The Surface Go reviews are in, and… they’re a bit all over the place

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Poor performance One thing almost every review agrees on is that the Go’s processor is slow. The Pentium 4415Y is a 6W processor running at 1.6GHz (with no turbo boosting). As with other Intel chips, that power draw is configurable, and Microsoft has apparently cut it to 4.5W. It should still hit 1.6GHz, but the tighter power envelope means that it will cut back its speed even more aggressively to keep within its thermal budget. On the one hand, this does mean that the system is fanless, and most reviewers found that it didn’t get…

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