Microsoft PCs, computers, and laptops dominated the market for years. But as we got into the era of Chromebooks and iPads Microsoft computers to a steep dive. But they attempted to make a comeback in the Surface Pro, which did good for businesses (ie the NFL) wanting the computer/tablet hybrid for work. Problem is that the public was not willing to spend $1000 for a Surface. Instead they chose the cheaper iPad or Chromebook.
Microsoft is looking to change the narrative with the $400 Surface Go. This 10 inch tablet looks like its expensive brother with the detachable keyboard. Specs wise we are looking at 1800 x 1200 PixelSense display, Intel Pentium Gold Processor, up to 8GB of Ram, up to 256GB of SSD, USB-C, headphone jack (thankfully still common on tablets and computers), and 9 hours of battery life. This tablet hybrid will be able to run Microsoft apps with Windows 10 Home S Mode.
Expected to release in time for back to school, it will be interesting to see if this will be just enough for students to choose this device over the Chromebook or iPad. Given that there is a cheaper iPad mini available at $329 and Chromebooks are now becoming Chrome Tablets, Microsoft will have some competition going back to school this fall.