Surface Go for Modern Web Development? Battery Life?

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  1. Brad

    Brad New Member

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    I have a good desktop workstation at home, a work notebook, and as of right now I have a Surface Laptop (8/256). I have been really curious about picking up a Surface Go (8/128) for ultimate portability, potentially replacing the Surface Laptop. I am curious if anyone has used it for doing some light development? I wouldn't necessarily use it for full blown Visual Studio (although it would be nice for some basic projects) but would mostly be running Visual Studio Code, with some other modern web dev tools (node, etc). I know the screen real estate isn't ideal but for the portability its an expected trade-off.

    Also, how is the battery life? A friend of mine had one at launch and wasn't really impressed. I'm curious if it has improved with updates since then? I would think it wouldn't measure up to that of the Surface Laptop but curious if it would be anywhere close.

    Thanks!
     
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    It should do OK with a lightweight IDE like VSCode or ATOM...battery life would be 4.5-5 hours while coding
     

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