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Microsoft Surface Go - Intel 4415Y / 4GB / 64GB eMMC $398 @ Harvey Norman

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Harvey Norman has beaten JB Hi-Fi by a dollar on this popular machine. Enjoy :)

Credit to Price Hipster.

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  • +12 votes

    Makes for a nice coffee table ornament

  • +11 votes

    I got it for $399 from the Microsoft store.
    They said I have 3 months to try it out and return it anytime if I find I don't like it

    It's really not as bad as everyone seems to post here if you have the correct expectations

    I was playing a bit of Hearthstone and watching a YouTube video outputting to a 4k screen at the same time and it ran fine

    Think it's a good deal for this price

  • +4 votes

    If you're looking at this, maybe consider the Surface 3 somebody mentioned in the JB Hi-Fi thread. It's $199 refurbished with the type cover so add an extra dollar somewhere to get the $20 off $200 deal. Bought it yesterday so no clue if it's any good but for $180 it might be worth a shot…

    • +1 vote

      surface 3 is very slow

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        True, but for a 2nd or 3rd machine it should be sufficient. Haven't gotten mine yet so can't say.

      • +1 vote

        True, but for someone that has a need for a cheap windows device it's quite usable..

        For the last 3 years I've been using slower less capable devices while traveling, a 8" Chuwi piece of crap tablet, and a Lenovo Miix 320 10" 2in1, sure they're not super computers but they're fine for mapping, surfing, watching vids, and such… The Surface 3 is a nice little upgrade over these… and 5v-USB charging is a must-have for me…

        The 32gb drive was the main issue with the devices I've been using, win updates were always an issue due to lack of space, the 64gb in the Surface 3 should well and truly fix that issue…

        Keep your expectations in check and the Surface 3 will be fine… (don't expect to play 4k or HEVC vids smoothly or such)

        Here's the Surface 3 chat in the JB thread:
        https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/495761#comment-7952861

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    Looking to upgrade from a Nexus 10…
    would i notice much improvement?

    • +1 vote

      don't buy this if you are looking to replace your Nexus 10
      the surface go isn't really a tablet

    • -3 votes

      Not sure if trolling or….

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        you talking to me or bostos?
        If me, i am serious.. i'm looking for a new tablet for $400 or less

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          I had the exact same thought. Looking to update from a Nexus 10.

          It's hard to find replacement device when the people reviewing them have strange and unrealistic needs.

        • +1 vote

          The Surface go runs full Windows 10 OS
          It is handy if you need it to run desktop mode as well as tablet mode is also available.
          It can install the Windows desktop apps (aka win32 apps), or you can install app from the Windows store app

          If the apps you normally use are available on the windows store then definitely go for it. Just remember this is not Android and the apps selection are different

  • +10 votes

    Would this be able to handle adobe Lightroom?

  • +13 votes

    While this may be that $1 cheaper than JB, i'd personally probably pay the extra $ because up here in Darwin, I wouldn't trust HN warranty service. Also, wasn't Harvey advocating the whole, import GST because as Aussies we should buy local even if its like half the price to get it shipped internationally? like super greedy person, just cause we don't like his over priced products and furniture.

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    eMMC memory is bad. I hate the write speed for app and software updates on my Pixel 3a, this including using google camera app.

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    Hi guys I was looking at getting something like this for Uni. Fits my budget which is limited and want something portable like this with the detachable screen/keyboard. I only have pretty basic requirements software wise and part of my access I get to download the Office 2016 suite. Will this run that OK? And can USB C transfer the image to a monitor with a suitable adapter? Seems perfect for me if so.

    • +1 vote

      It’s quite perfect then, if that is all you need. (When I do research I have 20+PDFs open, 10 docs open and 20 chrome tabs, it’s not usable to me)

    • +1 vote

      You still have to stump up for the type cover.

  • -2 votes

    wasn't Harvey advocating the whole, import GST

    Yes but so was the Chamber of Commerce and Industry on behalf of all Australian retailers.

    This is the fault of everybody who voted for the Labor Party and the Liberal Party. These are parties that are controlled by the wealthiest people in the country to **** everybody else over by legalised bribery aka lobbying. If you voted for these parties you voted to lose your money.

    Not to mention the morons that voted for the GST in the first place.

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      They are same evils and I will go for $1 less, which is real.

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        What's weird is people's hangups about the GST starting to be applied to a tiny portion of what they buy … when everything else already has GST applied but that's fine.

        It makes no sense to be constantly bringing up Gerry Harvey and then have nothing to say about everything else that already has GST applied to it.

        This is what convinced the brainwashed to vote for the GST:

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-DrA4gnuFA

        • +1 vote

          My issue with GST for goods under 1k is, it feels like the Government wanting to add another tax and get money, I don't see the under 1k gst import tax actually helping local retaielrs, I see it as a easy money grab using Aussie retailers as an excuse.

          What I find common is, even ost times with the added gst import tax on say $100 item, it can still work out much cheaper than buying the same product locally anyways. It's only when we would like warranty that buying local makes sense.

  • +1 vote

    Son of a… Paid 399 couple days ago

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    My son needs something for Year 11/12 next year. He's doing sciences and engineering so wants something he can draw on the screen.
    I've been looking at a refurbished Surface Pro 4 with 8Gb Ram, 256Gb SSD, and an I5 CPU.

    These Surface Go's seem more modern, and maybe a little cheaper. I assume with this Go only having 64Gb storage that there isn't a lot of additional room for extras.

    Should I go the Go or Pro4?

    • +6 votes

      No contest, the Pro4.

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        Ok, cheers. Narrows down my choices.

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          Narrows? Considering a choice of 2 to begin with it kind of highlights which you should be choosing

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            @StevieRay: Yeah, but now I have an idea what I'm looking for as I found 2 places that have refurbished Pro 4s.
            I also saw a Pro 3 yesterday with an I7 CPU with 512Gb for $299, but I was too slow.
            Now the question is, do I pay $649 for the Pro 4 with keyboard and pen, but only 90 day warranty, $799 for Pro 4 with no keyboard or pen plus $90 for 2 years additional warranty, or $749 with keyboard/no pen and only 1 year warranty.
            Or do I wait for Black Friday/Cyber Monday and see what comes up?

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              @Rockgod70:

              I also saw a Pro 3 yesterday with an I7 CPU with 512Gb for $299, but I was too slow.

              That's an impulse buy. I wouldn't have hesitated at all lol. And I'm only half in the market for a tablet.

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              @Rockgod70: ACL gives you 2 years warranty, so paying for extra warranty seems redundant if they cover the same period. I would abs buy new instead of second hand, wait until Black Friday and get a good deal

    • +1 vote

      I'd check with the school. If he needs to run CAD, there are minimum requirements.

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    Can existing owners confirm if the stock Windows 10 is 64bits?

  • +1 vote

    Better off to price match on MS online, get a free accessory and also possible $100 amex cashback.

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      Gotta spend $500 or more for that $100 AMEX cashback so you wouldn't get that if you got the price match.

      • +1 vote

        MS online charge their advertised price first and then refund the difference to you after they ship the order. So it will trigger the cashback, however I am not sure if amex will revert the cashback after you receive the refund. It worked for me once for an amex cashback from David Jones.

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      what free accessory?

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      Just followed your advice and rang up the MS store number 1800 267 785.

      I selected this STM Dux cover as the free accessory
      https://www.microsoft.com/en-au/p/stm-dux-for-surface-pro-4-...

      They will email a link to upload the screenshot of the store and price to pricematch. Then they will call you back once that is approved to proceed with the full price payment. Then the price match difference gets refunded.

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        I did through online chat, but same process. I received the order in 3 days and they have issued the refund to me already.

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          You are lucky. I just tried to place an order and they refuse to price match saying that it isn't a like-for-like deal (MS price includes free accessory whereas HN don't). :(

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          Did you receive the Amex cashback?

  •  

    So I bought this and really loving it so far! I enjoy the compact size and weighs less than a kilo so it's been great! Being able to charge with USB C during class (or anywhere really!) when a plug isn't available has been the main reason why I wanted one in the first place!

  • +1 vote

    Whole dollar, that’s some serious savings there

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    Slow but good for this special price.