Customers are most likely choosing the Surface Go due to its high portability, however others may have a harder decision going with such a device due to its underpowered Intel Pentium Gold CPU. Rumor has it that Microsoft might be working on a Intel Core m3 version of its Surface Go for customers who enjoy the portability but still need that extra processing speed.
According to the WalkingCat, the new device could be under the codename of OEMTX-EV1. A Geekbench score of the device boasting the new processor was spotted online (via Windows Latest), which shows just much more performance is offered in the new processor as opposed to the budget offering found in current Surface Go models.
As per the benchmarks, the device includes an Intel Core m3-8100-Y processor paired with 8 GB or RAM, offering a single-core performance score of 3,113 and a multi-core performance of 5,621. By contrast, the current generation Surface Go tops out at 1,895 for the single-core score, and a multi-core number of 3,874.
While a more powerful Surface Go would certainly be an interesting option for consumers, there’s not much else to go by right now. Even so, we’re not sure whether this device could pop up at the Surface event on October 2, or if this is just something currently under consideration.
Would you buy a Surface Go with an Intel Core m3? If so, what do you thing a fair price for this model might be? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments area below.