Microsoft’s Surface Go 3 with LTE tablet is getting more affordable with a new model available for $499. Microsoft seems to have quietly launched this cheaper model spotted by Windows Central, which is only $100 more expensive than the base WiFi-only Surface Go 3.
This new $499 Surface Go 3 tablet with LTE shares the same Intel Pentium 6500Y processor, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of eMMC storage as the WiFi-only base Surface Go 3. Previously, the only way to get LTE on the Surface Go 3 was to spend $729 on the high-end model with an Intel Core i3 CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 128GB SSD. For a limited time, Microsoft is currently offering a $50 discount on this high-end model.
The Surface Go 3 remains Microsoft’s most affordable Surface tablet, and it ships with Windows 11 in S Mode. The dual-core CPU and slow eMMC storage on the base models are definitely not the fastest options on the market, but there doesn’t seem to be another Windows 11 tablet with decent built quality and LTE at this price range.
If you’re looking for a more powerful Surface tablet with LTE, the Surface Pro 8 with LTE starts at $1,349.99, though it’s only available for business customers. The Qualcomm-powered Surface Pro X has also offers LTE and starts at $999.99, though Windows on ARM still provides a slightly compromised experience.