Microsoft Surface Go £360.99 with NUS Extra Card @ Microsoft
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Microsoft Surface Go £360.99 with NUS Extra Card @ Microsoft

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Found 15th Jul
I know a lot of folks on here (including me) have an NUS student card so should be eligible for the almost £20 discount. Per the previous post there could also be another 8% off if Quidco tracks.
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djdope1 m ago

But then it can't be reverted back



Im sure you wouldnt want to.
Wouldn't recommend the base model. 4GB ram is not enough for Windows, nor is 64GB hard drive after the operation system takes up a chunk.
Edited by: "daBluone" 15th Jul
LJames9641 s ago

For anyone wondering the Surface Go runs on Windows 10 S. Also, I think it …For anyone wondering the Surface Go runs on Windows 10 S. Also, I think it doesn't include a typecover (£99 RRP)


It runs 10 S yes by default but you can change it over to proper W10 in the settings.
Picard1233 h, 9 m ago

Google is your friend.


I think Microsoft would prefer Bing being your friend
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For anyone wondering the Surface Go runs on Windows 10 S. Also, I think it doesn't include a typecover (£99 RRP)
LJames9641 s ago

For anyone wondering the Surface Go runs on Windows 10 S. Also, I think it …For anyone wondering the Surface Go runs on Windows 10 S. Also, I think it doesn't include a typecover (£99 RRP)


It runs 10 S yes by default but you can change it over to proper W10 in the settings.
Yup, 10S can be switched to fill 10 - takes a few minutes.
That's a bargain
Also, I'd recommend only getting one for light use as it uses an Intel Pentium processor
Themadcow13 m ago

Yup, 10S can be switched to fill 10 - takes a few minutes.


But then it can't be reverted back
djdope1 m ago

But then it can't be reverted back



Im sure you wouldnt want to.
kharma4515th Jul

It runs 10 S yes by default but you can change it over to proper W10 in …It runs 10 S yes by default but you can change it over to proper W10 in the settings.


Ah didn't realise that. Good to know
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Wouldn't recommend the base model. 4GB ram is not enough for Windows, nor is 64GB hard drive after the operation system takes up a chunk.
Edited by: "daBluone" 15th Jul
never had a surface tablet/laptop might be a cheap way to see if its for me next time i'm looking for a 2nd laptop might consider this.
£361 for a Pentium tablet is a bit much.

£461 for a 10" Pentium laptop with shrunken keyboard is also a bit much.

This device though would be killer though if you could somehow dual boot Windows and Android.
Had a Surface Pro3 i5 for a while which hasn't missed a beat ... tempting to get this but it might be a little slow ?
surface is a good peace of kit and very handy. Hot for me and thanks for this post 🏽, still going strong with surface 1
Edited by: "yahoo007" 15th Jul
mikerr5 m ago

Had a Surface Pro3 i5 for a while which hasn't missed a beat ... tempting …Had a Surface Pro3 i5 for a while which hasn't missed a beat ... tempting to get this but it might be a little slow ?


Depends what you're using it for. That Pentium should be fine for this device's intended purpose. That 64GB storage is woefully inadequate though and there's no way to increase it.
mikerr3 h, 39 m ago

Had a Surface Pro3 i5 for a while which hasn't missed a beat ... tempting …Had a Surface Pro3 i5 for a while which hasn't missed a beat ... tempting to get this but it might be a little slow ?



LJames964 h, 36 m ago

Also, I'd recommend only getting one for light use as it uses an Intel …Also, I'd recommend only getting one for light use as it uses an Intel Pentium processor



It’ll be about as vaguely as quick as your SP3 in daily use, it’s a Pentium Gold 4415Y, basically a Kaby Lake chip (7th gen like your i3/5/7) without Turbo Boost. People just see Pentium and don’t know or check what it is...
Edited by: "plewis00" 15th Jul
Isn’t the 64GB version eMMC instead of proper SSD?
fmo1 m ago

Isn’t the 64GB version eMMC instead of proper SSD?


Yes, eMMC is digustingly slow.
Picard12326 m ago

£361 for a Pentium tablet is a bit much.£461 for a 10" Pentium laptop with …£361 for a Pentium tablet is a bit much.£461 for a 10" Pentium laptop with shrunken keyboard is also a bit much.This device though would be killer though if you could somehow dual boot Windows and Android.


Scores 3161 on cpubenchmark so similar to i3 ulv so not bad at all. If you want i5 or better the that’s what the Surface Pro is for.
Really considering this to replace my macbook air.
Sadly when you add on the cover/keyboard the pen and also the upper spec model as 4gb of ram and 64gb for storage is embarrassing and not fit for purpose. (Seeing as it is a full spec OS)
I would say the cost of it would soon add up and make it expensive for what it is.
Brilliant idea though would 100% buy it if that price was for the 128gb and 8gb ram model.
Edited by: "croz123" 15th Jul
plewis0030 m ago

It’ll be about as vaguely as quick as your SP3 in daily use, it’s a Pen …It’ll be about as vaguely as quick as your SP3 in daily use, it’s a Pentium Gold 4415Y, basically a Kaby Lake chip (7th gen like your i3/5/7) without Turbo Boost. People just see Pentium and don’t know or checkwhat it is...


My bad. Forgot about all the rebranding they've done with the Kaby Lake Pentiums. Cheers
daBluone1 h, 2 m ago

Wouldn't recommend the base model. 4GB ram is not enough for Windows, nor …Wouldn't recommend the base model. 4GB ram is not enough for Windows, nor is 64GB hard drive after the operation system takes up a chunk.


4GB is actually enough if you remove windows defender
Sp0oner26 m ago

Scores 3161 on cpubenchmark so similar to i3 ulv so not bad at all. If you …Scores 3161 on cpubenchmark so similar to i3 ulv so not bad at all. If you want i5 or better the that’s what the Surface Pro is for.


Which i3 though? There are 8 generations of i3 and hundreds of different iterations going back almost 10 years. It's certainly nowhere close to the performance of Coffee Lake 8th gen i3s.
mikerr53 m ago

Had a Surface Pro3 i5 for a while which hasn't missed a beat ... tempting …Had a Surface Pro3 i5 for a while which hasn't missed a beat ... tempting to get this but it might be a little slow ?


Read a few write ups and readers comments and most say avoid the base model not so much because of the ram but as it uses slower emmc storage
Picard12328 m ago

Which i3 though? There are 8 generations of i3 and hundreds of different …Which i3 though? There are 8 generations of i3 and hundreds of different iterations going back almost 10 years. It's certainly nowhere close to the performance of Coffee Lake 8th gen i3s.


Probably the 7th gen and backwards as they're all pretty close and dual-core. I would expect it to be roughly similar to the i3 in the Surface Pro 3 which was also a Y-series CPU and it felt pretty snappy in use. I'm not going to quote benchmarks as they don't mean a lot in the real-world but as you noted above, it'll be fine for the target user of one of these and a big step-up from the Surface 3 which was Atom-based but felt fast enough.

LJames9643 m ago

My bad. Forgot about all the rebranding they've done with the Kaby Lake …My bad. Forgot about all the rebranding they've done with the Kaby Lake Pentiums. Cheers



I didn't aim that at you but some people just see Pentium and ignore it - annoyingly Intel has Pentium and Celeron lines with both the full-fat Core architecture and also the lower-end 'Atom' architecture (Apollo Lake or whatever they're calling it now). The upper-end of these and the Pentium Gold in this is architecturally very similar to a full-speed i3/i5 without the Turbo Boost so it should rip through most day-to-day stuff no sweat while still using only 5-6W under load - which is great, in my opinion. I don't think the eMMC is too much to worry about, it's not the slowest eMMC and it's still many times quicker than a hard disk.
deeman1801 h, 26 m ago

Read a few write ups and readers comments and most say avoid the base …Read a few write ups and readers comments and most say avoid the base model not so much because of the ram but as it uses slower emmc storage


I have a 64GB laptop and keep on running out of space.
Difference between this and the latest Surface Pro with i5 (Apart from cost)??
robertr25 m ago

Difference between this and the latest Surface Pro with i5 (Apart from …Difference between this and the latest Surface Pro with i5 (Apart from cost)??


The most obvious one is size - this has a 10" screen; Current generation surface pro has 12" screen.
robertr25 m ago

Difference between this and the latest Surface Pro with i5 (Apart from …Difference between this and the latest Surface Pro with i5 (Apart from cost)??


Google is your friend.
pcs703834 m ago

The most obvious one is size - this has a 10" screen; Current generation …The most obvious one is size - this has a 10" screen; Current generation surface pro has 12" screen.



Thank you, helpful answer.
robertr58 m ago

Thank you, helpful answer.


Also full-speed SSD and faster processors. The display is also higher resolution (as a result of the Pro positioning and bigger display).
plewis003 h, 1 m ago

Probably the 7th gen and backwards as they're all pretty close and …Probably the 7th gen and backwards as they're all pretty close and dual-core. I would expect it to be roughly similar to the i3 in the Surface Pro 3 which was also a Y-series CPU and it felt pretty snappy in use.


Performance is likely to be worse as it's stuck at 1.6Ghz:

"Compared to the much faster Core m3-7Y30, the Pentium 4415 offers no Turbo Boost, different CPU and GPU clock speeds, a smaller L3 cache and a higher TDP of 6 Watt.....Due to the missing Turbo Boost, the Pentium 4415Y offers a significantly worse single thread performance than the more expensive Core m3-7Y30."

notebookcheck.net/Int…tml
daBluone4 h, 36 m ago

Wouldn't recommend the base model. 4GB ram is not enough for Windows, nor …Wouldn't recommend the base model. 4GB ram is not enough for Windows, nor is 64GB hard drive after the operation system takes up a chunk.



rapid1111113 h, 33 m ago

4GB is actually enough if you remove windows defender


True, I have just thrown my Linx laptop that has been functioning perfectly for the past 6 months with this same amount of space and memory in the bin.
daBluone5 h, 0 m ago

Wouldn't recommend the base model. 4GB ram is not enough for Windows, nor …Wouldn't recommend the base model. 4GB ram is not enough for Windows, nor is 64GB hard drive after the operation system takes up a chunk.


Same 64GB is also eMMC which is very slow compared to the NVME based SSD in the better SKU.
Can you buy this using Xbox gift cards?
Picard12338 m ago

Performance is likely to be worse as it's stuck at 1.6Ghz:"Compared to the …Performance is likely to be worse as it's stuck at 1.6Ghz:"Compared to the much faster Core m3-7Y30, the Pentium 4415 offers no Turbo Boost, different CPU and GPU clock speeds, a smaller L3 cache and a higher TDP of 6 Watt.....Due to the missing Turbo Boost, the Pentium 4415Y offers a significantly worse single thread performance than the more expensive Core m3-7Y30."https://www.notebookcheck.net/Intel-Pentium-4415Y-SoC.275686.0.html


Maybe. But it has similar architecture. The m3 cannot sustain that performance for long and will throttle back. The architecture is the main thing, obviously clockspeed will affect it but in the real- world doing the usual productivity stuff, I don’t think you’ll miss it at all. Everything considered, it’s a good value, efficient chip. I’d sooner this than them charging £100 more for a Core M or i3/5.
plewis0049 m ago

Maybe. But it has similar architecture. The m3 cannot sustain that …Maybe. But it has similar architecture. The m3 cannot sustain that performance for long and will throttle back. The architecture is the main thing, obviously clockspeed will affect it but in the real- world doing the usual productivity stuff, I don’t think you’ll miss it at all. Everything considered, it’s a good value, efficient chip. I’d sooner this than them charging £100 more for a Core M or i3/5.


Even loading multiple media heavy JS webpages will see that CPU max out to 100% for sustained periods though. At least the m3/i3 etc can use that boost to good effect and make browsing feel snappier.

This comparison is also quite interesting (SP m3 v Surface Go 4415Y):

browser.geekbench.com/v4/…866

Basically the guy below suggests that the 4415Y is actually an lower powered m3 Lite that has the Pentium name tagged onto it for marketing and market positioning:

browser.geekbench.com/v4/…866
Edited by: "Picard123" 15th Jul
If this included the keyboard then its a great price, but £460 for this with a keyboard (which is a necessity) is quite expensive imo
Picard1233 h, 9 m ago

Google is your friend.


I think Microsoft would prefer Bing being your friend
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