After the official release of Surface Go 2 and Surface Book 3, the Microsoft Mechanics team released three promotional videos on their YouTube channel to give us a better understanding of the overall design, performance, and battery life of the new Surface product.
Surface Go 2
One of the highlights of the video is the surface Go 2’s eighth-generation Intel Core M3-8100Y processor. Microsoft says it’s 64 percent faster than the processor in Surface Go, but there’s no specific running data to support that claim.
Other highlights in the video mention the new design of Surface Go 2. This includes its thinner bezel and larger 10.5-inch multi-touch display. Interestingly, Microsoft also points out that on surface Go 2, it also points to what it calls “new refactoring designs” such as new hinges and antenna covers.
Surface Book 3
The Surface Book 3 comes with an Intel 10-generation Ice Lake processor instead of Comet Lake. Based on a 10nm process, it offers both Core i5-1035G7 and i7-1065G7 chips, and integrates the Iris Plus Graphics core. The second-fastest Ice Lake U-Series processor of all models, the Core i7-1065G7 features a four-core/eight-thread design with a maximum turbo frequency of 3.9GHz.
Unfortunately, only 15-inch models can choose the Core i7 option, and the Core i5 version does not have a unique addition. The 13.5-inch Surface Book 3 is available with the Model A GeForce GTX 1650 Feature (Max-Q) and is complemented by a 4GB GDDR5 memory. The 15-inch Surface Book 3 is available with the Model Yves GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Display (Max-Q), supplemented by a 6GB GDDR6 memory.
For players, the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Max-Q) featuring 6GB GDDR6 memory lets you enjoy the Xbox Game Pass game (1080p / 60fps). For commercial customers, the Nvidia Quadro RTX 3000 Series GPU is also available, featuring features such as real-time ray tracing, deep learning supersampling, and much-lacking geForce GTX.
Surface Dock 2
The Surface Dock 2 is not much different from the original model Microsoft introduced a few years ago, and is basically a minimalist black plate. However, Dock 2 offers four USB-C ports, two of which replace the previous pair of Mini Display Port ports for transmitting video to the display, while the other side of the Dock 2 can be used to connect or charge any other USB-C device you own.
In addition to the USB-C interface, the Dock 2 also has an Ethernet interface, a headphone interface, two USB Type-A connectors and a Kensington lock. The circular interface near the Ethernet interface is the power interface that comes with Dock 2. When it’s plugged in, it not only provides enough power to connect a bunch of devices to your Surface, but also quickly charges any of Microsoft’s current Surface devices. In addition, Microsoft claims that Dock 2 can provide higher data transfer rates.
Surface Dock 2 is only available for Surface computers because its cable is connected via the Surface Connect port. Robin Seiler, an executive at Microsoft’s device team, told The Verge that the latest Surface Dock has increased the cable length compared to the previous surface Dock so you don’t feel tied up.
Microsoft’s new Surface Dock 2, which costs $259.99, will be released in some markets on May 26, according to the company.