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Microsoft Surface Go MCZ-00002

Specifications

Microsoft Surface Go MCZ-00002
Microsoft Surface Go MCZ-00002 (Surface Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
8192 MB 
Display
10 inch 3:2, 1800 x 1200 pixel 216 PPI, Capacitive, native pen support, IPS, Corning Gorilla Glass 3, glossy: yes, detachable screen
Storage
128 GB NVMe, 128 GB 
Connections
Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Sensors: Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Magnetometer, USB-C
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 83 x 245 x 175 ( = 3.27 x 9.65 x 6.89 in)
Battery
Lithium-Ion, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 9.5 h
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit
Camera
Primary Camera: 8 MPix
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Virtual or Physical chiclet, S pen, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
522 g ( = 18.41 oz / 1.15 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
450 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 76.5% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 14 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 73%, features: - %, display: 90% mobility: 60%, workmanship: 85%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Microsoft Surface Go MCZ-00002

75% Microsoft Surface Go review:
Source: CNet English
The new Microsoft Surface Go is the perfect size for casual coffee-shop computing, but getting the full experience quickly drives up the price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/13/2018
Rating: Total score: 75% performance: 70% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80%
70% Microsoft Surface Go review: This affordable little Windows 10 S tablet is a PC when you need it
Source: PC World English
Microsoft has traditionally pushed the limits with Surface hardware: faster, more powerful, and yes, more expensive. The Surface Go feels like a repositioning, reaching down into the “niche” of the mainstream commuter, offering a tablet that can be a PC when you need it.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/06/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
Microsoft Surface Go review: A pint-size PC for getting work done
Source: Yahoo English
I rank the Surface Go above the iPad Pro and any of Google’s Chromebooks when it comes to overall productivity. The iPad Pro’s keyboard isn’t nearly as good as the Surface Go’s, despite its size, and Chromebooks can’t run full desktop apps. As a straight-up tablet, the Pro wins, but that’s not why you buy a Pro to begin with.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/03/2018
Microsoft Surface Go Review Roundup: A Mixed Bag
Source: Extreme Tech English
When I write these articles, I aim to channel the voices of the reviewers first and foremost, holding back my own opinion or commentary. But I’ll say this: Having just written an article demanding that manufacturers stop shipping systems that drop below their minimum base clocks, I feel obliged to stick to it. If the Pentium Gold 4415Y can’t hold its base clock, then the Surface Go isn’t a system ExtremeTech recommends. Period. I’m not going to pretend that we’re Consumer Reports, but somebody somewhere has to take a stand for the idea that customers deserve the performance they pay for. Going forward, we will not recommend a system that can’t maintain its minimum CPU clock under ordinary test conditions that represent standard workloads.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/03/2018
82% Surface Go review: The ideal cheap Windows tablet ... almost
Source: Engadget English
The Surface Go is the first Surface that can actually take on the iPad. It's impressively thin and light, while also being a fully-fledged Windows PC. Unfortunately, its slow hardware means you can't stress it too much, and Windows still needs more compelling tablet apps.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/02/2018
Rating: Total score: 82%
Microsoft Surface Go review: This affordable little Windows 10 S tablet is a PC when you need it
Source: Good Gear Guide English
Microsoft has traditionally pushed the limits with Surface hardware: faster, more powerful, and yes, more expensive. The Surface Go feels like a repositioning, reaching down into the “niche” of the mainstream commuter, offering a tablet that can be a PC when you need it.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/02/2018
70% Microsoft Surface Go
Source: PC Mag English
The Surface Go is an intriguing low-cost detachable for travelers, education buyers, and others who want to launch into Microsoft's well-made, attractive Surface 2-in-1s on a tight budget.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/01/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
Microsoft Surface Go
Source: PC Mag English
The Surface Go is an intriguing low-cost detachable for travelers, education buyers, and others who want to launch into Microsoft's well-made, attractive Surface 2-in-1s on a tight budget.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/11/2018
Microsoft Announces The Surface Go: Smaller And Less Expensive
Source: AnandTech English
The new low-end Surface Go looks like a great replacement for the Surface 3, offering a way into the Surface lineup at a much more affordable price. The move to Kaby Lake will be a major boon to performance as well. Prices start at $399 for the base model, $449 for the same model with Windows 10 Pro, or $549 for 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB SSD. The 256 GB and LTE models will ship later. Pre-orders should be available soon.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/09/2018

Foreign Reviews

Microsoft Surface Go Wenig Leistung zum Premiumpreis
Source: Der Standard German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/19/2018
80% Microsoft Surface Go review: klein maar fijn
Source: Techzine Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/03/2018
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 75% display: 90% workmanship: 90%
Surface Go: is dit de ultieme tablet en laptop in één?
Source: Bright.nl Dutch NL→EN
Negative: High price; no including keyboard; average performance.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/28/2018
82% Test de la Microsoft Surface Go : toutes les qualités de la Surface dans un format nomade
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/27/2018
Rating: Total score: 82%
Đánh giá Microsoft Surface Go: Chiếc tablet giá rẻ lý tưởng?
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Good price; compact size; high mobility. Negative: Average performance.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/03/2018

Comment

Series:

Both the Microsoft Surface RT and the Surface Pro never really made it big and couldn't compete with its Android and iOs counterparts. A large reason for its low sales figures was due to the unpopularity of the tablet-notebook hybrid category itself. However it is important to note that the Surface Pro 2 is actually a full blown laptop acting as a hybrid. For a start, it comes with Windows 8.1 backed up with an Intel Core i5-4300U ultrabook class processor, 8GB of RAM and up to 512GB SSD. It looks and has the same dimensions as the first version making both their accessories compatible with each other. However, there's also the new optional Type Cover 2 which adds backlighting but is on the heavy side and is rather pricey.

The good thing about the surface is of course its ultra portability and undeniable performance. With its specs, it will quite likely outperform many other ultraportable laptops and hybrids. Also not to forget is the fact that it comes preinstalled with Windows 8.1 and has all the necessary built-in ports making it an actual laptop and not just a replacement. The primary I/O, the FHD screen is also accompanied with an included active stylus. The downside to all this is definitely the asking price for the tablet and detachable keyboard combination. There may be some serious competitors giving almost if not the same kind of specs for a lower price. Its kickstand, although improved, is still a letdown as it doesn't conveniently sit on a lap despite being a laptop. All in all, the Microsoft Surface Pro 2 is worthy laptop if budget is not an issue.

Intel HD Graphics 615: Integrated graphics card in some Kaby Lake Y-series processors (4.5 Watt TDP) with 24 EUs (GT2) and no dedicated graphics memory. Clocks with Update to 1050 MHz depending on the CPU Model. Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
4415Y: Extremely efficient ULV-SoC (System-on-a-Chip) for tablets and fanless notebooks based on the Kaby Lake architecture. Includes two CPU cores clocked at 1.6 GHz (fixed, no Turbo Boost) with Hyper Threading support as well as a graphics adapter and is manufactured in a 14 nm process. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
10":

The screen diagonal is used for small tablets.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

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

This is pretty heavy for a smartphone. Usually, small tablets weigh as much.


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).


76.5%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Samsung Chromebook Plus XE521QAB-K01US
HD Graphics 615, Celeron 3965Y, 12.2", 1.33 kg
HP Chromebook x2 12-f015nr
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HD Graphics 615, Core m3 7Y30, 14", 1.6 kg
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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2018-08-26)