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  1. tflash's Avatar
    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.
    That's why the keyboard is so important. Also, it's 32GB that is a problem for Win10, 64GB is ok as long as you can use cloud apps and storage and add memory with an SD card.
    07-20-2018 10:48 AM
  2. LibbyLA's Avatar
    I would love for the price to be lower. I'm looking at $1100, give or take, because I'm going to need the dock and have to upgrade to Win 10 Pro.

    But then I have to remember some of the other computers I've bought. I spent about $6K on a Toshiba Portege with an 8" color screen (VGA, I think), RAM in the MB (unless it was still 640K or less), and a hard drive in the MB. That was in mid-1990s dollars, too.

    Unfortunately, I think most of my hobbies are like Barbie dolls. The initial cost is a drop in the bucket compared to all the accessories, whistles, and bells that I want to make the experience "just so."
    07-20-2018 12:43 PM
  3. ochhanz's Avatar
    The price would have been ok if the entry version would have a SSD instead of eMMC. If it would have an ssd, than the 4gb memory would also been less of a pain. While the 550 version is a bit to much for a tablet. I think this is dumb move of Microsoft, since people buying the 400 version will be disappointed by the mostly likely the lag that will occur on those devices, which will result in a mediocre experience for a device supposed to be a premium tablet (of course not a pro tablet but a tablet that at least does all the basic things & background processes like updates smooth and fast like ipad 2017/2018 does).
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    07-21-2018 03:47 PM
  4. Dusteater's Avatar
    The Costco model is actually tempting, though I'd really still like 8GB of RAM.
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    07-21-2018 08:04 PM
  5. libra89's Avatar
    The Costco model is actually tempting, though I'd really still like 8GB of RAM.
    Yeah I like that model too, it's very tempting...
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    07-21-2018 09:03 PM
  6. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Yeah I like that model too, it's very tempting...
    If you intend to stay with S-Mode I promise you won't feel the need for the 8GB model.
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    07-21-2018 09:43 PM
  7. unmorphed's Avatar
    The Surface Go price is reasonable, but $129 for the keyboard, plus another $100 for the pen is ridiculous.
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    07-21-2018 09:57 PM
  8. libra89's Avatar
    If you intend to stay with S-Mode I promise you won't feel the need for the 8GB model.
    That's good to know, thank you! I like the bundle idea a lot though. I'll probably do S mode again so that I can get my apps back.
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    07-21-2018 10:17 PM
  9. fatclue_98's Avatar
    That's good to know, thank you! I like the bundle idea a lot though. I'll probably do S mode again so that I can get my apps back.
    What do you mean by getting your apps back?
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    07-22-2018 01:06 PM
  10. libra89's Avatar
    What do you mean by getting your apps back?
    I bought apps when I was using Windows 10 Mobile that also worked on PC and as of now, I just own them and I can't use them so that's what I mean. I don't have any Windows 10 devices at all currently. When I had the Surface Pro, it was nice to be able to use some of those again and also explore other apps I have heard about, like paint.net. I actually bought that one too so it would be good to make use of what I bought lol.
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    07-22-2018 02:42 PM
  11. TgeekB's Avatar
    Do you think MS would buy them back for half price? 🤣
    07-22-2018 03:06 PM
  12. libra89's Avatar
    Do you think MS would buy them back for half price? 🤣
    Haha! I just want to use them again.
    07-22-2018 06:40 PM
  13. Timbre70's Avatar
    The Surface Go price is reasonable, but $129 for the keyboard, plus another $100 for the pen is ridiculous.
    Reckon it costs at most 10 bucks to manufacture. So if it's a bundle deal at half of official price, that would be great.😁
    07-22-2018 06:44 PM
  14. LibbyLA's Avatar
    There's a lot more to the cost of something than the cost to manufacture.
    07-22-2018 07:49 PM
  15. fatclue_98's Avatar
    I bought apps when I was using Windows 10 Mobile that also worked on PC and as of now, I just own them and I can't use them so that's what I mean. I don't have any Windows 10 devices at all currently. When I had the Surface Pro, it was nice to be able to use some of those again and also explore other apps I have heard about, like paint.net. I actually bought that one too so it would be good to make use of what I bought lol.
    Ok, gotcha.
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    07-22-2018 07:55 PM
  16. Wevenhuis's Avatar
    I think it's too expensive. Reasons. Windows tablet experience is not well developed. This device needs a more fully baked tablet experience to make give it better value in the longrun. This device with a type cover package deal for this base price, i think, in 2018 outrageous. It should be part of the price, even as I speak as a longtime surface pro owner and user.
    07-29-2018 11:19 AM
  17. Lunati q's Avatar
    Seems more than reasonable considering their targeted competitor (iPad 9.7) costs just a bit less, isn't a full blown desktop-class tablet and doesn't include a stylus or keyboard either. Even with a keyboard, the iPad can't use a trackpad so there's that too.
    LOL A BIT LESS? This thing costs 701$ after tax and a student discount when adding a keyboard and the upgraded model (which you need because emmc is trash, 4gb ram is bad in this day and age, and the storage is less thab 40 gb due to windows 10's storage size, so it won't last you long). Ipad 9.7 is 554$ after tax with a student discount. A difference of almost 150$
    08-05-2018 05:56 AM
  18. LibbyLA's Avatar
    Comparing the iPad to the Go is more than just price. The Go can run full desktop software. The iPad cannot. I currently have three iPads and four portable Windows devices. I enjoy using my iPads but there are a lot of school-related tasks that I cannot do on them.
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    08-05-2018 06:57 AM
  19. Chuck Finley69's Avatar
    The Surface Go price is reasonable, but $129 for the keyboard, plus another $100 for the pen is ridiculous.
    This is what so many think... especially if already having purchased into the Apple ecosystem and products already. Bundled package discounts would be good for a new release....
    08-05-2018 10:03 AM
  20. TgeekB's Avatar
    Comparing the iPad to the Go is more than just price. The Go can run full desktop software. The iPad cannot. I currently have three iPads and four portable Windows devices. I enjoy using my iPads but there are a lot of school-related tasks that I cannot do on them.
    Fair comparison.
    They are not the same device. I, for instance, have an iPad Pro that works perfectly for what I need it to do.
    Others, that may need a PC like experience, would be better off with the Go.
    08-05-2018 10:17 AM
  21. LibbyLA's Avatar
    No different from iPad Pro pricing on the Apple Smart Keyboards and the pencils. I don't like forking over that much money, but I know I'm not happy with alternatives so I just factor in the price of all the accessories in my purchase.

    I remember paying $6000 for a Portege 610 CT back in the mid 1990s. 9.5" 640 x 480 screen color screen, 8 MB (not GB) RAM (expandable to 40 MB), 686 MB (not G) 2.5" hard drive.

    It measured 9.9" x 7.9" x 2" and weighed almost 5 lbs and I was tickled to have something in such a small form factor.

    I'm glad tech prices have decreased and specs have increased.
    08-05-2018 11:18 AM
  22. fatclue_98's Avatar
    LOL A BIT LESS? This thing costs 701$ after tax and a student discount when adding a keyboard and the upgraded model (which you need because emmc is trash, 4gb ram is bad in this day and age, and the storage is less thab 40 gb due to windows 10's storage size, so it won't last you long). Ipad 9.7 is 554$ after tax with a student discount. A difference of almost 150$
    So for that $150 difference you're ok with 32 GB of storage in the iPad, which is only bad on Windows devices, and you're ok with 2 GB of RAM on the iPad but not 4GB on the Surface.

    It's perfectly fine to hate on Windows. In fact it's almost a spectator sport, but for God's sake make some valid points. I own iPhones and Macs, I know how good they are and what their limitations are as well.
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    08-05-2018 12:04 PM
  23. Drael646464's Avatar
    LOL A BIT LESS? This thing costs 701$ after tax and a student discount when adding a keyboard and the upgraded model (which you need because emmc is trash, 4gb ram is bad in this day and age, and the storage is less thab 40 gb due to windows 10's storage size, so it won't last you long). Ipad 9.7 is 554$ after tax with a student discount. A difference of almost 150$
    There's nothing wrong with EMMC or 4gb for general tablet purposes. 4gb is plenty without large amounts of multi-tasking or heavy tasks which you wouldn't do on an ipad anyway, and emmc is plenty fast for every day tasks (only slower for installs, loading power apps - which you don't do on an ipad, and don't need anyway, and large file copies - and hardly unbearable).

    You make it sound like using an affordable but perfectly modern device is like living in a mudhut, lol.
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    08-06-2018 04:26 AM
  24. fatclue_98's Avatar
    There's nothing wrong with EMMC or 4gb for general tablet purposes. 4gb is plenty without large amounts of multi-tasking or heavy tasks which you wouldn't do on an ipad anyway, and emmc is plenty fast for every day tasks (only slower for installs, loading power apps - which you don't do on an ipad, and don't need anyway, and large file copies - and hardly unbearable).

    You make it sound like using an affordable but perfectly modern device is like living in a mudhut, lol.
    Some people don't know how to remove windows.old after an update. I'm fine with 32GB and I have 2 OneDrive accounts syncing not to mention my onboard music. I'm rather impressed with S-Mode so far.

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    08-06-2018 08:48 AM
  25. Timbre70's Avatar
    If it's robust and reliable unlike the previous Surface devices, then it's rightly priced.

    But only time will tell.
    08-12-2018 08:02 AM
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