What you need to know
- AT&T is picking up the Surface Go 3 with LTE on January 7.
- The price for Surface Go 3 with LTE is $729 for the Core i3 model.
- The device should be SIM unlocked.
AT&T has announced (opens in new tab) that it will begin selling the Surface Go 3 with 4G LTE on January 7, with pricing starting at $729. Microsoft announced that the Surface Go 3 would get a 4G LTE model in early 2022, and it appears stock for that SKU is now beginning to appear online. AT&T is the first to stock the device, though we suspect more retailers and outlets will stock it soon.
It appears the cheaper 4G LTE model with an Intel Pentium GOLD chip isn't available for sale yet. So far, it's just the Intel Core i3 model, which explains the high price tag. Microsoft intends to sell a $499 model with 4G LTE at some point soon as well, for those who don't need the extra power and would rather save a few bucks.
Surface Go 3: Specs
|Category||Surface Go 3|
|OS||Windows 11 Home in S mode (consumer)|
Windows 11 Pro (commercial)
Windows 10 Pro (commercial)
|Processor||Intel Pentium Gold 6500Y|
10th Gen Intel Core i3-10100Y
|Graphics||Intel UHD 615|
256GB SSD (commercial)
3:2 aspect ratio
microSD card reader
Nano SIM (LTE models)
|Audio||Dual 2W stereo speakers|
Dual far-field studio mics
Snapdragon X16 LTE
Nano SIM support
|Camera||Front-facing 5MP (1080p)|
Rear-facing 8MP (1080p)
Firmware TPM (consumer)
Hardware TPM 2.0 (commercial)
|Battery||Up to 11 hours|
|Dimensions||9.65 x 6.9 x 0.33 inches|
(245mm x 175mm x 8.3mm)
|Weight||Wi-Fi: 1.2 pounds (544g)|
LTE: 1.22 pounds (533g)
AT&T in a statement, said the following:
Will you be picking up the Surface Go 3 with 4G LTE? Let us know in the comments.
Third time's the charm
If you want entry to the Surface family of devices for one of the lowest possible prices, the Surface Go 3 tablet is an option to consider.
Zac Bowden is a Senior Editor at Windows Central. Bringing you exclusive coverage into the world of Windows 10 on PCs, tablets, phones, and more. Also an avid collector of rare Microsoft prototype devices! Keep in touch on Twitter: @zacbowden.
So, yay tablet but meh phone...
Im not even surprised.
I'll likely get one, but not from AT&T. Unless they have a nice trade-in option. Love the heck out of my OG Surface Go, with LTE. Have held off replacing it, waiting for the LTE Go 3. Thought that had actually been out for a while on MS's site. Think Best Buy should carrying it as well.
My son has a Surface Go v1 and it has held up fairly well, but I have noticed that it is lacking a bit of pep, especially on the gaming front. I have tried a couple of times to do the Xbox Cloud gaming on his Surface Go, but it takes forever to launch the games, so he just falls back on other low quality games to fiddle around with. Does anyone with a Surface Go 2 find the Xbox Cloud Gaming to work fairly well? Being that the Surface Go 3 is "60% more powerful" than the Go 2, I am hoping that *maybe* we would have a better experience with the Xbox Cloud Gaming on the Surface Go 3 than we are having on the Go v1... Thoughts?
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