Microsoft's $399 Surface Go Is the Smallest and Cheapest Surface Available

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Microsoft detailed the compact design in a TechNet blog post.

The Surface Go's CPU is a 1.60 GHz, two-core, four-thread, 2MB cache Pentium Gold 4415y.

The tablet features a built-in kickstand, 10-inch PixelSense Display that will support the Surface Pen and will run Windows 10 Home in S mode or Windows 10 Pro depending on user preference. On the software side, the tablet is running on Windows 10. It also has a microSD card reader, Surface Connect and a headphone jack. Businesses and schools buying the device will get Windows 10 Pro, which they can put in S Mode if they wish. In the future, SKUs with 256GB SSDs, as well as LTE connectivity will be available, though pricing information is not yet available. Bloomberg's sources say the planned device is a 10-inch tablet with a starting price around $400, iPad-like rounded corners, and a USB Type-C port among its inputs.

The lightweight, 1.15-pound Surface Go - about twice as big as many smartphones - is created to be portable, but Microsoft has also developed accessories to give it more of a laptop feel. Standard web browsing, video conferencing, as well as Microsoft Office and other productivity apps would be well suited to the Go.

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The boys remain in quarantine but some of their parents have been able to see their children through the glass. He said two of them possibly have a lung infection but all eight are generally "healthy and smiling".

A successor of sorts to the discontinued Surface 3, the Surface Go ($399 to start) targets mobile workers, students and anyone on the move who doesn't want to lug around a traditional laptop.

"The Surface Go is an excellent proposition". Called Surface Go, the tablet is claimed to be the "most portable and affordable Surface product yet".

True to Microsoft's roots, the company said the lightweight Go would also suit the needs of businesses, which have been early adopters of Microsoft hardware including the Surface line and its Hololens augmented reality glasses prototype.

A keyboard case with a trackpad will go on sale at the same time for between $99 and $129, depending on the color, and a Bluetooth mouse costs $34.99. Specifically, with firstline workers or the education segment, this makes it easier to afford these devices but know that they do not come with a Type cover or a pen. The Go can plug into a monitor for a more traditional desktop experience.

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The fourth did not appeal, but his lawyer said they would soon file one, according to the Press Trust of India news agency. She succumbed to the injuries at Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore on December 29, 2012.

The pre-orders of Surface Go will begin on July 10 and it will start shipping from the next month.

Surface Go will be released August 2, and an LTE version will follow later this year, Microsoft's Chief Product Officer Panos Panay wrote in a blog post.

In terms of hardware, the Surface Go comes installed with Intel's seventh-generation Intel Pentium Gold processor, which Microsoft says it has used because it balances power consumption and performance, and can be picked up in either a 4GB RAM / 64GB storage space, or a 6GB RAM / 128GB storage space model.

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Divers have brought the boys "food, electrolyte drinks, drinking water, medicine and oxygen canisters", the AP reports. In addition to treatment areas, the hospital will also provide reunion rooms for the young boys and their families.

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