This is the cheapest alternative to Microsoft’s Surface Go 2 - plus it comes with a keyboard and stylus

Source: TechRadar

Last week, Microsoft launched its new 2-in-1 laptop: the Surface Go 2. However, we've found what we believe is a much better deal, especially if you're also after a keyboard and active stylus pen to improve your productivity. 

The cheapest Surface Go 2 model costs $399.99 (£399.99/AU$629) and comes with an Intel Pentium Gold 4425Y processor, 64GB eMMC, 4GB RAM and a 10.5-inch full HD+ display. All in all, not much of an improvement over the first Surface Go.

Swap in the Core M3 model with a Surface Go Type Cover and a Surface Pen and see the price balloon to more than double.

Compare that to the Chuwi UBook Pro; for a little more dough ($429.99/£352.17/AU$670.79) you get the tablet, keyboard and a functional active stylus pen.

The UBook Pro's other key specs are also far superior to the Surface Go 2's components. It boasts a quad-core Intel Celeron N4100 - which should prove far more powerful than the dual-core 4425Y CPU (but about 10% slower than the Core M3) - twice the system memory and a far beefier and speedier 256GB SSD.

The Chuwi device also features a greater range of ports (an HDMI, two USB 3.0s and a Type-C), Windows 10 Home and the keyboard is backlit to boot.

The only disappointments are the underwhelming cameras and the poor battery life, but compromises had to be made somewhere.

Last week, Microsoft launched its new 2-in-1 laptop: the Surface Go 2. However, we've found what we believe is a much better deal, especially if you're also after a keyboard and active stylus pen to improve your productivity. 

The cheapest Surface Go 2 model costs $399.99 (£399.99/AU$629) and comes with an Intel Pentium Gold 4425Y processor, 64GB eMMC, 4GB RAM and a 10.5-inch full HD+ display. All in all, not much of an improvement over the first Surface Go.

Swap in the Core M3 model with a Surface Go Type Cover and a Surface Pen and see the price balloon to more than double.

Compare that to the Chuwi UBook Pro; for a little more dough ($429.99/£352.17/AU$670.79) you get the tablet, keyboard and a functional active stylus pen.

The UBook Pro's other key specs are also far superior to the Surface Go 2's components. It boasts a quad-core Intel Celeron N4100 - which should prove far more powerful than the dual-core 4425Y CPU (but about 10% slower than the Core M3) - twice the system memory and a far beefier and speedier 256GB SSD.

The Chuwi device also features a greater range of ports (an HDMI, two USB 3.0s and a Type-C), Windows 10 Home and the keyboard is backlit to boot.

The only disappointments are the underwhelming cameras and the poor battery life, but compromises had to be made somewhere.

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