Microsoft has introduced the Surface Go 4, the latest version of its affordable tablet computer. The updated model offers only a slight increase in performance over the Surface Go 3 model released in 2021. Regular consumers won’t be able to buy a Surface Go 4 tablet. The new model is intended only for business users.
The Surface Go 4 is powered by a quad-core Intel N200 processor with a frequency of up to 3.7 GHz, equipped with 32 execution units of integrated graphics. Microsoft has decided not to configure the device with 4 GB of RAM. The new Surface Go 4 is only available with 8GB of LPDDR5 RAM. 64, 128 or 256 GB of permanent storage are also offered.
Externally, the tablet has remained almost unchanged compared to the previous model. Like its predecessor, the Surface Go 4 received a USB-C port, a 3.5mm audio output, a microSD memory card reader and two cameras with support for 1080p resolution. The updated model is equipped with the same 10.5-inch display and supports a resolution of 1920 × 1280 pixels. The Verge reports that Microsoft has simultaneously made the Surface Go 4 more repairable. Components such as the battery, stand, motherboard and display are now easier to repair or replace if necessary.
According to Microsoft, the Windows 11 Pro operating system on the Surface Go 4 runs up to 80 percent faster than the Surface Go 3. However, The Verge writes that the performance of the new model still leaves a lot to be desired. When it comes to everyday tasks like web surfing, the tablet is very slow and takes an unforgivably long time to change the screen orientation when rotating.
Surface Go 4 will be available on October 3rd. Pricing for the new product starts at $579 for the version with 64GB of permanent storage. However, as mentioned above, the device is only available for purchase to the company’s corporate customers.