Microsoft has launched Microsoft Surface Go 2 and Surface Book 3 devices in India. The Surface Go 2 is a tablet from Microsoft while Surface Book 3 is a detachable 2-in-1 laptop. Both the devices were unveiled back in May earlier this year, but they have finally landed in the Indian markets as well.
Microsoft Surface Go 2 Specifications And Features
Microsoft Surface Go 2 features a 10.5-inch (1,920×1,280 pixels) display. It has a pixel density of 220 PPI, an aspect ratio of 3:2, and a contrast ratio of 1500:1. The tablet also has a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection for the screen.
Under the hood, the tablet is powered by Intel Pentium Gold 4425Y or the 8th- Gen Intel Core M3 processor options. Along with this, the tablet has up to 8 GB of RAM and up to 128 GB of onboard storage.
In terms of camera, the tablet has an 8-megapixel rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p HD recording support. While on the front, the phone has a 5-megapixel camera.
For connectivity, the tab has Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, eSIM support, a single Nano-SIM tray, GPS, A-GPS, and a USB Type-C port. The device has a magnesium body with an integrated kickstand. It also includes Microsoft’s proprietary Surface Connector which includes ports for charging, headphone jack, MicroSD Card slot, and more.
The tablet also makes use of 2W stereo speakers with Dolby Audio Premium and support for dual far-field studio mics. Without the keyboard cover, the tablet weighs 544 grams.
Microsoft Surface Book 3 Specifications And Features
The Microsoft Surface Book 3 comes in two screen sizes which are the 13-inch (3,000×2,000 pixels) display and another 15-inch (3,240×2,160 pixels) display. The laptop is a 2-in-1 convertible laptop and tablet. It was launched in May earlier this year.
The hybrid laptop is a quad-core system that runs on 10th-Gen Intel Core i5-1035G7 and i7-1065G7 processors. The notebook has up to 32 GB RAM and up to 1 TB of high-speed SSD. The notebook comes preloaded with Windows 10 Pro and all the Microsoft 365 apps. In terms of GPU, the laptop includes NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 or the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 to manage the graphics.
For connectivity, the laptop includes Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, two USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-A ports, one USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C port, two Surface Connect ports, and an SDXC card slot. Other features include 5-megapixel front and 8-megapixel rear cameras, a fully backlit keyboard, and Dolby Atmos powered far-field stereo microphones. The notebook also supports Windows Hello face authentication.
The hybrid laptop comes in Magnesium casing and platinum color design. The notebook also comes with power and volume physical buttons.
Coming to the battery, the 13.5-inch model is claimed to offer up to 15.5 hours of battery life while the 15-inch model is said to deliver up to 17.5 hours of battery life. Dimensions wise, the 13.5-inch model weighs 1.64 kgs and the 15-inch model weighs 1.9 kgs.
Microsoft Surface Go 2 and Surface Book 3 Pricing And Availability In India
Microsoft Surface Go 2 and Surface Book 3 have been launched in India with the former aimed for the budget market while the latter marketed as a premium notebook.
The Microsoft Surface Go 2 has three options with the Intel M3 SoC powered basic tablet priced at Rs. 47,599. The other two variants have 8 GB RAM + 128 GB storage. The model with Intel Pentium Gold is priced in India for Rs. 57,999 while the Intel Core M3 version will cost Rs. 63,499. The tablet will be available in Platinum, Black, Poppy Red, and Ice Blue color options.
The Microsoft Surface Book 3 is available in 13.5- and 15-inch variants. The 13.5-inch variant with 8GB RAM + 256GB storage and 10th-Gen Ice Lake Core i5 processor is priced in India at Rs. 1,56,299. While the 16 GB RAM + 256GB storage model powered by Core i7 SoC is priced at Rs. 1,95,899. The 32 GB RAM + 512 GB storage option with Core i7 SoC will be sold in India for Rs. 2,37,199. And lastly, the 1 TB storage variant carries a price tag of Rs. 2,59,299.
In the 15-inch models, the 16GB RAM + 256GB storage with Core i7 processor is available for Rs. 2,20,399. While the 32GB RAM + 512GB storage model is priced for Rs. 2,66,499. And the 1 TB storage model will be sold for Rs. 2,86,199.
There is also an option for commercial usage notebooks. These notebooks also have an option of Nvidia Quadra RTX 3000 with Core i7 processor along with 32GB RAM and 1TB storage. This notebook will be sold with a price tag of Rs. 3,40,399. These commercial laptops are custom made and have to be ordered so customers have to first contact the sellers for the same.
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