The Microsoft Surface Go 2 and Surface Book 3 is ready for pre-order now in Singapore. For both devices, their internal specs have been upgraded and do check out the Surface Dock and new accessories from Microsoft.
As you might already know, pricing-wise, the Microsoft Surface family is not cheap. But based on my Surface 3 experience, the built is very good and lasting.
Check out the pricing in the table below.
Microsoft Announces New Surface Family of Devices
New Surface devices and accessories designed to help you work, learn, connect, and play from anywhere will be available for pre-order in Singapore starting 21 May 2020
Singapore, 21 May 2020 – Microsoft today announced that the latest Surface line-up – Surface Go 2 and Surface Book 3 – will be available for pre-orders starting 21 May 2020 in Singapore via commercial authorised resellers and authorised retailers at a starting price of S$648.
Designed to provide users versatility and seamless productivity, the new Surface line-up will empower users to work, learn, connect, and play from anywhere.
“We are pleased to bring new Surface devices and accessories to Singapore. In the current environment, our devices are our windows to the world – our office, school, and social space. We want to make sure every person and organization are equipped with the tools they need to stay connected and productive. Our goal is to design a Surface for every person, every work style and every location, so that it can switch context as quickly as you do to take you from work to play to everything in between,” said Shyamol Bansal, Business Group Lead for Surface & Mixed Reality, Microsoft Singapore.
Surface Go 2:
The all-new Surface Go 2 retains the same lightweight, compact design as the original, but now features a larger 10.5” PixelSense display, improved battery life and a model that is up to 64% faster in performance than before with new Intel® 8th Generation Core™ M options. Surface Go 2 comes equipped with built-in WiFi, plus optional LTE Advanced,providing hassle-free, secured connectivity anywhere.
Surface Go 2 also includes Studio Mics, a dual microphone solution to increase voice clarity and reduce background noise for Teams meetings; and a 5MP front-facing camera that delivers sharp video even in low light. The rear-facing camera also has a new Camera application that allows users to easily scan documents and whiteboards – whether it is sharing notes from a meeting or turning in homework.
Paired with Surface Pen, Surface Go 2 allows distance learners and remote workers to stay digital, while unlocking the power of natural ink for things like drawing diagrams, marking up documents or working through math equations. Users can also look forward to personalizing their Surface Go with Type Covers and accessories in a variety of colours, including Platinum, Black, Poppy Red, and Ice Blue.
Surface Book 3:
Providing users the power of a desktop, the versatility of a tablet, and the freedom of a light and thin laptop, Surface Book 3 is available in 13” or 15” sizes. Surface Book 3 15” will deliver up to 50% increased performance than its predecessor and up to 17.5 hours of battery life. The device has a beautifully crisp, high-DPI PixelSense Display, smooth, precise trackpad, comfortable keyboard, and the performance of an Intel® 10th Generation Core™ CPU and choice of NVIDIA discrete GPU.
For developers, Surface Book 3 now comes with up to 32GB of RAM and the fastest SSD we have ever shipped. For gamers, Surface Book 3 15” has a NVDIA GeForce GPU with enough power to play the top Xbox Game Pass for PC titles at 1080p in a smooth 60 frames per second. The option of NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 is also available to meet the needs of commercial customers and higher education institutions.
Surface Dock 2
Set up the ultimate workspace with Surface Dock 2, a docking station that helps users expand their workstation with a simple magnetic click. The dock also delivers faster charging, higher data transfer rates and the enterprise management tools that people have been asking for.
In addition to Surface Dock 2, a new, multi-port Microsoft USB-C Travel Hub will be available to offer users more ways to connect to networks, displays and USB-C™ accessories when on the go.
Microsoft PC Accessories
The two new Microsoft accessories bundles are designed for users to remain productive and comfortable wherever the office is located.
Built on ergonomic principles, the Microsoft Ergonomic Desktop reduces fatigue and delivers exceptional comfort and control with a split keyboard design featuring a cushioned palm rest and an ultra-precise mouse with cushioned thumb rest.
The Microsoft Bluetooth Desktop will provide users a full-sized keyset in a slim and modern design and a compact, stylish mouse that fits comfortably in your hand.
Availability and Pricing
Surface Go 2, Surface Book 3, Dock 2 and accessories are available for pre-orders starting 21 May 2020 via these commercial authorised resellers: JK Technology; AsiaPac Distribution; and UIC Asian Computer Services and authorised retailers: Best Denki, Challenger, Courts, EpiCentre @ ION Orchard, Gain City, Harvey Norman, Lazada-Microsoft flagship store, Pacific Bookstore, Shopee-Microsoft authorized official store and the Microsoft Store.
The new line-up will be generally available from 18 June 2020 for Surface Go 2 and 23 June 2020 for Surface Book 3.
The family of devices and accessories will be available in the following configurations in Singapore.
|Model||Suggested Retail Price (in SGD)|
|Surface Go 2|
|Intel® Pentium® Gold, 4GB RAM, 64GB eMMC||$648|
|Intel® Pentium® Gold, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD||$868|
|8th Gen Intel® Core m3, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, LTE||$1168|
|Surface Book 3 (13.5”)|
|10th Gen Intel® Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSDIntel® Iris™ Plus Graphics||$2498|
|10th Gen Intel® Core i7, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSDNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 with Max-Q Design w/4GB GDDR5 graphics memory||$3098|
|10th Gen Intel® Core i7, 32GB RAM, 512GB SSDNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 with Max-Q Design w/4GB GDDR5 graphics memory||$3768|
|10th Gen Intel® Core i7, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD *NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 with Max-Q Design w/4GB GDDR5 graphics memory*||$4078|
|Surface Book 3 (15”)|
|10th Gen Intel® Core i7, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD *NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti with Max-Q Design w/6GB GDDR6 graphics memory*||$3,448|
|10th Gen Intel® Core i7, 32GB RAM, 512GB SSDNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti with Max-Q Design w/6GB GDDR6 graphics memory||$4,188|
|10th Gen Intel® Core i7, 32GB RAM, 1TB GB SSDNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti with Max-Q Design w/6GB GDDR6 graphics memory||$4,498|
|Surface Dock 2|
|Surface Dock 2||$388|
*Only available via the Microsoft Store.
 Up to 10 hours of battery life based on typical Surface device usage. Testing conducted by Microsoft in February 2020 using preproduction software and preproduction configurations of Surface Go 2. Testing consisted of full battery discharge with a mixture of active use and modern standby. The active use portion consists of (1) a web browsing test accessing 8 popular websites over multiple open tabs, (2) a productivity test utilizing Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook, and (3) a portion of time with the device in use with idle applications. All settings were default except screen brightness was set to 150nits with Auto-Brightness disabled. Wi-Fi was connected to a network. Battery life varies significantly with settings, usage and other factors.
 Service availability and performance subject to service provider’s network. Contact your service provider for details, compatibility, pricing, SIM card, and activation. See all specs and frequencies at Surface.com.
 Sold separately
 Surface Book 3 15” connected to keyboard base: Up to 17.5 hours of battery life based on typical Surface device usage. Testing conducted by Microsoft in April 2020 using preproduction software and preproduction configurations of Surface Book 3 15” Intel® Core™ i7, 256GB, 16 GB RAM. Testing consisted of full battery discharge with a mixture of active use and modern standby. The active use portion consists of (1) a web browsing test accessing 8 popular websites over multiple open tabs, (2) a productivity test utilizing Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook, and (3) a portion of time with the device in use with idle applications. All settings were default except screen brightness was set to 150nits with Auto-Brightness disabled. Wi-Fi was connected to a network. Battery life varies significantly with settings, usage and other factors.
 Subscription required
 Xbox Wireless controller pairing available on 15″ model.” It is not available on 13.5″
 Available for commercial SKU only