Microsoft’s Surface Go 3 can now be purchased in a new matte black color variant, but no base model means that the entrance fee is much higher.
That Microsoft Surface Go 3 is now available in black, and offers another color option to buyers. Microsoft is one of the leading brands when it comes to 2-in-1 removable Windows computers, and its Surface Go 3 is the cheapest model. For under $ 400, it’s an alternative for those who do not want an iPad or a Chrome OS 2-in-1 laptop.
While some brands will release a device in all of the planned color options at launch, there are others whose modus operandi is to announce a new color option months after the product has been released. While a new color variant may be the push buyers need to buy a product, the real winner tends to be the manufacturer, which not only gets more units sold, but also gets added press coverage for the latest version.
Surface Go 3 was announced in September 2021 as the latest iteration of Microsoft’s cheapest 2-in-1 Surface computer. It was previously only available in a Platinum color option, but the removable computer can now also be purchased in matte black. The new black finish covers the entire back, frame and outrigger. For those who want to complete the Surface Go 3 experience with matching optional accessories, such as the Surface Pen and Surface Go Type Cover, it is now also possible with the accessory, which can also be purchased in black. The new Matte Black Surface Go 3 can now be purchased from Microsoft’s online store.
More money for a new color
The Surface Go 3 starts at $ 399, but for those who want to pick up the new matte black color, they will have to pay more money. Microsoft is no longer charging for the new color, it’s just that the Matte Black Surface Go 3 is not currently available in the same base model as the Platinum version. Because of this, the cheapest matte black option is $ 549.99, and this is for the Intel Pentium 6500Y model with 8GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD. Other options include $ 629.99 for the Intel Core i3 Wi-Fi version or $ 729.99 for the Intel Core i3 LTE variant.
The Windows tablet has a 10.5-inch screen with a 3: 2 aspect ratio and a resolution of 1920 x 1280. The screen is protected by Gorilla Glass 3 and has 10-point multi-touch support. There is a 5MP camera on the front that is capable of recording in 1080p while the rear camera is an 8MP sensor. Although the Surface Go 3 does not have a fingerprint scanner, it does have the biometrics-based Windows Hello logo. It also includes dual remote field studio microphones and 2W Dolby Audio stereo speakers. In terms of ports, the Surface Go 3 has an audio jack, a USB-C port, a Surface Connect port for charging and a microSD card reader. Microsoft sends the device with Windows 11 Home in S mode and claims to offer up to 11 hours of battery life.
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