07-19-2018 10:17 AM
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  1. pkcable's Avatar
    Folks,

    It's new, it's exciting, so who has pre ordered one? If I had not bought an almost 2000 dollar gaming/VR laptop, I would be seriously getting one of these!

    So who bit the bullet?
    libra89 likes this.
    07-11-2018 02:04 PM
  2. libra89's Avatar
    I'm holding out for now, but I am very interested. I liked my Surface Pro when I had it but it felt like too much of a computer for me to use as a secondary device (I debated my purchase towards the end of the return period until it just died and made the decision for me, haha). The Surface Go seems like an ideal balance for me.
    07-11-2018 02:21 PM
  3. PachecoCorporationCeo's Avatar
    Feel like getting one just for the heck of it.
    libra89 likes this.
    07-12-2018 02:57 AM
  4. covfefe's Avatar
    Waiting for Booklet.
    pkcable likes this.
    07-12-2018 04:04 AM
  5. slbailey1's Avatar
    I am waiting for the LTE, 256gb storage version. But I did order the Accessories (pen, keyboard, mouse) in Burgundy. Next month or September I will get an SD card.
    libra89 and T5UN4M1 17 like this.
    07-13-2018 04:38 PM
  6. Ryan ODonnell's Avatar
    I've pre-ordered mine today in the UK! I'll be using it to replace my Lenovo ideapad 110S (budget laptop) as well my original Surface RT & Surface 2 RT.

    For those wondering, I went for the 64GB / 4GB RAM model, and will be purchasing the Type Cover in Black at a later date.
    07-13-2018 05:13 PM
  7. bulls96's Avatar
    Had a best buy coupon to spare, and pre-ordered from best buy. They have a great $50 gift card promo going on.

    Got the base model. Already have a surface book 2. This will just be a secondary device so thought it was ok going with the base model.
    libra89 likes this.
    07-15-2018 06:05 PM
  8. pkcable's Avatar
    I HIGHLY doubt it, since its such a new product, BUT today at 3pm East is the start of Amazon Prime Day!
    07-16-2018 11:52 AM
  9. bulls96's Avatar
    I HIGHLY doubt it, since its such a new product, BUT today at 3pm East is the start of Amazon Prime Day!
    Doubt there will be deals for such new product.
    07-16-2018 12:00 PM
  10. Joe920's Avatar
    I'm interested, but I'm holding off until I can try one out in the MS store. Any word on when we might be seeing display models?
    07-16-2018 12:15 PM
  11. Pierre Blackwell's Avatar
    I am definitely interested but like many have reservations of holding off until I can put my hands on one, not to mention that usually if a new Surface device has been released MSFT will at some point bundle things together (ie type cover and pen) and have "trade-in" deals for those like myself who have been holding off on getting a preplacement for my Surface 3.
    07-16-2018 01:10 PM
  12. kingtigre's Avatar
    No LTE, no "Go." Pun completely intended.

    Honestly in this day and age, LTE is a must have for a device intended to be on the "Go."
    07-16-2018 01:37 PM
  13. Martin Plamondon's Avatar
    No. At that price the keyboard should be included. Specs are too low to justify that price unless the keyboard was included, competition will have better offers, I'll wait.
    07-16-2018 02:07 PM
  14. WontonSoup's Avatar
    I was interested but then Microsoft had sale on the i5 Surface Pro for $799 with the touch cover. That got my cash instead.
    Joe920 likes this.
    07-16-2018 02:19 PM
  15. GeorgeOnArm's Avatar
    Wait to try how smooth is the inking experience
    07-16-2018 02:29 PM
  16. bulls96's Avatar
    No. At that price the keyboard should be included. Specs are too low to justify that price unless the keyboard was included, competition will have better offers, I'll wait.
    I think what they are going with is getting the Surface level craftsmanship at an affordable price. Don't think they necessarily want to be the cheapest out there.
    07-16-2018 03:11 PM
  17. noirsoft's Avatar
    Were I in the market for such a tablet, would have pre-ordered. I don't really feel the need since I have a 2017 i7 Surface Pro.
    07-16-2018 04:02 PM
  18. LibbyLA's Avatar
    I have been waiting for a smaller Windows computer for years. My 13" Toshiba Portege is too big. Surface Pro 3 is too big, Surface 3 is too big, Dell 8" Windows tablet is too small. The screen size of the iPad Pro 9.7" and iPad Pro 10.5" are darned near exactly the size I want, but the most important program that I run (a statistical analysis package called SAS) is Windows only. I like my iPads, use them a lot, but can't use them for the class that I teach.

    I plan to go to my local Best Buy on release day to touch and feel. However, I'm eligible for the educational discount and our state's tax-free weekend (save 4% state tax) is 8/3-8/4 so I will probably make the hour+ drive to the nearest MS store either Friday or Saturday to take advantage of that, plus there may be some bundle deals.

    The configuration I want (8G/128G) with accessories is going to set me back in the neighborhood of $1100 because I'm going to have to get the dock; I have to be able to connect a microphone headset and external video for recording some lectures. I will also need various cables and adapters in addition to the TypeCover and pen, not sure about a mouse yet. I also must upgrade to Windows 10 Pro because the statistics software that I teach and use does not run on the home version.

    Based on the measurements listed in the specs, the Go is almost exactly the size of my iPP 9.7 in silicon case with Apple Smart Keyboard, which is a nice size for me. The Go will have a slightly larger footprint because the keyboard has the touchpad.

    On the one hand, I wish I weren't planning to spend $1100-1200 for a new toy. OTOH, I once spent in the neighborhood of $6000 on a color VGA Toshiba portable... Yes, I could get an ASUS (got one for my fiancé), but I like the Surface form factor.
    07-16-2018 04:41 PM
  19. infosage's Avatar
    I did, but kinda of mad at myself.
    Joe920 likes this.
    07-16-2018 05:42 PM
  20. Hoppman's Avatar
    Waiting for the LTE version, that makes most sense for my use case.
    Mike Buckhurst likes this.
    07-16-2018 09:30 PM
  21. bleached's Avatar
    Wait to try how smooth is the inking experience
    Inking isn't good on any of them. You have to force yourself to use it. There is a reason it isn't a popular feature.
    07-17-2018 10:11 AM
  22. Pandaz3's Avatar
    I pre-ordered last week. Happy to get a Surface 2 replacement.
    libra89 and pkcable like this.
    07-18-2018 12:04 AM
  23. SvenJ's Avatar
    Have a Surface 3 and this would be its replacement. The 3 has LTE so I am waiting for that version to appear.
    Mike Buckhurst likes this.
    07-18-2018 02:22 PM
  24. T5UN4M1 17's Avatar
    Waiting for LTE version. Will preorder that as soon as it becomes available. My Surface Pro is not comfortable to hold in one hand and is not comfortable to type with without the Type Cover. Surface Go is just what I need. A real tablet that can PC when needed.
    libra89 likes this.
    07-18-2018 03:10 PM
  25. Durahl's Avatar
    Just went nuts on a 15" SB2 1TB... Can't afford another 2-1... Have to save up for Andromeda by the time it arrives xD
    07-18-2018 08:08 PM
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