Welcome to the newly announced ultraportable Surface Laptop Go 3 from Microsoft. This is the latest edition in an already extremely impressive lineup of Surface Devices like the also newly announced Surface Laptop Studio 2 and the class leading Surface Pro 9. This new Microsoft Surface Laptop Go has a tremendous starting price, especially factoring in the specs and features and upgrades over the Surface Laptop Go 2, that we are about to delve into.
Prior to examining individual specs for this laptop we must discuss the powerful 12th gen Intel Core Processor, the Intel Core I5-1235u. This processor makes use of all the new features that Windows 11 has to offer and allows process and apps to work smoothly, speedily and efficiently. Windows 11 offers a nice bump up from Windows 10.
Couple the processor with available 8GB of RAM up to 16GB of RAM and you have a laptop that is perfect for everyday home or office use. Please note: The entry level model of the Surface Laptop Go 3, offers 8GB of RAM which can then be expanded to 16GB of RAM. A 16GB model will be available for purchase as well. This expansion of the memory on the new Surface Laptop Go helps the user enjoy more processes, windows open and apps running at the same time without loss of overall performance.
However, one of the most attractive attributes of this ultraportable laptop, is its weight and ergonomics. That means if you travel for work, shoot vlogs or just want the peace of mind that the ease of use for travel this lightweight of a computer will give you. Weighing in at less than 2.5 pounds with a gorgeous 12.4” display screen, this laptop’s display will accurately and vibrantly reproduce colors and sharpness enhancing the user’s experience.
Let us delve a bit deeper into the specs and features this fantastic new Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 3 can provide.
- Unbelievable starting price point for a laptop with such a vast array of advanced features. (Microsoft says around $799.00 for the entry model).
- As mentioned prior the Surface Laptop Go 3 enhances your productivity with a 12th Gen Intel Core i5 CPU processor.
- 15 hours of battery life which is amazing is also offered by this laptop. The laptop can be fast charged as well via the USB-C port and the included 36 Watt charging Brick.
- A 256GB SSD (Solid State Drive) handles most if not all the storage you will need. The devices boots up from this drive as well. If you have a Microsoft 365 subscription, an additional 1TB of cloud storage via Microsoft One Drive is available as well. That amount of cloud storage space can be altered to for your needs.
- Windows 11 has been designed to operate seamlessly and speedily with it’s 12.4” PixelSense touchscreen with a 3:2 aspect ratio and 320 nits of brightness on the new Surface Laptop Go3. A simple tap, drag, swipe any direction, zoom and pinch like you do on your smartphone, like an iPhone operating iOS or a Samsung phone for example. The touchscreen is extremely intuitive making the ease of use on the Microsoft surface laptop studio a breeze. It is a great update over Windows 10. Every pixel in your display should shine with great color vibrancy and picture reproduction.
- With the Intel Iris XE graphics card provided for the laptop’s GPU, the graphics will be jaw dropping for everyday work or home usage. Streaming TV shows or movies will also be accurately reproduced on this display.
- The Surface Laptop Go 3 features a 12.4-inch (1,536 x 1,024) touch display with a 3:2 aspect ratio. According to Microsoft, the display can reach 320 nits of brightness.
- With Windows Defender and other security measures in place to safeguard your content. The Fingerprint Power Button with Windows Hello and One Touch sign-in is a great way to set up profiles to access the laptop.
- The computer is Xbox Cloud gaming ready although it is important to note that this is currently in a Beta version versus the final one.
- Dolby Digital Audio provides the immersive sound with multi directional omnisonic technology.
- The HD camera auto-adjusts to scene lighting and captures accurate skin tones. With the built-in Studio Mics, your truest self will come through on calls, conferences and Video Chats, loud and clear.
- The front facing webcam with a 720P resolution is perfect for those Video calls or Zoom conferences.
- Sync your phone and your PC with Microsoft Phone Link, available on Android and iOS. The app can be found in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.
- Connectivity is plentiful on the Surface laptop Go 3. With the included USB-C 3.0 / 3.1/3.2 Gen 1 which Supports Video Alt Mode and Power Delivery, 1 USB-A 3.0 / 3.1/3.2 Gen 1 and 1 Proprietary Surface Connect port. A 3.5 mm headphone jack or mic jack is present as well.
You can also connect the laptop to a Microsoft Surface HUB, which allows for more ports including display ports if you want to use multiple displays.
- Also included are Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Bluetooth 5.1 with it’s increased range and stability coupled with Wi-FI 6 or Wi-Fi AX. Wi-Fi 6 allows the “client” or device to about 2.5x the performance of Wi-Fi 5 or Wi-Fi AC. The “client” or device must be connected to a Wi-Fi 6 capable router to access the AX features, however it is also backwards compatible to older Wi-Fi standards.
- A AI reinvented search is also present on the new Surface Laptop Go 3. The AI will assist with interactive chat, and content generation on the Surface Laptop Go 3 assisting you in completing your tasks with security, efficiency, and ease.
- The new AI also integrates seamlessly with Microsoft Apps like Edge, Word, Power Point etc. It will help improve the grammar of your work and offers an array of creative tools to work with these apps.
At the Microsoft Surface event, the announced Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 3 is now available for pre-order and according to Microsoft will be ready for shipping around October 3rd.
Ready to upgrade? Final Thoughts
It is important to note that after purchasing the new Surface Laptop Go 3, prior to using the computer, you should perform a firmware or software upgrade out of the box. This will ensure that you have the latest version of Windows 11 running with any firmware updates that may have been released and not installed. Windows should prompt you if there are any updates available.
If you are looking for a powerful laptop for everyday use, with ultra portability for travel and carrying, then this is the to-go laptop for you. Even being so lightweight with a soft textured easy to use keypad, the new Surface Laptop Go 3 still packs a powerful punch. With it’s 12th gen I5 processor, 256 GB SSD and a fantastic screen resolution of 1536 x 1024, this is a great laptop suited for everyday home or office usage. Not bad for casual gamers as well.
So grab a new Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 3 and get ready to show off to your family, friends and colleagues.