US tech based giants Microsoft has announced a slew of new products, the Surface Book 3 and Surface Go 2, this is according to gsmarena. There are no major design changes with the Book 3, but the under the hood tweaks are significant while the Go 2 is having both.
One of the biggest change we noticed in the Surface Book 3 is the newest 10th Generation Intel CPUs on board. The company is keeping both flavors; that is the 13.5-inch and the 15-inch variant. The former can be configured with Core i5 and Core i7 processors with the base model starting at $1,599, while the base model with a discrete Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q GPU starts at $1,999.
The company stated that the Surface Book 3 is built with designers, engineers, developers and gamers in mind. And that’s why configurations can now go up to 32GB of RAM and up to 2TB PCie NVMe SSDs.
Moving onto the Surface Go 2, the smallest tablet in the Surface family is getting a revamp on the outside and on the inside. Well, as far as the front side is concerned. The screen has grown in size from 10-inch to 10.5″, but the body hasn’t changed. This means that bezels are considerably thinner this time around and resolution has been bumped up to 1920 x 1280 while still maintaining that 3:2 aspect ratio.
A Pentium Gold CPU still comes as a base option for $399, but there is also a new 8th Gen Core m3 option as well. The latter also comes with upgraded 8GB of RAM and 128GB SSD for $629. You can spec up the Pentium Gold variant too and it will cost you $80 less. The Type Cover is once again priced at $99 and it’s sold separately.
There is also an upgrade in the battery department , so under normal usage, it should last you about 10 hours away from the plug. LTE connectivity has also been added but only for the top Core m3 configuration for $729.
Microsoft had this to say about their new launched devices;
- Surface Go 2 delivers incredible value in a light, portable design, providing a great device for anyone in your company or family.
- Surface Book 3 is our most powerful laptop ever. Designed for professionals who need desktop-level performance from anywhere, this is the powerhouse workstation.