and August 22 for the UK.

You can go ahead and preorder Surface Go starting at $399 (opens in new tab) now, but be aware that the Surface Pen and Type Cover are sold separately.

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  • That's awesome.
    That will replace my replacement Surface 3 I'm getting from MSFT. Due to mine has a bulging battery and bowing screen issues, I got an email yesterday from Surface Support saying they are replacing it and not repairing it.
    They could give the Surface Go as a replacement lol.
  • lol
  • That's pretty terrible. I had similar screen problems with my Surface 3. If I were you, I'd get the new one, though. It's much faster, although the screen is smaller.
  • Why is the student discount just 5% and not 10% like on all other surface devices? I thought it's targeted at students and kids.
  • I got 10 percent on my order
  • Anyone see the keyboard available on microsoft's site?
  • No not me only the Surface Pro Stuff.😢
  • Keyboard options are available in store....the simple black one is $99 and the Signature ones are $129
  • It is up for preorder now, scroll down under accessories under the Go preorder.
  • Now, we need a 10 inch $500 Surface GoPro with faster CPU and NVMe PCIe storage...
  • I want a 5" or 6" so I can dock it on my gamepad.
  • Return of the Netbooks. Useless as well
  • You have not used a Surface 3 or the like for everyday productivity then. These machines are excellent for that.
  • Need one with ryzen
  • Pre-ordered my daughter an 8/128 as her first Surface, maybe she will stop stealing my Surface Pro.
  • Keep us posted in the forums. I'm sure many of people will be buying this for their kids :).
  • I will wait till it goes down to $199 with keyboard.
  • I am sure you know all about going down for $199
  • $399 does sound good. Then add the real SSD version for $549, then the (anything other than black) keyboard for $129, the pen for $99, plus $77 for tax, and you end up at $854. I like smaller machines for their portability, but the Surface Pro is way better when you get this close to a grand.
  • Guess I'll wait for the LTE version 😶.
  • Not even one needs a real SSD or 8GB of RAM, for simple productivity eMMC is fine.
  • Agree that by the time one bundles this Surface Go the 8/128 Pro with keyboard and icore5 7th gen for 799 at Costco and Best Buy is much better value.
  • Surface pro GO 64 Gb 399, without 99 dollar type cover package deal...too expensive.