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Microsoft Surface Go on sale for only $440 for 4th of July

On the move? Who isn’t? Even as we approach the 4th of July holiday, and some amazing 4th of July sales, things refuse to slow down. Even while working at home, we find ourselves schlepping from room to room, from apartment to outdoors, bringing out work with us wherever we go. Enter the Microsoft Surface Go, which is an ideal stopgap solution between a laptop and a tablet, and the ideal traveling companion for work or play, on sale for $440 at Amazon for the 4th of July. That’s more than $100 or 20% off the original retail price of $550.

What we love about the Surface Go is your ability to take much of the processing power of a laptop, along with the ease (and fun) of a tablet — with you on go.

At first glance, there is not a ton separating the Microsoft Surface Go and Surface Pro 7, another Microsoft device we like. There is of course the size, with the Surface Go boasting a 10-inch PixelSense display that renders images in 1,800 x 1,200 resolution. Visually speaking, this puts it up there with several iPad Pro configurations, which is saying something (Apple has traditionally ruled the roost in terms of visuals). But it’s way lighter than the Surface Pro 7, coming in at only 1.15 pounds. This makes it the ultimately convenient work device to toss in your bag, carry under your arm, and to move anywhere with. Unlike Apple tablets, it has its own kickstand, adding to its status as an all-in-one mobile workstation. And if you want to take that extra step and turn it into a laptop hybrid, you can add a Type Cover.

But those are just the outer specs. Once you get inside, you won’t be disappointed. It’s powered by an Intel Pentium Gold processor with 8GB of RAM. This means you can do a great deal at one time — think calls, browsing, and spreadsheets — and is no slouch when it comes to storage, either. It has 128GB SSD for all your files and boasts quick-as-lightning transfer speeds. And, if you need more, they supply Office 365, which gives you OneDrive as an additional 1TB cloud storage. In terms of ports, we’re looking at USB-C, MicroSDXC, and headphone inputs, which is more than decent for a tablet. In terms of battery life, it seems to get up to nine hours on a single charge, which is a full workday.

If work and mobility are your priorities, and you’re not looking to spend huge, the Microsoft Surface Go, is an amazing option. For the 4th of July it’s currently on sale at Amazon for $440, down from $550.

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Google Pixel 4a pre-orders go live with August 20 availability

Google’s newest phone, the Pixel 4a, is finally available for pre-order. Having blown by its expected May launch, the handset arrives with a wallet-friendly $350 price tag.When much of the fanfare and advertising for phones tends to center around flagships and devices approaching $1,000, Google’s latest is a fraction of the price. Nevertheless, it still has more than enough hardware and modern software to satisfy the needs of the masses.At just $350, the Pixel 4a runs Android 10 and largely features the same camera experience that’s found in the Pixel 4. Moreover, it also has a headphone jack and a bigger battery than the standard model.Android 105.81-inch FHD+ displayQualcomm Snapdragon 730 processor6GB RAM128GB storage12.2-megapixel dual-pixel rear camera8-megapixel wide-angle camera3140mAh battery3.5mm audio jackAs to why the Pixel 4a is less than half the price of the Pixel 4, there are plenty of reasons. It’s just up to the buyer to determine whether it’s worth spending the extra money.With that said, the Pixel 4a does not have wireless charging, nor does it have the soft-touch glass back and water resistant protection. Instead it has a polycarbonate body to keep price down.AvailabilityThe Pixel 4a is available for pre-order in the US at Google Store and on Google Fi where it can be purchased unlocked at just $350. It will be more widely available to customers on August 20 through the Google Store, Best Buy, Amazon, and more. Additionally, US carriers will offer the phone, including Google Fi, US Cellular, and Verizon.Customers who purchase the Pixel 4a receive three month free trials of YouTube Premium, Google Play Pass and Google One.Interestingly enough, the Google Pixel 4a appears to be offered in black only through Google’s online store. Other colors expected in the lead-up to announcement included white and blue. Perhaps various carriers and retailers will have different options.

Google begins dropping details on Pixel 4a (5G) and Pixel 5

Today might be the official arrival of the Google Pixel 4a, but that doesn’t mean Google isn’t already looking to the horizon. Indeed, Google is ready to share details about the next few models in the pipeline.According to Google, the Pixel 4a (5G) and the Pixel 5 will arrive “this fall” and both will feature 5G connectivity. Moreover, Google is already sharing its expected price for the former, putting it at just $499.Whether the true difference between the standard 4a and the 5G-ready version is 5G support remains unclear.Google often debuts its flagship Pixel phones in October, and that would definitely fit in thethis fall” timeline. However, with the ongoing pandemic, and the fact that the Pixel 4a arrived nearly three months later than expected, it’s hard to say for sure.As Google tells us both the Pixel 4a (5G) and Pixel 5 will be available in the US, Canada, the UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Japan, Taiwan, and Australia.If you’re interested in learning more about either of these phones, you can sign up to receive updates.

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