Surface Go 3 is a subtle upgrade to Microsoft’s entry-level 2-in-1 series

Surface Go 3 is one of several new products released at Microsoft’s September Surface event, but you might not have noticed just by looking at it.

That’s because, from the outside, there’s not much of a difference between Microsoft’s new Surface Go 3 and last year’s addition to its hybrid 2-in-1 tablet and laptop series, namely the Surface Go 2.

In fact, the two devices are nearly identical in terms of physical specs – the Surface Go 3, like the Surface Go 2, features a 10.5-inch 3: 2 aspect ratio display, 1920 x 1280 pixel resolution. and a platinum color screen. Magnesium Body with Kickstand – Unfortunately, there isn’t a rainbow palette of options to choose from.

Despite being marketed as its “most portable Surface PC yet,” the device also appears to have the same dimensions and weight as last year’s Surface Go 2, measuring 9.65 inches x 6.9 inches x 0.33 inches. and 1.2 lbs.

The differences lie within the device, although the improvements here are still incremental.

For example, the Surface Go 3 gets a CPU boost, via a dual-core Intel Pentium Gold 6500Y processor or a 10th-generation quad-core Intel Core i3-10100Y processor with 4 or 8GB of RAM.

During the Surface event, Microsoft claimed that these updates make the device run 60 percent faster than before.

It also has an additional hour of battery life compared to last year’s model (11 hours, more than 10 hours) and has built-in eSIM technology.

And of course this new model runs on Windows 11, rather than Windows 10.

As for the ports, the Surface Go 3 has a Surface Connect, USB-C port, a 3.5mm headphone jack, a microSDXC card reader, and a Nano SIM tray.

It is also fully compatible with the Surface Pen, although the stylus and keyboard cover are sold separately.

Surface Go 3 has a starting price of $ 519.99. You can make an order the device now, or buy it directly from the store or online starting October 5, 2021.

Click here to learn more about the full line of products revealed at the 2021 Microsoft Surface event.

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