While critics have rendered the market of tablets as mostly useless, certain big names of the industry such as Apple, Samsung and Microsoft are constantly trying to breathe new life into the segment with flagship-grade devices. Microsoft’s Surface series has been long considered the best iteration of Windows 10 PC. The Surface Go was unveiled earlier this year as an answer to the affordable tablets from Samsung and Apple, with a host of dedicated accessories. Now, it seems Microsoft is bringing the Surface Go to India.
Flipkart’s homepage has started teasing a new Microsoft Surface device. Pictures of a partly rendered tablet-like device are teased on Flipkart. While the name of the device hasn’t made public, it is evident that the device in question is the Surface Go – courtesy the hashtag #OnTheGo. Sadly, the teaser doesn’t mention a tentative launch date or the price bracket at which Microsoft will unveil the Surface Go.
Since the teaser is already up, it is expected that Microsoft could start selling its most affordable Windows 10 tablet around the festive period of Christmas. The Surface Go is a tablet that runs on a full version of Windows 10 and comes with a bunch of optional accessories to enhance productivity. The Surface Go comes with its own set of keyboard and a Surface Pen. Looking at the teasers, Microsoft will bring these accessories to the Indian market as well.
For those who don’t know, the Surface Go sports a 10-inch PixelSense display with a resolution of 1800×1200 pixels and is protected by Gorilla Glass 3. The tablet runs on Windows 10 and is underpinned by an Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y processor. Users can spec it up to 8GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The Surface Go also sports a USB-C port alongside the 3.5mm headphone jack. For the optics, there’s an 8-megapixel camera at the rear and a 5-megapixel camera for the front. The tablet comes with an integrated stand that helps to adjust the tilt angle.
Since the Surface Go offers a full-blown version of Windows 10 and a professional set of accessories, there are high chances that Microsoft could price it in a way to rival the 10.5-inch Apple iPad Pro as well as Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S4.