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Microsoft Surface Go 4

Specifications

Microsoft Surface Go 4
Microsoft Surface Go 4
Processor
Intel Processor N200 4 x 1 - 3.7 GHz, Alder Lake-N
Memory
8 GB 
, DDR5
Display
10.50 inch 3:2, 1920 x 1280 pixel 210 PPI, Capacitive, native pen support, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Storage
256GB
Connections
USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: microSD, NFC
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/), Bluetooth 5.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.3 x 245 x 175 ( = 0.33 x 9.65 x 6.89 in)
Battery
, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 12 h
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Pro
Camera
Primary Camera: 8 MPix
Secondary Camera: 2 MPix
Weight
512 g ( = 18.06 oz / 1.13 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

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Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

Reviews for the Microsoft Surface Go 4

60% Microsoft Surface Go 4 review: This new iteration is not built for creatives
Source: Creative Bloq English
The Surface Go 4 hasn’t really moved on from its predecessor. Sure, it has a new processor and a different type of storage, but neither amount to any serious improvements in performance. The lack of any substantial power makes it unworkable as a laptop for almost all creatives and the clunky Windows interface lets down an otherwise great design. Microsoft has gone big on improvements for business users but that does nothing to provide a device that will bring joy to most of the creative world.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/14/2023
Rating: Total score: 60%
Microsoft Surface Go 4 preview: Taking care of business
Source: Expert Reviews English
All in all, the Surface Go 4 looks to be something of a mixed bag. It certainly sounds as though Microsoft has taken feedback on board regarding the lacklustre performance of the Surface Go 3 and made real attempts to offer a nippier experience this time around. Until we see pricing, however, it’s impossible to know whether or not these changes will represent good value for money. We’ll be putting the Surface Go 4 through the gauntlet of our review process soon enough, though, so be sure check back in with Expert Reviews to see if this could be the right laptop for your workplace.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/22/2023

Comment

Intel UHD Graphics Xe 750 32EUs: Integrated graphics card in Intel Rocket Lake SoCs based on the new Gen. 12 architecture with 32 EUs (Execution Units / Shader Cluster). The clock rate depends on the processor model. The Rocket Lake chips are produced in the old 14nm+++ process at Intel.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


N200: On Alder-Lake-N based mobile CPU with 4 efficient cores (Gracemont) with 1 - 3.7 GHz. The TDP is specified at only 6 Watt.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


10.50":

This is a standard display format for tablet computers or small convertibles. You see more on the screen than on a smartphone but you can't use big resolutions well. On the other hand, mobility is not a problem.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


Microsoft:

Microsoft smartphones and tablets have been tested since 2012. There are many reviews with average ratings. The reader's interest is quite given, but the market share is not big enough for the Top 5 smartphone manufacturers (as of 2016).


60%: Such a poor rating is rare. There are only a few notebooks that were rated even worse. The rating websites do not give a purchase recommendation here.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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