Microsoft Go with LTE Launch Imminent

Microsoft Go with LTE Launch Imminent
The Surface Pro with LTE Advanced has a battery life 30 minutes shorter than the WiFi versions.

(CCM) — Microsoft will unleash the LTE version of its 10-inch Surface Go tablet on the general public in the U.S. and Canada on November 20, 2018, with preordering starting today, Engadget is reporting. The Surface Pro with LTE Advanced will be launched in 21 other countries around the world two days later.

Priced at $679, the consumer version of the LTE tablet costs $130 more than the highest end WiFi-only version which launched in August, and ships without a Type cover so users who want one will have to purchase a keyboard separately. It includes 128 GB of storage, 8 GB of RAM, and runs Windows 10 Home.

The entry-level business version of the tablet is priced at $729, while the 256 GB storage version is priced at $829. Both business versions come preinstalled with Windows 10 Pro.

All the LTE tablets are powered by the same 4415Y processor as the existing WiFi models. But the battery on the LTE versions is said to last 8.5 hours — half an hour less than the WiFi versions.

LTE connectivity will be provided by carriers in including AT&T, Verizon, SoftBank, KDDI, EE UK, Vodafone UK, and Sprint.

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