Tech specs

Key Features
What's new
  • More Powerful Processors - The Surface Go 3 now features the latest 10th generation Intel Mobile processors, including Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, resulting in faster speeds up to 3.40 GHz, particularly on the entry-level models.
  • Longer Battery Life - Last up to 11 hours battery life of typical device usage.
  • More
    • Now with the Matte Black option
    • Preloaded with Windows 11
    • Supports fast charging
AvailabilitySurface Go 3
Released2021
Release Info
  • Introduced: September 22, 2021
  • Pre-ordered: September 22, 2021
  • Released: October 5, 2021
Pricing
  • $399 
    Gold 6500Y 4 GB 64 GB WiFi
  • $549
    Gold 6500Y 8 GB 128 GB WiFi
  • $629
    i3-10100Y 8 GB 128 GB WiFi
Microsoft Surface Go 3 - 10.5” Price
Microsoft Surface Go 3 - 10.5" Touchscreen - Intel® Core™ i3 - 8GB Memory - 128GB SSD - Device Only - Platinum (Latest Model)
Microsoft Surface Go 3 - 10.5" Touchscreen - Intel® Core™ i3 - 8GB Memory - 128GB SSD - Device Only - Platinum (Latest Model)
By Microsoft
$499.98
$629.99 21% OFF
Microsoft Surface Go 3 - 10.5" Touchscreen - Intel® Pentium® Gold - 4GB Memory - 64GB eMMC - Device Only - Platinum (Latest Model)
Microsoft Surface Go 3 - 10.5" Touchscreen - Intel® Pentium® Gold - 4GB Memory - 64GB eMMC - Device Only - Platinum (Latest Model)
By Microsoft
$389.98
Microsoft Surface Go 3 - 10.5" Touchscreen - Intel® Pentium® Gold - 8GB Memory - 128GB SSD - Device Only - Platinum (Latest Model)
Microsoft Surface Go 3 - 10.5" Touchscreen - Intel® Pentium® Gold - 8GB Memory - 128GB SSD - Device Only - Platinum (Latest Model)
By Microsoft
$499.98
$549.99 9% OFF
Microsoft Surface Go 3 - 10.5" Touchscreen - Intel® Core™ i3 - 8GB Memory - 128GB SSD - LTE - Device Only - Black (Latest Model)
Microsoft Surface Go 3 - 10.5" Touchscreen - Intel® Core™ i3 - 8GB Memory - 128GB SSD - LTE - Device Only - Black (Latest Model)
By Microsoft
$689.99
$729.99 5% OFF
Microsoft Surface Go 3 - 10.5" Touchscreen - Intel® Core™ i3 - 8GB Memory - 128GB SSD - Device Only - Black (Latest Model)
Microsoft Surface Go 3 - 10.5" Touchscreen - Intel® Core™ i3 - 8GB Memory - 128GB SSD - Device Only - Black (Latest Model)
By Microsoft
$499.01
$629.99 21% OFF
Microsoft Surface Go 3 - 10.5" Touchscreen - Intel® Pentium® Gold - 4GB Memory - 64GB eMMC - Device Only - LTE - Platinum (Latest Model)
Microsoft Surface Go 3 - 10.5" Touchscreen - Intel® Pentium® Gold - 4GB Memory - 64GB eMMC - Device Only - LTE - Platinum (Latest Model)
By Microsoft
$409.99
$431.00 5% OFF
DisplaySurface Go 3
Size10.5 Inches
Info
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1280 (2.45M Pixels)
  • Density: 220 PPI
  • PixelSense™ Display
  • Contrast ratio: 1500:1
  • Aspect ratio: 3:2
  • Inking: designed together with Surface Pen
  • Touch: 10 points multi-touch
  • Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
ExteriorSurface Go 3
Dimensions9.65” x 6.9” x 0.33” (245 mm x 175  mm x 8.3 mm)
Width: 9.65” (245 mm)
Height: 6.9” (175 mm)
Thickness: 0.33” (8.3 mm)
Weight
  • Surface Go 3: 1.2 lbs (544 g)
  • Surface Go 3 Keyboard: 0.55 lbs (249 g)
Colors
Platinum Matte Black
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Surface Go Type Cover
    • Not included
  • Keyboard:
    • Full-size mechanical backlit keyset with 1 mm of key travel.
  • Trackpad:
    • Precision glass trackpad.
    • Trackpad size: 101 mm x 56 mm
    • Supports a five-finger multitouch gesture.
Ports
  • 1 x USB Type-C 3.1 Gen 1
    Supports Power Delivery and DisplayPort.
  • 1 x Surface Connect™
    Supports charging and docking station.
  • 1 x Headset jack
  • 1 x microSDXC™ card reader
  • 1 x Surface Go Type Cover port
Internal SpecsSurface Go 3
Processor
  • 10th Gen Intel® Pentium® Gold 6500Y
    2 cores, 4 threads, 1.10 → 3.40 GHz, 4MB SmartCache, 5W
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-10100Y
    2 cores, 4 threads, 1.30 → 3.90 GHz, 4MB SmartCache, 5W
Integrated Graphics
  • 10th Gen Intel® Pentium® Gold 6500Y
    Intel® UHD Graphics 615
    23 Execution Units, 300 → 900 MHz
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-10100Y
    Intel® UHD Graphics 615
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1000 MHz
Memory
4GB 8GB
1866 MHz LPDDR3 RAM
Storage
  • 64GB
    eMMC
  • 128GB
    SSD
ConnectivitySurface Go 3
Wi-FiWi-Fi 6: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax compatible.
BluetoothBluetooth Wireless 5.0 technology
LTE version coming soon.
BatterySurface Go 3
Size
  • 28Wh 
    Nominal battery capacity.
  • 26.8Wh 
    Minimum battery capacity.
Battery LifeUp to 11 hours of typical device usage
Power Supply24W proprietary Surface Connect power supply
SoftwareSurface Go 3
OSWindows 11 Home in S-mode
Built-in Apps
  • Xbox Game Pass Ultimate one month trial
  • Microsoft 365 Family one month trial
Camera & AudioSurface Go 3
Camera
  • Windows Hello face authentication camera (front-facing)
  • 5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p Skype HD video
  • 8.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p full HD video
Audio
  • Enhanced dual far-field Studio Mics
  • 2W stereo speakers with Dolby® Audio™
MiscSurface Go 3
InkingSupports Microsoft Pen Protocol (MPP)
4096 levels of pressure
Tilt sensing
Best in class latency
Paper feel
magnetic storage
Sensors
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Magnetometer
Security
  • HW TPM 2.0 chip for enterprise security
  • Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in
In the box
  • Surface Go 3
  • Power supply
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety and warranty documents
Warranty
  • One-year limited hardware warranty
More
  • Mechanical features: Signature unibody magnesium design with hidden perimeter venting
  • Kickstand with a full-friction multiposition hinge to 165 degrees
  • Magnetic attach for keyboard fold stability
  • Physical buttons: volumes, power
  • Casing: Magnesium
Microsoft Surface Go 3 Specs

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FAQs

Before making a purchase decision, it’s essential to have a good understanding of the device you’re interested in. That’s why we’ve compiled a comprehensive Microsoft Surface Go 3 FAQ to answer all your questions. The following FAQ covers all aspects of the new Surface Go 3, including its display, battery life, performance, software, and design.

1What processors are used in Microsoft Surface Go 3?

Microsoft Surface Go 3 has two CPU configurations available:

  • Amber Lake Intel® Pentium® Gold 6500Y 2 cores, four threads, 5W TDP, 4MB SmartCache, 1.10 → 3.40 GHz Intel® UHD Graphics 615, 23 EUs, 300 → 900 MHz.
  • Amber Lake Y Intel® Core™ i3-10100Y 2 cores, four threads, 5W TDP, 4MB SmartCache, 1.30 → 3.90 GHz Intel® UHD Graphics 615, 24 EUs, 300 → 1000 MHz.
Surface Go 3 Processors
Surface Go 3 motherboard and CPU information.
2How long will Microsoft support Surface Go 3?

According to Surface lifecycle documentation, Microsoft Surface Go 3 will reach the end of its driver and firmware updates on October 5, 2025. The company promises to support all Surface devices for at least four years starting from its release date.

DeviceRelease DateEnd of Servicing Date
Surface Go 3October 5, 2021October 5, 2025

After the end of servicing date, Surface Go 3 devices will continue to receive Windows OS features and security updates as long as it meets minimum hardware requirements for any future Windows OS.

In some conditions, Microsoft will consider releasing additional updates if there are critical security issues for Surface Go 3 devices that can only be fixed through patching the firmware. For instance, the Surface Pro 5 came out in 2017 but remains supported until 2024.

3What is the weight of Surface Go 3 with and without a keyboard or Surface Go Type Cover?

Here is the weight of Surface Go 3 with and without a Surface Go Type Cover or a keyboard:

Surface Go 3 without a keyboard

  • Wi-Fi models: 1.199 lbs (544 g)
  • LTE models: 1.219 lbs. (553 g)

Surface Go 3 with a keyboard or Surface Go Signature Type Cover + 0.54 lbs (343 g)

  • Wi-Fi models: 1.955 lbs (887 g)
  • LTE models: 1.975 lbs. (896 g)

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