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5 Reasons to Buy the Surface Go, 4 Reasons Not To

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Wait for the Surface Go LTE

Wait for the Surface Go LTE

Do you want a Surface Go LTE that is connected anywhere you go without hunting for WiFi or using a personal hotspot?

Microsoft promises a Surface Go LTE model this fall, but we don't have the pricing, carriers or other details just yet. 

Expect to see it arrive with LTE Advanced like the Surface Pro, which includes support for bands used by Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile as well as a variety of international carriers. 

Microsoft charges a $150 premium for LTE in the Surface Pro, and it makes sense that they will charge a similar fee to add LTE to your Surface Go. 

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  1. FlyingShawn

    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smaller companion to my Surface Book for when I want to travel light, but the last thing I need is a device that’ll get outdated as quickly as my 2013 ThinkPad Tablet 2 did (absolutely phenomenal form factor and the Atom chip wasn’t even *that* terrible, but a measly 2GB RAM and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!

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