- The affordable Surface Go 2 has a bigger screen and a more powerful processor
- The Surface Book 3 has a more powerful Intel processor and more capable NVIDIA graphics
- Once again, Microsoft offers the Surface Book 3 with a choice of a screen size
Microsoft announced a duo of exciting new Surface PCs. The affordable Surface Go 2 and range-topping Surface Book 3 have a refined design and welcome hardware improvements over the Surface Go and the Surface Book 2 they’ll replace in Microsoft’s product lineup.
The Microsoft Surface Go 2 will be available to order on May 12 with a $399 starting price tag. The Surface Book 3 will launch on May 21. Its pricing will kick off at $1,599 and buyers will once again be able to choose between variants with a 13.5- and a 15-inch detachable touch screen.
Surface Go 2
Microsoft has equipped the Surface Go 2 with a 10.5-inch PixelSense touch screen, while retaining the same compact and versatile design as the previous generation. In addition to a bigger screen, the newcomer also features a choice of speedier Intel processors, studio-quality microphones, and optional LTE connectivity.
Other key features of the Surface Go 2 include a duo of 5 MP cameras and up 10 hours of battery life. The slate will arrive with detachable Type Covers in black, platinum, red, and blue. As always, it will be compatible with the Surface Pen stylus.
Surface Book 3
The range-topping Surface Book 3 features the same iconic design as its predecessor, but with a more powerful 10th-generation Intel processors and gaming laptop-worthy NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics with Max-Q design. The latter includes optional GTX 1650 for the 13.5-inch variant and a standard GTX 1660 Ti for the 15-inch Surface Book 3. In addition to easily powering through productivity tasks, NVIDIA’s graphics will ensure that each Book 3 is also a respectable gaming rig.
Each Surface Book 3 packs high-quality microphones and Dolby Atmos-capable speakers. According to Microsoft, the feature-packed notebooks will last up to 17.5 hours between battery charges.
You’ll get a duo of full USB ports, a USB-C port, and an SD card reader in the new laptop, as well as compatibility with optional accessories such as the Surface Pen and the Surface Dial.
Microsoft also announced the noise-canceling Surface Headphones 2 with built-in ambient noise control, up to 20 hours of battery life, and a $249 price tag. The completely wireless Surface Earbuds, on the other hand, will finally be available to order for $199. Both audio products will launch on May 12.