Microsoft unveiled the third-generation Surface Laptop Go during today’s Surface event. The company’s new product is aimed at Surface style connoisseurs who need a relatively inexpensive and lightweight laptop. The Surface Laptop Go 3 will go on sale October 3 starting at $799 “Up to 15 hours of battery life.”
The Microsoft Laptop Go 3 is similar to its predecessor, the Surface Laptop Go 2, although there are still some hardware upgrades. Instead of 11th generation Intel Core chips, the new laptop received 12th generation Intel Core i5 processors, which are said to make up the laptop “88 percent faster”.
The laptop features a 12.4-inch PixelSense touchscreen with a 3:2 aspect ratio and a resolution of 1536 × 1024 pixels. The laptop is equipped with a webcam with a resolution of 720p, “Studio microphones” and Omnisonic speakers with Dolby Audio support.
The base version still only offers 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage, but a model with 16GB of RAM will also be available. Storage capacity can be increased with removable SSDs with a capacity of up to 512 GB.
The set of ports is the same as last year’s model: a USB Type-A port, a USB Type-C port, a headphone jack on the left side, and a proprietary Surface Connect port on the right. The fingerprint scanner is integrated into the power button. The laptop is equipped with wireless modules of the Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1 standards.
The new model is available in four color variants Platinum, Sage, Sandstone and Ice Blue (platinum, gray-green, sand and blue) and weighs around 1150 grams.