Surface Go vs. Surface Pro (5th Gen) – Detailed Specs Comparison

Here's what you need to know what's different between Surface Go and 2017 Surface Pro (5th Gen) specs including CPU, RAM, storage, battery, display, and more.

Surface Go vs. Surface Pro (5th Gen)

Surface Go

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Surface Pro (5th Gen)

Surface Pro (5th Gen) picture
Key Features
What's newNew Design It’s now has clean lines and rounded edges.
Better performance It’s now 2.5x times faster than Surface Pro 3.
Better battery It has 50% more battery life than Surface Pro 4 up to 13.5 hours.
Better Inking It now supports Surface Pen with 4,096 pressure sensivity and tilt sensing.
More Fanless on Core m3 and i5 models, new deeper 165-degree hinge, on-screen Surface Dial capability.
What's missing
Availability
IntroducedJuly 10, 2018May 23, 2017
Pre-orderedJuly 10, 2018May 23, 2017
ReleasedAuguest 2, 2018June 15, 2017
PricingSurface Go for Consumer
• $399 - 4 GB | 64 GB | W10 S-mode
• $549 - 8 GB | 128 GB | W10 S-mode

Surface Go for Comercial
• $449 - 4 GB | 64 GB | W10 Pro
• $599 - 8 GB | 128 GB | W10 Pro
Intel® Core™ m3
• $799 - m3 | 4 GB | 128 GB

Intel® Core™ i5
• $999 - i5 | 4 GB | 128 GB
• $1,299 - i5 | 8 GB | 256 GB

Intel® Core™ i7
• $1,599 - i7 | 8 GB | 256 GB
• $2,199 - i7 | 16 GB | 512 GB
• $2,699 - i7 | 16 GB | 1 TB
Software
Pre-Installed OSFor Consumer Windows 10 in S-mode
For Commercial Windows 10 Pro
Windows 10 Pro (Creators Update)
Built-in AppsMicrosoft Office 365 Home 30-days trialMicrosoft Office 30-days trial
Display
Size10 inches12.3 inches
Resolution1800 x 1200 (217 PPI), 2.1M Pixels2736 x 1824 (267 PPI), 5M Pixels
Technology• PixelSense™ Display
• Aspect ratio: 3:2
• Contrast ratio: 1500:1
• Touch: 10 points multi-touch
• Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
• PixelSense™ Display
• Aspect ratio: 3:2
• Touch: 10 points multi-touch
• Corning® Gorilla® Glass 4
Internal Specs
CPU7th Gen Intel® Pentium® Gold 4415Y
2 cores, 4 threads, 2MB SmartCache, 1.60 GHz
7th Gen Intel® Core™ m3-7Y30
2 cores, 4 threads, 4MB SmartCache, 1.00 GHz up to 2.60 GHz, 4.5W

7th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-7300U
2 cores, 4 threads, 3MB SmartCache, 2.60 GHz up to 3.50 GHz, 15W

7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-7660U
2 cores, 4 threads, 4MB Cache, 2.50 GHz up to 4.00 GHz, 15W
GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 6157th Gen Intel® Core™ m3-7Y30
• Intel® HD Graphics 615

7th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-7300U
• Intel® HD Graphics 620

7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-7660U
• Intel® Iris™ Plus Graphics 640
Memory
4 GB 8 GB
1866 MHz LPDDR3 RAM
4 GB 8 GB 16 GB
1866 MHz LPDDR3 RAM
Storage
64 GB eMMC128GB | 256GB SSD
128GB256GB512GB
SSD
1TB
PCIe NVMe
Network• Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compatible
• Bluetooth Wireless 4.1 technology
• Optional LTE
• Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compatible
• Bluetooth Wireless 4.1 technology
Battery
Size27 Wh45 Wh
Battery LifeUp to 9 hours of video playbackUp to 13.5 hours of video playback
Power Supply24W power supply44W power supply with USB-A (5W) charging port
Exterior
Dimensions9.6 x 6.9 x 0.33 inches (245 mm x 175 mm x 8.3 mm)11.50 x 7.9 x 0.33 inches (292 mm x 201 mm x 8.5 mm)
WeightTablet Only 1.15 lbs (522 g)
With Keyboard 1.7 lbs (771 g)
Intel Core m3 1.69 lbs (768 g)
Intel Core i5 1.7 lbs (770 g)
Intel Core i7 1.73 lbs (784 g)
Casing• Mechanical features: Magnesium body
• Kickstand with full-friction multiposition hinge to 165 degrees
• Magnetic attach for keyboard fold stability
• Physical buttons: volumes, power
• Mechanical features: Signature unibody magnesium design with hidden perimeter venting
• Kickstand with full-friction multiposition hinge to 165 degrees
• Magnetic attach for keyboard fold stability
• Physical buttons: volumes, power
Colors
Platinum
Platinum
Keyboard and Trackpad• Precision trackpad: 101 mm x 56 mm, glass.
• Five-finger multitouch gesture
• Full-size mechanical backlit keyset with 1 mm of key travel.
• Not included
• Weight: 0.68 lb (310 g)
• Dimension: 11.61 x 8.54 x 0.19 inches (295 mm x 216 mm x 5mm)

Keyboard
• Activation: Moving (mechanical) keys
• Layout: QWERTY, full row of function keys (F1-F12)
• 4 directional keys; Windows, Brightness and Media Controls Keys;
• LED backlighting

Trackpad
• Precision glass trackpad.
• Trackpad size: 4 x 2 inches (101.6 mm x 50.8 mm)
• Supports five-finger multitouch gesture.
Ports• 1 x USB type-C (version 3.1 Gen 1 with USB Power Delivery revision 3.0)
• 1 x 3.5mm headphone jack
• 1 x Surface Connect (Compatible with Surface Dock)
• 1 x MicroSDXC card reader (up to 1TB)
• 1 x Cover port
• 1 x Full-size USB 3.0
• 1 x microSD™ card reader
• 1 x Surface Connect™
• 1 x Headset jack
• 1 x Mini DisplayPort
• 1 x Cover port
Camera & Audio
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 HD video
• Windows Hello face authentication camera (front-facing)
• 5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p Skype HD video
• 8.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p full HD video
Audio• Single microphone
• 2W Front-facing stereo speakers with Dolby® Audio™ Premium
• Dual microphones
• Front-facing stereo speakers with Dolby® Audio™ Premium
Misc
Sensors• Ambient light sensor
• Accelerometer
• Gyroscope
• Magnetometer
• Ambient light sensor
• Accelerometer
• Gyroscope
Surface Pen• 4096 levels of pressure
• Tilt sensing
• 4096 levels of pressure
• Tilt sensing
• Best in class latency
• Paper feel
• 0.1mm precision
Surface DialCompatible with Surface Dial off-screen interactionSupports both on-screen and off-screen interaction
Security• HW TPM 2.0 chip for enterprise security
• Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in
• HW TPM 2.0 chip for enterprise security
• Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in
In the box• Surface Go
• Power supply
• Quick Start Guide
• Safety and warranty documents
• Surface Pro (5th Gen)
• Power supply
• Quick Start Guide
• Safety and warranty documents
WarrantyOne-year limited hardware warrantyOne-year limited hardware warranty