Surface Go or iPad; Choosing as a daily Nepali citizen

By Bishal Deep Basnet on Jul 13,2018 - 15:24

After months of rumors and leaks, Mircosoft has finally released the new Surface Go. The Surface Go is a semi-expensive tablet designed to be a smaller and less powerful version of the first Surface Pro. 

The exterior of the Surface Go is basically just a smaller version as well. However, this isn't the case for the insides though.

As far as pricing goes, the base model is priced at $399, but it only ships with 4GB of RAM, 64GB of slower eMMC storage, and a less powerful Intel Pentium Gold processor. Prices quickly jump to over $600 after adding the all-important Type Cover, more RAM, a faster SSD, and other Surface add-ons.

The Surface Go appears to be targeted far more broadly across education, regular consumers, and even commercial usage. It’s clearly designed to be a cheaper and more portable Surface that lowers the barrier of entry for those put off by the price of a Surface Pro and its more capable specifications. It’s also aiming to be more than an iPad or a Chromebook.

 Photo by Dan Seifert / The Verge


The Surface Go isn’t directly challenging Chromebooks or $400 Windows laptops. Once you’ve added the Type Cover, the price for the base Surface Go model jumps to $498. If you’re considering a laptop in this range then there are better options with bigger screens, and Google’s Chromebooks regularly sell for less than $500. Microsoft’s higher-specced Surface Go model is priced at $549 for 8GB of RAM and 128GB of faster SSD storage instead of eMMC. Once you’ve added a keyboard to this, it’s $649 and approaching iPad Pro and Surface Pro pricing.

It's quite a longshot to determine what's better for you though. You could either love the Surface Go, or you could hate it. There's no estimating it unless you've used it. But, for a daily working Nepali citizen in a job or in education, I'd say Surface Go is the choice.

Tags -  Microsoft Surface Go , iPad , Comparision , Tech


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