Microsoft Floor Go laptop computer introduced
That is Microsoft’s try and get new merchandise out to shoppers earlier than the busy vacation purchasing season — it additionally introduced a tiny replace to the Floor Professional X pill from final yr. Oddly, not like in most up-to-date years, Microsoft did not announce an entire bunch of recent merchandise.
There’s nonetheless no information on its common Floor Professional pill/laptop computer hybrid, for instance, and it did not replace its Floor Studio 2 desktop laptop or present an replace on its delayed Floor Neo system.
However the Floor Go appears neat. It is the smallest full-sized laptop computer Microsoft has launched, with a 12.4-inch show in contrast with the 13.5-inch screens it used on Microsoft’s Floor Laptop computer 3 final yr.
You do not get an entire lot for that worth, although. Whereas the entry-level mannequin comes with the newest Intel Core i5 processors, it additionally ships with simply 64GB of storage and 4GB of RAM. That could be positive for those who simply wish to surf the online, however it’s best to plan to spend extra to improve to no less than 128GB of storage and 8GB of RAM so you’ll be able to set up and run extra apps on the identical time.
Nonetheless, it is a transfer by Microsoft to attempt to undercut rivals just like the MacBook Air, which begins at $999 however presents extra far storage and a extra premium design. The Floor Laptop computer Go is made out of plastic with an aluminum coating, whereas Apple’s fashions are all aluminum.
The Floor Laptop computer Go is on the market for preorder now and will probably be in shops starting Oct. 13.