Wait for Surface Go Reviews
The Surface Go is brand new and it's untested by critics and the average user. You are better off holding off on a pre-order to wait and see what the Surface Go reviews say about the device.
It's important to know how well the battery life claims hold up in the real world and how the performance handles in a similar setting.
Early access impressions are positive regarding the size, look and feel of the device, but you'll be a more informed consumer if you can wait until full Surface Go reviews are live.
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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smaller companion to my Surface Book for when I want to travel light, but the last thing I need is a device that’ll get outdated as quickly as my 2013 ThinkPad Tablet 2 did (absolutely phenomenal form factor and the Atom chip wasn’t even *that* terrible, but a measly 2GB RAM and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!