Surface Go with LTE release gives Windows tablet onboard cellular

Doris Richards
November 13, 2018

Microsoft estimates that the LTE model has marginally lower battery life than the Wi-Fi version, quoting 8.5 hours of video playback for the LTE model, in contrast to 9 hours for the Wi-Fi version. The Surface Go is compact and affordable, and offers advanced security with Windows 10 Pro which wsa aimed for Firstline Workers out in the field, directly interacting with customers and in classrooms around the world.

The device's portability has been compromised somewhat by the lack of built-in LTE functionality on launch.

Microsoft's technical specifications state the new model will include a nano SIM tray and run on 4G LTE Advanced networks. In that scenario, the Go becomes much less useful.


To be clear, the new LTE-equipped Go isn't merely the $399 model with LTE slapped on. This puts the true "LTE fee" at around $130.

The Microsoft Store has started to take pre-orders for its Surface Go with LTE. It will be available in 23 markets by November 22.

Surface Go with LTE Advanced is available for pre-order now, and Microsoft expects it will be generally available in the USA and Canada on November 20, and then in 23 markets by November 22. The latter's storage capacity has been upgraded from 128GB to 256GB, but the specs appear otherwise unchanged. Around the world compatibility and support is said to be available from the outset with; AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, DoCoMo, SoftBank, KDDI, EE UK, and Vodafone UK.

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