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Microsoft Surface Go MHN-00003

Specifications

Microsoft Surface Go MHN-00003
Microsoft Surface Go MHN-00003
Graphics adapter
Intel UHD Graphics 615, Core: 300 - 850 MHz, Memory: 933 MHz, 23.20.16.4974
Memory
4096 MB 
Display
10 inch 3:2, 1800 x 1200 pixel 216 PPI, 10-point multitouch, Sharp SHP14A6, IPS, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel Kaby Lake-Y Premium PCH
Storage
64 GB eMMC Flash, 64 GB 
, 42.8 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek High Definition Audio
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, Audio Connections: 3.5-mm audio, Card Reader: microSDXC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: ambient light sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, Surface Connect
Networking
Qualcomm Atheros QCA61x4 (a/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.3 x 245 x 175 ( = 0.33 x 9.65 x 6.89 in)
Battery
28 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Primary Camera: 5 MPix Skype HD video
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix autofocus camera
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: optional: Surface Go signature type cover, Keyboard Light: yes, power supply, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
523 g ( = 18.45 oz / 1.15 pounds), Power Supply: 152 g ( = 5.36 oz / 0.34 pounds)
Price
449 EUR

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 80.42% - good
Average of 27 scores (from 42 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 73%, features: 53%, display: 89% mobility: 76%, workmanship: 89%, ergonomy: 71%, emissions: 95%

Reviews for the Microsoft Surface Go MHN-00003

87.3% Microsoft Surface Go (Pentium, 64GB eMMC) Tablet Review | Notebookcheck
Microsoft's Surface Go is a much more affordable tablet than any other previous Surface device. However, it comes at a price: significantly reduced performance. Find out how Microsoft's entry-level tablet fares against its competition.
80% Microsoft Surface Go review: a new iPad Pro and Galaxy Tab S4 killer?
Source: T3 English
The Microsoft Surface Go is a pro-level tablet computer that successfully breaks into the market traditionally dominated by the Apple iPad Pro and Samsung Galaxy Tab ranges. It doesn't quite match the slickness of its rivals, but then again its rivals don't have the flexibility of Windows.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/14/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Microsoft Surface Go: an Ausdroid review
Source: Ausdroid English
The Microsoft Surface Go is a great tablet/laptop and does what it is designed to do extremely well. The Surface Go is compact, light and easy to carry around with you every day. Throw it in your bag and you have a tablet with the functionality of a desktop PC on the go (hence the name).
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/26/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Surface Go review: The goldilocks of convertibles
Source: Good Gear Guide English
Even if it’s not too powerful and lacks legacy ports, the Surface Go is portable enough to draw attention and cheap enough to open wallets.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/17/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Microsoft Surface Go Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
With the middling performance and not-cheap cost when you factor in the Type Cover, the Surface Go can’t quite reach the heights of the 9.7-inch iPad, but the relative versatility that Windows 10 offers means the ultraportable Surface Go is still a solid alternative.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/12/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Microsoft Surface Go review: Going for gold
Source: It Pro English
Although a poor man’s Surface Pro on paper, in practice this petite 2-in-1 is highly versatile, intensely portable and thoroughly charming. If it wasn’t for a handful of flaws like its disappointing battery life, it’d almost be a better option than its more powerful cousin.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/12/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Microsoft Surface Go review
Source: PC Advisor English
It’s a 2-in-1 that doesn’t make us wish we had a traditional laptop instead, and for that it should be commended. Creatives and media junkies won’t like the small screen but as the cheapest Surface going this is by no means a compromised product.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/05/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Microsoft Surface Go review: a new iPad Pro and Galaxy Tab S4 killer?
Source: T3 English
The Microsoft Surface Go is a pro-level tablet computer that successfully breaks into the market traditionally dominated by the Apple iPad Pro and Samsung Galaxy Tab ranges. It doesn't quite match the slickness of its rivals, but then again its rivals don't have the flexibility of Windows.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/03/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Microsoft Surface Go Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
With the middling performance and not-cheap cost when you factor in the Type Cover, the Surface Go can’t quite reach the heights of the 9.7-inch iPad, but the relative versatility that Windows 10 offers means the ultraportable Surface Go is still a solid alternative.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/27/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Microsoft Surface Go review: The ultraportable laptop alternative
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Surface Go is a super portable 2-in-1 that's great as a second go-anywhere machine. Unfortunately, battery life isn't great and once you've added the accessories it's not cheap. But for a portable machine there's little else to take it on.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/22/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Microsoft Surface Go review
Source: PC Advisor English
The Surface Go is a quiet triumph for Microsoft. The company has successfully distilled what is best about the Surface Pro (portability, usability, great design) into a smaller, cheaper computer than doesn’t suffer performance issues as a result.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/17/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Microsoft Surface Go Review
Source: Toptenreviews English
The Surface Go is a gorgeous machine that brings you an excellent Windows 10 experience in a 10-inch tablet.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/09/2018
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80%
82% Microsoft Surface Go for work and play (Australian review)
Source: Gadgetguy English
Smaller than I expected at 245 mm x 175 mm x 8.3 mm x 522g (without type cover). A baby Surface. It uses the same mag-alloy chassis, has similar largish bezels, the characteristic stereo speakers etc.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/07/2018
Rating: Total score: 82% price: 80% performance: 70% workmanship: 100%
Microsoft Surface Go: Best (And Worst) Business Features
Source: Business News Daily English
If you're buying devices for an all Microsoft company, the Microsoft Surface Go is a decent tablet option for staff members that want on-the-go portability, but don't need the robust processing power, larger size, or increased cost, of the Microsoft Surface Pro.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/21/2018
Surface Go in S-mode review: The tiny Windows 10 tablet that can do (almost) everything
Source: Our IT Department English
At the end of the day, Surface Go is worth the money. If you’re looking for a solid first tablet or computer or introduction to Surface, then this model of the Surface Go is the way to go. It performs just as good as a Surface Pro, but with the limits and security of S Mode and the benefits of USB C. The design and build are both excellent, and inking is just so natural. The keyboard and type cover might be extra costs, and initially uncomfortable, but it adds up in the long run for multi-tasking and getting work done. Surface Go is well worth the money, and I hope that you think so too.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/07/2018
70% Microsoft Surface Go Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Surface Go is very close to an ideal budget tablet and mini laptop in one device, but short battery life holds it back.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/03/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
Microsoft Surface Go now available for $399 and up
Source: Liliputing English
Anyway, it’s been a few years since Microsoft has offered a low-power, low-cost alternative to the Surface Pro, so it’s good to see a new option that’s probably the best version of a 10 inch Surface to date.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/02/2018

Foreign Reviews

Microsoft Surface Go Wie klein ist das denn?
Source: Frankfurter Allgemeine German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/06/2018
Microsoft Surface Go Das bisher kleinste Surface-Tablet
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/05/2018
83% Microsoft Surface Go Mehr Windows braucht man unterwegs nicht
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/25/2018
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 75% display: 92% mobility: 82%
90% Microsoft Surface Go Ein großartiges Tablet – doch ist es zu teuer?
Source: Tablet Blog German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/24/2018
Rating: Total score: 90%
Microsoft Surface Go Microsofts "Billig-Surface"
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/22/2018
Microsoft Surface Go
Source: Marijan bloggt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/22/2018
Microsoft Surface Go
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/19/2018
Das billigste Surface ist auch eines der besten
Source: Heute German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/02/2018
73% Surface Go, análisis: más pequeño no siempre es mejor
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/14/2018
Rating: Total score: 73% performance: 60% display: 85% mobility: 70% workmanship: 85% ergonomy: 60%
87% Microsoft Surface Go, análisis
Source: MuyComputer Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/11/2018
Rating: Total score: 87% price: 80% performance: 100% display: 85% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80%
78% Surface Go, análisis y opinión
Source: Computerhoy Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/03/2018
Rating: Total score: 78%
80% Microsoft Surface Go
Source: Hipertextual Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/30/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
Microsoft Surface Go 128 GB. Pros y contras (599 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: High performance; decent hardware; elegant design; nice display; good speakers. Negative: Relatively high price; no HDMI output; no fingerprint sensor.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/06/2018
84% Análise: Microsoft Surface Go – portabilidade levada mais além
Source: Pplware Portuegese PT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/06/2018
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 80% display: 100% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90%
Recensione Microsoft Surface Go: l'arte di bastare a sé stessi
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: High mobility; long battery life; powerful hardware; comfortable keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/04/2018
Microsoft Surface Go: piccolo e compatto | Anteprima video
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: Nice design; compact size; light weight; solid workmanship; good hardware; long battery life. Negative: No 4G LTE; uncomfortable keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/31/2018
80% Review: Microsoft Surface Go – compact en licht werkstation
Source: Tablets Magazine Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/07/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Microsoft Surface Go - Productieve tablet-pc
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/25/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
78% Surface Go : test & avis de l’ordinateur 2-en-1 de Microsoft
Source: Tablette-tactile.net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/01/2018
Rating: Total score: 78%
74% Recenzja Microsoft Surface Go. Dobry iPad z Windowsem i problemami egzystencjalnymi
Source: Tabletowo Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/17/2018
Rating: Total score: 74% performance: 70% display: 90% mobility: 60%
Surface Go – recenzja. Mały tablet Microsoftu mógłby być wielki
Source: Antyweb Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Nice design; great built quality; decent hardware; good display.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/17/2018
Surface Go – test „taniego” tabletu Microsoftu za 2650 zł
Source: PC Lab.pl Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; nice display; decent cameras; compact size; light weight. Negative: Average performance; poor connectivity; expensive accessories.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/08/2018
Recenze: Microsoft Surface Go – zatopí konkurenci
Source: CZC CZ→EN
Positive: Modern design; nice display; good speakers. Negative: Mediocre ergonomy; poor cameras.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/23/2018
75% Test Microsoft Surface Go
Source: Tek.no NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/21/2018
Rating: Total score: 75%
Test av Microsoft Surface Go
Source: Dinside NO→EN
Positive: Nice display; solid workmanship; silent system; decent connectivity. Negative: Poor cameras; mediocre ergonomy.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/15/2018
70% Test: Microsoft Surface Go
Source: Mobil.se SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/06/2018
Rating: Total score: 70% display: 80%

Comment

Intel UHD Graphics 615: Integrated graphics card in some Amber Lake Y-series processors (5 Watt TDP) with 24 EUs (GT2) and no dedicated graphics memory. Clocks with up to 1000 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.
0.523 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).


80.42%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2018-09-15)