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Aug '18

2018 Surface Go: Your Complete USB-C Compatibility Guide

Microsoft answers Apple's iPad with its new Surface Go, a lightweight yet powerful tablet built for Windows users.  

Released early this month, the Surface Go boasts a long-battery life, Intel processor, and up to 8GB RAM, all weighing in at just over one pound. A stand-out feature compared to the Surface Pro, is its new USB-C port - another device crossing the threshold into the world of USB-C. 

Of course with newer technology, comes more questions. How will I connect my older devices? Will I have to buy separate adapters for all of my accessories? 

At Satechi, we specialize in creating beautiful yet highly functional USB-C devices and accessories. Our team tested the new 2018 Microsoft Surface Go with our wide range of USB-C products and created the following list to help decode the world of USB-C. 

All-in-One Adapters

Type-C Multimedia Adapter

  • Best option to connect an external display and Ethernet

  • Connect a display via mini DP or HDMI port, up to 4K @ 30Hz

Type-C Multi-Port Adapter V2 

  • Upgraded model of our best-selling, original Multi-Port Adapter

  • Improved micro SD card slot 

Slim Type-C Multi-Port Adapter

  • Your essential ports packed into a sleek, compact hub 

  • USB-C charging (49W), 4K HDMI and USB 3.0 ports 


Go-To Display Adapters

Type-C HDMI Adapter  

  • Connect a HDMI-enabled display, max 4K @ 30Hz

  • Learn how to enable 4K resolution on Surface Go here 

Type-C VGA Adapter  

  • Connect a VGA-enabled display, max 4K @ 30Hz

  • Learn how to enable 4K resolution on Surface Go here 


Must-Have Power Accessories

Type-C 75W Travel Charger

  • The only travel wall charger you'll need

  • USB-C PD port to charge your Surface Go or laptop (up to 60W) 

  • 3 x USB-A ports to simultaneously charge other USB devices 

Type-C Power Meter

  • Keep an eye on power flow for optimal charging speeds

  • Measures Volts, Amps and mAh in real time 

USB-C Car Charger with Type-C ports

  • Transforms your car's port into a USB charging station 

  • USB-C max output: 45W 


Powerful Presentation Tools

Type-C HDMI Cable

  • Connect your tablet directly to your HDMI-enabled monitor, max 4K @ 30Hz

  • Learn how to enable 4K resolution on Surface Go here

Bluetooth Wireless Remote 

  • Controls presentations and media apps on Microsoft Surface Go

  • Rechargeable USB-C port 


Other Essentials

Type-C UHS-II Card Reader Adapter

Type-C HDD Enclosure

Type-C Multi-Port Adapter

Type-C Ethernet Adapter

Type-C Aluminum USB 3.0 Hub & Card Reader

Type-C 2-in-1 Aluminum USB Hub with Ethernet 



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