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Microsoft Surface Go

alaTest has collected and analyzed 263 reviews of Microsoft Surface Go. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.5/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and price. The performance and usability also get good opinions, but the apps and battery get mixed comments.

portability, usability, performance, price, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Microsoft Surface Go is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Surface Go review: The goldilocks of convertibles


Even if it's not too powerful and lacks legacy ports, the Surface Go is portable enough to draw attention and cheap enough to open wallets.

Striking design ; Competitive Price

Lacks ports ; Middling perfomrance

Oct, 2018

Product Specifications


Audio system:Dolby Audio Premium
Built-In Microphone:Y
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker power:2


Battery life (max):9
Continuous audio playback time:9
Continuous video playback time:9


Auto Focus:Y
Face detection:Y
Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):5
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Rear camera:Y
Rear camera resolution (numeric):2 / 8
Video recording:Y
Video recording modes:1080p
Windows Hello:Y


Colour of product:Silver
Device Type:Full-size tablet
Face recognition:Y
Form factor:Slate / Slider
Product colour:Black,Silver / Silver


Aspect Ratio:3:2
Display diagonal:25.4
Display glass type:Gorilla Glass
Display Resolution:1800 x 1200
Display Technology:IPS
HD type:Full HD
LED Backlight:Y
Pixel density:217
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive


Graphics adapter:HD Graphics 615
Graphics adapter family:Intel


Internal Memory:4 / 8
Internal memory type:LPDDR3-SDRAM


4G:N / Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth version:4.1
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Other features

On-board graphics adapter:Y

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y


Ambient light sensor:Y
Assisted GPS (A-GPS):N / Y
GPS (satellite):Y
Magnetometer:N / Y
Position location:N / Y
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y
Docking connector type:Microsoft Surface Connector / Microsoft Surface Connector,Microsoft Surface Cover / Microsoft Surface Cover
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone Out:Y
Microphone in:N
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1


Bus type:OPI
Conflict Free processor:Y
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1
Processor ARK ID:122697
Processor cache:2
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Kaby Lake
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:1.6 / 2.3
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:4415Y
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor package size:20 x 16.5
Processor Series:Intel Pentium 4000 series for Mobile
Processor threads:4
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1,SSE4.2
System bus rate:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):6
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y

Processor special features

Embedded options available:N
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N
Intel TSX-NI:N
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:N


Face recognition:Y


Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 10 / WINDOWS 10 HOME / WINDOWS 10 PRO / Windows 10 Pro in S mode / Windows 10 S
Trial software:1 month trial for new Microsoft Office 365 customers / Microsoft Office 365 / Microsoft Office 365 Home 30-day / Microsoft Office 365 Home 30-day trial


Card reader integrated:Y
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC / MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC,MicroSDXC / MicroSDHC,MicroSDXC / microSDXC
Internal storage capacity:128 / 256 / 64
Storage Media:eMCP / eMMC / SSD

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:175 / 245 / 8.3
Height :175 / 8.3
Weight:522 / 532