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Surface Go with Linux Review: almost the perfect open source notepad

Surface Go with Linux Review: almost the perfect open source notepad

You have probably had your fill of Surface Go reviews that seem to split the tech world in two. You’ve also most likely seen the brawls between the Surface Go and the iPad Pro, especially those revolving around the rhetoric of real PCs. So why not have yet another Surface Go review? This time, however, we’ll take a rather different spin and highlight one aspect that really does make the Surface Go a “real PC”: being able to install other operating systems like Linux. And in that regard, it is near perfect as an on-the-go Linux digital notepad.

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iPad Pro vs Surface Go: will the real computer please stand up

iPad Pro vs Surface Go: will the real computer please stand up

What is a computer? Apple asked this soul-searching when it launched the iPad Pro line. Since then, arguments have been thrown back and forth for and against the iPad as a laptop replacement. Then along came the Microsoft Surface Go, calling attention to itself, shouting that it's a real computer. With the holiday shopping period fast approaching both companies have stepped up the rhetoric and the marketing. Which leaves us wondering which is really the real computer?

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Surface Go Holiday ad takes a direct shot at the iPad

Surface Go Holiday ad takes a direct shot at the iPad

There’s little doubt in anyone’s mind that Microsoft made the Surface Go to compete with the iPad, as well as the Acer Chromebook Tab 10, in the education space. But as a Windows 10 2-in-1, it also straddles the fine line that divides the iPad and the iPad Pro. With Apple’s rhetoric of the iPad Pro as a computer, Redmond just couldn’t resist aiming its marketing guns at its rival, making sure everyone knows that a “real computer” is.

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Surface Go with LTE release gives Windows tablet onboard cellular

Surface Go with LTE release gives Windows tablet onboard cellular

Microsoft has a Surface Go with LTE for those unwilling to compromise on connectivity, with the cellular version of the 10-inch tablet up for preorder today. It's the latest iteration of the software company's Surface range, and along with LTE Advanced it also offers some of the highest specs for the tablet.

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Surface Go Costco exclusive model now available for all

Surface Go Costco exclusive model now available for all

All the news about Apple’s somewhat controversial new iPad Pros and Google’s premium 2-in-1 Chrome OS Pixel Slate may have made consumers forget that there was also a Microsoft tablet that could be all that to some extent. No, it’s not the mildly disappointing Surface Pro 6 but the somewhat divisive Surface Go. Microsoft has just made an almost unnoticed change that could bring the 10-inch tablet back into people’s radars. Previously available only from Costco, Microsoft is now selling a version of the Surface Go that sits cozily between its two existing configurations in both specs and price.

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Microsoft Surface laptops get Consumer Reports’ recommendation again

Microsoft Surface laptops get Consumer Reports’ recommendation again

Around this time last year, Consumer Reports removed its Microsoft Surface recommendations, doing so after polling users and finding potential issues about reliability. Things have changed, sort of, the company announced today. The Surface has once again returned to Consumer Reports' recommendations, but the company cautions that it still has some issues with Surface model.

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Surface Go: what you’re really paying for

Surface Go: what you’re really paying for

There are few things in tech history that have gone down in history to be so polarizing, like Apple’s removal of the headphone jack, the notch, and the Surface Go. Reviews are all over the place but, unsurprisingly, they can be easily grouped into the +1s and the -1s. And it is one of those rare cases on the Internet where both sides are actually right. Because at the end of the day, the Surface Go’s real problem isn’t its specs, the iPad, or even Windows 10 S mode. Its real enemy is perception.

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Surface Go teardown reveals one saving grace

Surface Go teardown reveals one saving grace

Microsoft's Surface Go may be cheap, but you pay for that in dire repairability and hardware that's practically disposable, a teardown of the tablet has concluded. Launched as the entry-level model in the company's Windows 2-in-1 line-up, the baby Surface keeps one key part of its bigger siblings' DNA.

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Surface Go review round-up: No clean sweep for Microsoft

Surface Go review round-up: No clean sweep for Microsoft

The newly launched Microsoft Surface Go promises the Surface experience in a cheaper ultra-portable package. The first batch of Surface Go preorders are shipping out today and reviews are rolling in. What do the experts have to say about Microsoft's Surface product for the masses? A little bit of everything, complimenting the device's portability and style while uniformly complaining about one big issue.

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Galaxy Tab S4: where it wins and what it still needs

Galaxy Tab S4: where it wins and what it still needs

The past few months have been surprisingly interesting for the tablet market. Apple launched what was practically a budget iPad Pro. Google brought out the first ever keyboard-less Chrome OS tablet. Microsoft shrunk the Surface Pro down to a Surface Go. And, now, Samsung has announced the Galaxy Tab S4. It is almost too easy to split the lines along operating systems and, to some extent, prices. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 does actually have an advantage over its rivals and it could have easily won the race if not for a few things that may have dragged it down.

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Microsoft Surface Go is shipping a day early

Microsoft Surface Go is shipping a day early

Samsung has just announced the Galaxy Tab S4 with a bent towards both entertainment and productivity. But before curious buyers get a chance to see that in action next week, Microsoft’s own portable productivity machine will hit the market first. In fact, they might be hitting the market now. Originally set to launch August 2nd, some pre-orders of the Microsoft Surface Go are already being shipped to eager early adopters, perhaps to help convince the market that they really want a Windows 10 tablet rather than an Android one.

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Google’s strategy to take on iPads needs these to succeed

Google’s strategy to take on iPads needs these to succeed

Once belittled as a glorified browser masquerading as a desktop, Google’s Chrome OS is arguably more exciting now than Android. Save for a phone, it now runs on different form factors, including detachable 2-in-1s and standalone tablets. It can run Android apps and, soon, Linux apps as well, both command line and graphical. Chrome OS is definitely now in a better position to take on even the likes of Apple’s iPads, but it will not be enough to simply have Chrome OS tablets or convertibles. Fortunately, Google might already have all that it needs to take it to the next level.

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