Surface Go: The Unboxing

Posted on August 2, 2018 by Brad Sams in Podcasts, Video Reviews with 10 Comments

Microsoft’s Surface Go is available today and here’s a quick clip of the unboxing of the new hardware.

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10 responses to “Surface Go: The Unboxing”

  1. ivan19998

    Reflections are insane

    It looks so dated... Like from previous era

  2. train_wreck

    My god they copy almost everything about Apple’s packaging here, don’t they?

    Not that plenty of other manufacturers don’t do the same, but still....

  3. curtisspendlove

    Seems pretty solid. I don’t mind paying extra for that build quality feel. Maybe I’m a snob, but I just don’t like handling a “plastic piece of crap” these days.

    I think Microsoft has come a long way with Windows 10, but I still feel like improvements could be made for touch mode.

    I’m very curious to see the performance and “real world” review.

  4. ommoran

    Brad! Stop calling everything a "bad boy". Especially stop doing it repeatedly!

  5. Tirith

    Mine arrived today, sans the keyboard which was ordered with it. On my account it still lists "pending" when I contacted phone support for the store, they said it would ship soon and arrive by the 10th, also that this was normal. The rep tried to convince me that this its normal for pre-order items that are ordered as a bundle often shipped separately.

    This seems terrible. I should have just bought it at a MS store.

  6. Rycott

    Are the bezels even really a big deal on devices like this? It'd be worse to use it as a tablet with no bezels.

  7. gvan

    If I could get it with512gb of storage I would have already order it. Sadly, it’s not available with a large storage option. I don’t know why. I’m sure it’s not upgradable???

  8. Grant Cunliffe

    After having a Surface 3 this seems very deja vu! At least this time maybe LTE will turn up a bit more promptly?

    Itching for a Brydge keyboard for this device.

    Currently using a cellular iPad with a Brydge keyboard it is is brilliant.

    Not perfect of course, slight bluetooth lag when you start typing but it picks up what you type so can live with it.

    A connector for a Brydge type stand as for the Type Cover would be magic.

    Love the Surface kickstand it looks great in all the police and spy movies I watch (where no keyboard is used) but getting a surface on your lap - yuk.

    Microsoft needs to get moving though, finding the cellular iPad with keyboard extremely workable as a laptop alternative.

    The smoothness of use reflecting the time that Apple has had has made it rock solid up against shakey Microsoft.

    I'm a Chrome user but IOS Safari has wowed me once I got working with Favorites and Bookmarks.

    Being able to go back with a sweep vs touch on Chrome so nice.

    Apps like Zinio just work for all the digital magazines I buy. Tried the Zinio App on my Surface 3, made me want to cry!

    If Apple wake up and deliver less clunky Brydge type keyboard option and mouse support watch out Microsoft and Google.

    Is Microsoft too little too late?

  9. Chris Blair

    In your full review, please determine whether the "intermittent pen inaccuracy when hand is on the screen" problem that I and many others experience when using the 2017 Surface Pro and Pen has been fixed in the Go. A link to the thread that addresses this issue on the MS Community Forum is provided below:


    Surface Go is like getting a MacBook Pro in the form of an iPad Pro for the cost of an iPad Mini and the functionality of a Surface Pro which can do everything that each of the above mentioned can not.