Microsoft Targets iPad with Surface Go

Microsoft Targets iPad with Surface Go
The new low-cost tablet offers nine hours of battery life and runs Windows 10.

(CCM) — Microsoft has unveiled a low-cost 10-inch Windows tablet which it hopes will give Apple's iPad a run for its money.

The new Surface Go is similar in looks to Microsoft's high-end Surface Pro device, except that it is a little smaller, and comes with a starting price of just $400.

The Surface Go's screen offers a display resolution of 1800 x 1200 at 217 pixels per inch (PPI), and the tablet can be held at comfortable viewing angles thanks to the same highly-regarded hinge design as that used on the Surface Pro.

When it comes to computing power, the Surface Go is limited by its Pentium 4415Y processor, and the base configuration comes with 64 GB of storage and just 4 GB of RAM. More storage space and RAM is available in higher cost configurations.

Microsoft says that by using the 4415Y processor it can offer battery life of over 9 hours, and says that it has worked with Intel to optimize the system so that it works well with Windows 10 and Microsoft Office.

The company is offering a keyboard cover for $100, so to use the Surface Go as a mini-laptop the base price is $500.

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