Microsoft Surface Go

The Surface Go is a 10-inch (250 mm) 2-in-1 detachable in the Microsoft Surface series that was released on August 2, 2018. It was unveiled by Microsoft on July 10, 2018.[2]

The device runs Windows 10 Home in S-Mode and features a 5MP front facing camera, an infrared camera, 8 MP rear camera, a NFC chip and a kickstand supporting an angle of up to 165º. The screen is a 3 by 2 optically-bonded PixelSense™ 1800 x 1200 display with a density of 217 PPI and optical bonding providing a full 180 degree viewing angle. The Surface Go starts at US$399 and does not include a Type Cover or Surface Pen, which must be purchased separately. The Type Cover is offered in black, plus three options with Alcantara fabric -- Burgundy, Cobalt Blue, and Platinum. The Type Cover also uses an 8-pin connection instead of the 6-pin connection featured in past Surfaces, breaking compatibility with other models.

  • Surface Go has an Intel Pentium Gold Processor 4415Y and Intel HD Graphics 615 GPU. Storage options are 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB.[3]
  • Surface Go can fully charge its battery in 2 hours.
  • Surface Go comes with a headphone jack, and micro SD card slot.
  • All configurations are also available with Windows 10 Pro for an additional $50 USD.
  • The 8.3 mm thick tablet weighs 0.52 kg (1.15 lb).
Surface Go
Microsoft Surface logo
Type2-in-1 detachable
Release dateAugust 2, 2018
Introductory priceUS$399
Operating systemWindows 10 Home in S mode (upgradable to Windows 10 Home) or Windows 10 Pro
System-on-chip usedIntel Pentium Gold 4415Y 1.6GHz, 2 MB cache, 6 W[1]
Memory4/8 GB dual-channel DDR3-1600 (25.6 GB/sec)
Storage64 GB eMMC, 128 GB NVMe SSD
Removable storagemicroSD slot
Display10.0 inches (25 cm) 1800x1200 (217 ppi) PixelSense HD screen with 3:2 aspect ratio
GraphicsIntel HD Graphics 615
InputMulti-touch touchscreen
Surface Pen (sold separately)
Type Cover detachable keyboard with touchpad (sold separately)
CameraFront: 5 MP, 1080p HD
Rear: 8 MP, 1080p HD
TouchpadOn the Surface Type Cover (sold separately)
Online servicesMicrosoft Store, OneDrive
Dimensions245 millimetres (9.6 in) (width)
175 millimetres (6.9 in) (height)
8.3 millimetres (0.33 in) (depth)
Mass522 grams (1.151 lb)
245 grams (0.540 lb) (add for Type Cover)
PredecessorSurface 3
Related articlesSurface


  1. ^ ARK | Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y Processor (2M Cache). Retrieved on 2018-07-09.
  2. ^ Microsoft Devices Blog Surface Go article
  3. ^ "This is Microsoft Surface Go". Retrieved 2018-07-10.
  4. ^ Microsoft Surface Go tech specs
  5. ^ Commercial Microsoft Surface Go tech specs
  6. ^ Surface Go for Business
  7. ^ $499 4GB/128GB model perpetually out of stock?

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Law School Admission Test

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The test had existed in some form since 1948, when it was created to give law schools a standardized way to assess applicants in addition to their GPA. The current form of the exam has been used since 1991. The exam has six total sections that include four scored multiple choice sections, an unscored experimental section, and an unscored writing section. Raw scores are converted to a scaled score with a high of 180, a low of 120, and a median score around 150. When an applicant applies to a law school all scores from the past five years are reported and the highest score is used.

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List of devices with video output over USB-C

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Currently the only devices compatible with the Microsoft Display Dock are the Microsoft Lumia 950 and the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL. The dock will also work with the Microsoft Surface Go, Microsoft Surface Book 2 and other devices that support MyDP standard (also known as Mobility DisplayPort or SlimPort). However the dock's power supply is not powerful enough to charge the Surface at the same time, so the battery will slowly discharge during use unless the Surface's own power supply is also attached.

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Surface Go Configuration Options[4] [5] [6] [7]
Price Tier (USD) CPU Integrated GPU RAM Internal Storage LTE
399 Intel Pentium Gold Processor 4415Y Intel HD Graphics 615 4 GB 64GB eMMC No
499 128GB NVMe SSD
549 8 GB
679 Yes
779 256GB NVMe SSD
Windows 10
Windows RT

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