Review: The Surface Go is officially my favorite PC

Before there was a Surface Book, Surface Studio, or Surface Pro, there was just the Surface.

It’s been over three years since Microsoft last updated its smallest and cheapest series of devices, but it was worth the wait. Armed with a budget price and solid performance, the Surface Go, now on sale, feels like the computer Microsoft has been trying to make since the original.

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It’s about time. Though the OG Surface basically invented the modern 2-in-1 PC, it was crippled by Windows RT and lived in the shadow of its more powerful siblings. And even if I was quite fond of 2015’s Surface 3, its middling performance turned off many potential buyers. Ironically, the mainline Surface series was seemingly the least popular.

Enter the Surface Go, which is basically the Surface 4 that never was. Fresh hardware amps up performance, and a $400 starting price ($500 with the keyboard) makes this Surface more accessible than ever. I’ve only had the chance to use it for a few days so far, but I can already tell its my favorite Surface PC yet.