How to Pre-Order the $399 Microsoft Surface Go

Microsoft has taken the wraps off the Surface Go, the company's answer to the Apple iPad. Available now for pre-order, the $399 (starting configuration) budget 2-in-1 laptop is aimed at students and enterprises and will ship starting August 2. It's not the most powerful laptop, but it should be great for traveling given its flexible, lightweight design and battery life rated at 9 hours.

The $399 version of the Surface Go gets you a system with an Intel Pentium Gold 4415Y processor, 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage with a 1800 x 1200 display. The $549 configuration doubles the RAM and storage. Whichever model you choose, be sure to put aside some extra money if you want the keyboard or stylus which are sold separately for $99 each.

MORE: Why Your Next Laptop Should Be a 2-in-1

How to pre-order the Microsoft Surface Go

1. To pre-order the Surface Go, visit its product page on Microsoft's online store.  

2. Next, choose your configuration.

3. Add to your cart and check out.

We're currently reviewing the Microsoft Go, but while you wait, check out the five ways it already beats the iPad.

Phillip Tracy

Phillip Tracy is the assistant managing editor at Laptop Mag where he reviews laptops, phones and other gadgets while covering the latest industry news. After graduating with a journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin, Phillip became a tech reporter at the Daily Dot. There, he wrote reviews for a range of gadgets and covered everything from social media trends to cybersecurity. Prior to that, he wrote for RCR Wireless News covering 5G and IoT. When he's not tinkering with devices, you can find Phillip playing video games, reading, traveling or watching soccer.