Surface Go 3 Specs and Photo Gallery

Posted on September 22, 2021 by Paul Thurrott in Microsoft Surface with 6 Comments

Surface Go 3 offers faster Intel Pentium and Core i3 processors, optional LTE Advanced connectivity, and all-day battery.


Size. 9.65 x 6.9 x 0.33 inches.

Body. Magnesium in Platinum color.

Weight. 1.2 pounds (Wi-Fi) or 1.22 pounds (LTE Advanced).

Display. 10.5-inch PixelSense multi-touch display with a 1920 x 1280 resolution (220 PPI), 3:2 aspect ratio, and Gorilla Glass 3 protection.

Processors. Dual-core Intel Pentium Gold 6500Y or quad-core 10th-generation Intel Core i3-10100Y processor with Intel UHD graphics.

RAM. 4 GB or 8GB of RAM.

Storage. 64 GB of eMMC or 128 GB or 256 GB of SSD storage.

Security. TPM 2.0, Windows Hello facial recognition.

Connectivity. Wi-Fi 6 802.11 ax, Bluetooth 5.0, optional  LTE Advanced (Qualcomm Snapdragon X16 LTE modem with nano-SIM and eSIM).

Battery. Up to 11 hours, 24-watt power supply.

AV. 5 MP front-facing camera with 1080p HD video, 8 MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p HD video, enhanced dual far-field Studio Mics, 2-watt stereo speakers with Dolby Audio.

Expansion. One USB-C port, 3.5 mm headphone jack, Surface Connect, Surface Type Cover port, microSDXC card slot.


These photos were provided by Microsoft.

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Comments (6)

6 responses to “Surface Go 3 Specs and Photo Gallery”

  1. crunchyfrog

    Unfortunately, I missed the launch meeting but looking over these specs not much stands out except for the CPU upgrade and the battery life claims which I eye with suspicion.

  2. jaredthegeek

    With Android apps coming via the Amazon app store this makes the Go a little more useful.

  3. writter

    I purchased the m3 Surface Go 2 almost a year ago and I only receive around 5 hours of battery life streaming video. I enjoy the device but feel deceived about the 10 hour battery claim.

    • hellcatm

      But that's the problem with tech advertising, they only show you battery life when the device is doing nothing. They should also have to put what the battery life is when you're actually using the device (watching videos, playing games, writing and listening to music...etc). It's the same with phones, you expect to get the day of battery only to be let down because you actually use the device. This is the same with every device out there.

  4. RobertJasiek

    My major questions are: reflectance, replaceable battery, real office battery life?

  5. Mikael Koskinen

    The better CPU sounded nice but it seems to be just marketing as the CPU is almost identical to the Surface Go 2's m3 processor. Both are dual core Amber Lakes (2018...) with the i3-10100Y having a higher burst clocks than the m3-8100Y. Notebookcheck's take is:

    The performance of the Y series is highly depending on the cooling solution of the laptop / tablet and the TDP settings for sustained load. Therefore, the differences between a Core i3-10100Y (i5-8200Y) and the Pentium Gold 6500Y (m3-8100Y) may be rather slim, if the thermals are very limited. The high Turbo clock speeds in Amber Lake should however lead to a very good single thread performance for short bursts (for a 2018 CPU).

    Would be interesting to see ARM version of the Go.