Surface Go 3 leaked spec suggests a big improvement in battery life

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The Surface Go 3, the next-generation tablet reportedly set to be unveiled at Microsoft’s Surface press event next week — among potentially many other goodies — has been leaked by a Thailand-based retailer.

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Of course, we still need to be very skeptical about the details we’ve provided, but if this retailer has things right, that’s what we can expect the Surface Go 3 to be packing (as noted by German tech site WinFuture). flagged). Namely a choice of Intel Pentium Gold 6500Y or Intel Core i3-10100Y processors, the only major change here with the CPU’s pepping up.

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Otherwise, the display remains a 10.5-inch touchscreen with 1920 x 1280 resolution, and the Windows tablet’s design remains the same as the current Go 2 (with the same dimensions). There are believed to be 4GB or 8GB options for system RAM, and storage could be a 64GB eMMC drive, or a 128GB SSD, again keeping things the same as its predecessor.

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Likewise, last year’s Surface Go 2 (with 5-megapixel and 8-megapixel cameras, respectively) will carry front and rear cameras, but another area of ​​improvement — at least if this leak is accurate — will be battery life. , which (claimed) will last for 13 hours.

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The device will come with Windows 11 Home installed in S Mode. Pricing is mentioned here as well, but take massive salt with it. Apparently it will start at around 380 euros (about $445, £325, AU$610) for the top-end model of the Go 3, running up to 575 euros (about $675, £490, AU$930). But those conversions are of limited value to the Thai currency and will not reflect what Microsoft will charge in other markets such as the US (and they may be placeholders anyway).


Analysis: Here’s to expect that beefed-up battery

This isn’t a surprising leak as it supports what we’ve heard previously about the Surface Go 3 spec from the rumor mill. The main change, then – if this all turns out to be correct – involves ramping up the CPUs in tablets, a solid step up from the Core m3-8100Y in the Surface Go 2 with a Core i3 10th-gen chip. That said, WinFuture believes we shouldn’t get too excited about the Go 3’s potential performance leap from previous Geekbench leaks.

Otherwise, it’s more akin to the Go 3 than its predecessor, though there’s another element here to get excited about – the rumored 13-hour battery life for the new model.

Then again, if we compare this to the Surface Go 2, which offers up to 10 hours, that would be a pretty impressive bump in longevity away from the power socket (presumably a bigger battery will be included with this next-gen tablet). going). Fingers crossed that came to fruition, and the claimed life translates well to real-life use (which, in fairness, it certainly did in our review of the Surface Go 2).

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