Is The Surface Go A Real Computer?


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  • Unbox Therapy
    Unbox Therapy   2 months back

    Surface Go, Pro or iPad?

    • Arekkusu the humble
      Arekkusu the humble  1 months back

      I have a beastly Xeon gaming/engineering PC. So it's surface go for me. I actually have the unlocked lte version. It's amazing.

    • Isu
      Isu  2 months back

      Depends of your needs, there is no perfect choice :D

    • white caster
      white caster  2 months back

      Ipad all day

    • woswas denni
      woswas denni  2 months back

      4 surface go, then i have real multitasking for the price of one ipad

    • Yt/ csabidealer
      Yt/ csabidealer  2 months back


  • Tegan Haley
    Tegan Haley  5 hours back

    Use mine for uni and it's perfect! So easy to carry around and it's small enough that I'm not taking up room when typing in my lectures. Love it!

    • borg tron
      borg tron  1 days back

      get a $100 android and a $20 power bank for this type of use

      • ABHIJITH Vg
        ABHIJITH Vg  3 days back

        What about gaming experience in go

        • ABHIJITH Vg
          ABHIJITH Vg  17 hours back

          What about sound quality Dolby support not support

        • Tommy Greene
          Tommy Greene  17 hours back

          This is not a gaming device, bud! That said you can play basic games maybe older titles at 30 fps!

      • karl thomson
        karl thomson  4 days back

        This thing costs like $920 New Zealand dollars which feels over prices for what it is

        • Nappy Boy
          Nappy Boy  5 days back

          I don't get why people say iPad is a better "consumption device" .

          You can watch movies on Netflix or buy movies from Windows Store and listen to Spotify just fine. It's aspect ratio is even better for watching movies because it has thinner black bars than the iPad. So what exactly do people mean when they say iPad is a better consumption device?

          • Taing Phengang
            Taing Phengang  7 days back

            I don’t know why you keep comparing apple to an orange. iPad is a tablet while surface is hybrid.

            • CollectiveMindz
              CollectiveMindz  1 weeks back

              Kickstands are still dumb

              • aaron pimentel
                aaron pimentel  1 weeks back

                I got a surface pro for school about 6 months ago and it's honestly the greatest. Then i got a surface pen and the experience just got so much better. PDF files are your best friend.

                • Jonathan Park
                  Jonathan Park  1 weeks back

                  Surface Go: Computer which wants to be a tablet.
                  iPad Pro: Tablet which wants to be a Computer.

                  • Amanda Romaine
                    Amanda Romaine  1 weeks back

                    I have a Go and I use it for a drawing tablet, I have the pen. It's nice except the pen tips break really easy and the pen is $100 eck

                    • Dustyn Ladines
                      Dustyn Ladines  2 weeks back

                      Could you do a review on the galaxy book 2 please

                      • Dom
                        Dom  2 weeks back

                        Music at 5:05?

                        • Dom
                          Dom  2 weeks back

                          Upgrade the screen to OLED, put in a 9th gen core m3 with option to upgrade to a m5 and they’ll have something...

                          • D R
                            D R  2 weeks back

                            The Surface Go is good enough for media consumption, email, and basic office work like Word and Excel. Unlike many who says that it can do more than the iPad Pro. The iPad Pro can do those very same things equally if not better. I am not dishing the Surface Go. I actually like it and is more affordable than the iPad Pro.

                            And just like iPads, you can only install software on Surface products bought straight from the Microsoft Store.

                            • D R
                              D R  2 weeks back

                              You can do video editing on the iPad Pro. Can you do it to on the Surface Go/Pro?

                              • Gajendra singh
                                Gajendra singh  2 weeks back

                                Nice work cameraman.

                                • David Nguyen
                                  David Nguyen  2 weeks back

                                  Best laptop/tablet for students like me. Also you can store notes on desktop, micro sd or even cloud. It is small and notebook like and powerful for a small device. He is right about flexibility. c:

                                  Day to day note yes. He's right if you want a more powerful components go with surface pro regulars version, but this is perfect for nursing students/medical people to take notes. It so easy to carry. But I would not recommend getting a 64 gb since the operating system need space and etc already. (Go for 128 g.b )the mid tier or high tier end. Also i recommend looking for places that discount for students or open box.

                                  ~Happy Asian~

                                  • Gabriel Sanchez
                                    Gabriel Sanchez  2 weeks back


                                    • Al M
                                      Al M  2 weeks back

                                      Any good for Unity 2D development on the go?

                                      • Arlo Godfrey
                                        Arlo Godfrey  2 weeks back

                                        Next time you want to play a youtube video, go to the Microsoft store and install myTube.

                                        It hurts to see people using the website, it's so unbelievably bad.

                                        • Arlo Godfrey
                                          Arlo Godfrey  2 weeks back

                                          whats a computer

                                          • Kelsey Foster
                                            Kelsey Foster  2 weeks back

                                            You do know 1800x1200 is a better resolution than 1920x1080 right? It is better for widescreen too...
                                            1800x1200 = 2,160,000
                                            1920x1080 = 2,073,600
                                            Also, why compare it to an iPad pro which is $400 more? You're comparing apples to oranges, my friend.

                                            • Swirl
                                              Swirl  2 weeks back

                                              Nice video

                                              • sunpreet sin
                                                sunpreet sin  2 weeks back

                                                Anyone recommend me a tab for pdf reading

                                                • Hugh Coleman
                                                  Hugh Coleman  2 weeks back

                                                  I’m a student who uses photoshop, illustrator, animate, and atom frequently. This will easily suit your needs, and is perfect for taking to areas that would be difficult to bring a large laptop too. The availability of not having to use a dumbed down program like procreate or iMovie when away from a desktop is totally worth it.

                                                  • Rozza Coyg
                                                    Rozza Coyg  2 weeks back

                                                    i want a device which could replace papers and pens.. for making notes, solving mathematical problems etc.
                                                    Please review if there exist any devices of the kind..

                                                    • Janko Kinčeš
                                                      Janko Kinčeš  2 weeks back

                                                      You forgot cinebench r15 test and other tests

                                                      • Tvfaloda
                                                        Tvfaloda  3 weeks back

                                                        @Unbox Therapy , when are you going to review Surface Pro 6 ?

                                                        • India Alpha November
                                                          India Alpha November  3 weeks back

                                                          sooo many angles... my headddd

                                                          • Imteyazur Rahman
                                                            Imteyazur Rahman  3 weeks back

                                                            Worst headache with i pad is that you can’t download anything you like .... even a news clip that need to save for some presentation is not possible. I ve two i pads.. one new with pencil.... very useful but when matter comes to download from you tube or any other sites I feel helpless... now I m hell bent to purchase SURFACE GO ... as it’s size is 10.1 inches similar to i pad pro ... with window operating system and connnectors for pendrives and SD memory cards etc .....
                                                            MAC system will see its downfall due to all these restrictions... perbably i m best example as I m user since very early days of Mac operating devices which came in market .... now I m forced to look other side....... dr Imteyazur rahman

                                                            • 123 456
                                                              123 456  3 weeks back

                                                              What is better?
                                                              Buying an expensive tablet (over £1000) And cheaper laptop? OR buying an expensive laptop and cheaper tablet?

                                                              • David Sullivan
                                                                David Sullivan  3 weeks back

                                                                I think you nailed it with the comment about this device being better for typing, and the iPad being better for general video consumption. (netflix, hulu, etc) The thing that I hate about iPad is no mouse functionality. That's a real deal breaker for me. Maybe I'll try this. $100 off right now at Costco, and with a keyboard. Only downside to the Costco bundle is 4GB of RAM.

                                                                • Antonio Valencia
                                                                  Antonio Valencia  6 days back

                                                                  Just got mine from Costco and let me tell you, it is amazing! I didn't take my computer out of S mode as all the apps that I need are in the Windows Store.

                                                              • Mohd Abdullah Rusli
                                                                Mohd Abdullah Rusli  3 weeks back

                                                                Pls review Huawei Mediapad M5 pro with its keyboard and M Pen pls

                                                                • Olivia Eskelsen
                                                                  Olivia Eskelsen  3 weeks back

                                                                  I bought the iPad Pro 12.9 with the keyboard and the pencil and I really regret not waiting for the surface go

                                                                  • Oliver Solheim
                                                                    Oliver Solheim  3 weeks back

                                                                    Surface fast more power in smaller form factor

                                                                    • Gerald Beaver
                                                                      Gerald Beaver  3 weeks back

                                                                      My father has a older version of a surface pro and i find it difficult to multitask on there. (Is it because it is windows 8 pro?)

                                                                      • Lui
                                                                        Lui  4 weeks back

                                                                        Would it be good for collage ?

                                                                      • Akshat Garg
                                                                        Akshat Garg  4 weeks back

                                                                        surface pro

                                                                        • Johnny Ibrahim
                                                                          Johnny Ibrahim  4 weeks back

                                                                          " I give up on computers"

                                                                          • Cliff Gamer
                                                                            Cliff Gamer  4 weeks back

                                                                            Watching this on a Surface Go. iPad can never be used as a stand alone computer. Surface Go has a full operating system and a file browser.

                                                                            • ah Kin
                                                                              ah Kin  5 days back

                                                                              How is it so far? Planning to get one soon

                                                                            • Fadz Blumer
                                                                              Fadz Blumer  6 days back

                                                                              how's the battery life? any good?

                                                                          • Zoolookuk
                                                                            Zoolookuk  4 weeks back

                                                                            For me the question over the Surface Go (or even Surface Pro) is not whether it's a real computer (or even a good computer) it obviously is both. It's whether it's a good tabletop not. All of the Surface Pro / iPad reviews focus on hardware and how good they are at being computers. If you compare them at how good they are at being tablets (no keyboard) which is their primary function, the answer is very different.

                                                                            Windows software is still sadly lacking in the tablet software arena compared to the iPad. Compare reading, especially magazines and books, compare the breadth and depth of productivity apps (especially creative ones like music) and even simple things like touch supported browsers (Firefox, Opera) etc. On the iPad, these things are optimized for the device and an amazing experience, on the Surface they're either desktop versions or hugely gimped touch versions.

                                                                            So with all that said, if you want Windows, you're better off with a 'real' laptop.

                                                                            • apdroid geek
                                                                              apdroid geek  4 weeks back

                                                                              im a college student and i cant afford this :( i want this laptop so bad...

                                                                              • Thomaz Rinco
                                                                                Thomaz Rinco  4 weeks back

                                                                                Hi, this is Thomaz. I bought the 8RAM and 128SSD version and the red Alcantara keyboard for use at work. I´m a doctor and use to work in 2 or 3 clinics every day. For my use - Word, Excel, Email, PDF, Internet Banking, show some pictures.....IT´S ALL THAT I NEED in a very-very portable device. Battery life is about 7-8 hours and charges very fast even with my cell phone charger. It performs almost like my main device (Acer Aspire F15 - i5 - 8RAM notebook). Typing is excellent. Screen is MUCH better than my main device. Sound is great considering the size of the device. And is very ellegant on every table that you place it, calling for others eyes - everybody wants to take a peek.... As a travel device - excellent. I recomend it !
                                                                                I decided to buy it after seeing your review of it. Thank you for you nice show.

                                                                                • Light River
                                                                                  Light River  1 months back

                                                                                  I had a Surface 3 (the smallest one before Surface go), and I absolutely loved it. I mostly used it as a laptop and it was amazingly portable. I could go to class with just a notebook sized computer, and if I needed some paper document they can fit in the same folder. And when I have to do intensive assignments I use the computers in my university's computer cluster or library, also because they have a bigger screen that no laptops can compare to.

                                                                                  I now use the Surface laptop because the screen is much bigger and still super light weight, also because I found out that I hardly ever use tablet mode so I did not need that.

                                                                                  • marchie rits
                                                                                    marchie rits  1 months back

                                                                                    So helpful I love the surface go

                                                                                    • JIMMY JAMES LECITIVO
                                                                                      JIMMY JAMES LECITIVO  1 months back

                                                                                      can i ask something does this device comes with sim slot?

                                                                                    • Ken Keenan
                                                                                      Ken Keenan  1 months back

                                                                                      Holy cow he's annoying