Surface Go vs Surface Pro

August 12, 2018  

(Updated) Microsoft’s new Surface device Surface Go was unveiled on July 10, 2018 and have already been released formally on August 02, 2018 in US, Canada, UK..etc.  Customers who are living in some countries such as US, Canada, UK…etc. could pre-order from July 10 2018 and order Surface Go since August 02, 2018.

Surface Pro is the existing Surface tablet in Microsoft Store, so let’s compare Surface Go and Surface Pro.

From overview comparison, we can not see obvious difference if we only view from Microsoft official pictures. But we might see some differences on screen edges. (Note: when we originally posted this article, Surface Go has not been released into market, so we could only check Microsoft store website)

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(Surface Go)

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(Surface Pro)

 

The following are the main tech specs comparisons.

 

Surface Go

Surface Pro

Processor Intel Pentium Gold Processor 4415Y Intel Core 7th-generation m3 or i5 or i7
Display Size 10” 12.3”
Screen Resolution 1800 x 1200 (217 PPI) 2736 x 1824 (267 PPI)
Touch Screen Yes Yes
Storage

eMMC drive: 64GB
SSD: 128GB SSD

SSD 28GB, 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB
OS Windows 10 S

Windows 10 Pro

Size 9.65″ x 6.90″ x 0.33″ (245 mm x 175 mm x 8.30 mm) 11.5” x 7.9” x 0.33” (292 mm x 201 mm x 8.5 mm)
Memory 4GB or 8GB 4GB, 8GB, or 16GB
Camera

5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p Skype HD video
8.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p HD video

Windows Hello face authentication camera (front-facing)

5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p Skype HD video
8.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p Full HD video

Windows Hello face authentication camera (front-facing)

Audio

Single microphone
2W stereo speakers with Dolby® Audio™ Premium

Dual microphones
1.6W Stereo speakers with Dolby® Audio™ Premium

Battery life Up to 9 hours of battery life local video playback

Up to 13.5 hours of local video playback1 (Wi-Fi)
Up to 12.5 hours of local video playback1 (LTE Advanced2)

Weight 1.15 lbs (522 g)

m3: 1.69 lbs (768 g)
i5: 1.70 lbs (770 g)
i5 with LTE Advanced2: 812 g
i7: 1.73 lbs (784 g)

Wireless

Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compatible
Bluetooth Wireless 4.1

IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compatible
Bluetooth Wireless 4.1

Connection

1 x USB-C
3.5 mm headphone jack
1 x Surface Connect port
Surface Type Cover port
microSDXC card reader

1 x Full-size USB 3.0
microSDXC card reader
Surface Connect
3.5mm Headphone jack
Mini DisplayPort
Cover port

Graphic Intel HD Graphics 615

Intel® HD Graphics 615 (m3)
Intel® HD Graphics 620 (i5)
Intel® Iris™ Plus Graphics 640 (i7)

Network  

4G LTE Cat 9 modem up to 450Mbps
GPS / GLONASS

LTE Advanced

Price From $399 USD ($529 CAD) From $799 USD
($1049 CAD)
     

 

 

You can buy Surface Go Now.

 

Buy From Microsoft Store

[USA] Go to Microsoft USA website

[Canada] Go to Microsoft Canada website

 

Buy From Amazon

[USA] Go to Amazon USA website

[Canada] Go to Amazon Canada website