The Best $400 Laptop?
With back to school emerging, we are seeing new and interesting products being released that are targeted towards students. One such product is Microsoft’s new Surface Go, which is a laptop designed for everyday tasks. It brings the functionality of a laptop with excellent portability, as it has a small 10-inch display and its keyboard can detach to make it a touchscreen tablet. The Surface Go is planned to be released on August 2 and is currently available for preorder online. It has a relatively low price when compared with its brothers, the Surface Pro, Surface Book, and Surface Laptop, as the price for the base model is only $400.
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What differentiates itself from the other Surface models is its price tag and specs. While the other Surface models have nice features and specs, they also have quite a big price tag which makes them not suitable for small, everyday tasks. The cheapest Surface model besides the Surface Go is the Surface Pro, which starts at $749. Although it is inexpensive, the Surface Go does not have specs that are that bad. Its graphics processing unit is decent for the price point, and it has a good amount of memory as well. Besides that, most of the other features are average or subpar. The specs are good enough for students, and its touchscreen and ability to fold and detach makes it a good product for graphic designers as well. Unfortunately, one drawback is its $399 price is a bit of a ploy by Microsoft. Most users will opt for the $549 model instead, as the $399 model has an eMMC drive, which is quite slower than the SSD included in the more expensive version. Additionally, the keyboard for the Surface Go is not included with the device, so consumers will have to pay at least an additional $99 to buy it as well. A mouse and stylus are also not included, so that may be an additional cost for users who want those as well. Overall, the Surface Go is a great and unique device for students and designers, but its seemingly low price does not include additional expenses that could make this device quite more expensive. Will you order one for yourself?
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