Microsoft Surface Go 3 gets Intel processors
Microsoft Surface Go 3 gets Intel processors

One of the cheapest laptops you can buy, Microsoft's Surface Go 2 has been updated with the new Surface Go 3.

The device looks like the Surface Go 2. Both devices have the same 10.5-inch screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1280 pixels, the same camera and speaker set, the same connectivity and the same size.

However, one important difference is the new Intel processor. Microsoft said the chip makes the Surface Go a more powerful external device, and 60% faster than its predecessor.

Surface Go 3 can be configured with a dual-core Intel Pentium Gold 6500Y processor and 4GB of RAM.

You can upgrade to a 10th Gen Intel Core i3-10100Y quad-core processor with 8GB of RAM.

The Surface Go 3 is smaller than other Chromebooks with the same Core i3 chip. The device is compatible with Windows 11 and the camera supports Windows Hello face recognition.

Commercial devices run Windows 10 Professional or Windows 11 Professional. Surface Go 3 supports the Microsoft Pen protocol but does not have a stylus. LTE is optional, and the company says it can provide all-day battery life.

The touch screen has an adjustable stand compatible with the Surface Pen, so you can draw, write, and draw as needed with compatible Windows apps. For writing, however, you need a TypeCover (sold separately).

Microsoft announced the Surface Go 3

Surface Go 3 also has a 5MP front camera for video calls and an 8MP rear camera.

Plus, photographers can easily insert SD cards via the built-in MicroSDXC card reader, and there's a Surface Connect port for compatible adapters.

Surface Go 3 is an affordable Windows 11 tablet that is comparable in size and price to Android tablets or mid-range Chromebooks for educational purposes.

Surface Go 3 starts at $399.99 and is available for pre-order now in select markets in the company's stores. And you can't buy an LTE model yet. But Microsoft has announced that it will do so in the coming months.

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