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Microsoft Surface Go Review
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  • The Surface Go demonstrates two things. The first is that budget PCs don’t have to suck – a cheap, low performance processor can do Ok if you pair it with other good but not top-of-the-line components.

It’s fine to watch films on but this tablet transforms into a gutsy work laptop when paired with the Type Cover keyboard

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The Surface Go is Microsoft’s new, lower-cost detachable Windows 10 tablet that looks to reinvent what a budget PC can be.

The brief was pretty straightforward: make a smaller and lighter machine that has all the premium feel and experience of Microsoft’s category-defining 표면 프로, but at about half the cost.

To do that Microsoft had to cut some corners, with the biggest being the processor; out with the Intel Core lineup and in with the low performance Pentium Gold.

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The excellent kickstand from the Surface Pro is on the back of the Surface Go, along with the light but solid-feeling magnesium body. 사진: 가디언에 대한 사무엘 깁스

But from the outside it’s not obvious where savings have been made. It has the same solid magnesium body of the Pro, now with slightly more rounded and forgiving edges. The Go still has a brilliant kickstand out the back that has a 165-degree range of motion, the buttons feel firm and well made and the cameras are the same.

Even the screen is great: it might be of a lower resolution than the Surface Pro but it’s also smaller at just 10in, making it still look just about as pin sharp with excellent viewing angles. And it has front-facing speakers and supports the Surface Pen too, but not the Surface Dial on-screen.

All in all it looks, feels and behaves like a baby Surface Pro, and that’s pretty much the point. The Go is a smaller, more portable Surface with the same capable, premium experience.


  • 화면: 10in LCD 1800 엑스 1200 (217 PPI)
  • 프로세서: Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y
  • RAM: 4 or 8GB
  • 저장: 64GB eMMC or128 SSD
  • 운영체제: 윈도우 10 홈 (in S Mode) with device encryption
  • 카메라: 8MP 후면, 5MP 전면, 윈도우 안녕하세요
  • 연결: 와이파이 교류, 블루투스 4.1, USB-C, Surface Connector, TPM, 마이크로, headphone socket
  • 치수: 245 엑스 175 엑스 8.3 mm
  • 무게: 522g (without keyboard)

S Mode

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Under the kickstand is a microSD card slot, which is handy for importing photos or simply for adding some extra low-cost storage. 사진: 가디언에 대한 사무엘 깁스

Out of the box the Surface Go runs Windows 10 Home in S Mode, which is Microsoft’s latest locked down version of its signature operating system.

Instead of being a truly different version of Windows, as was the case with the short-lived Windows 10 S, the new “S Mode” is, as the name implies, just a mode of whatever flavour of Windows you happen to have installed.

In S Mode you can only use Microsoft Edge with Bing search and programs installed from the Microsoft Store. Slowly most of the key programs have become distributed via the Microsoft Store, which handles automatic updates for you, and so in many ways is a better experience than the old-fashioned way of installing programs.

Apple’s iTunes, Spotify, 선호도 사진, Evernote, 사무실, Netflix and many others are all available, with the biggest outlier being Chrome (or any other browser).

The idea of S Mode is that all applications are vetted for security and won’t bog down your system. For novice users or those who want the simplest and easiest to manage Windows, most of S Mode is great.

The biggest issue is Edge, which still isn’t capable of fully replacing Google Chrome or Firefox. It stutters, hangs and crashes frequently, and not being able to change the default search engine is deeply irritating – Bing just isn’t good enough to replace Google.

Despite being installed from the Microsoft Store, Evernote also refused to run, crashing every time on launch.

After a week in S Mode, I had to switch it off – a one-button push in the Microsoft Store reverts the user to the full Windows 10 Home experience. Along with allowing the installation of Chrome and a few other smaller bits, it miraculously fixed Evernote too, which the app’s support team couldn’t explain.

Using it as a media tablet

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Netflix on the Surface Go is great, unfortunately the rest of the usual media-consumption apps aren’t available. 사진: 가디언에 대한 사무엘 깁스

The Surface Go is arguably the best Windows 10 태블릿, but that isn’t saying much. The experience is pretty good, if a little clunky in places, but there’s a significant media-consumption app gap.

There’s no Sky Q, Amazon Video or Google Play Movies apps. There’s an All 4 응용 프로그램, but not ITV Hub, while BBC iPlayer is a pretty clunky web-app wrapper that has to be installed separately (not in S Mode).

There’s no Kindle, Comixology or Marvel Unlimited app either.

Many of these services can be accessed through the browser making the Surface Go OK for watching TV while cooking, but it means you can’t take them offline with you on the commute.

The exception to the rule is Netflix. The video subscription service’s Windows 10 app is on a par with that available on the iPad, and shows that it can be done. Watching Final Space or the Expanse on the Surface Go was great, with loud and clear front-facing speakers, that great, bright screen and a kickstand that works at multiple angles and even on a soft surface.

Microsoft’s productivity machine

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The Type Cover is a must-buy for the Surface Go. 사진: 가디언에 대한 사무엘 깁스

What the Surface Go lacks as a media-consumption tablet, it more than makes up for as a work machine.

Without the Type Cover, it’s possible to get work done in all your normal Windows apps using the on-screen keyboard and touchscreen. But really it is the Type Cover that makes the Surface Go.

It costs at least £100, but the Surface Go’s Type Cover is a marvel. Despite being a little narrower than the full-size Surface Pro version it has a large, excellent trackpad, well-sized keys and a very satisfying typing experience.

Within 10 minutes I was touch typing at full speed, with a satisfying amount of key travel and the option to have the keyboard either flat on the desk or propped up at an angle. It’s one of the best typing experiences I’ve used on any compact laptop, let alone a tablet.

The Go is actually easier to use on a lap, plane or train table than the larger Surface Pro, as the length of the keyboard plus kickstand out the back is shorter. It is one of the few machines that will fit on my lap while squished into the seat of my commuter train.

Surprisingly gutsy performance

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As a laptop, the diminutive Surface Go deals with far more than you might expect. 사진: 가디언에 대한 사무엘 깁스

I tested the Surface Go with 8GB of RAM and 128GB SSD, and while corners may not have been cut in the build of the machine, the Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y is no Core i7 rival. It’s a low-power, low-performance processor and is certainly the weakest part of the Surface Go.

Having said that the Go is far more capable than I would have thought. It could never be described as fast, but it did everything I demanded of it without too much of a problem.

The biggest difference is that you wont be able to do everything at once compared to a more powerful laptop or the Core i7 Surface Pro. But in high-performance mode when plugged into power the Go was perfectly happy with up to 10 Chrome tabs open, Typora, Wunderlist, Mail, Nextgen Reader, Evernote, Signal, Hangouts Chat, WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger open across two screens.

Even photo editing in Affinity Photo worked perfectly fine. Loading 5MB-plus images from a Nikon DSLR took a little longer to load, but even the advanced image manipulation tools worked fine.

Working solely on the 10in screen was surprisingly good too. Snapping windows side-by-side meant two documents on screen was workable out and about or at a desk.

The Surface Go has a USB-C port for accessories and power, alongside the Surface Connector to which the included charger magnetically attaches.

Hooking up the Surface Go to a 23in 1080p monitor, ethernet and power via a USB-C dock worked just fine – as did the Surface Dock, connected to power, ethernet and two 23in 1080p monitors. The Surface Go even drove a 4K display at 60Hz without breaking a sweat.

전반적인, while the raw performance of the Surface Go in no way rivals a modern £1,000-plus laptop, or the higher configurations of Surface Pro, it is a capable little machine. You won’t be playing any graphically intensive games on it, or fancy trying to edit a movie on it, but browsing, using web apps in a desktop-class browser, Office duties and even photo manipulation in a proper image editor such as Affinity Photo are workable with a little patience.

Over four hours of full productivity

In my relatively heavy usage of the Surface Go as a productivity machine I got just under 4.5 hours with S Mode disabled and just under 4 hours in S Mode. That was with the Surface Go connected to an ethernet adapter, but no screens, and placed in better battery mode (which is the default mode when not plugged into power).

Used solely to watch Netflix, the Surface Go dropped around 0.3% per minute. That means you’ll be looking at just under 6 hours of video-watching time, which isn’t quite enough to get you across the Atlantic without topping up.

Surface Pen

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The Surface Pen works really well as a mouse-replacement, stylus and handwriting tool, but is most useful if you would like to draw or take handwritten notes. 사진: 가디언에 대한 사무엘 깁스

The Surface Pen is another £100 accessory. Unlike the Type Cover, it isn’t a must-buy for the Surface Go, but it is still great for a number of things.

You can use the same stylus with the Surface Pro and it behaves exactly the same on either machine, with no real noticeable lag and all the same pressure sensitives. It is easily one of the best pen-on-screen experiences available.

It’ll be most useful for those who like to draw on screen or take handwritten notes. Microsoft’s handwriting recognition is genuinely impressive, but it’s still slower than a virtual keyboard.

The Pen attaches to the left side of the tablet with a reassuring magnetic snap either facing the sky or the desk. It’s so firmly attached that it didn’t fall off once while I was getting it in and out of a bag during my testing.


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The back of the standard black Type Cover has an Alcantara finish, which feels great when you’re carrying it around and stops it slipping about on a desk or lap. 사진: 가디언에 대한 사무엘 깁스
  • The speakers are good and loud, but lack bass as you might expect and get a little shrill at high volumes
  • The screen has a 3:2 비율, which means movies and TV shows have black bars at the top and bottom but it’s great for productivity
  • My trackpad made a small noise when you lift your finger from its surface in the last third closest to the edge of the keyboard
  • Chrome still isn’t great for smooth finger scrolling, making Edge a better bet when in tablet mode
  • The Surface Dial works just fine on the desk but not on the screen of the Surface Go
  • You can really tell the difference between best performance and better battery mode, but you’ll only be using better battery mode when out and about and unlikely to try and do quite as much simultaneously just because of the smaller screen
  • 윈도우 10 Home doesn’t include Microsoft’s BitLocker, but does include device encryption, which is a must particularly for portable machines that might get lost
  • Windows Hello is simply great, logging you in by just seeing your face, and it works as well on the Surface Go as on the Surface Pro
  • The bezels around the screen are large, but didn’t bother me much aside from the slightly dated look they create


The Microsoft Surface Go costs £379 with 64GB of eMMC storage and 4GB of RAM or £509 with 128GB of SSD and 8GB of RAM.

The Type cover costs £100 in black or £125 in silver, blue or burgundy Alcantara.

The Surface Pen costs £100 one of five colours.

비교를 위해, the Surface Pro starts at £649 with an Intel Core m3 processor, 128GB of storage, 4GB of RAM and Signature Type Cover. Apple’s iPad Pro starts at £619 and the Smart Keyboard costs £159.


The Surface Go demonstrates two things. The first is that budget PCs don’t have to suck – a cheap, low performance processor can do Ok if you pair it with other good but not top-of-the-line components.

The second is that Microsoft can make really great PCs even at lower price points.

As a media-consumption tablet, the Surface Pro is OK, but not the best. It gets solid video-watching battery life, has good speakers and the kickstand is just great. But a lack of apps holds it back compared to the best-in-class iPad.

As a productivity machine the Surface Go is really quite good. It won’t be winning any performance awards, but it’ll get the job done with a little patience and give you a nice experience with it. It is far better than non-PC tablets at getting real work done, with a desktop-class browser and proper keyboard and trackpad.

It’s also light and thin enough that you can chuck it in a bag and simply forget about it. Carrying it around instead of a 14in, 1.33kg laptop over the last few weeks really made a big difference to my back and USB-C means I can charge it almost anywhere when the 4.5 hours of battery isn’t quite enough.

The Surface Go is a great little machine but don’t be fooled by the price. The £100 Type Cover is a must, which means the Surface Go actually starts at £479. You can get a lot more power for your money, but you’ll struggle to get as good an experience.

프로: 날씬한, 빛, 큰 화면, great kickstand, good speakers, USB-C, 윈도우 안녕하세요, great keyboard, full Windows 10, 마이크로 Sd 카드 리더

단점: relatively short battery life, 더 USB-A 포트 없다, £100 keyboard essential, not quite as cheap as it appears, weaker performance

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The back of the Surface Go has a small, shiny Windows logo on the kickstand. 사진: 가디언에 대한 사무엘 깁스

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