Surface Go 3 leaks reveal specs of Microsoft's new tablet

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What you need to know

  • Specs of the Surface Go 3 momentarily leaked on a retailer's website.
  • The listing included the specs of Microsoft's upcoming tablet.
  • Based on the listing, the Surface Go 3 will have options for Intel Pentium 6500Y or Core i3-10100Y processors.

Microsoft's Surface Go 3 briefly appeared on the Thai retailer Shopee's website. The folks at WinFuture were able to check out the specs of the device before the listing was taken down. The information from the retail listing lines up with what we've previously reported as well as suspected Geekbench results.

The main takeaway from the listing is that the Surface Go 3 should ship with either Intel Pentium Gold 6500Y or Intel Core i3-10100Y processors. The Pentium Gold 6500Y is a significant step up from the Pentium Gold 4425Y in the Surface Go 2. Both chips that will ship with the Surface Go 3 are Amber Lake Y processors, which aren't as powerful as 11th Gen Tiger Lake chips.

Assuming the listing is accurate, the external design of the Surface Go 3 appears to be largely unchanged compared to the Surface Go 2. The Surface Go 3 still lacks PCIe, which some had hoped for.

According to the retail listing and previous reports and leaks, the Surface Go 3 should have the following specs:

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CategorySurface Go 3
Operating SystemWindows 11 Home S Mode
Display10.5 inches, 3:2 aspect ratio1920x1280 (220 ppi) resolution1500:1 contrast ratio
ProcessorIntel Pentium Gold 6500YIntel Core i3-10100Y
Storage64GB eMMC128GB SSD256GB SSD
Expandable StoragemicroSD
Surface Pen4,096 levels of pressure, tilt support
Camera5MP front-facing with Windows Hello8MP rear auto-focus
SecurityWindows Hello face sign-in
ConnectivityWi-Fi IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax compatible, Bluetooth Wireless 5.0LTE Advanced Qualcomm Snapdragon X16 LTE Modem
Ports1x USB-C, 1x Surface Connect, microSDXC card reader, 3.5mm headphone jack
Audio2W stereo speakers with Dolby Audio Premium
BatteryUp to 10 hours
Dimensions9.65 inches x 6.9 inches x 0.33 inches (245mm x 175mm x 8.3mm)

We suspect that the Surface Go 3 will start at $399. Microsoft is expected to announce the Surface Go 3 at its Surface hardware event on September 22, 2021.

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