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Excellent table for a studentt but not to be mistaken for a full computer.
Submitted on Monday, September 10, 2018
By Kevin M
Strengths of the product
I read ebooks, watch youtube and put notes on powerpoints, thats it and I paid less on sale.. I was looking at the surface go and couldnt justify the cost of the keyboard and pen. this includes those and is just as good. With a windows tablet you can install familiar windows applications. the included microsoft office light is good enough to do small edits but it can run the full version. Battery was good and it charges with just about any micro usb charger. The pen I found handy as an alternative to the trackpack or mouse. easy to flick around with instead of cramping your hand on the track pad. Trackpad has a nice click to it and doesnt feel cheap. The magnetic keyboard attaches strongly. Put it anywhere near the tablet and it connects itself without difficulty or anything needing to be set up. the kickstand feels really solid and the microSD slot is behind the kickstand, making the memory expansion feel permanent.
Weaknesses of the product
Keyboard not backlit and the function keys arent stellar. I have not tested the mini HDMI out. The battery life is great (8 hours of class time) but it charges over micro USB so its a slow charge. The keyboard will leave little marks on your screen so i recommend a cloth to keep between the keyboard and screen (or a case but i prefer it lighter). If you want to draw with the pen you can but close all other applications and dont expect to have apple pencil quality precision. The trackpad is good but not excellent for tracking your actual movements. How the pen stays with the keyboard is just a little slot of fabric. It does work but it feels flimsy.
I wanted a cheap long battery life tablet that I can take notes with and google things quickly in class, and this does exactly that. Do not waste money on all the accessories of a surface go. Get this, add a cheap microSD card if you need to and get to class. I wouldnt want to type whole essays on this but thats what a desktop is for. I wouldnt buy this at the current $400+ price tag, and I didn't. wait for it to go on sale.