Jul 10, 5:49 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Technology By Corazon Victorino 07/10/18 AT 5:01 AM Microsoft has launched its new low-cost personal computing device, called Microsoft Surface Go. While it is a direct rival to Apple’s cheapest iPad tablets, it is best described as a toned-down version of the Surface Pro. Just how toned-down? Find out below. The most obvious difference between the devices is pricing. As a low-cost tablet, the Surface Go is retailing for just $399 (starting price). On the other hand, the refreshed Surface Pro starts at $799. The huge gap is best felt in the processing powers of the two. The Surface Go has a slower Intel Corp. processor, according to Bloomberg.The entry-level model of the Surface Pro comes with a Kaby Lake Intel Core m3 CPU that’s paired with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of SSD storage. Contrariwise, the Surface Go is powered by Intel’s Premium Gold 4415Y … [Read more...] about Microsoft Surface Go Tablet Vs. Surface Pro: Comparison Of Specs, Features
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Microsoft has a new and affordable tablet in town: welcome the Microsoft Surface Go, a 10-inch tablet with the Windows experience on board, support for a pen, a neat adjustable hinge and a few other extras.So... should you buy this new Surface? When faced with this question, most people will have to make the choice between the new Surface Go and the other big name in tablets: the Apple iPad.In order to compare the new Surface Go to the iPad, let's first take a look at the families of Surface devices and iPads to understand which iPad should we compare it to.Microsoft's lineup of Surface devices:Surface Book: a 2-in-1 with detachable tablet mode, prices from $1,200Surface Laptop: a traditional Windows laptop made by Microsoft, prices from $800Surface Pro: a 12.3-inch tablet with attachable keyboard cover, support for Intel Core i series chips, prices from $800Surface Go: a 10-inch tablet with a lower-power processor, but still running full Windows, prices from $400Apple's iPad … [Read more...] about Microsoft Surface Go vs Apple iPad: comparison
Jul 05, 5:34 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Technology By Ken Manbert Salcedo 07/05/18 AT 4:52 AM Earlier this week the cheaper Microsoft Surface tablet was spotted at the FCC and the sighting gave some details about the upcoming device. Now it looks like some of its specs may have been revealed by sources.The affordable Microsoft Surface tablet will be powered by processors that are less powerful than the Intel Core i5 and Core i7 chips that are inside the current Surface Pro models. The cheaper Microsoft Surface will be powered by Pentium processors, according to WinFuture’s sources. The cheapest model will have a Pentium Silver N5000, while the slightly more expensive version will either have the Intel Pentium Gold 4410Y or the Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y.The Intel Pentium Silver N5000 is a quad-core x86 chipset that’s part of Intel’s Gemini Lake series and it … [Read more...] about Rumored $400 Microsoft Surface Tablet Might Be Powered By Intel Pentium Processors
As first detected by German publication WinFuture, Microsoft has pushed a “portable computing device” through to the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) in the US, confirming that it's likely to be a new Surface tablet.Microsoft has been rumored to be developing a budget Surface tablet with a 10-inch screen and USB-C for $400, aimed at tackling the iPad market with its more portable and lightweight design.Meanwhile, the next true iteration of its Pro line, likely named the Microsoft Surface Pro 5, has been rumored to be landing in mid-2019, which suggests that the lightweight model mentioned above is indeed what we’ll be seeing first. Surface Pro 5 release date, news and rumorsWhat we've got to work withThe FCC filing refers to the product as Model 1824 and doesn’t have any mention of updates or changes to an existing certified device, which rules out the chance of a mere update or reconfiguration of existing Surface tablets, and cements this as a … [Read more...] about Cheaper, smaller Microsoft Surface tablet has passed through US regulators
New Surface devices will be arriving at some point, but for now Microsoft offers four Surface device families within its portfolio comprising the Surface Pro, Surface Laptop, Surface Book and Surface Studio. The latest to launch is the Surface Book 2, the updated version of the Surface Book, which comes in 13 and 15-inch versions. Each Surface has a touchscreen, but only three of them are "mobile", as one of them is an eye-catching all-in-one that sits on a desk and one of them runs a sandboxed version of Windows known as Windows 10 S.Confused about which one might be the one for you? No worries. It's not as complicated as it first seems and to help you figure out the differences between them all and work out which is the best for your requirements, we've compared each of the four Surface device families spec-by-spec to give you a better idea of which is best for you.Quick summaryThe Surface Pro is the cheapest Surface device overall. It's a Windows 10 Pro PC that also offers … [Read more...] about Which is the best Microsoft Surface device for you?