Surface Go is fanless which means there aren’t any fans inside or vents around the chassis. Surface Go uses a low TDP processor which doesn’t require active cooling for the device.

ModelProcessorsCooling
Surface Go (2018)6W – 7th Gen Intel® Pentium® Gold 4415YPassive (fanless)
Surface Go 2 (2020)6W – 8th Gen Intel® Pentium® Gold 4425Y
5W – 8th Gen Intel® Core™ M3-8100Y
Passive (fanless)
Surface Go 3 (2021)5W – 10th Gen Intel® Pentium® Gold 6500Y
5W – 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-10100Y
Passive (fanless)
Surface Go 4 (2023)6W – Intel® Processor N200Passive (fanless)
Table 1: Surface Go cooling system

Surface Go utilizes only a single, large heatsink for passive cooling, ensuring optimal heat absorption and an uninterrupted experience.

Surface Go Passive Cooling

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