Microsoft announced the Surface Go 3 on Wednesday, an update to the company’s smaller detachable two-in-one. While this is a minor update rather than a complete overhaul, the refresh will give it a performance boost for, which arrives in October. The Go 3 was one of the many new devices that Microsoft debuted at its Virtual Surface event, including the Surface Pro 8 and the Surface Duo 2.
Apart from jumping fromin Microsoft has upgraded the processor options to include dual-core Intel Pentium Gold 6500Y processors or 10th generation quad-core Intel Core i3-10100Y processors. The rest of the device remains the same.
- 4 GB or 8 GB of memory
- 64 GB eMMC or 128 GB SSD for storage
- Integrated Intel UHD Graphics 615
- 802.11ax wireless (Wi-Fi 6) with optional LTE
- 10.5-inch PixelSense multitouch display, 1920 x 1280 pixels
- USB-C port, 3.5mm headphone jack, Surface Connect port, microSD card slot
- 5 megapixel front camera; 8-megapixel rear camera with autofocus
Newcould give some competition in the education market. Like the iPad, however, the Go 3 doesn’t include a keyboard or stylus cover for use with the Tablet PC, although both are supported. However, Microsoft and Apple lost ground in schools to Google’s Chromebooks during the pandemic. And models such as the , and are usually packed with the keyboard and sometimes a pen.
The Surface Go 3 with Wi-Fi starts at $ 400 (£ 369, AU $ 629) and isand shipped October 5. LTE models will be available in the coming months.