Microsoft Surface Go 3 gets a new engine for Windows 11, starts at $400
The most portable Surface is still tuned for work and school basics.
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Microsoft announced Wednesday the Surface Go 3, an update to the company's smallest detachable two-in-one. Although it's a minor update rather than a total overhaul, the refresh will give it a performance boost for Windows 11, which arrives in October. The Go 3 was one of several new devices Microsoft debuted at its virtual Surface event including the Surface Pro 8 and Surface Duo 2.
Other than jumping from Windows 10 Home to Windows 11 Home in S mode, Microsoft upgraded the processor options to include dual-core Intel Pentium Gold 6500Y or quad-core 10th-gen Intel Core i3-10100Y processors. The rest of the device stays the same.