Tech specs

Key Features
What's new
  • 80% More Powerful - The Surface Go 4 is now 80% faster than the previous generation thanks to the latest 12th-generation Intel N200 processor and faster 4800 MHz LPDDR5 memory.
  • 12.5 Hours Battery Life - It lasts up to 12.5 hours battery life of typical device usage, 1.5 hours longer than the Go 3.
  • Better Repairability - The Go 4 now has more components that can be replaced, such as the display, battery, kickstand, and motherboard.
  • More:
    • Slightly lighter the Surface Go 3
    • Windows 11 Secured-core PC
    • UFS Drive instead of SSD - learn more here
    • Dual far-field Studio Mics with Voice Clarity
What's missing
  • No matte black color option
  • UFS storage drive is non-removable.
AvailabilitySurface Go 4
Released2023
Release Info
  • Introduced: September 21, 2023
  • Pre-ordered: September 21, 2023
  • Released: September 21, 2023
Microsoft Surface Go 4 Price
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Microsoft Surface Go 3 - 10.5" Touchscreen - Intel® Core™ i3 - 8GB Memory - 128GB SSD - Device Only - Platinum (Latest Model)
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Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 3 (2023) - 12.4" Touchscreen, Thin & Lightweight, Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD SSD, with Windows 11, Ice Blue Color Copilot
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$299.66
New Microsoft Surface Go 2 - 10.5" Touch-Screen - Intel Pentium - 4GB Memory - 64GB - Wifi - Platinum (Latest Model)
New Microsoft Surface Go 2 - 10.5" Touch-Screen - Intel Pentium - 4GB Memory - 64GB - Wifi - Platinum (Latest Model)
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Microsoft Surface Pro 6 (Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB) - Black - NKR-00001
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$479.00
DisplaySurface Go 4
Size10.5 Inches
Info
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1280 (2.45M Pixels)
  • Density: 220 PPI
  • PixelSense™ Display
  • Contrast ratio: 1500:1
  • Aspect ratio: 3:2
  • Inking: designed together with Surface Pen
  • Touch: 10 points multi-touch
  • Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
  • Brightness: 350 nits (typical)
  • Color profile: sRGB and Enhanced
  • Individually color-calibrated display
ExteriorSurface Go 4
Dimensions9.65” x 6.9” x 0.33” (245 mm x 175  mm x 8.3 mm)
Width: 9.65” (245 mm)
Height: 6.9” (175 mm)
Thickness: 0.33” (8.3 mm)
Weight
  • Surface Go 4: 1.15 lbs (521 g)
  • Surface Go 4 Keyboard: 0.55 lbs (249 g)
Colors
Platinum
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Surface Go Type Cover
    • Not included
  • Keyboard:
    • Full-size mechanical backlit keyset with 1 mm of key travel.
  • Trackpad:
    • Precision glass trackpad.
    • Trackpad size: 101 mm x 56 mm
    • Supports a five-finger multitouch gesture.
Ports
  • 1 x USB Type-C 3.1 Gen 1
    Supports Power Delivery and DisplayPort.
  • 1 x Surface Connect™
    Supports charging and docking stations.
  • 1 x Headset jack
  • 1 x microSDXC™ card reader
  • 1 x Surface Go Type Cover port
Internal SpecsSurface Go 4
Processor
  • Intel® Processor N200
    4 cores, 4 threads, 1.00 → 3.70 GHz, 6MB SmartCache, 6W
Integrated Graphics
  • Intel® Processor N200
    Intel UHD Graphics
    32 Execution Units, 450 → 750 MHz
Memory8GB - 4800 MHz LPDDR5 RAM
Storage
64GB 128GB 256GB
UFS Drive
ConnectivitySurface Go 4
Wi-FiWi-Fi 6: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax compatible.
BluetoothBluetooth Wireless 5.1 technology
BatterySurface Go 4
Size
  • 28Wh 
    Nominal battery capacity.
  • 26.8Wh 
    Minimum battery capacity.
Battery LifeUp to 12.5 hours of typical device usage
Power Supply24W proprietary Surface Connect power supply
SoftwareSurface Go 4
OSWindows 11 Pro or Windows 10 Pro
Built-in Apps
  • Preloaded Microsoft 365 Apps
  • Microsoft 365 Business Standard, Microsoft 365 Business Premium, or Microsoft 365 Apps 30-day trial
Camera & AudioSurface Go 4
Camera
  • Windows Hello face authentication camera (front-facing)
  • 5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p HD video
  • 8.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p full HD video
Audio
  • Dual far-field Studio Mics with Voice Clarity
  • 2 W stereo speakers with Dolby® Audio™ Premium
MiscSurface Go 4
InkingSupports Microsoft Pen Protocol (MPP)
4096 levels of pressure
Tilt sensing
Best in class latency
Paper feel
magnetic storage
Sensors
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Magnetometer
  • NFC
Security
  • Hardware TPM 2.0 chip for enterprise-grade security and BitLocker support
  • Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in
  • Windows 11 Secured-core PC
In the box
  • Surface Go 4
  • 24W Power supply
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety and warranty documents
WarrantyOne-year limited hardware warranty
More
  • Mechanical features: Signature unibody magnesium design with hidden perimeter venting
  • Kickstand with a full-friction multiposition hinge to 165 degrees
  • Magnetic attach for keyboard fold stability
  • Physical buttons: volumes, power
  • Casing: Magnesium
ServiceabilityReplaceable components include:
  • Display
  • Battery and back cover
  • Kickstand
  • Hinge
  • Motherboard
  • MicroSDXC card reader
  • Type Cover connector
  • Front Camera
  • Rear camera
  • Windows Hello camera
  • Speakers

What’s new

The Surface Go 4 looks almost identical to its predecessors, the Go 3 and Go 2, but arrives with significant upgrades and improvements to its specs and internal components.

New Intel quad-core chip

Surface Go 4 from the top

The new Intel Processor N200, the only configuration for Surface Go 4, was released in early 2023 from the low-power Alder Lake-N series. It has four efficient cores and four threads without HyperThreading. Therefore, it has twice the number of cores compared to previous chips. Moreover, it has 6MB of Intel Smart Cache, which is 2MB more than before.

On top of that, it also has an upgraded integrated graphics. The number of compute units on the new Intel UHD Graphics increased from 24 to 32. Additionally, it also has a faster clock speed of 450MHz over 300MHz.

Faster memory

Surface Memory Icon
Surface Go 4 has a much faster LPDDR5 memory.

Microsoft equipped the new Surface Go 4 with the latest LPDDR5 memory (two generational advancements) over the LPDDR3 on every older model. The LPDDR5 has a higher memory bandwidth, a faster clock speed (4800MHz over 1866MHz), and more advanced signaling technology. It can transfer data much faster and more efficiently than before.

The company also removed the 4GB configuration, meaning all Surface Go 4 will have 8GB of memory as standard.

Faster storage

Surface SSD Icon
Surface Go 4 uses a UFS drive instead of eMMC and SSD

Microsoft has made a welcome change to the base model of Surface Go 4 by replacing the slow eMMC storage with a much faster UFS storage drive. This upgrade has significantly improved the device’s performance, previously hindered by the slow eMMC drive.

The company now uses UFS for all configurations of Surface Go 4. Regardless, not all drive capacities share the same speed. The bigger the drive, the faster it is. Learn more here

Longer battery life

Surface Battery Icon
Surface Go 4 has 12.5 hours of battery life

As technology evolves, the components of Surface Go 4, including the processor, memory, and storage, have become increasingly efficient. With improved performance, Surface Go 4 also runs cooler and lasts even longer with the same 28Wh battery capacity.

You can now use it for up to 12.5 hours of typical device usage, 1.5 hours longer than before.

Better repairability

The Go 4 now has more components that can be replaced, such as the display, battery, kickstand, and motherboard.

Other improvements

  • Slightly lighter than the Surface Go 3
  • Windows 11 Secured-core PC
  • Dual far-field Studio Mics with Voice Clarity
Surface Go 4 accessories set
Surface Go 4 Accessories (Type Cover + Pen + Mobile Mouse) (Image: Microsoft)

Tips and Tricks

Discover how to get the most out of your Surface Go 4 with our carefully curated list of tips and tricks. Our ultimate guide will show you how to optimize battery life, improve performance, increase productivity, and troubleshoot like a pro.

FAQs

Before making a purchase decision, it’s essential to have a good understanding of the device you’re interested in. That’s why we’ve compiled a comprehensive Microsoft Surface Go 4 FAQ to answer all your questions. The following FAQ covers all aspects of the new Surface Go 4, including its display, battery life, performance, software, and design.

1What is the release date of the Microsoft Surface Go 4?

The Surface Go 4 was unveiled at the Microsoft AI event on September 21, 2023, with an entry model configuration that includes an Intel Processor N200 processor, 8GB of 4800MHz LPDDR5 RAM, and 64GB of UFS storage. You can configure the tablet with a maximum of 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD.

Microsoft introduced two Surface devices at the event: the Surface Laptop Studio 2 and Surface Laptop Go 3, and quietly launched the Surface Go 4 specifically for commercial customers. You can watch the whole event in the following video.

2How long will Microsoft support Surface Go 4?

According to Surface lifecycle documentation, Microsoft Surface Go 4 will reach the end of its driver and firmware updates on September 21, 2029. The company promises to support all Surface devices released from January 1, 2021, starting from its release date for at least six years.

DeviceRelease DateEnd of Servicing Date
Surface Go 4September 21, 2023September 21, 2029
Surface Go 4 release life cycle.

After the end of servicing date, Surface Go 4 devices will continue to receive Windows OS features and security updates as long as it meets minimum hardware requirements for any future Windows OS.

In some conditions, Microsoft will consider releasing additional updates if there are critical security issues for Surface Go 4 devices that can only be fixed through patching the firmware.

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