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Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 3 (12.4-Inch, 2023)

Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 3 (12.4-Inch, 2023)
alaScore 93

16 reviews

Feb, 2024

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 reviews of Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 3 (12.4-Inch, 2023). The average rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability and durability. The design and performance also get good comments, whereas some have doubts about the price and image quality.

portability, performance, design, durability, reliability

keyboard, screen, battery, image quality, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 3 (12.4-Inch, 2023) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 3 review: why does this exist?


The Surface Laptop Go 3 has arrived, and very little has changed from the Surface Laptop Go 2 . The chassis looks identical, with the same 3:2 screen and the same recognizable Surface logo on the lid. Dimensions and weight are almost the same. It...

Nice, premium design ; Light and compact ; 3:2 ; Solid audio

Low-resolution screen ; Keyboard isn’t backlit ; Limited to 256GB of storage ; This price is just not it

Look, here’s one I just pulled up for you: the Dell XPS 13 is available for literally $949 with a stunning FHD touchscreen and a more powerful processor and a 512GB SSD. (And if you think Microsoft knows how to build a beautiful device, wait until you...

Oct, 2023

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Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 3 Review


Longer battery life ; More memory and storage in this base model than previous one ; Chassis design remains a winner

Price hike puts it into competition with much tougher class of laptops ; Still a relatively low-resolution display ; Middling performance in our $999.99 test configuration

Microsoft boosted the base price of its Surface Laptop Go 3, but it hasn't improved enough about the machine to justify the hike.

Oct, 2023

Expert review by : Matthew Murray , Momo Tabari (

Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 3 review: Style over substance


Microsoft's thin and light is a tough sell against stacked competition

Thin, light, stunning design ; Solid keyboard and trackpad ; Great speakers

Expensive for its performance ; Outdated 12th Gen CPU ; Mediocre battery life ; Sub 1080p display ; No backlit keyboard

Microsoft's Surface Laptop Go 3 retains the stunning design and thin, light build of its predecessor, but it also maintains its weak performance, mediocre battery life, and low-resolution display. Style over substance isn't a winning formula when...

Oct, 2023

Expert review by : Andreas Osthoff (

Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 3 in review - Overpriced subnotebook without keyboard illumination


Notebookcheck tests the new Surface Laptop Go 3 with Core i5-1235U, 12.4-inch touchscreen and 16 GB RAM. Together with the new Surface Laptop Studio 2 ( here in review ), Microsoft has also introduced a new version of the Surface Laptop Go. In the...

high-quality casing ;good keyboard ;decent screen with low color deviations ;fast WLAN ;sufficient performance for everyday things

no maintenance options ;no keyboard illumination ;high frequency fan ;Processor remains below its performance potential ;only one year warranty

In principle, we can confirm the conclusion from our review of the

Expert review by : Paul Hatton (

Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 3 review: An average laptop for a low intensity user


Super portable, but not good enough for graphic designers.

Great performance ; Nice soft touch keyboard ; Versatile and portable

Low-res display ; Only 720p webcam

The Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 3 hasn’t improved much at all of the Laptop Go 2. It has the same old sub-standard display resolution and 720p webcam. The battery life is okay but not great, especially for those on the go a lot. The Intel processor...

Nov, 2023

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Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 3 review


The Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 3 improves on its predecessor, but still sacrifices too much power in the name of portability.

The Surface Laptop Go 3 packs in several improvements over its predecessor but besides its upgraded processor and more powerful base model, there just aren’t enough upgrades to really make it stand out in the crowded world of Windows laptops. However,...

Sep, 2023

Expert review by : Reece Bithrey (

Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 3 Review


If you want something done properly, do it yourself. The Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 3 is its third take on the student laptop formula.

Stylish, lightweight construction ; Decent performance ; Great speakers ; Average battery life

Poor port selection ; Middling display ; Lower horsepower than rivals

Microsoft’s Surface Laptop Go 3 is a fall from grace. It offers reasonable performance and power in a sleek chassis but skimps out on its display and ports to offer an experience beaten by many of its competitors. Its higher starting price makes it a...

Nov, 2023

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Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 3 review: perfect for portability


The third-gen Surface Laptop Go sees Microsoft up the entry-level, but the price is higher and there are still weaknesses

Decent display brightness ; Small footprint and low weight design ; Surprisingly comfortable, if compact, keyboard

Older-generation processor, dated webcam ; No keyboard backlight, plastic touchpad ; Higher entry cost this time

This is a delightful little laptop for travel use, but a few parts could have done with a slight bump-up to stay competitive. At this price we want a keyboard backlight at the very least. Otherwise the Surface Laptop Go 3 is an accomplished and...

Dec, 2023

Expert review by : Jonathan Bray (

Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 3 review: A price hike too far | Expert Reviews


Microsoft's baby laptop continues to be a thing of quality and beauty, but the new model is a touch too expensive

Dec, 2023

Expert review by : Andrew Williams (

Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 3 review: I need more


Microsoft's affordable Surface laptop is in its third generation - but has enough changed over the previous version?

Attractive design ; Quiet (but not always silent) ; Good key feel

Significantly increased entry price ; Uses last-gen processor ; Basic plastic touchpad

Microsoft hasn’t made big changes to the series in the Surface Laptop Go 3, and it doesn’t have an up-to-date CPU either. But it’s still a sound option for those who want something super-portable and not super-expensive for light jobs.

Dec, 2023

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