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Specs Appeal: Comparing the Surface Laptop Go 3 with Laptop Go 2 and Laptop Go

A picture of the Surface Laptop Go 3

On September 21, 2023, Microsoft announced the third-generation Surface Laptop Go, a 12-inch Surface laptop with an affordable price tag. Unlike the Surface Laptop Studio 2 and its hefty list of changes inside and out, the Surface Laptop Go 3 got a modest upgrade, focusing solely on the processor, RAM, and storage.

If you own a previous-generation Surface Laptop Go and consider upgrading, here is how the latest model compares to its predecessors, the Surface Laptop Go 2 and the original Surface Laptop Go.

A picture of the Surface Laptop Go 3

Here are the key changes summed up in a list:

  • A newer processor: All Surface Laptop Go 3 configurations have Intel's 12th Gen Core i5-1235U processor.
  • More memory: You can pick between 8GB and 16GB RAM configurations. The laughable 4GB variant is finally gone.
  • Storage: All Surface Laptop Go 3 configurations have 256GB solid-state drives (user-removable).
  • Price: The base configuration now starts at $799, a $200 increase over the previous generation and its entry-level model with smaller RAM and storage. However, the price is identical to the similarly specced Surface Laptop Go 2 with 8GB of RAM and 256GB SSD.
A picture of the Surface Laptop Go 3
Surface Laptop Go 3 Surface Laptop Go 2 Surface Laptop Go 1

10.95" x 8.12" x 0.62"
278 x 206 x 15.7 mm

2.49 lbs / 1.13 kg

10.95" x 8.10" x 0.62"
278.2 x 206.2 x 15.7 mm

2.48 lbs / 1.12 kg

Colors Platinum, Ice Blue, Sage, Sandstone Platinum, Ice Blue, Sandstone

12.4" 3:2 PixelSense Display
60Hz, 1536 x 1024 (148 PPI)
10-point multi-touch

Processor 12th Gen Intel Core i5-1235U 11th Gen Intel Core i5-1135G7 10th Gen Intel Core i5-1035G1
Graphics Intel Iris Xe Graphics Intel UHD Graphics
Memory 8GB or 16GB LPDDR5 4GB or 8GB LPDDR4x
Storage 256GB SSD
128GB or 256GB SSD
128GB or 256GB SSD
Ports 1x USB-C
1x USB-A
3.5mm audio jack
Surface Connect
Connectivity Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1 Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0
Camera & Audio 720p front-facing camera
Dual far-field Studio Mics
Dual speakers with Dolby Audio
Battery & Charging 41Wh Li-ion
39W Power Supply
39.7Wh Li-ion
39W Power Supply
Price $799+ $599+ $549+

A picture of the Surface Laptop Go 3

The Surface Laptop Go 3 is now available for preorder in the Microsoft Store. Shipping starts on October 3, 2023.

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