After a lot of speculation, Microsoft has finally launched its most awaited tablet in India. Microsoft surface goes 3 was launched on Wednesday for Indian consumers. The go series tablet has been unveiled along with Surface Laptop Studio, Surface Pro 8, and Surface Duo 2. The surface go 3 is the predecessor of the surface go and it has some of the noticeable enhancements which will lure the customers towards itself. Microsoft has inferred that the new addition to its go series tablet will render 60 percent more performance with the help of its 10th gen Intel core i3 chipset. Although the base variant of the surface go 3 comes with the Pentium gold option. While talking about the design of the laptop, the surface go 3 has the same design as surface go 2. The Surface go 3 has a 3:2 display and it also offers a 1080p camera sensor at the rear as well as the front part.
Microsoft assured that the tablet will offer 60% faster in regards to the Pentium Gold versions. So you can buy the lower-end models this time and have a better experience than with the Go 2, and the i3 version isn’t as drastically faster than the m3 Go 2. Also means recommending the Go 2 at discount may make sense if you’re buying the highest model, but could be a big mistake if you’re buying one of the two lower-end models. The middle model with Pentium Gold DOES has SSD (as well as double the memory and storage of the low-end model). Only the lowest gold model has EMC. The Go 3 is just a minor update, unfortunately. However, the 60% improvements that Microsoft claimed are for the Pentium Gold version, so it should have more differences on the entry-level model.
The Core m3 to i3 has just a minor performance boost. We wish Microsoft goes with something like an AMD APU with 6 or more cores instead of these godforsaken slow Intel with atrocious onboard graphics. For a device this expensive, we wouldn’t expect it to stutter doing something as basic as word processing or web browsing. The Go would be so good if Microsoft gave the Surface Pro a reliable and enshrining treatment. We think that the makers of the surface pro will do a complete redesign for the Go 4. We hope we see two USB C Thunderbolt 4 ports and an upgradable M.2 SSD 2230 on the back. We’ll probably get a new Keyboard with Pen 2 slot but they need to bundle it in with the device. We would like to see better performance maybe with a quad-core i3 or dual-core i5 with some sort of XE support.
It’s the graphics where they fell short (and why the overall performance is so close to that of the Go 2) – had they bumped up the graphics chip to a 630 or 640, this would be a no-brainer. Talking about the earlier edition of surface pro, if Microsoft included the type cover then it would be worth it, it’s a shame they never will. Microsoft Surface Go 2 was accepted by a lot of people and even you can run your small business on it. Performance is fine for several uses like – email, Office, web browsing, notes, reading, virtual meetings, and signing documents. You can even hook it up to your 2k monitor/Smart TV and it works fine with minimal choppiness. The only significant downside for several users is the battery life. Microsoft should have to work on the battery life of their surface go series. Now moving to the Surface go 1, Microsoft software is not wrapped up for the Go1 properly.
For example, if you try to download OneNote to it and just use it as a note-taker it works very slow and is frustrating to use. Although, you can only use it with the Edge browser. Microsoft installed a very powerful OS on the Go1 but it is too powerful for the specs and this is the most frustrating point. The good point of the surface, it is super light, connects with everything, and is super secure, and no one wants to steal it even if you forget it in an airport or railway station. Microsoft has worked securely in eradication these issues in Surface Go 3 and we can assure you that it will be worth buying on all the aspects (whether its specifications or build quality). It is a good, small, and light unit to carry on the go.
The Go 3 is identical in every way to the Go 2 except the CPU and GPU are technically clocked slightly higher (same architecture though), but real-world performance between the two are essentially the same. In other words, the Go 3 is just a repackaged Go 2. If you can find a core-m3 Go 2 at discount just get that and upgrade it to Windows 11. So in short, we can say that you now have the new i3 processor in the Surface Go 3. This device fits in the hand of everyone and you can do anything you need to do. Most time, a larger section of the user uses it for media consumption and web browsing but sometimes we need to plug it in our dock and get some work done. We don’t think any other device is more fitted for my purpose than the SG3. The best thing about Microsoft surface Go 3 is supportability, you can use Windows 11 and Android app on this.
There are endless possibilities with this tiny but cute device. The Pentium can be quite a problem but come on, this is a suitable device for students. We also have Android apps support later, which we can use as a true tablet as well. Although, on the SSD prospects, Microsoft is stopping itself from providing sufficient storage. Even 128GB is not enough for everyday usage. Unless you have unlimited internet access and you’re using cloud storage which not many people use. Portability is awesome but at least i3 + 8GB + 128GB for base model. Although, being in a lot of criticism after the launch, the surface go 3 is undoubtedly the best windows tablet in the market. For people complaining about the RAM and the processor, they can go and buy a more expensive device that can handle everything you want in a windows tablet. You can’t get everything in such a price range. Such criticizers must Stop being cheap and hoping to take an entry-level device to do pro stuff.
We know that Different devices have different needs and build to perform a certain task with varied performance. The price of the Surface Goes 3 is Rs. 57,999 for Indian consumers for the 10th-generation Intel Pentium Gold processor, 8GB RAM, and 128GB SSD. The 10th-generation Intel Pentium Gold, along with 4GB RAM and 64GB eMMC can be availed for Rs. 42,999 while the 10th-generation Intel Core i3 processor, 4GB RAM, and 64GB eMMC will be available to buy at a price of Rs. 47,999. The premium variant of the surface goes 3 will cost Rs. 62,999 and it will have the 10th-generation Intel Core i3 processor, 8GB RAM, and 128GB SSD. Those users who opt to pre-order before the availability of the Tablet will get a surface pen free of cost.
The price of the surface pen is Rs. 9,699. Indian consumers can buy the Surface go 3 from November 23 from the available e-com websites. While a lot of people think that Microsoft surface go series laptops are pretty expensive and higher in price. They have to be overpriced, or else Microsoft risks putting their OEM partners (Dell, ASUS, Samsung, etc.) out of business. After all, the purpose of Surface products is to show OEMs how Windows 10 is supposed to be used— or at least, how Microsoft wants Windows 10 to be used. The stylus of the Microsoft Surface go 3 has been built precisely to work properly on the tablet. The Surface Pen, the stylus that is used with the Surface Go, is a variety of active stylus. Since the launch of the Surface Pro 3 it has been based on technology developed by N-trig, a company that is now owned by Microsoft.
The same technology is licensed to other companies as Microsoft Pen Protocol; devices using that will work with the Surface Pen, and pens designed for MPP will work with the Surface Go. Surface and Surface 2 ran the ARM-based Windows RT; its application support was just too limited for those devices to appeal to many people. Surface 3 switched to an Atom processor and ran full Windows; to my mind, it was a near miss because that CPU just wasn’t fast enough to make using it a satisfying experience. The Pentium Gold in the Surface Go has 1.5x the single-thread performance of the x7-Z8700 in the Surface 3, and its GPU is somewhere around twice as fast; that seems to make the difference between good enough and not good enough. Ironically, a future Surface Go replacement might once again use an ARM processor and be an Always-Connected PC.
That’s Microsoft’s new thing that uses x86 emulation to run applications that haven’t been built for ARM, so it supports the full range of Windows applications. The Surface Book is Microsoft’s equivalent to the MacBook Pro. It’s meant to be a powerful laptop with a detachable screen that can become a decent tablet for a few hours. But it’s mostly about being a powerful laptop with discrete graphics. Rumours about the Surface go 3 mention memory up to 32 GB is totally absurd and illogical, if you’re in the market for a MacBook Pro type computer, it’s one great alternative, the Dell XPS being another. And in between, there’s still the Surface Pro 7 and the Surface Laptop 3 which are both good compromises. But, if Microsoft is indeed updating them in the future, the Surface Go 3 could be the optimum choice and it will bring maximum portability, and Surface Book 3 for power. Both the Surface Pro and the Surface Go also support running Linux, Android, and other operating systems in VirtualBox or VMware if needed.
On the contrary, Microsoft hasn’t done a lot to improve the surface go line-up, and in our opinion, it is not worth the money they did well on surface pro models but on this, it is outrageous the amount of storage and performance you get for the money you are investing.