The new Microsoft Surface Go 3 tablet is now official. The Redmond firm has announced its launch and, as we anticipate, offers new features in color finishes and for the first time in this series, support for fourth-generation LTE mobile broadband networks.
Microsoft Surface Go 3 is the most economical device of the entire hardware line of the company. A quality and highly mobile tablet, undoubtedly the best you can find with Windows pre-installed, which also works as a basic ‘2 in 1’ on computer desktops if you combine it with its keyboard, adjustable stand and supported stylus.
Launched last fall, Microsoft now bolsters the model with networking and aesthetic changes. On the one hand it offers a new matte black finish that it feels great compared to the one most seen in gray (typical of the entire Surface line in its magnesium chassis) and on the other hand it offers for the first time in this model the option to equip LTE.
Microsoft Surface Go 3, versions and prices
The new version black It is now available in the US Microsoft Store and should arrive soon in official stores in other countries and also in the retail market. It is marketed in the following versions and prices:
- Intel Pentium CPU, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB SSD for $ 549.
- Intel Core i3 CPU, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB SSD for $ 629.
- Intel Core i3 CPU, 8GB of RAM, 128GB SSD, and LTE for $ 729.
- Surface Go Type Cover Type Cover, starting at $ 84.
Now in Matte Black, our most portable Surface touchscreen 2-in-1 is perfect for your everyday tasks, homework, and play.
– Microsoft Surface (@surface)
The rest of the main components remain unchanged compared to the original model. It maintains the quality of construction and finishes of a chassis made of magnesium alloy that is the norm in this line of hardware, like the screen, a 10.5-inch PixelSense multi-touch with support for stylus pens, native resolution of 1920 x 1280 pixels and 3: 2 aspect ratio.
The two processing options, the Pentium Gold 6500Y and Intel Core i3-10100Y, are two ultra-low voltage developments that have increased the performance of the device compared to the second generation. The connectivity options with Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2, in addition to the usual ports, a 3.5 mm jack for combined audio, a USB Type-C port and a Surface Connect port, which, as you know, works through a magnetic connection and is used to charge the device’s battery and connect accessories such as Surface Dock with which to use external monitors.
Microsoft Surface Go 3 has rear and front FHD resolution cameras, which adds an infrared sensor for authentication tasks using Windows Hello. There is no lack of the Type Cover magnetically coupled keyboard to increase productivity when we use it at the desk and that also serves as a cover, as well as the stylus.
With Windows 11 pre-installed, the new options (especially LTE) are a boost for the best Windows tablet, as we saw in the review of the second generation. The truth is that we liked it a lot And if you are looking for a 2 in 1 with Windows at a moderate price, it is a model to consider.