+ Tuesday December 10th, 2019

In October last year we had the opportunity to review the Microsoft Surface Go. It was so good that Scott purchased one after the review. While the high-end models are pretty costly, the entry level unit is reasonably cheap. At the moment through JB Hi-Fi, it’s a very cheap at $399.

The attraction of the Surface Go stems from its portability, capability and of course cost. Being a Windows based machine it’s got all of the capability you’d expect (albeit limited by the hardware) from a Windows machine, and unlike some more expensive Surface products, it has a very handy USB-C port.

It’s worth noting that the base purchase only includes the tablet; if you’re after the type case (clip on keyboard) then it will cost an extra $149.95 on top of the tablet. The Surface Pen, too, is an additional cost but it really isn’t necessary unless you’re planning on drawing (and the Surface Go is a bit small for that).

For the vast majority of users though, this will be not just a tablet but a laptop/desktop replacement as well. At $548.95 that’s still a pretty good investment.

The JB Hi-Fi product listing shows this as limited stock, probably to make way for a new model. If you’re keen on a bargain, having a generation old piece of hardware shouldn’t bother you. With the Surface Go it will still perform admirably, particularly for the dollars you’ve invested.

Source: JB Hi-Fi.

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Phil Tann

Phil is an Android enthusiast who spends most of his time reading up on U.S. Android news so he can get the low down on what could possibly hit Australian shores. Coming from a background in IT & T sales, he’s in the perfect position to give an educated view on hardware and software.

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This Surface deal + keyboard + pen will come in at 50% of the Samsung Galaxy Tab I purchased last year which had a total price of $1,099. So as @Adam says, this is a damn good deal. Pity I don’t need another tablet.


That’s a damn good deal!

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