Surface Go vs. Surface Pro 6 – Detailed Specs Comparison

Here's what you need to know what's different between Surface Go and Surface Pro 6 specs including CPU, RAM, storage, battery, display, and more.

Surface Go vs. Surface Pro 6

Surface Go

Surface Go picture

Surface Pro 6

Surface Pro 6 picture
Availability
IntroducedJuly 10, 2018October 2, 2018
Pre-orderedJuly 10, 2018October 2, 2018
ReleasedAuguest 2, 2018October 16, 2018
ConfigurationsSurface 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
Platinum

Intel® Core™ i5
• $899 - 8GB/128GB
• $1,199 - 8GB/256GB
Intel® Core™ i7
• $1,499 - 8GB/256GB
• $1,899 - 16GB/512GB
• $2,299 - 16GB/1TB

Black

Intel® Core™ i5
• $1,199 - 8GB/256GB
Intel® Core™ i7
• $1,499 - 8GB/256GB
• $1899 - 16GB/512GB
Software
Pre-Installed OSFor Consumer Windows 10 in S-mode
For Commercial Windows 10 Pro
For Consumer Windows 10 Home
For Commercial Windows 10 Pro
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
• Inking: designed together with Surface Pen
• Touch: 10 points multi-touch
• Corning® Gorilla® Glass
• 10nm Oleophobic Coating
Internal Specs
CPU7th Gen Intel® Pentium® Gold 4415Y
2 cores, 4 threads, 2MB SmartCache, 1.60 GHz
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8250U
4 cores, 8 threads, 6MB SmartCache, 1.60 GHz up to 3.40 GHz, For Consumer

8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8350U
4 cores, 8 threads, 6MB SmartCache, 1.70 GHz up to 3.60 GHz, For Commercial

8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8650U
4 cores, 8 threads, 8MB SmartCache, 1.90 GHz up to 4.20 GHz, For both Consumer and Commercial
GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics 615Intel® UHD Graphics 620
Memory
4 GB 8 GB
1866 MHz LPDDR3 RAM
8 GB 16 GB
1866 MHz LPDDR3 RAM
Storage
64 GB eMMC128GB | 256GB SSD
128 GB256 GB512 GB1 TB
BGA PCIe SSD
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 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
BlackPlatinum
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
• 1.6W 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 6
• Power supply
• Quick Start Guide
• Safety and warranty documents
WarrantyOne-year limited hardware warranty• One-year limited hardware warranty
• Commercial: Advanced Exchange warranty service with expedited device replacement