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There are two kinds of people when going off the beaten path. The person that throws all electronics to the side and gets lost in the wild, or the person that knows exactly where they are and where they are going thanks to technology.

In this instance we’ll talk about the person that likes the technology. A lot of people over the last few years, overlander’s in particular – will have a tablet loaded up with navigation software or topography maps. Using a tablet has always been a compromise in utility, because they are basically just big smartphones that you cannot make a call with. Well, Microsoft is changing the game with the launch of the new Microsoft Surface Go.

This 10” screened tablet is actually a fully functional desktop-class computer and runs a full copy of Windows 10. What that means for you is you are not held back by the limitations of mobile only software, you have a full, powerful PC that is small enough to fit in the cabin of your vehicle reliably, or tucked away in your backpack.

Available in a 64GB or 128GB capacity sizes, and is expandable with an SD card slot, it features a 1800×1200 resolution screen with full touch capability, a nine-hour battery, and your standard fare of ports on the outer edge including a smart connector for a detachable keyboard.

Starting at $399, it is a very reasonable price for an ultra compact PC that can run the heart and soul of your exploring experience, and a lot more.

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