Surface Go 3: a new leak purports to reveal nearly every aspect of the upcoming Microsoft 2-in-1
Apple has now made its latest iPads official, which means it might be a good time for Microsoft to respond with an event for new Surface products. A successor for the Go 2 is thought to be among them, which has leaked before as a profoundly lateral upgrade over this current convertible. The latest tip concerning this device does nothing to dissuade this impression, although this may be no entirely bad thing.
This new sign of the Surface Go 3 launching soon comes courtesy of Roland Quandt's blog WinFuture, in an article allegedly based on an advance, possibly accidental, product listing on the part of the Thai retail platform Shopee. The page in question has disappeared, although Quandt claims to have saved the images and details revealed thereon beforehand.
They indicate that the Surface Go 3 will have the exact same RAM, storage, connectivity options, cameras (potentially disappointing as they may have become more relevant this time around), speakers and screen-type (an FHD 10.5-inch panel with PixelSense) as its previous generation.
However, the newer model is, again, projected to come with a choice of the Intel Pentium Gold 6500Y or Core i3-10100Y, which are, again, very straightforward updates over the Gold 4425Y or Core m3-8100Y available in the Go 2. Its apparently direct replacement's renders suggest it will also even have the same ports (1 3.5mm jack alongside a USB type-C port and a microSD slot).
Finally, the Surface Go 3 is now painted as having the exact same dimensions as the Go 2 - however, at 640 grams (g), it seems it has gotten lighter than its 750g predecessor. Quandt notes that Shopee had listed it for prices ranging from the equivalent of €380 (~US$446) to €575 (~$674).
Therefore, should this new leak prove accurate, Microsoft is likely to rationalize an upgrade to this new Go 3 as one that enhances use while on the move despite its updated speed and power. Then again, the 2-in-1 may enjoy the draw of launching with Windows 11 ("Home S-Mode") out of the box, along with an alleged 1 free month of Microsoft 365 Family access.