Despite a colorful display and solid design, The Microsoft Surface Go 3 is difficult to recommend, due to confounding performance and battery issues. We’d opt for a Surface Go 2 over this new model.
The Microsoft Surface Go 3 may change your mind about the conventional wisdom that most updates are good updates. This is Microsoft’s Surface for kids (or at least those with smaller hands), as evidenced by the tablet’s smaller size and keyboard. Its $399 starting price also suggests that this is the Surface you give to a less demanding user. And having tested the Surface Go 3, users without very stringent demands are likely to be the only ones satisfied by this tablet.
Starting price: $399
Tested price: $629
Type Cover keyboard: Not included, $99 to $129 extra
CPU: Intel Pentium Gold 6500Y | Intel Core i3-10100Y
Graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 615
Display: 10.5-inches (1920 x 1280 pixels)
Memory: 4GB | 8GB
Storage: 64GB eMMC | 128GB SSD
Size: 9.7 x 6.9 x 0.3 inches
Weight: 1.2 pounds