Microsoft Surface Go 3 Release Date, Specs, Where to Buy

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Leaked earlier in the week, the Surface Go 3 seems to have matched up with the specifications from Thailand’s electronics retailer, Shopee, as well as corroborating the leaks from before as well.

The Surface Go 3 features an Intel Core i3-10100Y or Pentium Gold 6500Y, putting it on the weaker end of the processor line (seriously, Pentium GOLD?!), but considering this is aimed at the super low-end consumer base, it should just be fine for browsing and light office work. I wouldn’t expect to run any games on the thing, but with it being 10th Generation CPUs instead of the more recent 11th Gen, it seems like it won’t benefit from the EVO line’s battery life.

There are also three storage options, 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB, with the 64GB storage only being eMMC, so significantly slower than the SSD counterparts. On top of this, there are 4 or 8GB of RAM options, with storage able to be expanded via the MicroSD card slot.

It also does have a 3:2, 1920×1280 screen embedded in, but if I’m honest, the Surface Go 2 and Go before it was highly disappointing devices that just failed to provide a solid low-end machine with a still fairly high cost. Considering that the iPad Air and Mini seem to have this end of the market on lock, I’d still say investigate those over the Surface Go.

Surface Go 3 Specs

Operating System Windows 11 Home S Mode
Display 10.5 inches, 3:2 aspect ratio
1920×1280 (220 ppi) resolution
1500:1 contrast ratio
Processor Intel Pentium Gold 6500Y
Intel Core i3-10100Y
Memory 4GB
Storage 64GB eMMC
Expandable Storage microSD
Surface Pen 4,096 levels of pressure, tilt support
Camera 5MP front-facing with Windows Hello
8MP rear auto-focus
Security Windows Hello face sign-in
Connectivity Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax compatible, Bluetooth Wireless 5.0
LTE Advanced Qualcomm Snapdragon X16 LTE Modem
Ports 1x USB-C, 1x Surface Connect, microSDXC card reader, 3.5mm headphone jack
Audio 2W stereo speakers with Dolby Audio Premium
Battery Up to 10 hours
Dimensions 9.65 inches x 6.9 inches x 0.33 inches (245mm x 175mm x 8.3mm)

Where to buy the Surface Go 3

The Surface Go starts at $399 and tops out at 629.99 for the i3 Model with fully decked out specs. It’s available from Microsoft’s website right now and should hit retailers later.

It launches the 5th of October alongside the rest of the Surface line.

Joel is a a lover of janky games, Magic the Gathering, and going down rabbit holes. For PC Guide he has written about peripherals, the Steam Deck, retro games, news and more.