Microsoft Surface Go 3 10.5" 128GB Windows 11 S Tablet with Intel Pentium Gold 6500Y - Platinum

Model Number: 8VA-00001
Web Code: 15740365

Microsoft Surface Go 3 10.5" 128GB Windows 11 S Tablet with Intel Pentium Gold 6500Y - Platinum

Overview

Take your laptop productivity anywhere you want with the Microsoft Surface Go 3 128GB Windows 11 S tablet. Featuring a 10.5" PixelSense touchscreen display, this 2-in-1 tablet is designed to light up the best of Windows 11. It's optimized for digital pen and touch, plus a faster Intel Pentium Gold 6500Y processor, all-day battery, tablet-to-laptop versatility, and comprehensive Microsoft security.
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Overview

Take your laptop productivity anywhere you want with the Microsoft Surface Go 3 128GB Windows 11 S tablet. Featuring a 10.5" PixelSense touchscreen display, this 2-in-1 tablet is designed to light up the best of Windows 11. It's optimized for digital pen and touch, plus a faster Intel Pentium Gold 6500Y processor, all-day battery, tablet-to-laptop versatility, and comprehensive Microsoft security.
  • 1.1GHz dual-core Intel Pentium Gold processor 6500Y and 4GB of RAM help speed through email, homework, browsing, shopping, and more
  • 128GB drive storage provides ample space to store your games, movies, music, documents, photos, and more
  • 10.5-inch 220ppi PixelSense touchscreen display with 1920 x 1280 native resolution lets you watch movies, play games, and work in stunning visual clarity
  • Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax) and Bluetooth 5.0 offer versatile wireless connectivity options to a range of devices
  • All-day battery life gives you up to 10.5 hours of usage, so it's perfect when you're on the go
  • USB Type-C port, Surface Type Cover ports, and 3.5mm headset jack let you connect to an array of peripheral devices
  • MicroSDXC card reader gives you even more options for memory cards and external storage
  • 5MP front and 8MP rear 1080p HD cameras allow you to stay connected and capture stunning photos and videos, while the addition of dual far-field studio mics helps you enjoy crystal-clear video chats
  • 2W stereo speakers with Dolby Audio technology give you great sound for music, podcasts, movies, games, and more
  • Convertible to laptop, studio, or tablet modes so you can handle a wide variety of tasks, from web browsing to work productivity
  • Adjust the built-in Kickstand to the perfect angle for taking notes, drawing diagrams, and sketching with Surface Pen (sold separately)
  • Type Cover (sold separately) is a powerful keyboard that increases your productivity
  • Addition of a Surface Pen (sold separately) gives you a powerful stylus for drawing, writing, and sketching
  • Built-in protection you can count on, including Microsoft-verified security, Windows Defender, parental controls, and world-class support
  • Windows 11 Home (S mode) operating system offers premium productivity and seamless entertainment at your fingertips
  • Note: Keyboard, mouse, dial, and pen are sold separately
Year of Original Release
2021

Display

Display Type
PixelSense
Screen Size
10.51 in
Native Screen Resolution
1920x1280
Touchscreen
Yes
3D Capable Display
No
Screen Finish
Glossy

Storage

Built-in Storage - Capacity GB
128 GB
Built-in Storage Type
Flash Memory
Built-in Memory Card Reader
Yes
Compatible Memory Card Types
microSD
RAM Size
8 GB

Cameras

Rear Camera Still Resolution
8 MP
Rear Camera Video Resolution
1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps
Rear Camera Autofocus
Yes
Rear Camera Flash
No
Front Camera Still Resolution
5 MP
Front Camera Video Resolution
1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps
Front Camera Autofocus
No
Front Camera Flash
No
Video Calling (Wi-Fi)
Yes
Video Calling (Cellular)
No
3D Photos
No
3D Video Recording
No

Processor

Processor Type
Intel Pentium Gold 6500Y Processor
Processor Speed
1.1 GHz
Processor Cores
2

Software

Operating System
Windows 11 Home in S mode
Operating System Language
Bilingual
Pre-loaded Software
Microsoft 365 Family 30-day trial ; Xbox Game Pass Ultimate 30-day trial
Microsoft Office
Yes
Multitasking
Yes
App Store Compatibility
No

Audio

Built-in Speaker
Yes
Speaker Wattage
2 W
Integrated Microphone
Yes
Microphone Input
Yes
Hardware Volume Control
Yes
Headphone Jack
Yes

Connectivity

Integrated Wi-Fi
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
Integrated Bluetooth
Yes - BT 5.0
3G
No
4G
No
4G LTE
No
5G
No
Assisted GPS Navigation
No
Unassisted GPS Navigation
No
HDMI Output
No
DLNA Certified
No
Number of USB Ports (Total)
1
Number of USB Type-C Ports
1
Number of USB Type-A Ports
0
Other Inputs/Outputs
0

Power

Battery - Number of Cells
2
Battery - Capacity
26.8 Wh
Charge over USB
Yes

Physical Features

Sensors
Accelerometer, Magnetometer, Gyroscope, Ambient Light Sensor
Hard-key QWERTY Keyboard
No
Built-in Stand
Yes
Colour
Platinum
Height
0.83 cm
Depth
24.5 cm
Width
17.5 cm
Height (Inches)
0.33 in
Depth (Inches)
9.65 in
Width (Inches)
6.89 in
Weight
530 g

Warranty

Manufacturer's Warranty - Parts
1 Year
Manufacturer's Warranty - Labour
1 Year
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Rating Breakdown

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9

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1

Reviewer Recommendation

86%

Of the 50 reviewers who responded, 43 would recommend this product.

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  • Glad to have this one
    Reviewed by HomeOfficeUser - October 26, 2021

    [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I've taken a look at Microsoft Surface devices before, but did not make the move until seeing this tablet. I am a quick fan of this one, having spent a few days using it. The screen is very vivid, the battery life is good, and the performance is decent for this form factor. After giving it a run-through for web browsing, I've given it a spin with the standard Office applications - and my overall experience is quite good. The built-in camera has worked well in video calls, and the sound was surprisingly good for the form factor. The built-in "kick stand" is also handy for standing the device. Overall, I really like this one...

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

  • Fantastic tablet
    Reviewed by PretzelGuy - October 27, 2021

    [This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I am so happy I was able to get one of these. I've been looking forward to having a new tablet and this one does not disappoint. Set up takes a little time, if you're familiar with windows PCs you'll immediately feel familiar with the OS, as it's windows 11. Not too different from Windows 10 so it's very easy to navigate if you're familiar with that OS. Sound and picture quality are excellent. Setting up was pretty simple. My only concern is dropping this thing. I'm not sure how durable it is and don't intend to find out. The kickstand on this is fantastic. It feels extremely durable. Having this in the kitchen while cooking is that convenience I thought I'd never care about. Microsoft has knocked it out of the park with this product.

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

  • Absolute Garbage
    Verified BuyerReviewed by Garbage - November 6, 2021

    I bought this tablet because I wanted the size and I wanted Windows 11. The product is half at best! - It runs Windows S by default and cautions you from converting to full Windows 11. You must do this because the Windows S store has no apps you want. - The pen technology that should be the main source of input only works on one app and the Edge browser, your main app, isn't one of them. - The onscreen keyboard refuses to launch not matter how many times I mash the button. - Cortana refuse to launch no matter how many times you smash that button. - The hardware is under powered as I can count to 5 before an app will open. What does work, which I can only name one app that does, works well. The potential is there but Microsoft should ashamed they ever released this garbage device.

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

  • Microsoft is off base here.
    Verified BuyerReviewed by Surface - December 23, 2021

    This device is slow and has problems running programs and apps that have not been specifically designed for windows 11. So far windows 11 has not shown any benefit or improvement over windows 10. I chose this device because i purchased a surface pro 2 used some years ago. The only reasons for the upgrade were 1. Windows 10 expired and 2., memory storage was full. So far I dont like the software and the performance of the product is poor compaered to my 6 year old surface pro 2.

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

  • Surface GO 3 Good but....
    Verified BuyerReviewed by MikeM - October 14, 2021

    I purchased the Surface GO 3 (128GB, 8GB memory) and on balance it is a nice computer. It is much faster than my Surface GO 1 owing to its quicker processor (6500Y); Windows 11 does well on the device. But, the battery life is poor as I am only getting about 4 hours per charge despite Microsoft's claim of up to 11 hours--although MS states one's usage could deviate from that significantly which is a bit of a cop out. Nevertheless, a nice computer despite the battery tradeoff.

    Review originally posted on bestbuy.com

    Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.


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Product Category
Computers (laptops and desktops)
Return/Exchange Period
30 days
Condition
Opened