When Microsoft announced the more affordable Surface Go, we were presented with two configurations. The cheaper, more budget-oriented model would get 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage for $399. Bump that up to $549 and you get 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. It turns out there’s a third, “in between” variant that may or may not be exclusive to Costco, coming together as a mid-range Surface Go bundle for $549.

Spotted by Neowin, this configuration falls somewhere in between the two other models, but it comes packaged in with a Surface Type Cover. You’ll want the $99 keyboard accessory anyway, even if you’re buying one of the two main SKUs.

If you hop over to the Costco website, you’ll see that they’ve got a bundle with 4GB of RAM (like the budget model) and a 128GB SSD (like the higher-end model). The difference, as mentioned, is that it comes with the Surface Type Cover.

To put that into perspective, if you went with the cheaper model and added a Type Cover, you’d pay $499. In effect, you’re paying $50 to get the bigger SSD. Conversely, if you went with the more expensive model and added a Type Cover, you’d pay $649. In that case, you’d be paying $100 more to double up the RAM. I think the Costco Surface Go bundle represents a good “Goldilocks” zone for most consumers.


You’ll need a Costco membership, but this Surface Go bundle is up for pre-order now. They expect to ship on August 2. Other specs, in case you missed them, include the Pentium Gold 4415Y processor, Windows 10 in S mode, a 10-inch PixelSense touchscreen (1800 x 1200), Windows Hello, 5MP front-facing camera, 8MP rear camera, and a 9-hour battery.

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