Microsoft Surface Go 2 tablet and Microsoft Surface Book 3 detachable 2-in-1 laptop have been released in India. The two were launched in May for the first time and were not announced on the Indian market at the time. The Microsoft Surface Go 2 tablet has an 8th-Gen Intel Core M processor that can provide up to 10 hours of battery life. The premium Microsoft Surface Book 3 is available in 13-inch and 15-inch sizes and comes with the Intel 10th-Gen Ice Lake Core i5 and Core i7 processors.
The laptop comes with a 10.5-inch PixelSense display. It comes with the 8th Gen Intel Core M processor which is claimed to offer up to 64% faster performance. It is equipped with built-in Wi-Fi for wireless connectivity.
Microsoft Surface Go 2 laptop has a 5MP front-facing camera. It features Studio Mics with a dual-microphone solution to increase voice clarity and reduce background noise for Teams meetings. The laptop’s rear camera comes with a new feature to scan documents and whiteboards.
Microsoft Surface Go 2, Microsoft Surface Book 3 price in India
Microsoft Go 2 and Rs. 47,599 (Intel Core M3) in India. The higher-end 8GB + 128GB capacity variant is valued at Rs. 57,999 (Intel Pentium Gold) and Rs. 63,499 (Intel Core M3). The tablet is available in Platinum, Black, Poppy Red and Ice Blue colour choices.
In the other side, Microsoft Surface Book 3 comes in two sizes – 13-inch and 15-inch. The smaller 8GB RAM, 256GB disc and 10th-Gen Ice Lake Core i5 processor is priced at Rs. 156,299. The 16GB RAM, 256GB storage and the Core i7 variant are priced at Rs. 1,95,899. The 32GB RAM, 512GB disc and Core i7 processor model are valued at Rs. 2,37,199. There is also a 1TB storage model valued at Rs. 2,59,299.
The bigger 15-inch Microsoft Surface Book 3 is priced at Rs. 2,20,399 for the 16GB RAM, 256GB storage, and Core i7 processor configuration. The 32GB RAM and 512GB storage model comes at Rs. 2,66,499 and the 1TB storage model is priced at Rs. 2,86,199. For commercial usage, Microsoft has also made available the option of Nvidia Quadra RTX 3000. This premium model with Core i7 processor, 32GB RAM, and 1TB storage is priced at Rs. 3,40,399. Surface Book 3 is available only for commercial customers in India. Commercial customers can connect with their local commercial resellers to check for availability.
Surface Go 2: Specs and features
The Surface Go 2 retains the same lightweight, compact design as the original, but now features a larger 10.5-inch PixelSense display. It also apparently has an improved battery life and a model that is faster in performance than before with new 8th Generation Intel Core M options.
Microsoft Surface Go 2 tablet runs on Windows 10 Pro and features a 10.5-inch (1,920×1,280 pixels) display with 220ppi pixel density, 3:2 aspect ratio, and 1500:1 contrast ratio. There is Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection on the Microsoft Surface Go 2. The tablet comes in processor options of Intel Pentium Gold 4425Y and 8th- Gen Intel Core M3. There’s up to 8GB RAM and up to 128GB storage options as well.
The Surface Go 2 has a magnesium body with an integrated kickstand. Features include one Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, eSIM support, single Nano-SIM tray, GPS, A-GPS, USB Type-C port, Microsoft’s proprietary Surface Connector for charging and accessories, a headphones socket, and a microSD card slot. It weighs just 544g without a keyboard cover.
There is a 5-megapixel front facing camera on the Surface Go 2 and an 8-megapixel rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p HD recording support. It integrates 2W stereo speakers with Dolby Audio Premium and support for dual far-field studio mics.
Surface Book 3: Specs and features
The Surface Book 3 is available in 13-inch and 15-inches with the latter capable of delivering up to 50% increased performance than its predecessor and up to 17.5 hours of battery life, says Microsoft. The device has a high-DPI PixelSense Display, smooth, precise trackpad, comfortable keyboard and the performance of an Intel 10th Generation Core CPU and choice of NVIDIA discrete GPU.
For developers, Surface Book 3 now comes with up to 32GB of RAM and SSD for storage. For gamers, Surface Book 3 15-inch has a Nvidia GeForce GPU that can play Xbox Game Pass for PC titles at 1080p at 60 frames per second writes Microsoft. The option of Nvidia Quadro RTX 3000 is also available.