5 Reasons to Buy the Surface Go, 4 Reasons Not To
Don't Wait for Surface Go Deals
While you can wait for bigger Surface Go deals, there are already a few deals worth checking out -- including $50 off that likely only lasts until pre-orders are over.
The best Surface Go deal is at Best Buy, where you get a $50 gift card with your purchase. You can use this to buy the Surface Pen or a Type Cover once the Surface Go ships.
Right now eligible students, parents, teachers and military members can save $20 on the entry model Surface Go and about $30 on the upgraded model.
We could see some more back to school Surface Go deals and some Black Friday Surface Go deals later this year.
The odds are also good that some of the Black Friday deals will include bundles on the Type Cover and the Surface Pen, which will allow you to get the full experience at a better price.
07/11/2018 at 2:45 pm
Why is Microsoft so obsessed with low-RAM device offerings?? Yeah, the Go is meant to be a secondary device, I get that, but I run out of 8GB RAM all the time just using Chrome with multiple tabs and memory-hungry sites like Facebook! Even on their bigger/better Surface devices (Pro/Book/Laptop) you have to pony up big money for the i7/big SSD combo (most people don’t need the extra speed/lowered battery life of the i7 or that much storage) just to get 16GB of RAM! 8GB should be the starting point for most devices in 2018 and there’s no rational reason to force users to the ultra-high configuration tier just to get above that!
I *was* really, really excited for a smaller companion to my Surface Book for when I want to travel light, but the last thing I need is a device that’ll get outdated as quickly as my 2013 ThinkPad Tablet 2 did (absolutely phenomenal form factor and the Atom chip wasn’t even *that* terrible, but a measly 2GB RAM and spinner-slow eMMC storage made it feel about as snappy as a bargain-store Android tablet and I’m expecting the same from the 4GB/eMMC Surface Go). The 8GB/SSD Go will definitely perform better, but a 16GB with the same Pentium and storage would be a world better in usability and perceived speed!