Meet the new Surface Go, Microsoft’s latest iPad rival

The brand new Microsoft Surface Go has been announced this Tuesday, signaling yet another attempt by Microsoft at breaking through the tablet market. The upcoming release has had people speculating on how Microsoft has been trying to deliver a definite iPad killer once and for all.

However, this hybrid product equipped with a 10-inch HD screen of 3:2 ratio and a base storage of 64 GB and an Intel Premium Gold processor have been getting some criticism and skepticism regarding whether it can outclass the iPad or not.

What you need to know about the new Surface Go

The Surface Go is made as a follow-up to the 2015 Surface 3, and this new model is perhaps more directed to the mainstream audience than its predecessor. In paper, it could be pretty successful; when it comes to display we’re talking about 1800 by 1200 resolution in a 3 by 2 aspect.

This high-tech piece of hardware will be priced at $399, and it will be counting with a powerful 2017 Intel Premium Gold 15 44 Processor. This particular dual-core processor goes up to 2.3 GHz, allowing users to have 4 or 8 GB of RAM. Putting these technical facts in perspective, users would be getting two and a half times the graphics display they had with the Surface 3, and twice the processing power.

Surface Go VS iPad

Windows Central was, in fact, very proud to present a hardware hybrid that performs more like a Core i3 device, with the argument that once people get to spend some time trying out the Surface they will get to see how this hardware device has an “ ideal speed” for just about anyone.

Also, perhaps, this could be a great alternative to those who are seeking a “different” tablet experience, especially with the fact that this device does, in fact, work like a laptop many times. Plus, it was also revealed that it will be packed with an SD card that will allow users to expand their storage space up to 1 TB.

On a bitter side of things, though, many consider this new Microsoft release to be a flop due to the fact that the company was not centered on the development of a minimalistic tablet experience and ended up designing something that goes beyond the apps and practicality. For Microsoft, these tablets represent a turning point in their market sector, but the quantity base production of these products and their laptop-ish features hint that this is yet another failed attempt at making it on the tablet market.

Source: Microsoft