Microsoft Surface Book 3, Surface Go 2, and Surface Headphones 2 announced

Microsoft Surface Book 3 is claimed to deliver 50 percent better performance than its predecessor and up to 17.5 hours of battery life.

Highlights
  • The Microsoft Surface Go 2 tablet has a thin and lightweight design despite the bigger 10.5-inch display
  • The Microsoft Surface Book 3 is available in two models — with 13.5-inch and 15-inch screen size
  • The Microsoft Surface Headphones 2 will now ship in a new Black colour and offers better battery life

Microsoft Surface Book 3 and Surface Go 2 have been officially announced alongside new Surface Headphones 2. The Surface Go 2 tablet retains a similar thin and lightweight profile despite the large 10.5-inch PixelSense display. It ships with studio mics and dual-microphones to increase voice clarity and reduce background noise during conference calls. The Microsoft Surface Book 3 is claimed to 50 percent more performance than its predecessor and up to 17.5 hours of battery life. Surface Headphones 2 offers 13 levels of ambient noise control and better sound quality and battery life.

Microsoft Surface Book 3, Surface Go 2, Surface Headphones 2 prices

ModelConfigurationPrice
Microsoft Surface Book 313.5-inch, Core i5, 8GB RAM and 256GB SSD$1,599 (around Rs 121,950
13.5-inch, Core i7, 16GB RAM and 256GB SSD$1,999 (around Rs 151,600)
15-inch, Core i7, 16GB RAM and 256GB SSD$2,299 (around Rs 174,400)
15-inch, Core i7, 32GB RAM, 2TB SSD$3,399 (around Rs 259,200)
Microsoft Surface Go 2Intel Pentium Gold, 4GB RAM, 64GB storage and Wi-Fi$399.99 (around Rs 30,500)
8GB RAM, 128GB SSD storage, Intel Core M3, Wi-Fi$629.99 (around Rs 47,800)
8GB RAM, 128GB SSD storage, Intel Core M3, LTE$729.99 (around Rs 55,400)
Microsoft Surface Headphones 2Black and White colours$249.99 (approx Rs 19,000)

The Microsoft Surface Book 3 will be available starting May 21st, while the Surface Go 2 tablet all models will be available from May 12th. Lastly, the Microsoft Surface Headphones 2 will be on sale from May 12th and is currently available for pre-order on Microsoft website.

Microsoft Surface Book 3 specifications

The Microsoft Surface Book 3 ships in two models: 13.5-inch and a 15-inch variant. Both the models feature PixelSense display, 3:2 aspect ratio, 1600:1 aspect ratio, and 10-point multitouch support. The 13.5-inch model can be configured with Core i5 and Core i7 processors coupled with up to 32GB LPDDR4x RAM, Intel Iris Plus graphics (13.5-inch model), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 with Max-Q Design (15-inch model), and 4GB GDDR5 graphics memory. While the 15-inch model ships with the Intel Core i7-1065G7 processor paired with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti with Max-Q Design, 6GB GDDR6 graphics memory, and up to 32GB LPDDR4x RAM.

Microsoft Surface Book 3

Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5-inch model will be available up to 1TB PCIe SSD storage, while the 15-inch variant comes with up to 2TB PCIe SSD internal storage. There’s a TPM 2.0 chip for enterprise security and Windows Hello face sign-in. Both the models boot Windows 10 OS, have a 5MP front camera, an 8MP primary sensor at the back, dual far-field studio mics, and stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0. The 13.5-inch model is claimed to last up to 15.5 hours on typical usage, while the 15-inch is said to deliver up to 17.5 hours.

Microsoft Surface Go 2 specifications

Microsoft Surface Go 2 sports a 10.5-inch PixelSense display with 1920 x 1280 pixels resolution, 3:2 aspect ratio, and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 layer. It is powered by the 8th Gen Intel Core m3 processor or Intel Pentium Gold Processor 4425Y coupled with Intel UHD Graphics 615. It packs either 4GB/8GB RAM and up to 128GB SSD storage. The tablet boots Windows 10 Pro and has Windows Hello face sign-in.

Surface Go 2

There’s a 5MP front camera with 1080p HD video recording and an 8MP rear camera with auto-focus. The tablet is equipped with enhanced dual far-field studio mics and 2W stereo speakers with Dolby Audio. The Surface Go 2 is said to last 10 hours on a single charge. Connectivity features include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, Snapdragon X16 LTE modem, GPS, and GLONASS support. 

Microsoft Surface Headphones 2 specifications

Microsoft Surface Headphones 2

Microsoft Surface Headphones 2 ship with adjustable active noise cancellation and the same is also tuned for human voices. It connects via Bluetooth 5.0 and has support for Qualcomm aptX codec. The earcups can now rotate 180-degrees and the battery is said to last up to 20 hours, which is a bump up from 15 hours on the previous generation. The Surface Headphones 2 is equipped with 40 mm Free Edge drive, frequency response range of 20–20kHz, and is compatible with Windows 10, iOS, Android, and macOS. There are in-line button controls for the power button, mute button, volume dial on the right ear, and noise cancellation dial on the left ear.