Microsoft has announced the launch of the LTE version of Surface Go with the market release set to happen on November 20. However, the availability is going to be limited to the US and Canada on that day though Microsoft also added the tablet will be launched in 21 other countries worldwide by 22nd November itself.
Pre-orders are currently being accepted for the tablet which has been priced $679. This applies to the consumer version of the tablet and will be similar in all respects with the Wi-Fi variants of the Surface Go. However, there is going to be 8 GB of RAM on tap, along with 128 GB of native SSD storage. For comparison’s sake, the top-end Wi-Fi only version of the Surface Go is priced at $550.
Similarly, there also is a version targeted at the business community and is priced a higher $729. There is a new higher-end model as well that comes with 256 GB of storage and is priced $829. All prices mentioned is exclusive of the Type Cover which needs to be purchased separately.
Further, all of the Surface Pro variants come with largely the same specifications save for the memory and storage count. However, the primary difference between the consumer and business variants happen to the software they come pre-loaded with. For the business oriented Surface Pro, it’s Windows 10 Pro that the device features right out of the gates while the consumer version comes with Windows 10 Home in S Mode. What that means is that the OS will only support apps from the Microsoft Store though buyers do have the option to switch over to Windows 10 Home free of cost.
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Meanwhile, Microsoft also stated the Surface Go LTE will have almost the same battery life compared to the Wi-Fi only model. Specifically, the LTE model will support 8.5 hours of operation whereas the Wi-Fi model could last 9 hours on a single charge.