Microsoft has launched the Surface Go 3 2-in-1 laptop in India today. The device comes with Windows 11 out-of-the-box and also includes support for a digital pen. To recall, this 2-in-1 laptop launched globally last month alongside the Surface Laptop Studio, the Surface Pro 8, and the Surface Duo 2. Besides this, the Surface Go 3 comes with Dolby Audio, 1080p front and rear cameras, a touch display, and loads more. Here’s a look at all the details.
Microsoft Surface Go 3 Comes to India
The Surface Go 3 looks similar to Surface Go 2 and is meant to ensure portability. The device supports three modes: laptop, tablet, and stand, depending upon the type of usage you have. For this, the device gets support for a Type Cover, which also has a kickstand variant.
As for the technical specifications, the Surface Go 3 is claimed to be 60% faster than its predecessor. It is powered by up to 10th-Gen Intel Core i3 processor with Intel UHD Graphics 615. There’s an Intel Pentium Gold 6500Y processor variant too. Both options come with up to 8GB of LPDDR3 RAM, along with 64GB of eMMC and 128GB of SSD storage options.
The Surface Go 3 features a 10.5-inch PixelSense touch display with a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and an aspect ratio of 3:2. As mentioned above, there’s support for an 8MP rear camera and a 5MP front snapper here. It comes with a claimed battery life of around 11 hours.
Connectivity-wise, the Surface Go 3 includes a 3.5mm audio jack, a USB Type-C port, a Surface Connect port, a Surface Type Cover Port, a MicroSDXC Card Reader, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, and optional LTE Advanced. The 2-in-1 laptop also features enhanced dual far-field Studio Mics and 2W stereo speakers with Dolby Audio.
Apart from this, there’s something on the software front too. The laptop comes installed with Windows 11 Home in S mode, Microsoft 365 Family (one month trial), 1 month trial of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, and a suite of pre-loaded Microsoft apps. The list includes Microsoft 365, Teams, Edge, and more. Additionally, it gets Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in. If you are unfamiliar with Microsoft’s latest desktop OS, you can check out the best Windows 11 features via the linked article.
Price and Availability
In India, the Microsoft Surface Go 3 comes with a price tag of Rs 57,999 for the variant with 1oth-Gen Intel Pentium Gold processor, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of SSD storage. There are two more variants: 10th-Gen Intel Pentium Gold CPU with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of eMMC, and Intel Core i3 with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. However, prices for these variants aren’t known.
Surface Go 3 also has a Business edition variant in India. It is priced at Rs 42,999 for the base variant with 10th-Gen Intel Pentium Gold processor, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage. The higher-end variants with Intel Core i3 processor, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage, and Intel Core i3 processor, 8GB of RAM, 128GB of SSD cost Rs 47,999 and Rs 62,999, respectively. Price for the Intel Pentium Gold processor variant with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage remains unknown.
Surface Go 3 is currently up for pre-orders and will be available to buy from Amazon India, starting November 23. Commercial SKUs can be bought via authorized resellers in December. Those looking to pre-book the laptop can get the Surface Pen (worth Rs 9,699) as a complimentary gift.