Microsoft adds new $500 Surface Go 3 LTE model

Arif Bacchus

The Surface Go 3 originally launched back in October of last year, but if you wanted an LTE model, you always had to spend about $730, or $680 when on sale. Well, Microsoft has now quietly introduced a new LTE model of the affordable Surface tablet, and it’s priced at $500 (via Windows Central.)

This new $500 model has different specs from the more expensive $730 option. For the lower price, you get an Intel Pentium 6500Y processor, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of eMMC storage. As a reminder, the higher-end model has the faster Intel Core i3 processor, 8GB of RAM, and a faster 128GB SSD. Note that the new model also only comes in Platinum, and a Black option is not available.

For the $130 difference, there might not be many things to notice on this cheaper model. That is especially for people who are just interested in light web browsing or office work, or general day-to-day computing tasks. We would not recommend running photoshop on this new model, but the LTE connectivity makes the $500 option a nice in-the-field device for anyone who needs a Windows 11 PC that isn’t always close to Wi-FI.