Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 3 review – A Portable Powerhouse with a Few Caveats

The Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 3 is a sleek-looking light machine that has a slightly dated Intel Alder Lake U-series CPU under the bonnet. In reality, that’s not an issue since the 10-core chip packs enough performance for regular tasks. Of course, if you are a power user, perhaps a 15W chip isn’t exactly your cup of tea. Since that’s a compact laptop, the upgradability, and the port selection are limited. Still, compared to the Apple devices, here you get an M.2 slot and regular Type-A and Type-C ports which are compatible with the majority of the peripherals out there.

The 12.4-inch PixelSense touch display offers a 3:2 aspect ratio. This kind of tall screen is suitable for Web browsing or working with MS Office documents because of the extra added vertical pixels. Don’t expect miracles here, this is a 60Hz panel but content such as text or pictures looks crisp on it so we can call it a day.

This laptop offers Wi-Fi 6 + Bluetooth 5.1 for connectivity and it also brings goodies to the table such as fast charging and a firmware TPM 2.0 for encryption.

You can check the prices and configurations in our Specs System:


Specs, Drivers, What’s in the box

Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 3 - Specs

  • LG Display LP125WX172403 (LGD0555)
  • Color accuracy  2.7  1.1
  • up to 1000GB SSD
  • M.2 Slot
  • 1x 2230 PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4 
  • RAM
  • up to 16GB
  • OS
  • Windows 11 Home, Windows 11 Pro
  • Battery
  • 41Wh
  • Body material
  • Plastic / Polycarbonate, Aluminum, Glass Fiber
  • Dimensions
  • 278.13 x 206.24 x 15.7 mm (10.95" x 8.12" x 0.62")
  • Weight
  • 1.13 kg (2.5 lbs)
  • Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-A
  • 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-C
  • 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), DisplayPort, Sleep and Charge
  • Card reader
  • Ethernet LAN
  • Wi-Fi
  • 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth
  • 5.1
  • Audio jack
  • 3.5mm Combo Jack
  • Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera
  • 720p HD front-facing camera
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Dual far-field Studio Mics with Voice Clarity
  • Speakers
  • Omnisonic Speakers with Dolby Audio Premium
  • Optical drive

What’s in the box?

The device is fitted in a small yet sturdy glossy box. Inside, you’ll find the machine itself, a bit of paperwork, and a 39W charger with the magnetic Surface Connect plug.


All drivers and utilities for this notebook can be found here:

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