This is a short review of the Microsoft Surface GO 128GB/8GB RAM.
After reading a number of Reviews and going over the Spec's of the Surface GO I decided to purchase one, even
though most reviews seem to imply they are underpowered).
My intentions are; use it for keeping track of Orders and Tasks at work.
It is small enough to carry it along to customers and take to meetings as for notes as well.
I was a bit concerned after reading comments about lack of power to do more than one thing at a time.
(As in more than a couple of tabs open in Chrome and running a couple programs at once).
There was one review that said when they updated to Windows 10 Pro it wiped their data.
I switched the Surface GO out of Windows S mode the first day, there are too many programs
that are not available in S Mode. After a few more days I upgraded it to Windows 10 Pro.
The upgrade to Windows 10 Pro was completed quickly and with no glitches at all.
(I used the Product Key from an old Windows 7 Pro Computer no longer in use)
The programs I have installed are:
Office Pro Plus 2016 (I need Access DB now and then)
CompanionLink (For Syncing Outlook Addresses and my iPhone 7 & Note 8
AutoDesk Inventor & AutoCAD Viewer (As I do a lot of CAd and 3D Modeling work)
NoteTab Pro Great for Text files and more
All this and it still has 80 GB free on the SSD
I keep a 64 GB Micro SD Card installed for files and Drawing files
OneNote is always open, because this is my 'go to' device to keep track of all things Office.
OneNote is a great program for all sorts of Notes and Data gathering.
Outlook and Excel are both opened most of the time.
OliveTree Bible Software runs quite well!
The Surface GO 128GB/8GB has ample power for all of this.
(My main Laptop is a Dell G7 with a 8th Gen. Hex Core i7-8750H processor with a HD 6 GB Video card ,
a 500 GB M2 SSD and a 500 GB SSD so I am used to power)
It cannot replace my Dell G7, but it is great for what I am using it for, no lag and no lack of power.
I made the right choice in spending the extra money for the 128GB SSD (vs 64GB eMMC) /8GB version.
I purchased the Keyboard and Pen along with the Surface GO.
I have not used the pen much yet, so I cannot comment about it. It looks like it will be handy.
The Surface GO will last me all day with my usage - apx 3 or 4 hours of use at the Office and an hour or two at home
in the evening catching up on notes. Some days I do not charge it at night as it has enough for the next day or a good
bit of it anyway.
After using the Surface GO for 1 month, it has surpassed my expectations!
As you can tell from this short work, I am no "writer", I just wanted to give my thoughts on this great little 'tablaptop'
I wrote this in OneNote 2016 on the Surface GO.
Thank you for taking the time to read this & feel free to email me any questions.
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Edit March 2, 2019
Being a Linux user for 20 years - I decided to install WLS Windows Subsystem (for) Linux and Ubuntu.
I also installed Xming X Server for X windows - that allows running of X Windows Programs/Apps.
It is handy having misc. Linux commands like SSH/SCP/SFTP etc (pun intended) available without running a VM
or Booting to a Linux USB.
It still has 76 GN Free on the SSD.
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