Microsoft Surface Go 3 refreshed with LTE and Matte Black options for businesses and consumers
Microsoft has refreshed the Surface Go 3, the 10.5-inch 2-in-1 that it launched in September. Initially, the company offered the device in one colour, Platinum. Now, it has added a Matte Black option, bringing the Surface Go 3 in line with other Surface devices like the Surface Pro 8 and the Surface Pro X. The entry-level model, which costs US$399.99, is not available in Matte Black, though.
Additionally, Microsoft has brought LTE connectivity to the Surface Go 3, a refresh that it has also given to the Surface Pro 8. According to Microsoft's technical specifications, the Surface Go 3 contains a Snapdragon X16 LTE modem, the same one that Qualcomm used in the Snapdragon 835. Accordingly, the Surface Go 3 LTE supports up to 600 Mbps downloads with an eSIM or a nano SIM. Supposedly, LTE models will last 30 minutes less on battery power than their Wi-Fi equivalents.
Currently, the Surface Go 3 is available with LTE at three prices, starting with the US$729.99 consumer model. Incidentally, this is the most expensive consumer model that Microsoft sells. However, the price does not include a Type Cover, which cost between US$84.99 and US$129.99. By contrast, the Surface Go 3 for Business retails for US$779.99 with a 128 GB SSD and US$879.99 if you want 256 GB of storage.
All LTE models have 8 GB of RAM, a Core i3-10110Y processor and are available in Matte Black or Platinum. Microsoft pre-loads consumer models with Windows 11 and Business models with Windows 11 Pro.
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