The 2020 Surface Laptop Go features the 15W 10th Generation Intel Ice Lake quad-core Intel Core i5-1035G1 with the boost speed up to 3.60 GHz. While the 2019 Surface Laptop 3 13.5” features the 15W 10th Generation Intel Ice Lake quad-core Intel Core i5-1035G7 up to quad-core Intel Core i7-1065G7 with the boost speed up to 3.90 GHz.
If you are in the market looking for a laptop and don't know what's the difference between the 12.45″ Surface Laptop Go (2020) and the 13.5″ Surface Laptop 3 13.5” (2019), we have a detailed tech specs comparison between both devices for you to check out here.
Surface Laptop Go vs. Surface Laptop 3 13.5”: Specs Comparison
Starting at $549.99, the Surface Laptop Go set a new premium standard for the affordable ultrabook. It has a beautiful 12.45-inch display with touch and inking supports. It's a great laptop for students and business users who looking for a simple yet perfect portable laptop for their mobile productivity.
The Lightest Surface Laptop
It weighs at only 2.45 pounds easy to carry around while having the same comfort in typing with a full-size keyboard with a large precision trackpad.
All the same ports
It has all the necessary ports you need in everyday uses, from the full-size USB-A to USB-C, headphone jack, and Surface Connect as you can found on Surface Laptop 3.
It comes with the same powerful 10th Gen Intel Ice Lake Core i5 processor, 3733 MHz LPDDR4x, WiFi-6, Bluetooth 5.
It is available in Platinum, Sandstone, and Ice Blue.
13-hours battery life Large glass trackpad Fast Charging Fingerprint Power Button Dual far-field studio mics OmniSonic speakers
It’s now 2.3x times faster than Surface Laptop 2.
Now with USB-C
It allows you to charge, transfer data, and output up to two [email protected] displays.
10th Gen Intel Ice Lake processors, Intel Iris Plus G7 graphics, 3733 MHz LPDDR4x, WiFi-6, Bluetooth 5.
New keyboard finishes
Now available in warm Alcantara and cool new metal.
Now available in Matte Black, Cobalt Blue, Platinum, and a new Sandstone.
20% larger trackpad Fast Charging Better repairability Removable hard drive Improved Windows Hello infrared (IR) camera Dual far-field studio mics improved keyboard Better OmniSonic speaker
Here are some noticeable downsides of Surface Laptop Go:
No backlit key.
No Inking support.
No IR camera for Windows Hello Facial Recognition.
No Fingerprint reader on the entry configuration.
The base section made from Polycarbonate instead of Aluminum.
Using Intel UHD Graphics instead of Intel Iris Plus Graphics.
Low screen resolution (148 PPI).
is no longer available
MiniDisplay port replaced with USB-C port
Surface Laptop Go
Surface Laptop 3 13.5”
Introduced: October 1, 2020
Pre-ordered: October 1, 2020
Released: October 13, 2020
Introduced: October 2, 2019 (Microsoft October Event)
Pre-ordered: October 2, 2019
Released: October 22, 2019
For Consumer (Windows 10 Home):
$549.99 - i5 | 4GB | 64GB eMMC | No Fingerprint | Platinum only
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