Earlier last month, Microsoft announced its budget Surface tablet, called the Surface Go. Details for Malaysia were sparse, but the company promised details for Malaysia in the coming weeks. Now, Microsoft has finally given us a release date and pricing for the iPad competitor. The Surface Go launches in Malaysia on 28th August 2018, with a starting price of RM1,749.
The Surface Go weighs at about 500 grams and is 8.3mm thin. Some key features include an integrated kickstand, Windows 10, and a similar design to the Surface Pro.
With a 10″ PixelSense screen, the tablet uses a 3:2 aspect ratio display harbouring a 1800 x 1200 pixel internal resolution. The Surface Go also packs an Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y processor inside, with either 4GB + 64GB or 8GB + 128GB configurations for RAM and storage. Microsoft chose this particular processor as a way to balance performance, battery life, as well as thermal properties. The company claims that its device has up to nine hours of battery life as a result.
“Surface Go is the perfect answer to customers who are looking for laptop performance and tablet portability at an affordable price,” says Michal Golebiewski, Chief Marketing and Operations Officer of Microsoft Malaysia. “Sharing the same iconic Surface design, Surface Go is a sleek device that will help empower our customers to achieve the most out of their day, while being on the move, without needing to compromise on quality.”
You can browse Microsoft’s official Lazada Store for more information. Keep in mind that Microsoft is currently hosting a limited-time promotion. You’ll get RM150 worth of Grab vouchers if you purchase a Surface Go.