Microsoft’s New Intel Powered Surface Book 3 And Surface Go 2

Source: The Register Microsoft’s New Intel Powered Surface Book 3 And Surface Go 2

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Microsoft announced two new Surface devices, the Surface Go 2 and the Surface Book 3, the former of which will launch May 12th and the latter can be picked up now.  The Surface Book 3 is a formidable beastie in two form factors, 13.5″ and 15″ models both of which are powered by a selection of Intel processors.

The Surface Go 2 uses Intel’s integrated Iris Plus graphics and your processor options include the Intel Pentium Gold 4425Y or several eighth-generation Intel Core m3 chips.  The storage and memory options vary from the base model’s 4GB of memory and 64GB of eMMC storage up to 8GB RAM and an 128GB SSD.  Prices vary from $399 for the base model up to $729 for the LTE model, regardless you will have to buy the keyboard/dock separately which will run you an extra $129.

As for the Surface Book 3, the 13.5″ model is powered by either a 10th Gen Intel Comet Lake i7-1065G7 or i5-1035G7 and be upgraded to a GTX 1650 Max-Q if Intel’s Iris Pro doesn’t cut the mustard.  You can add up to 32GB of memory, twice as much as previous models and M.2 2280 storage options are available up to 1TB.  The base model will run you $1,599.99.

The 15″ model is somewhat similar, adding storage options up to 2TB but the same memory configurations.  The processor will be a i7-1065G7, no i5 options available and you have a choice between a GTX 1660 Ti or a Quadro RTX 3000 if you intend to put it to work.  This Surface size will cost you at least $2799.99.

Lockdown hasn't stopped Microsoft from releasing some of its new kit at least – the Washington-based tech giant today announced the Surface Go 2 and the Surface Book 3.

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