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  1. Biff Henderson's Avatar
    For my use, it is going to be a remote control for home automation. It is an excellent price. All I need it to do is run a web page.
    07-19-2018 10:45 AM
  2. dsharp75's Avatar
    $400 is mac like premium pricing for the education market. $400 would be ok if it included the keyboard and stylus. Or at worst, one or the other. $300 is the education sweet spot btw according to market research; people are willing to forgo at $200 crappy chromebook and spend the extra $100 to get a real computer, but not a bottom basement one spec wise, when you can get essentially 10 times the hd space (500 GB) with a keyboard in any budget laptop under $400 right now. The pricing is for R&D and premium status - except there is no r&d needed and the bezels and lack of lte by default do not make it premuim. I love Surface, but this is uninspired, a year too late and overpriced. Sorry, but fail.
    Lunati q and QuietNine like this.
    07-19-2018 11:01 AM
  3. Peter Rokeby's Avatar
    There are no comparable Windows tablets on the market so it's tough to compare... That said I think the price is reasonable. I imagine if the economics made sense they would have "thrown in" the accessories. Very often, from cameras to cars, products are reverse engineered from a price point. Microsoft feels the necessary entry point is sub $400. Now, what do we need to take out to hit that price and still have a viable business. The secondary target for this is business so Hello IR camera and NFC stay. If it had GPS Microsoft would already have my order.
    07-19-2018 11:16 AM
  4. darrell reimer's Avatar
    Too expensive. Kids use Chromebooks in schools. When you add the type cover cost to the tablet cost, you are paying more than twice the cost of a mid range Chromebook. (in Canada, actually almost 3 times the cost)
    YeahRrright and bh7171 like this.
    07-19-2018 11:37 AM
  5. YeahRrright's Avatar
    If it would have included the pen and the keyboard, then it would have been fine. Otherwise it is an overpriced garbage.
    07-19-2018 11:45 AM
  6. ajcletus500's Avatar
    The newly announced Surface Go starts at $399. Do you think the price is right, too high or too low?
    I find all of the surface products to be at least $100 expensive. But when on sale its the prefect time to buy
    07-19-2018 11:58 AM
  7. Prince of 336's Avatar
    $150 upcharge would have been more palatable at $100 for the 8gb version
    Last edited by Prince of 336; 07-19-2018 at 02:13 PM.
    07-19-2018 11:59 AM
  8. elrodeo's Avatar
    The newly announced Surface Go starts at $399. Do you think the price is right, too high or too low?
    I think it's still too expensive.
    In order to have something you can actually use you'll need the 8GB RAM option, and besides that, to have this thing without the keyboard and the pen is useless too, so you'll need to add $200 for that too which makes it $749 While the Surface pro i5/8GB/128GB+platinum signature type cover bundle is $799. ok, add the pen for $99 and it's $898. so for let's say $150 more you get soooo much more. Never will I spend that money on the Go. If you have just $399 to spend, buy an iPad!!! you'll even have some money to spend on accessories.
    07-19-2018 12:53 PM
  9. SvenJ's Avatar
    People who don't appreciate quality always say it costs too much. Buy cheap if you want cheap. The build quality is what drives the price up, much like the PixelBook. They did skimp a bit on the processor and RAM type to get the price down as much as they could, but if that bothers you, upgrade. We're not even sure it's a problem at this point. My Surface 3 with eMMC and an Atom still runs acceptably with the latest insidr bits on it. For me the Surface quality at a smaller size is what sells it. I'll be getting one to take over from my Surface 3, but am waiting for LTE. As far as bundling a keyboard and/or pen, that wouldn't come without a price increase, and then people would be complaining they don't need it so it should be cheaper. That happened for the original Surface RT. It was bundled with a black keyboard and folks complained. For this you can buy a $30 BT keyboard and a third party pen if you think the MS ones are too pricey.
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    07-19-2018 01:03 PM
  10. shaunydub's Avatar
    I think it's reasonable for the tech but not low enough to establish market share and take away from iPad sales.

    If they want to get customers to change eco system they need to make it attractive enough to do.
    They should also make the keyboard and stylus part of a bundle or maybe free for 5 months.
    HeyCori likes this.
    07-19-2018 01:08 PM
  11. tflash's Avatar
    There are no comparable Windows tablets on the market so it's tough to compare... That said I think the price is reasonable. I imagine if the economics made sense they would have "thrown in" the accessories. Very often, from cameras to cars, products are reverse engineered from a price point. Microsoft feels the necessary entry point is sub $400. Now, what do we need to take out to hit that price and still have a viable business. The secondary target for this is business so Hello IR camera and NFC stay. If it had GPS Microsoft would already have my order.
    The Acer Switch 3 is directly comparable to the Surface Go. It is on sale now for $399 with the keyboard and pen included. It's been out for a year and I got mine about a year ago. I won't buy the Surface Go because I already have something very similar. I would also like GPS, but I have Android devices to do that. IR camera for businesses is a gimmick because I.T. departments might only allow passwords like they do at my work.
    07-19-2018 01:27 PM
  12. somerandombbusername's Avatar
    The price for the tablet is right, but in Canada the keyboard is way too expensive ($160 / $530) = 30%!

    Acer switch 3 is a better deal especially with turbo boost up to 2.5Ghz compared to the Go's flat 1.6Ghz.
    07-19-2018 02:01 PM
  13. tflash's Avatar
    The price for the tablet is right, but in Canada the keyboard is way too expensive ($160 / $530) = 30%!

    Acer switch 3 is a better deal especially with turbo boost up to 2.5Ghz compared to the Go's flat 1.6Ghz.
    The Switch 3 screen isn't as good as the Go, but everything else is as good or better. It has a USB-C and a USB-A although the USB-C doesn't support Aux mode for DP or PD.
    07-19-2018 02:13 PM
  14. realwarder's Avatar
    I would like to see a $499 bundle including keyboard and pen. That would make it attractive.

    $399 for the tablet only is ok assuming the battery lasts say 8 hours of Internet and Netflix. If it's only say 5 hours then it's missed the mark in more major ways than the price.
    libra89 and Joe920 like this.
    07-19-2018 02:33 PM
  15. realwarder's Avatar
    For comparison, you can get something like this today: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...pUvbUpU3753289

    Mixed reviews, but when you factor in the keyboard you're looking at $499 vs $288.

    Sure, the Go likely has a slightly faster CPU, a better quality screen and pen potential. But they're not that far apart otherwise. T101 even claims 11 hours battery vs 9.

    I guess the Go is about half the weight too. To get that, the engineering quality is much higher and it will feel more amazing in your hand.

    As I said above, $399 for the tablet is ok.
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    07-19-2018 02:49 PM
  16. YeahRrright's Avatar
    As I said above, $399 for the tablet is ok.
    Only problem is the tablet mode on W10 is a nightmare, and in 2018 it's just embarrassing to release 64GB device, half of which will be the OS itself.
    07-19-2018 04:47 PM
  17. Mozukortick's Avatar
    It's too expensive. The tablet mode of windows is garbage, period! If anybody wants a tablet just for consumption and basic productivity/gaming, then it's Ipad. On the other hand typecover (which is not included) is a must to properly benefit from the desktop os environment. Additionaly base model has 64 gb emmc, it's going to be real pain to use that version. The middle version is $550, add typecover, it's $650. I don't see why should anybody buy it when there are still m3 surface pros with typecover are being sold for $699.
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    07-19-2018 05:57 PM
  18. Lunati q's Avatar
    Seems more than reasonable considering their targeted competitor (iPad 9.7) costs just a bit less, isn't a full blown desktop-class tablet and doesn't include a stylus or keyboard either. Even with a keyboard, the iPad can't use a trackpad so there's that too.
    I think ipad is more reasonable. The ipad is cheaper than the GO's base model. Also many would say that the 400$ model is unusable because if that SUPER SLOW storage speed and the ram. If you want to upgrade its 550$. The 2018 ipad upgraded model is still only 400$ and still comes with alot of power. A touchpad may seem necessary, but when you have a fully touchscreen os built for using touch imput, you will be just fine.
    07-19-2018 05:58 PM
  19. Lunati q's Avatar
    People who don't appreciate quality always say it costs too much. Buy cheap if you want cheap. The build quality is what drives the price up, much like the PixelBook. They did skimp a bit on the processor and RAM type to get the price down as much as they could, but if that bothers you, upgrade. We're not even sure it's a problem at this point. My Surface 3 with eMMC and an Atom still runs acceptably with the latest insidr bits on it. For me the Surface quality at a smaller size is what sells it. I'll be getting one to take over from my Surface 3, but am waiting for LTE. As far as bundling a keyboard and/or pen, that wouldn't come without a price increase, and then people would be complaining they don't need it so it should be cheaper. That happened for the original Surface RT. It was bundled with a black keyboard and folks complained. For this you can buy a $30 BT keyboard and a third party pen if you think the MS ones are too pricey.
    The build quality doesnt justify that price. Ipads are known for build quality and cost almost 100$ less. I mean just, look at the bezels on the surface go.
    07-19-2018 06:03 PM
  20. Lunati q's Avatar
    $400 is mac like premium pricing for the education market. $400 would be ok if it included the keyboard and stylus. Or at worst, one or the other. $300 is the education sweet spot btw according to market research; people are willing to forgo at $200 crappy chromebook and spend the extra $100 to get a real computer, but not a bottom basement one spec wise, when you can get essentially 10 times the hd space (500 GB) with a keyboard in any budget laptop under $400 right now. The pricing is for R&D and premium status - except there is no r&d needed and the bezels and lack of lte by default do not make it premuim. I love Surface, but this is uninspired, a year too late and overpriced. Sorry, but fail.
    Couldnt agree more
    07-19-2018 06:07 PM
  21. Timbre70's Avatar
    Should come up with a unique kick stand that can be used both in portrait and landscape mode.

    Would love kickstand in portrait mode to do some typing on using screen keyboard and in landscape mode for watching contents. Then a physical keyboard is irrelevant.
    07-19-2018 06:25 PM
  22. sebastianhalbig's Avatar
    I think it's a bit too high for an entry level device (in case of the target customer group). Here in Germany it is priced at 450 Euro for the lowest version without any accessories. You can get other devices for even lower price points with accessories included so it's out of competition. IMO for this price it should at least include the type cover or the pen to succeed.
    07-19-2018 08:11 PM
  23. Cbarnhorst's Avatar
    The base price is right for a Surface device like this. A bundle price makes sense also. I probably would buy it if I didn't already have a Surface Pro 4 and accessories.
    07-19-2018 08:34 PM
  24. BanditoTR's Avatar
    What differentiates Microsoft from the clones is the name.
    07-20-2018 10:01 AM
  25. bh7171's Avatar
    It's too expensive for the target market of education. Both Apple and Microsoft fail to understand the genius, simplicity, and economical value of a Chromebook and students needs. Consider the 2 in 1 Chromebook offerings from Acer and Lenovo. The Lenovo 300e will do everything a student needs and you can simply use a standard pencil on the durable screen. It can withstand drops and spills and can be had for less than 250. IT for school districts can secure and set up easily. Until Apple and Microsoft can figure out how to compete they will continue to fall farther and farther behind in the educational market they are attempting to claw back into.
    darrell reimer likes this.
    07-20-2018 10:28 AM
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