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Surface Laptop Go 3

Key Features
What's new
  • More Powerful - All Laptop Go 3 comes with a 10-core 12 threads 13th Gen Intel Alder Lake Core i5-1235U processor and a faster dual-channel LPDDR5 memory.
  • Better Battery Life - It can last up to 15 hours of typical device usage, 1.5 hours longer than the Laptop Go 2 and 2 hours longer than the Laptop Go 1.
What's missing
  • The base configuration for consumers starts at $799 instead of $599 Laptop Go 2 and $549 Laptop Go 1.
  • No 128GB configuration for consumers.
  • 128GB configuration for commercial uses slow UFS storage instead of SSD.
  • Still have no backlit keyboard.
  • No fingerprint login for the commercial entry model configuration with 128GB.
AvailabilitySurface Laptop Go 3
Released2023
Release Info
  • Introduced: September 21, 2023
  • Pre-ordered: September 21, 2023
  • Released: October 3, 2023
Pricing
  • $799.99 - i5 | 8GB | 256GB SSD | All Colors
  • $999.99 - i5 | 16GB | 256GB SSD | Platinum Only
Surface Laptop Go 3 Price
Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 3 (2023) - 12.4" Touchscreen, Thin & Lightweight, Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD SSD, with Windows 11, Platinum Color Copilot
Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 3 (2023) - 12.4" Touchscreen, Thin & Lightweight, Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD SSD, with Windows 11, Platinum Color Copilot
By Microsoft
$649.99
$799.99 19% OFF
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13.5" Touch-Screen Intel Core i5-8GB Memory - 256GB Solid State Drive (PKX-00003) Matte Black (Renewed)
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13.5" Touch-Screen Intel Core i5-8GB Memory - 256GB Solid State Drive (PKX-00003) Matte Black (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$299.00
$319.00 6% OFF
Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 3, 12.4" 1536 x 1024 Touchscreen, Intel Core i5-1235U, Intel Iris Xe Graphics, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Fingerprint, Wi-Fi 6, Windows 11 Home, Platinum, with MTC Stylus Pen
Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 3, 12.4" 1536 x 1024 Touchscreen, Intel Core i5-1235U, Intel Iris Xe Graphics, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Fingerprint, Wi-Fi 6, Windows 11 Home, Platinum, with MTC Stylus Pen
By Microsoft
$899.99
Microsoft Surface Go 3 - 10.5" Touchscreen - Intel® Pentium® Gold - 8GB Memory - 128GB SSD - Device Only - Black (Latest Model)
Microsoft Surface Go 3 - 10.5" Touchscreen - Intel® Pentium® Gold - 8GB Memory - 128GB SSD - Device Only - Black (Latest Model)
By Microsoft
$533.00
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
$522.00
$629.99 17% OFF
Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2-12.4" Touchscreen - Intel Core i5 8GB Memory - 128 SSD - Ice Blue (Latest Model)
Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 2-12.4" Touchscreen - Intel Core i5 8GB Memory - 128 SSD - Ice Blue (Latest Model)
By Microsoft
$519.99
$699.99 26% OFF
DisplaySurface Laptop Go 3
Size12.45 Inches
Info
  • Touchscreen: 12.4” PixelSense™ Display
  • Resolution: 1536 x 1024 (148 PPI)
  • Aspect ratio: 3:2
  • Contrast ratio: 1000:1
  • Color profile: sRGB and Enhanced
  • Individually color-calibrated display
  • Touch: 10-point multi-touch
  • Corning® GorillaFootnote® Glass 3
  • Brightness: 320 nits (typical)
ExteriorSurface Laptop Go 3
Dimensions10.95” x 8.12” x 0.62” (278.18mm x 206.2 mm x 15.7 mm)
Weight2.49 lbs (1.13 kg)
Colors
Sage Ice Blue Sandstone Platinum
  • Material
    • Top: Aluminum.
    • Base: Aluminum and polycarbonate composite resin system with glass fiber and 30% post-consumer recycled content.
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Keyboard:
    • Full-size keyboard with a soft-touch feel and full 1.3mm travel.
  • Trackpad:
    • Large 115 mm x 76.66 mm, glass.
    • Supports up to Five-finger multitouch gestures.
Ports
  • 1 x Full-size USB-A 
    Supports USB 3.1.
  • 1 x USB Type-C
    Supports USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps) with Power Delivery and DisplayPort.
  • 1 x Surface Connect™
    Supports charging and docking stations.
  • 1 x Headset jack
Internal SpecsSurface Laptop Go 3
Processor
  • 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1235U
    10 cores, 12 threads, 1.30 → 4.40 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 15W
Integrated Graphics
  • 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1235U
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    80 Execution Units, → 1200 MHz
Memory
8GB 16GB
5200 MHz LPDDR5 RAM
Storage
  • 128GB
    Removable UFS Drive
  • 256GB 512GB
    Removable SSD Drive
ConnectivitySurface Laptop Go 3
Wi-FiWi-Fi 6E: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax compatible.
BluetoothBluetooth Wireless 5.1 technology
BatterySurface Laptop Go 3
Size
41.0 Wh
Nominal battery capacity.
40.0 Wh minimum battery capacity.
Battery LifeUp to 15 hours of typical device usage
Power Supply
  • 39W power supply
  • Supports Fast Charge (0-80% in just over one hour)
SoftwareSurface Laptop Go 3
OS
  • For Consumer: Windows 11 Home
  • For Commercial: Windows 10 Pro, Windows 11 Pro
Built-in AppsConsumer
  • Microsoft 365 Apps
  • Microsoft 365 Family 1-month trial
  • Xbox App
  • Xbox Game Pass Ultimate 1-month trial
Commerial
  • Microsoft 365 Apps
  • Microsoft 365 Business Standard, Microsoft 365 Business Premium, or Microsoft 365 Apps 30-day trial
Camera & AudioSurface Laptop Go 3
Camera720p HD f2.0 front-facing video camera
Audio
  • Dual far-field Studio Mics
  • OmniSonic stereo speakers with Dolby® Audio™ Premium
MiscSurface Laptop Go 3
SensorsAmbient light sensor
SecurityConsumer
  • Firmware TPM
  • Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello sign-in
  • One-Touch sign-in with FingerPrint Reader Power button
Commercial
  • Discrete hardware TPM
  • Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello sign-in
  • One-Touch sign-in with FingerPrint Reader Power button
Note Surface Laptop Go 3 i5/8GB/128 GB does not include Fingerprint Power Button.
In the box
  • Surface Laptop Go 3
  • 39W Power supply
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety and warranty documents
WarrantyOne-year limited hardware warranty

Availability

The Surface Laptop Go 3 was unveiled at the Microsoft AI event on September 21, 2023, with a starting price of $799.99, two hundred dollars more expensive than the Laptop Go 2. Despite having a higher starting price, it offers a better entry model configuration that includes fingerprint login support, Intel Core i5-1235U processor, 8GB of 4800MHz LPDDR5 RAM, and 256GB of SSD storage, which previously would cost you $899.99 for the same specs.

Surface Laptop Go 3 in four colors
Surface Laptop Go 3 is available in four gorgeous colors. (Image: Microsoft)

You can configure the laptop with a maximum of 16GB RAM and 256GB SSD for $999.99. Microsoft also introduced two Surface devices at the event: the Surface Laptop Go 3 and Surface Laptop Studio 2, and quietly launched the Surface Go 4 via a press release specifically for commercial customers.

Tips and tricks

Surface Laptop Go 3 - Charge less do more
Surface Laptop Go 3 supports Fast Charge and 15 hours of battery life (Image: Microsoft)

Learn how to fully utilize your Surface Laptop Go 3 with our tips and tricks. Our comprehensive guide will assist you in maximizing battery life, enhancing performance, boosting productivity, and efficiently solving any issues that may arise.

Update History

Catch up on the latest information about the Surface Laptop Go 3 features and fixes introduced via driver and firmware updates from Microsoft. Here are the last five releases:

2024
Jan
16
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    Improves system performance and stability.
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2023
Oct
02
  • Surface Laptop Go 3 Image
    Launch update for product experience improvements.
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To view the complete driver and firmware update release timeline, please visit our Surface Laptop Go 3 update tracker page.

FAQs

To help you understand more about the Surface Laptop Go 3, we have created a comprehensive list of FAQs that covers all aspects of the laptop, including its display, battery life, performance, software, and design.

1How long will Microsoft support Surface Laptop Go 3?

According to Surface lifecycle documentationMicrosoft Surface Laptop Go 3 will reach the end of its driver and firmware updates on October 3, 2029. The company promises to support all Surface devices released on January 1, 2021, and beyond for at least six years from their release dates.

DeviceRelease DateEnd of Servicing Date
Surface Laptop Go 3October 3, 2023October 3, 2029
Last checked: February 20, 2024.
Surface Laptop Go 3 colors
Surface Laptop Go 3 is available in Sage, Ice Blue, Sandstone, and Platinum

As of October 3, 2029, Surface Laptop Go 3 devices will continue receiving Windows OS features and security updates as long as they meet the minimum hardware requirements for future updates.

In some conditions, Microsoft will consider releasing additional updates if there are critical security issues for Surface Laptop Go 3 devices that can only be fixed through patching the firmware.

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