In terms of design, the Go moniker looks similar to the standard Surface book with a compact form-factor.
The lightweight, 1.15-pound Surface Go - about twice as big as many smartphones - is created to be portable, but Microsoft has also developed accessories to give it more of a laptop feel.
The device is a 10-inch screen and 3:2 display with Microsoft claiming it is the "smallest, lightest and most affordable Surface yet".
The company's new Surface Go takes many design cues from the larger Surface Pro and features the same iconic kickstand as well as support for the Surface Pen and Type Cover.
The tablet/notebook is powered by the 7th Gen Gold Processor 4415Y along with a fan-less cooling system.
The Surface Go has two variants: a $399 4 GB RAM version with 128 GB of SSD storage, or one with 8 GB RAM and 256 GB of SSD storage, which bumps the price up to $549.
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Externally, the device is a lot like the familiar Surface Pro.
The novelty will go on sale August 2.
A confirmed list of specs and configurations for the Microsoft Surface Go hasn't yet emerged but, thanks to the announcement blog post, we do know some general top-line specs. It has a great hinge that lets it fold out to nearly flat (165-degrees) with the kickstand and you can always flip the keyboard around for full tablet mode when needed.
The novelty has received a 10-inch display, built-in stand case-keyboard and is running Windows 10. The Surface Go Signature Type Cover boasts ergonomic key pitch and a five-point multi-touch Windows Precision Touchpad for when you want to use it as a laptop. For an extra couple of hundred dollars, you get a quad-core Core i5 CPU, and if your budget allows it, there are options for a Core i7 CPU, up to 16GB of RAM, and a TB of storage space.
Surface Go has Surface Connect for charging and docking; USB-C 3.1; a headphone jack; and a MicroSD card reader for storage expansion.
Surface Go with Wi-Fi is will be available from August 2nd in North America and August 28 in Australia and New Zealand with an LTE model due later this year.