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    Microsoft Surface Go 3 ( Core i3) Laptop
    Surface Go 3 ( Core i3)
    A 10.5-inch detachable laptop that came installed with Windows 11 Home in S Mode, but was tested with Windows 11 Home, an Intel Core i3-10100Y 1.3GHz processor, 8GB of memory, Intel UHD Graphics 615 graphics, a touchscreen, and a 128GB solid-state drive.
    Description
    A 10.5-inch detachable laptop that came installed with Windows 11 Home in S Mode, but was tested with Windows 11 Home, an Intel Core i3-10100Y 1.3GHz processor, 8GB of memory, Intel UHD Graphics 615 graphics, a touchscreen, and a 128GB solid-state drive.

    Ratings Scorecard

    Survey Results

    Predicted Reliability

    Predicted Reliability

    Predicted brand reliability ratings are based on estimated problem rates for newly purchased laptops, not covered by an extended warranty or service contract, within the first 3 years of ownership.

     /  5
    Owner Satisfaction

    Owner Satisfaction

    Owner satisfaction ratings are based on the proportion of members who are extremely likely to recommend their laptop to their friends and family.

     /  5

    Test Results

    Portability

    Portability

    Based on battery life under a mix of light and heavy tasks, size, and weight including the keyboard dock for detachable laptops.

     /  5
    Performance

    Performance

    Based on performance while running productivity applications, multimedia applications, web browsing, and 3D games.

     /  5
    Display

    Display

    Covers display size, clarity, color, contrast, brightness, and glare.

     /  5
    Ergonomics

    Ergonomics

    Represents the quality of the keyboard and pointing device, and accessibility of features.

     /  5
    Versatility

    Versatility

    Includes hardware such as memory-card slots and AV connections, software such as security programs, and tech support and warranty provisions.

     /  5
    Battery Life - web

    Battery Life - web

    The time it takes to deplete a fully charged battery while the laptop loads a sequence of web pages over WiFi. Bluetooth and 3G/4G are disabled and the screen is set to a specific brightness that's usable indoors or outdoors.

     /  5
    Battery Life - video

    Battery Life - video

    The time it takes to deplete a fully charged battery while the laptop loops a 4K video. Bluetooth and 3G/4G are disabled and the screen is set to a specific brightness that's usable indoors or outdoors.

     /  5
    Weight

    Weight

    The weight of the laptop as you would carry it around, including the battery but without the power adapter or a removable CD/DVD drive. Detachable laptops include the weight of the keyboard.

     /  5

    About

    The Microsoft Surface Go 3 ( Core i3) is part of the Laptops & Chromebooks test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Laptops models like the Surface Go 3 ( Core i3) are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

    Portability Based on battery life under a mix of light and heavy tasks, size, and weight including the keyboard dock for detachable laptops.

    Performance Based on performance while running productivity applications, multimedia applications, web browsing, and 3D games.

    Display Covers display size, clarity, color, contrast, brightness, and glare.

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