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Surface Go (1st Gen) specs and features

Get to know Surface Go

The following image shows some of the key buttons and parts of Surface Go.

Surface Go with callouts

  1. Power button

  2. Volume

  3. Windows Hello with face sign-in

  4. Speaker

  5. Headset jack

  6. USB-C port

  7. Kickstand

  8. Surface Connect

  9. MicroSDXC card reader

Surface Go features

Here are a few highlights to get you going with Surface Go.

Built with portability in mind

Surface Go is slim and light, so it’s easy to take wherever you go—work, school, home, and places in between. With a 10” PixelSense™ display and weighing just 1.15 pounds (without the Type Cover), you don’t have to think about where you’ll put it when you’re on the go. Surface Go fits easily in your bag without weighing you down.

Made for handwriting

Take notes in your own handwriting and keep them organized. By using Surface Pen and OneNote with Surface Go, you can keep your notes organized for the different parts of your life—whether it’s for work, school, or personal. (Surface Pen is sold separately.)

Get things done with Windows, Microsoft Office, and OneDrive

Get more done with Microsoft Office. It includes the apps you need to do your best work, like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. And OneDrive is included, so your content is safe and easy to get to in the cloud. Windows 10 Home in S mode helps to keep your Surface running fast and more secure.

Make it your own

Surface Go, Surface Pen, Surface Go Signature Type Cover, Surface Mobile Mouse

Surface Go Signature Type Cover

It’s slim, light, and made specifically for Surface Go. See it in the Store

Surface Mobile Mouse

Just like your Surface Go, this mouse is made for portability. It’s small, light and connects quickly, so you can take it out and start working. See it in the Store

Surface Pen

Write naturally with Surface Pen and Surface Go. See it in the Store

Surface Dock

Connect your Surface Go to Surface Dock to turn it into a desktop PC and use an external monitor, keyboard, and mouse. See it in the Store

Surface Go Tech specs


Surface Go
Windows 10 Home in S mode¹
Microsoft 365 30-day trial

Surface Go for Business
Windows 10 Pro
Microsoft 365 30-day trial


9.65" x 6.90" x 0.33" (245 mm x 175 mm x 8.30 mm)


Wi-Fi: Starting at 1.15 lbs (522 g), not including Type Cover*
LTE Advanced: Starting at 1.17 lbs (532g), not including Type Cover*

Storage 3

eMMC drive: 64GB, or
Solid-state drive (SSD): 128GB SSD


Screen: 10" PixelSense™ Display
Resolution: 1800 x 1200 (217 PPI) resolution
Aspect ratio: 3:2
Contrast ratio: 1500:1
Touch: 10-point multi-touch
Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3

Battery life

Wi-Fi: Up to 9 hours of video playback2
LTE Advanced: Up to 8.5 hours of battery life for local video playback2


Intel® Pentium® Gold Processor 4415Y


TPM 2.0 for enterprise security
Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in


4GB or 8GB RAM


Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compatible
Bluetooth Wireless 4.1 technology


1 x USB-C
3.5 mm headphone jack
1 x Surface Connect port
Surface Type Cover port4
microSDXC card reader
Compatible with Surface Dial* off-screen interaction

Cameras, video, and audio

Windows Hello face authentication camera (front-facing)
5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p Skype HD video
8.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p HD video
Single microphone
2W stereo speakers with Dolby® Audio™


Intel® HD Graphics 615


Casing: Magnesium
Color: Silver
Physical buttons: Volume, Power


Ambient light sensor

What’s in the box

Surface Go
Power supply
Quick start guide
Safety and warranty documents


1-year limited hardware warranty


Nano SIM Tray
4G LTE Advanced (Bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20, 25, 26, 28, 29, 30, 38, 39, 40, 41, 66)
GPS/GLONASS: Standalone and assisted GNSS, accuracy up to 3 meters

[*] Type Cover, Surface Dial, Microsoft 365, Surface Pen, and some software and accessories sold separately.
LTE functionality only available on the following consumer configuration: Surface Go Intel® 4415Y/128GB SSD/8GB RAM with LTE Advanced. Service availability and performance subject to service provider’s network. Contact your service provider for details, compatibility, pricing, SIM card, and activation.

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[1] Windows 10 Home in S mode works exclusively with apps from the Microsoft Store within Windows and accessories that are compatible with Windows 10 Home in S mode. A one-way switch out of S mode is available. Learn more at  

[2] Surface Go battery life
Surface Go: 
Up to 9 hours of battery life for local video playback. Testing conducted by Microsoft in June 2018 using preproduction Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y Processor, 128GB, 8 GB RAM device. Testing consisted of full battery discharge during video playback. All settings were default except: Wi-Fi was associated with a network and Auto-Brightness disabled. Battery life varies significantly with settings, usage, and other factors.
Surface Go with LTE Advanced:
Up to 8.5 hours of battery life for local video playback. Testing conducted by Microsoft in October 2018 using preproduction Intel® Pentium® Gold 4415Y Processor, 128GB, 8GB RAM LTE Advanced device. Testing consisted of full battery discharge during video playback. All settings were default except: LTE enabled and device connected to LTE Network. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth in airplane mode and Auto-Brightness disabled. Battery life varies significantly with settings, usage, and other factors.  

[3] System software uses significant storage space. Available storage is subject to change based on system software updates and apps usage. 1 GB= 1 billion bytes. See for more details. 

[4] Compatible with the Surface Go Signature Type Cover only.

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