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  1. naddy6969's Avatar
    "Surface Go has the strength of also being a Windows 10 PC."

    For most people looking for a "tablet", that is a minus.
    08-09-2018 12:13 AM
  2. cmvrgr cmvrgr's Avatar
    "Surface Go has the strength of also being a Windows 10 PC."

    For most people looking for a "tablet", that is a minus.
    The person that will buy a Surface Go buys it for that reason. Because is not a limited tablet but a full desktop pc in a 10" tablet size.
    08-09-2018 12:23 AM
  3. Drael646464's Avatar
    "Surface Go has the strength of also being a Windows 10 PC."

    For most people looking for a "tablet", that is a minus.
    Yeah, if that was true apples latest marketing wouldn't be "it's a computer". Clearly at minimum corporations perceive windows hybrids as a market threat, and thus it seems reasonable to assume at least some consumers are attracted to the idea of a tablet that can do more.

    Heck, people were attracted to smartphones and tablets in the first place largely for things they could do, but never needed to. Perhaps some market testing has revealed consumers are starting to perceive some mobile devices as more limited? Wouldn't be too surprising now that the shine as worn off, post adoption.


    I'm not saying that's true, but I certainly don't think corporations who deal in this industry have your confidence in the lack of threat from the hybrid windows market.
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    08-09-2018 02:33 AM
  4. Bredtoaster's Avatar
    I agree that the Microsoft Go will be a No Go. The tablet alone is expensive and when you add in the accessories it will make the price out of reach. Microsoft is way too late to make inroads versus chrome books and now iPads.

    Completely agree. In the Netherlands Microsoft will miss an entire generation of consumers. They need to undercut the iPad in pricing. They need to include the keyboard for that price.They can not count on hwpartners to pick up their slack. By acting too late as usual, it's clearly the same situation as windows phone. History repeats, at least in Europe.
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    08-09-2018 04:38 AM
  5. Martin Plamondon's Avatar
    "Surface Go has the strength of also being a Windows 10 PC."

    For most people looking for a "tablet", that is a minus.
    If I were looking for a tablet that is just a tablet, I'd look at Android tablets. Some would look at iPads too but I just can't get myself around iOS, I hate that OS.
    08-09-2018 08:24 AM
  6. LibbyLA's Avatar
    If I were looking for a tablet that is just a tablet, I'd look at Android tablets. Some would look at iPads too but I just can't get myself around iOS, I hate that OS.
    I have a love/hate relationship with my iPads. The lack of a decent file system is a big problem. The main feature they offer me is an easy way to scroll (scrub) through a lot of photos and quickly favorite the ones I want to keep before transferring the favorites to my desktop and deleting everything from the iPads.
    08-09-2018 09:39 AM
  7. tflash's Avatar
    I personally won't be buying the Go because I already bought an Acer switch 3 last year that is a very similar product.
    08-09-2018 01:07 PM
  8. chezm's Avatar
    Not sure how popular the Go is everywhere, but where i am in Canada the 3 best buys i visited were sold out. I was on the fence between Surface Go or Surface Laptop, in the end i got the Laptop as it was $300 off and worked out to only be $100 more than a 8gb Go with keyboard (and doesn't get W10 Pro free). I was surprised all 3 locations were sold out, but i guess Surfaces are selling well (never thought they did) as even all mid range Pro's also sold out (it was another option).
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    08-09-2018 09:55 PM
  9. mongo46's Avatar
    Pre-ordered mine last week from the Microsoft store (almost got it from Amazon) but I didn't have a guaranteed delivery date and I was getting ready to head out for vacation. Bonus - better extended warranty from Microsoft and qualified for 10% student/parent discount. I have a Surface Pro 4 from work and an IPAD (from work) but there's only so much I can do with the units because of work protocols. Within 1 week of receiving it, I have it customized the way I want it without work restrictions. Have the consumption media I wanted and was able to host a meeting, (with add-ons) operate like a full computer by reviewing email, spreadsheet and project onto screen and discuss. Scrolling is smooth and quick. I am a power user so I know once I get the large spreadsheets loaded up, it will NOT be that quick but for consumption, so far so good. Tomorrow I'll be on a train, with video content loaded and entertainment added and ready to enjoy the smaller footprint. I am eager to test the battery life. There is interest. Will it challenge the IPAD market? No. Does it need to beat the IPAD to win? No. It just needs a decent install base to make a profit and from the reviews and comments I've seen so far, I think it will do quite well. No grand slam, but maybe a hit (and rbi).
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    08-09-2018 10:29 PM
  10. Wevenhuis's Avatar
    I think if at least the type cover was included in the price as a package deal it would be a great device and it could become a thing.

    For me for now I can't recommend the device due to the poor battery life and choice of processor, and the poor state of the tablet experience in Windows 10.
    08-10-2018 06:20 PM
  11. Realitista's Avatar
    There's really no other decent option for a 10" tablet that you can do real work on. Believe me, I tried. Most have a timy amount of space or won't even allow you to sync your files locally with popular file sync software like Dropbox. I'm waiting for the 256gb LTE, and this will be my new tablet for meetings and travel.

    I think they are virtually uncontested in this market now, as most other Windows 10" devices don't exist any more or are severely crippled in terms of storage, wireless, and power. Whatever market exists for 10" devices that you can actually do real work on for the next couple years will go to Microsoft.
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    08-10-2018 07:45 PM
  12. jnjroach's Avatar
    I find myself using the Surface Go over my near top of the line Surface Book 2 i7/16/512
    08-10-2018 10:49 PM
  13. beman39's Avatar
    I think if at least the type cover was included in the price as a package deal it would be a great device and it could become a thing.

    For me for now I can't recommend the device due to the poor battery life and choice of processor, and the poor state of the tablet experience in Windows 10.
    don't know what you're talking about, windows 10 works flawless on all my surface products in tablet experience... (I own the SP3 and the Surface 3) maybe try giving some examples instead of baseless remarks?? and how would you know about poor battery life if you don't own one? by reading about it? and whats wrong with the processor? it out performs A LOT of tablets and near performs as well as the surface pro tablets. in fact I read a SG owner said it out performed his surface laptop... go figure? I'm thinking of picking up a SG but the ONLY thing stopping me is the small form factor, its smaller than my Surface 3 and I find that is the smallest I wanna go... since I broke my SP3 screen and its delegated to HTPC and surfing the web in my bedroom connected to my 55" tv. but I luv the size of my SP3...
    Last edited by beman39; 08-12-2018 at 09:25 AM.
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    08-10-2018 11:18 PM
  14. Drael646464's Avatar
    don't know what you're talking about, windows 10 works flawless on all my surface products in tablet experience... (I own the SP3 and the Surface 3) maybe try giving some examples instead of baseless remarks?? and how would you know about poor battery life if you don't own one? by reading about it? and whats wrong with the processor? it out performs A LOT of tablets and near performs as well as the surface pro tablets. in fact I read a SG owner said it out performed his surface laptop... go figure? I'm thinking of picking up a SG but the ONLY thing stopping me is the small form factor, its smaller than my Surface 3 and I find that is the smallest I wanna go... since I broke my SP3 screen and its delegated to HTTP and surfing the web in my bedroom connected to my 55" tv. but I luv the size of my SP3...
    For casual use it's a great size. Like if you had both on your coffee table, you'd end up going for the SG more I reckon.
    08-11-2018 08:03 AM
  15. Tien-Lin Chang's Avatar
    Well I like the idea of a smaller tablet, easier to handle and still keep the productivity like a real PC.

    It just the price and SPEC won't convince me...

    I can get a china tablet for 75% of the price with similar CPU, 4/6 GB of RAM, 128 GB storage(even with mSATA/M2 SSD slot for upgrade) and similar battery time which is always the weak point those china tablet compare to big brand products but Surface go just give it away with that small battery.....

    The only selling points Surface Go to me over those china tablets are 3:2 display ratio, 4096 level touch pen(sadly I'm not using stylus) and the logo.

    I'm ok with 4 GB RAM since I'm currently using a 4/128 version Surface Pro as my portable working device with zero issue, just the price and 64 GB version stays with eMMC really is a no go to me....:(
    08-15-2018 09:58 PM
  16. beman39's Avatar
    Well I like the idea of a smaller tablet, easier to handle and still keep the productivity like a real PC.

    It just the price and SPEC won't convince me...

    I can get a china tablet for 75% of the price with similar CPU, 4/6 GB of RAM, 128 GB storage(even with mSATA/M2 SSD slot for upgrade) and similar battery time which is always the weak point those china tablet compare to big brand products but Surface go just give it away with that small battery.....

    The only selling points Surface Go to me over those china tablets are 3:2 display ratio, 4096 level touch pen(sadly I'm not using stylus) and the logo.

    I'm ok with 4 GB RAM since I'm currently using a 4/128 version Surface Pro as my portable working device with zero issue, just the price and 64 GB version stays with eMMC really is a no go to me....:(
    I don't understand how anyone can compare a Chinese tablet to the Surface line, the Quality is so much different! which is why the price is so much different... all your looking at is the bottom line, dollars to cents... then that doesn't make it any better than the S-GO. and in the short run you will lose because Chinese tablets are just throw away consumption devices..
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    08-15-2018 10:24 PM
  17. Tien-Lin Chang's Avatar
    I don't understand how anyone can compare a Chinese tablet to the Surface line, the Quality is so much different! which is why the price is so much different... all your looking at is the bottom line, dollars to cents... then that doesn't make it any better than the S-GO. and in the short run you will lose because Chinese tablets are just throw away consumption devices..
    Really? every gen of Surface pro faced different quality/design issues and only till the 5th gen they seems to have sort most of it out. I don't rekon it having better build quality than others so the new product line for sure not giving the confidence.
    08-15-2018 10:38 PM
  18. beman39's Avatar
    Really? every gen of Surface pro faced different quality/design issues and only till the 5th gen they seems to have sort most of it out. I don't rekon it having better build quality than others so the new product line for sure not giving the confidence.

    not true, only the first and second gen had quality issues, by the 3rd iteration they seemed to work out all the bugs, and then just got better and better... not so much quality issue but just better designing cosmetically and little things here and there...things like the kickstand or thinner bezels, little improvements like that.. those things don't have anything to do with Quality... also I have 4 different surface line tablets so I know a little about the quality of them... and they all work amazingly well! surface RT is still going strong after what? 5 years? but believe what you want... Also I got the Surface pro 3 which is 3rd gen and its still working great also...
    08-15-2018 11:39 PM
  19. Drael646464's Avatar
    Well I like the idea of a smaller tablet, easier to handle and still keep the productivity like a real PC.

    It just the price and SPEC won't convince me...

    I can get a china tablet for 75% of the price with similar CPU, 4/6 GB of RAM, 128 GB storage(even with mSATA/M2 SSD slot for upgrade) and similar battery time which is always the weak point those china tablet compare to big brand products but Surface go just give it away with that small battery.....

    The only selling points Surface Go to me over those china tablets are 3:2 display ratio, 4096 level touch pen(sadly I'm not using stylus) and the logo.

    I'm ok with 4 GB RAM since I'm currently using a 4/128 version Surface Pro as my portable working device with zero issue, just the price and 64 GB version stays with eMMC really is a no go to me....:(
    Well hang on a minute. What tablets in that size from China have a similar cpu and m.2 slot? I thought they were all either bigger or weaker? Is this a real apples to apples comparison? Examples?
    08-16-2018 12:18 AM
  20. Geodude074's Avatar
    The Surface Go just doesn't have a market. Who is it for, really? The iPad was so successful because it was for everyone, literally anybody from your grandma to a toddler could pick it up and learn to quickly use it. Windows on the other hand, how many horror stories have you heard about users getting a thousand viruses on their laptops and having it crawl to a halt?

    The Surface Go is neither good at being a tablet or a laptop. Windows 10 is awful as a tablet experience, and a 10 inch laptop is miserable to live with. If you want a good tablet experience, get an iPad or an Android tablet. If you want a good laptop experience, get a laptop. If you want an awful tablet and a miserable laptop, get a Surface Go.

    Then there's the education sector. Why would any school pay $400 per Surface Go + $100 per keyboard when they can just get a Chromebook for $150 with offline office apps for free? The Surface Go is too expensive to compete when education is always getting budget cuts.

    So really, the Surface Go is a niche device. Really, I think it's for people who like gadgets and have money to blow and who can prioritize having a shiny new tech toy over actual functionality.
    08-16-2018 03:22 AM
  21. Drael646464's Avatar
    Android. Tablet. Ewww. Shivers.
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    08-16-2018 08:32 AM
  22. demhyt's Avatar

    So really, the Surface Go is a niche device. Really, I think it's for people who like gadgets and have money to blow and who can prioritize having a shiny new tech toy over actual functionality.
    I dont think so...I'm interest in Go because I want use full pc capability in small device (I never think Go is tablet and compete apple to apple with iPad) so I think it's depend on what your need to use gadget...I'm long time mac user and until now I still believe macbook is best laptop I ever use but I need secondary device with full pc capability like my macbook because I'm often working mobile...I know several devices like Go but I like the surface product great build quality...I agree with you maybe the Go market not as big as Ipad or chromebook on education but I believe Go have some place in the market for people who want full pc capability on smaller form factor with great build quality too I think
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    08-16-2018 08:58 AM
  23. ochhanz's Avatar
    Windows on the other hand, how many horror stories have you heard about users getting a thousand viruses on their laptops and having it crawl to a halt?
    , yes spread the fake news >.>
    You do know that Windows 10 is much more secure compared to Windows versions that are ~15(!) years old? (Windows XP etc)
    Android devices are much more prone to viruses as they get updated far less often or not get updated even at all with some brands.

    Well I like the idea of a smaller tablet, easier to handle and still keep the productivity like a real PC.

    It just the price and SPEC won't convince me...

    I can get a china tablet for 75% of the price with similar CPU, 4/6 GB of RAM, 128 GB storage(even with mSATA/M2 SSD slot for upgrade) and similar battery time which is always the weak point those china tablet compare to big brand products but Surface go just give it away with that small battery.....

    The only selling points Surface Go to me over those china tablets are 3:2 display ratio, 4096 level touch pen(sadly I'm not using stylus) and the logo.

    I'm ok with 4 GB RAM since I'm currently using a 4/128 version Surface Pro as my portable working device with zero issue, just the price and 64 GB version stays with eMMC really is a no go to me....:(
    , there is no other windows 10 tablet that directly compares to the Surface Go atm, not even the galaxy book. Because of: weight, kickstand, speaker quality, gpu speed, cooling/heat-management, 3:2 screen, brightness screen, colors/contrast screen etc. Also those batteries in the Chinese tablets often deteriorate rapidly (so after a year or 2 they can get worse quickly, depends a bit if you are unlucky or not). You get what you pay for.
    Last edited by ochhanz; 08-16-2018 at 10:07 AM.
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    08-16-2018 09:55 AM
  24. ClintRo's Avatar
    Android. Tablet. Ewww. Shivers.
    Lol... I love my android tablet. Huawei Media Pad M5 8 inch model.
    08-16-2018 11:16 AM
  25. Insti Gator's Avatar
    The kickers for me were no Kindle app and no visibility into my Apple purchased movies.
    But wait.. There IS a Kindle app here : https://forums.windowscentral.com/e?...token=DdgfhiqH
    08-17-2018 11:38 AM
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