If you read my other blog about getting a tablet you know that the Chromebook wasn’t my fancy. So, when I returned that I needed to find an alternative. Rob, being super into tech and online shopping for all things technology, helped me find the Microsoft Surface Go.
I’ve been playing with this tablet for a little over ten days and I’m totally in love. It does everything the Chromebook couldn’t for my Cricut needs (I can use the Design Space website and download any and all the fonts I want) and so many of the Chromebook cons are all turned into Surface Go pros.
1) I’m a Microsoft user already so the interface is familiar and easy to use
2) the tablet is so light and easy to carry around – super portable
3) I really like the kick stand feature
4) the speakers seem more substantial (but I couldn’t compare them side by side so I’m not 100%)
5) I love how many keyboard formats it has built in. Depending on how I’m holding the tablet I prefer different keyboard styles and the surface makes it easy to switch between them.
For some, the usb-c port might be a downfall but my phone is already a usb-c so I’m used to that and already had an adapter to use for the Cricut (kinda like this one).
As for accessories I purchased, I got a Bluetooth keyboard and pen. I haven’t felt much need for the keyboard yet but it’s nice. The tablet was a tight squeeze though for the keyboard case. I definitely have to try to get it in there when I use it. The pen I linked to above was crap though. It wasn’t sensitive enough to truly draw with and, sometimes when I used it to click, I’d have to attempt multiple times to get it to register . Point is, no bueno. I am set to return it and have already received the second pen I’ve ordered.
This second pen was more expensive but totally worth it. It’s more responsive, feels more substantial, and even has a functioning eraser. It came in a legit Microsoft box and is the recommended pen (for a reason). It’s totally worth it.
Net net > the surface go was a solid buy. I’m even using it to write this blog now! If you’re in the market for a tablet/little agile computer for internetting/basic app usage/office stuff I’d totally recommend.