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Microsoft Surface Go 4 Goes Official With Intel N200 Chipset

The Surface Go 4 retains display and design from Surface Go 3, but brings major performance changes.

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Microsoft Surface Go 4

During today’s Surface device launch event, Microsoft unveiled the Surface Go 4, the latest iteration of its budget-friendly 2-in-1 laptop series. While the Go 4 boasts some minor performance enhancements compared to its predecessor, it is not intended for general consumers.

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Microsoft has specifically designed the device with businesses and frontline workers in mind. The two-core Intel Pentium processor found in the Surface Go 3 has been replaced with a slightly more powerful four-core Intel N200 chipset. The company claims that the new processor bring 4.5x performance bump in comparison to the previous model. The battery life also improves and can last up to 12.5 hours on a single charge.

Microsoft Surface Go 4

Microsoft has made the decision to eliminate the 4GB RAM option that was available in previous models. As a result, the Surface Go 4 will now only come with 8GB of LPDDR5 RAM. This change is particularly welcomed, given that 4GB RAM is hardly sufficient for handling demanding tasks that require heavy processing. The storage options for the Surface Go 4 include 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB.

In terms of the exterior design, there haven’t been many changes to the Surface Go 4. It still retains the USB-C port, 3.5mm headphone jack, and microSD card reader from the Go 3. This latest iteration also retains the 10.5-inch PixelSense touchscreen display with a 3:2 aspect ratio and an adjustable kickstand, allowing for usage in various form factors. However, on the inside, certain components of the Surface Go 4 have been redesigned to prioritize easier repair or replacement.

Microsoft Surface Go 4

Unlike its predecessors, the Surface Go 4 is equipped with user-replaceable components, including the display, kickstand, motherboard, and more. In fact, the Surface Pro 9 has been hailed as the most repairable Surface by iFixit. Following in the footsteps of its larger sibling, the Surface Go 4 should offer the same level of repairability and versatility. 

Additionally, the company boasts about the new PC that is equipped with AI features such as “Voice Clarity.” This technology enhances the quality of your microphone audio by reducing background noise, allowing for better focus on your voice.

Pricing and Availability

Unfortunately, the new Surface Go will not be available for purchase in retail stores as Microsoft has decided to exclusively sell it through its commercial channels and partners. However, there is still an option to buy it from Microsoft’s commercial store, although the price will be higher due to the upgraded RAM and faster storage in the entry-level configuration.

As for the pricing, Microsoft has not officially announced the pricing but The Verge reports that the Surface Go 4 will start from $579 for the 64GB storage model and will be released on October 3rd.

Microsoft Surface Go 4 tested
The Microsoft Surface Go 4 is an excellent choice if you're looking for a 10-inch Windows tablet. It offers a pretty display, a high-quality design, an excellent Surface Pen and a good keyboard. The performance is very good, especially for office work, but I can't recommend it as a gaming tablet or for graphic work. It's also a shame that it's quite expensive.
  • Premium design
  • Pretty display
  • Great Surface Pen
  • Good keyboard
  • Perfect for office work
  • Short battery life
  • Quite expensive
  • Slower than an iPad
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