Microsoft's Surface Go 3 now has an LTE option for $499

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What you need to know

  • A more affordable model of the Surface Go 3 with LTE is now available.
  • It has an Intel Pentium 6500Y processor, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of eMMC storage.
  • The new Surface Go 3 model costs $500, which is $180 less than the previously most affordable model with LTE connectivity.

Microsoft has added a new Surface Go 3 model to its website. The new version of the compact 2-in-1 features LTE connectivity at a lower price of $500. Previously, the most affordable version of the Surface Go 3 with LTE was $680. The new 2-in-1 variant from Microsoft has lower specs than the $680 model, but it allows people to stay connected to the web at a more affordable price.

Featuring an Intel Pentium 6500Y processor, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage, the new LTE model of the Surface Go 3 has modest specs aimed at light computing. It should be enough to handle web browsing, Office, and everyday productivity tasks, but it will likely struggle with more demanding workloads.

The Surface Go 3 is one of the best Windows tablets, especially if you're looking for a smaller device. It's a solid choice for students or people that need to do light work on the go.

If you'd like to have LTE connectivity on a more powerful version of the Surface Go 3, the Intel Core i3 model with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of SSD storage is still available at $680. Those are still relatively low specs, but they're higher than the Pentium processor in the $500 version of the device.

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The Surface Go 3 is a compact 2-in-1 from Microsoft that's a solid choice for students and people who need a device for light productivity. Now, there's a more affordable option with LTE connectivity for $500.

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6 Comments
  • For light office work on the go, I'm really happy with the Go. As long as you stay within the O365 ecosystem, it's a solid work device, especially if you get the model above the Pentuim chip.
  • We need to see more of this. Low-cost LTE and 5G-enabled devices. I wish they truly became the norm (or at least a more common add-on) for all laptops instead of just being relegated to super high-end laptops/business laptops.
  • I hope Microsoft made the surface go 4 with Alder Lake. Or even better. With a good Ryzen 6000 U series. 15 Watts. 8 cores and 16 threas
  • "Or even better. With a good Ryzen 6000 U series. 15 Watts. 8 cores and 16 threas"
    Show me a Ryzen 6000 U series laptop that is fanless first.
  • The fanless ultra-low power segment seems to have been left to ARM. AMD isn't trying, Intel is rehashing 7th generation cut-down chips over and over.
  • I still prefer arm