Microsoft today sent out press invites to a launch event to be held on the 7th of August at The Oberoi (Ballroom) in New Delhi. While the actual invite holds no clue regarding what will be launched at the event, it is being speculated that the Redmond-based company might debut the Surface Go 2-in-1 laptop at the event. In addition to the Surface Go, we may even see the Surface Book 2 and Surface Laptop launch in India at the same event.
Microsoft Surface Go to Debut at India Launch Event on August 7th?
As we mentioned already, the Microsoft Surface Go will likely be launched at the upcoming launch event in New Delhi on August 7th. It should be noted that the device is already listed on the Microsoft India store. Along with the Surface Go, Microsoft India has also listed the Surface Laptop and the Surface Book 2 on its India website. While there is no official confirmation yet, there is certainly a good chance that Microsoft will debut not one but three Surface devices at its upcoming launch event.
Microsoft Surface Go: Expected Price in India
In the US, Surface Go starts at $399 for the base configuration with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. That translates to Rs.27,400 based on the current exchange rate. However, products like laptops are usually priced higher in India than in the US, so you shouldn’t expect the Surface Go to be as affordable here. We expect the base configuration of the Surface Go to be priced at somewhere around Rs.40,000 in India. Microsoft sells the 8GB RAM + 128GB storage configuration of the Surface Go in the US at $549 (Rs.37,700 approx.). If the higher-end configuration is launched in India, we expect it to be priced around Rs.50,000 here.
Microsoft Surface Go: Specifications, Features
Announced globally last month, Microsoft Surface Go is the most affordable and also the most portable Surface device that Microsoft has launched so far. Featuring a convertible design, the Surface Go promises to deliver the performance that you expect from a laptop, combined with the portability of a tablet. The 10-inch Surface Go is incredibly light at just half a kg and boasts an 8.3mm thin profile. It is equipped with a 10-inch PixelSense display offering 1800 x 1200 resolution with a 3:2 aspect ratio and a 217 PPI pixel density. Microsoft claims the panel offers 1500:1 static contrast ratio and has 10-point multi-touch support as well. Protecting the panel is a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The display also supports the Surface Pen with 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity, low pen parallax low latency, and precision. This makes the Surface Go suitable for note taking, drawing, computer-aided design on the go. The Surface Go Signature Type Cover has been custom-made for the Surface Go to ensure the best possible typing experience. The Windows Precision Trackpad on the Surface Go supports five-point multi-finger gestures.
The Surface Go runs on a 7th Generation Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y processor with integrated HD Graphics 615 and a fanless design. Microsoft claims the convertible laptop can deliver up to an impressive nine hours of battery life. It also comes with a built-in kickstand with full friction hinge that can extend to 165 degrees and a Windows Hello camera for secure sign-in. When it comes to I/O connectivity, the Surface Go includes 1x USB Type-C, 1x Surface Connect port, a 3.5mm headphone jack, Surface Type Cover port, and a microSDXC card reader. Wireless connectivity includes IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compatibility and Bluetooth 4.1 support. As for software, the Surface Go runs on the Windows 10 S operating system.