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Microsoft Surface Go: Stylish 2-in-1 at an Affordable Price (Tech Review)

Overall, the Surface Go stands out for its affordable rates, portability, decent battery life and also for offering enriched media experience

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FILE - Microsoft Corp. signage is seen outside the Microsoft Visitor Center in Redmond, Washington, July 3, 2014. VOA

By Gokul Bhagabati

The onslaught of the Android may have dealt a severe blow to Microsoft’s hardware ambitions but the “Surface” brand has not only survived but also appears to be ready to write a new success story with the launch of the Surface Go two-in-one.

Surface Go allows you to link your Android or iPhone so that you can continue to do on your PC what you were doing on your smartphone.

The device was launched in India at Rs 38,599 for the 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage variant and the 8GB RAM and 128GB variant at Rs Rs 50,999. With discounts on Flipkart, they started becoming available at lower than the announced price.

The device also supports inking with the Surface Pen but there is a caveat: You will have to shell out some extra money if you want the Type Cover and the Surface Pen.

Let’s see how the 8GB RAM and 128GB variant fared during our use.

The Surface Go looks so slim, light (just about half a kg) and stylish that holding it once immediately arouses the cells in the brain responsible for instilling in people a protective feeling. That cuts the chances of dropping the device, the screen of which is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

In fact, with the Surface Go, carrying your PC ceases to become a pain as the device can easily fit into almost any bag, without adding much to the weight of your luggage.

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Microsoft Surface Go starts shipping in India. (IANS)

The detachable Type Cover is also quite light but the power adapter is a little bulky.

The 10-inch, two-in-one device brings to users the benefits of the Microsoft Windows 10 operating system, making buyers ready for use of the device from the word go.

If you get tired of holding the device in your hands, you can also make it stand on any flat surface with the help of the hinged kickstand which can be easily folded back.

The feature makes the device particularly suitable for media consumption — streaming videos or movies. We also liked the sound that the dual speakers produced.

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Powered by the 7th Generation Intel Pentium Gold Processor 4415Y, the device comes equipped with 5MP front camera and an 8MP autofocus rear camera.

COnclusion: Overall, the Surface Go stands out for its affordable rates, portability, decent battery life and also for offering enriched media experience.

In fact, the device is much cheaper than its competitors Apple iPad Pro and Samsung Galaxy Tab S4, both of which are a little lighter and yet sport slightly bigger displays than the Surface Go. (IANS)

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Most Hated Task by Professionals in India is Data Entry: Report

88% Indians believe bots should be used for admin work

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Eighty-eight per cent of people in India believe that humans shouldn't be carrying out repetitive admin tasks if they can be done by bots. Pixabay

Eighty-eight per cent of people in India believe that humans shouldn’t be carrying out repetitive admin tasks if they can be automated and this could be a better way to make use of technology, a new report said on Tuesday.

The Automation Anywhere — a global leader in Robotic Process Automation (RPA) surveyed more than 10,000 office workers and revealed that on an average they spend more than three hours a day on manual, repetitive computer tasks which are not part of their primary job.

The research, conducted by OnePoll, investigated the time spent on and attitudes towards manual, repetitive digital administration tasks in the modern enterprise.

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Workers in India can focus on higher value tasks if the mundane repetitive tasks can be automated and be completed by bots. Pixabay

“As per the report, the most hated task for Indian professionals is Data Entry. Close to 80 per cent of the participants in India believe that admin work is an obstacle for them to do their main job,” said Milan Sheth, Executive Vice President India, Middle East and Africa, Automation Anywhere.

“Workers can focus on higher value tasks if the mundane repetitive tasks can be automated,” Sheth added.

New data shows that nearly half of workers surveyed who expressed an opinion find digital administration boring (47 per cent) and a poor use of their skills (48 per cent), while the majority say it gets in the way of doing their main job (51 per cent overall, rising to 80 per cent in India) and reduces their overall productivity (64 per cent).

According to the survey, Over half (52 per cent) of millennial respondents felt that they could be more productive if they had less administrative tasks to complete, slightly higher than the average at 48 per cent.

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The study also revealed that nearly half (49 per cent) of those surveyed say that simple digital administrative tasks often prevent them from leaving the office on time, 60 per cent of the Indian participants believe the same, indicating it’s impacting their personal lives. (IANS)