Microsoft has announced the launch of its Surface Go range of tablets in India. The tablet happens to be the smallest and also the cheapest in the entire Surface range and can be considered as a direct rival to the likes of the Apple iPad.

However, unlike the iPad which runs the mobile-oriented iOS, the Surface Go offers a full Windows experience with its Windows 10 S operating system. Further, buyers also have the option to upgrade to Windows 10, which means the ability to run just about any app meant for the Windows 10 platform.

Also, as with any Surface device launched so far, the Surface Go also comes with the Signature Type Cover which converts the tablet into a Windows notebook device. The backlit type cover made of Alcantara includes a trackpad as well and is similar to any Surface type cover applicable to any Surface device launched so far.

The Surface Go also comes with the signature rear hinge design that allows it to be stationed at just about any angle for convenience. That includes the near horizontal setup when say, the user needs to work right on the screen itself. Upfront, the 10-inch display offers a resolution of 1800 x 1200 with Gorilla Glass 3 on top for added protection. The tablet is also compliant with Windows Hello for user authentication.

Powering the Surface Go is an Intel Pentium Gold 4415y processor mated to either a 4 GB or 8 GB RAM. The base 4 GB model comes with 64 GB of eMMC storage while the top of the line 8 GB version offers 128 GB of native storage. There is a 5 mp HD front facing the camera as well, as is an 8 mp HD camera at the rear. The tablet also features a USB-C port while there also is a 3.5 mm headphone jack as well.

As for its price, the base model with 4 gigs of memory starts at INR. 38,599 while the top model with 8 GB of RAM sports a sticker price of INR 50,999. The Surface Go Signature Type Cover will have to be bought extra with the standard black version selling for INR 8,699. Type covers with shades of Platinum, Burgundy, and Cobalt Blue will cost more at INR 11,799.

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The Surface Pro devices are available for pre-order from Flipkart at the moment with the retailer also offering attractive deals and discounts on the device as well.

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