Surface Go currently on pre-order with 8% Quidco! - £379.99 @ Microsoft
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Surface Go currently on pre-order with 8% Quidco! - £379.99 @ Microsoft

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Found 10th Jul
The new Surface Go for £379.99 (minus 8% Quidco at present!)
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Quidco and Microsoft.. good luck with that.
Nice but by the time you’ve added a decent amount of storage, ram a keyboard and the pen it’s going to be over £700
Themadcow2 m ago

Yeah, about the same weight as an iPad Pro in tablet mode.It's a shame …Yeah, about the same weight as an iPad Pro in tablet mode.It's a shame that Windows 10 still isn't that touch/tablet friendly, otherwise this would be an instant buy for me.


yes it is
4GB SKU needs to die.
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Quidco and Microsoft.. good luck with that.
Nice but by the time you’ve added a decent amount of storage, ram a keyboard and the pen it’s going to be over £700
Bobbba5 m ago

Nice but by the time you’ve added a decent amount of storage, ram a k …Nice but by the time you’ve added a decent amount of storage, ram a keyboard and the pen it’s going to be over £700


Yeah, all adds up but have to rate it for its portability being that compact and lightweight.
The original surface pro was 10 inch but was a heavy beast. If this one is genuinely light to carry round it should sell well....
Not bad at all but still a tad pricey for a 10 inch tablet, make it 12 inches and i`m sold.
Foley2001_uk17 m ago

The original surface pro was 10 inch but was a heavy beast. If this one is …The original surface pro was 10 inch but was a heavy beast. If this one is genuinely light to carry round it should sell well....


Starts at 522g although bear in mind that's before accessories
Yeah, about the same weight as an iPad Pro in tablet mode.

It's a shame that Windows 10 still isn't that touch/tablet friendly, otherwise this would be an instant buy for me.
Themadcow2 m ago

Yeah, about the same weight as an iPad Pro in tablet mode.It's a shame …Yeah, about the same weight as an iPad Pro in tablet mode.It's a shame that Windows 10 still isn't that touch/tablet friendly, otherwise this would be an instant buy for me.


yes it is
4GB SKU needs to die.
Why bother, this is basically a surface 3 with a slight upgrade. Not really 3 yrs worth of a r and d. I love my surface pro 3/4 I've had over the years but I don't see enough of a difference to warrant this.
Edited by: "eternald" 10th Jul
Should have been £279. They'd fly off the shelves.
Bill Gates being greedy again.
dealer22123 m ago

yes it is


Touch friendly? You're in disagreement with most of the professional reviewers, but each to their own.

It's not just Windows 10 - it's all the software than runs on it. Not a lot of stuff has been optimised for touch. Everything from icon scaling to menu interfaces are mouse and keyboard focused.

I'm rooting for Microsoft to succeed here, but they need to get developers on board with it. That was the vision with Universal Windows Apps back when Windows Phone was still just about alive, but it isn't mainstream. One positive (from my perspective) is that they've continued with PC chip architecture rather than go down the ARM route.
forcedv5 m ago

Should have been £279. They'd fly off the shelves. Bill Gates being …Should have been £279. They'd fly off the shelves. Bill Gates being greedy again.


He no longer works there.
forcedv7 m ago

Should have been £279. They'd fly off the shelves. Bill Gates being …Should have been £279. They'd fly off the shelves. Bill Gates being greedy again.



I guess they will be after the early adopters clear out. However, it's fair to say that hardware margins on these units aren't huge and they need to play by the same rules that their OEM partners play by - otherwise the likes of Dell and HP would be incredibly annoyed at being undercut by their OS provider.
I think this won't sell well. Next year it will be under 300 with all accessories. Unfortunately keyboard and mouse are necessary as Windows is not touch friendly.
Edited by: "mrbone77" 10th Jul
mrbone775 m ago

I think this won't sell well. Next year it will be under 300 with all …I think this won't sell well. Next year it will be under 300 with all accessories. Unfortunately keyboard and mouse are necessary as Windows is not touch friendly.


I have a surface Pro and it is very touch friendly.. And the new pen works amazingly well, haven't noticed any issues
Also have an xps 13 with touch screen and that is great too
revdesol8 m ago

I have a surface Pro and it is very touch friendly.. And the new pen works …I have a surface Pro and it is very touch friendly.. And the new pen works amazingly well, haven't noticed any issues Also have an xps 13 with touch screen and that is great too


Which do you prefer to use?
Themadcow1 h, 26 m ago

Yeah, about the same weight as an iPad Pro in tablet mode.It's a shame …Yeah, about the same weight as an iPad Pro in tablet mode.It's a shame that Windows 10 still isn't that touch/tablet friendly, otherwise this would be an instant buy for me.


Fully agree with this. iPad Pro has it's limitations but all the apps are so well optimised vs windows touch. I've got an iPad Pro, dell XPS 13 and a few MacBooks and I keep trying to persuade myself to just sell them and get a surface. The thing is I know how much my XPS 13 updates etc and how crap an experience using prime video, sky go etc are on any laptop (Mac OS or windows). Much prefer reading PDFs, using notability etc on the iPad Pro and no updates or background tasks (and allow you to focus on the task in hand) to get in the way (plus great battery). I'm not saying that the surface isn't a great product (it is) but that the OS isn't for a tablet. It is actually the same with android. I love my Pixel C but nearly every app is miles better on a tablet on iOS then on android (on phones some are better and some are worse). If you can afford it get a good windows or Mac laptop and an iPad (even the budget one with the pen).
timmy8538 m ago

Which do you prefer to use?


see my reply
I've used Surfaces since the original Surface Pro, through the later models and currently a Surface Book, all as my daily kit. They are truly brilliant devices, but don't think you'll buy one of these and use it out of the box like a tablet. The OS just isn't suited, no matter how much Microsoft try and tell you it can be. It isn't. To get the best of this device, you need a pen and a keyboard, the keyboard is the vital bit though. If you try replacing your iPad with this, chances are you'll be back to your iPad within a month. They are great ultra-portable Windows devices, but they are still Windows devices so buy it for what it is, not what it isn't and you won't be disappointed because they are fantastic.

Re comment about apps not being optimised for touch, a huge amount of the problem in this regard is the very high-res screens on the Surface devices, this should be a little less of an issue on this device but fact remains that a lot of the apps you want to use still can't support decent scaling/DPI awareness to flick between tablet and desktop modes and that's really where they fall down.
Cuddl3s2 h, 6 m ago

Not bad at all but still a tad pricey for a 10 inch tablet, make it 12 …Not bad at all but still a tad pricey for a 10 inch tablet, make it 12 inches and i`m sold.


That's what she said...
Cuddl3s2 h, 42 m ago

Not bad at all but still a tad pricey for a 10 inch tablet, make it 12 …Not bad at all but still a tad pricey for a 10 inch tablet, make it 12 inches and i`m sold.


That's what she said.
DevilzGtr3 h, 36 m ago

Quidco and Microsoft.. good luck with that.


Ordered a Surface Pro deal from here years ago and MS cancelled but still paid the Cashback which was around £60. Not sure if TCB or Quidco.
Bill Gates greedy? That’ll be the same Bill Gates who’s given $28billion of his fortune to charity
Really wanted this but the 8gb version is 500 pounds... (not bothered about processor speed but ram I am bothered) too pricey for what it is and no accessories
Don’t buy the base model. It’s got slow Emmc memory which is terrible.
I want one but...too expensive as is.
Foley2001_uk4 h, 9 m ago

The original surface pro was 10 inch but was a heavy beast. If this one is …The original surface pro was 10 inch but was a heavy beast. If this one is genuinely light to carry round it should sell well....


BEYOND!
Is this a joke? It's RRP in the articles I saw is $399, which is right about 300 pounds, 379 is not a deal.
Too expensive for what it is in my opinion. I would be happy to pay £300 but it needs 8gb of ram imo.
Hearnia_2K18 m ago

Is this a joke? It's RRP in the articles I saw is $399, which is right …Is this a joke? It's RRP in the articles I saw is $399, which is right about 300 pounds, 379 is not a deal.


VAT
Hearnia_2K47 m ago

Is this a joke? It's RRP in the articles I saw is $399, which is right …Is this a joke? It's RRP in the articles I saw is $399, which is right about 300 pounds, 379 is not a deal.


US lists prices without tax. Each of their states apply a different tax rate on top
Windows 10 S. No good to me. Need the full blown Windows 10 Home/Pro for Visual Studio.
theRainMan14 m ago

Windows 10 S. No good to me. Need the full blown Windows 10 Home/Pro for …Windows 10 S. No good to me. Need the full blown Windows 10 Home/Pro for Visual Studio.


You can change it to windows home
Build quality of Surface have always been bad. After getting through about 20 my company has swapped to Dell XPS, can't imagine a cheaper Surface is going to be built better than the £2K ones.
Themadcow5 h, 8 m ago

Touch friendly? You're in disagreement with most of the professional …Touch friendly? You're in disagreement with most of the professional reviewers, but each to their own.It's not just Windows 10 - it's all the software than runs on it. Not a lot of stuff has been optimised for touch. Everything from icon scaling to menu interfaces are mouse and keyboard focused.I'm rooting for Microsoft to succeed here, but they need to get developers on board with it. That was the vision with Universal Windows Apps back when Windows Phone was still just about alive, but it isn't mainstream. One positive (from my perspective) is that they've continued with PC chip architecture rather than go down the ARM route.


i personally havent had any issues.
As much as I love other surface devices (use book 2 15 and gave away laptop and pro 4 to family members), I can't recommend this. If you want a PC 2 in 1 get the surface Pro, they're fanless in i5 as well.

The CPUs aren't that powerful in the Surface Go and if you're wanting it for lightweight work like documents emails etc IMO an iPad or chrome book would better suited if you're look at the £500 mark.
strider_bz10 m ago

As much as I love other surface devices (use book 2 15 and gave away …As much as I love other surface devices (use book 2 15 and gave away laptop and pro 4 to family members), I can't recommend this. If you want a PC 2 in 1 get the surface Pro, they're fanless in i5 as well. The CPUs aren't that powerful in the Surface Go and if you're wanting it for lightweight work like documents emails etc IMO an iPad or chrome book would better suited if you're look at the £500 mark.


I like to backup pictures from SD card to SSD on holidays with a bit of editing with desktop apps so this tablet appeals to me.
Genuine question, does the iPad have a concept of a file system for users yet?
Last time I played with one, each app only has access to its own storage.
leanback6 h, 3 m ago

He no longer works there.


But used to own most of the company, so its his really. I bet he still gets a large income through MS stock
Edited by: "Tabintab" 10th Jul
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