Microsoft teases a Surface hardware announcement for tomorrow

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Microsoft has just announced the Surface Go tablet for $399 which is going to compete against the entry level Apple iPad, which now retails for $329. No, not the Surface Pro 3 meant to replace your laptop, but the smaller 10.8-inch model that was meant to go head-to-head with the iPad.

Anyway, the Surface Go is Microsoft's most compact device yet weighing over 500g and measures 8.9mm thin only.

The Surface Go is still more expensive than the cheapest iPad, but the Go tablet is compatible with professional features, like the detachable keyboard, that are missing on the entry-level iPad. LTE variants of the Surface Go should come to the market at a later date.

562g body with USB-C and microSD. Yes, actually tomorrow, July 10, at 6 a.m.

Additionally, the Surface Go comes with the company's proprietary Surface Connector port for charging and connecting to a desktop dock. The storage solutions is 64 GB eMMC or 128 GB SSD.

The sliver of a document provided by Reddit user UniversalACAdapter doesn't provide any details about the device itself, other than the fact that it will feature a Type Cover (which are portable keyboards for the Surface line). The standard black Type Cover is priced at $99, while the top-of-the-line Signature Cover with 1mm of actual key travel is priced at $129.

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Still, at $399, the Surface Go costs far less than the $699 starting price for the larger Surface Pro.

Surface Go being used commercially. A Surface Go Signature Type Cover will set you back another $99, but includes a touchpad so you can keep your mousing habits instead of having to develop gorilla arms stretching out to use the touch screen. Retail, banking, manufacturing and other vertical businesses are all on Microsoft's radar with Surface Go.

The new lightweight Surface Go - about twice as big as many smartphones - is created to be portable. The Surface Go will run Windows 10 S out of the box and Microsoft will allow users to upgrade to full Windows 10 free of cost.

So. should you buy this new Surface?

If you're not keen on trackpads, Microsoft is producing a two-button Surface Mobile Mouse ($35) that connects via Bluetooth and features a scroll wheel. The device will be available in the following countries: US, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Switzerland, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Poland, Taiwan, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Malaysia, and Thailand.

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