Microsoft’s Surface Go is getting a 4G LTE model that’s available for pre-order today.
The new model will cost $679 for consumers and $729 for business customers. It’ll officially go on sale in the US and Canada on Nov 20. Another 21 markets will get the device on Nov. 22.
The LTE model is configured with 128GB of storage and 8GB of RAM. A 256GB version is also available for business customers at $829, making it the priciest Surface Go configuration you can get.
The high costs for the new unit may seem a little much, given that you can simply tether the standard version of the tablet with your smartphone’s portable hotspot. But in a blog post, Microsoft said the new LTE model will be ideal for business workers, who are often out on the field and need quick access to the internet.
The LTE model also weighs a little more than the Wi-Fi version; it adds 0.02 pounds for a total weight at 1.17 pounds. Microsoft says the device’s battery life can last up to 8.5 hours on a single charge, or about thirty minutes less than the standard model.
In July, Microsoft introduced the Surface Go, which starts at $399, as an attempt to offer an affordable 10-inch Windows tablet. In contrast, the Surface Pro 6 starts at $899.