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Microsoft announces the Surface Go tablet starting at $399

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Cheapest Surface tablet to date available from August

Microsoft has just announced a new, low-cost Surface tablet. Called Surface Go and starting at just $399, the 10-inch model looks like a budget-friendly version of the Surface Pro line, possibly attracting students, business users and regular consumers on a budget.

It’s a bit different than the Surface Pro line, though, with its slightly curved corners and completely redesigned inner space. There is a basic configuration with 64GB/4GB of RAM for $399, but the price can jump to $600 if you want a more capable processor, more RAM and storage capacity. As far as the screen, it’s a 3/2 panel with a 1800 x 1200 pixel resolution. There is an USB-C port supporting charging and video signal, Surface Connector, and a microSD card.

Surface Type Covers will be offered as an optional accessory, priced between $99 and $129. There is also a new Surface Mobile mouse for $35, and you can use the old Surface Pen.

Surface Go comes pre-loaded with Windows 10 with S mode, which means only Store apps. However, there is the possibility to upgrade to full Windows 10. Surface Go will hit the stores in August, while the pre-orders should be live at the end of this month.