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Updated January 10, 2024·

The Lenovo Yoga 6 offers more storage and memory, which is better for multitasking and more complex applications; its AMD processor also provides solid general use and decent performance for 3D tasks and engineering software, though it's not ideal for intensive gaming. The Yoga 6 has a slightly larger screen with higher resolution, which can offer a better viewing experience. Despite being heavier, it also has a longer battery life compared to the Surface Laptop Go 3, making it more suitable for long hours away from a power source. On the other hand, the Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 3 is lighter and more portable, with a high-quality build and better portability score, making it easier to carry around. Its smaller screen has a unique 3:2 aspect ratio which is great for productivity tasks, and the device has good build quality and speaker performance. The Surface Laptop Go 3, however, offers less storage and memory, and its Intel processor is suitable for general use but might lag behind in more demanding tasks. It also has a shorter battery life, so it may need charging more often throughout the day. Your choice should be based on whether you prioritize performance and battery life over portability and build quality. If you need more power and storage for intensive tasks and can handle a bit more weight, go for the Lenovo Yoga 6. If portability and a sleek build are more important, and your tasks are generally less demanding, the Surface Laptop Go 3 would be a good pick. Give Feedback

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Advantages of the Lenovo Yoga 6
  • Good for engineering and design
  • Excellent battery life
Advantages of the Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 3
  • Excellent portability
  • Good keyboard

Key differences

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Screen Quality

6.7
Yoga 6
Surface Laptop Go 3
6.8
13.3in
SIZE
12.4in
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
1536 x 1024
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
271.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
337.0 nits
The Lenovo Yoga 6 has a better screen than the Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 3 for software development, and content creation, while the Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 3 has a better screen for general use.

Battery

12.5 Hours
Yoga 6
Surface Laptop Go 3
8.0 Hours
The Lenovo Yoga 6 has 12.5 hours of battery life. The Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 3 has 8 hours of battery life.

Portability

Very Good
Yoga 6
Surface Laptop Go 3
Excellent
13.3in
SIZE
12.4in
3.0 lbs
WEIGHT
2.4 lbs
0.7in
THICKNESS
0.6in
The Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 3 has excellent portability, while the Lenovo Yoga 6 has very good portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Cost

$900
Yoga 6
Surface Laptop Go 3
$700
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The Lenovo Yoga 6 has a price of $900 and the Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 3 costs $700.
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Key similarities

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General Use

7.6
Yoga 6
Surface Laptop Go 3
7.2
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
1536 x 1024
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
271.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
337.0 nits
12.5 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
8.0 Hours
6.7/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
7.0/10
8.5/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
9.2/10
The Lenovo Yoga 6 and Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 3 are both good for general use.

Gaming and AI

6.3
Yoga 6
Surface Laptop Go 3
6.2
2.4/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.4/10
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
1536 x 1024
60Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
No
SUPPORTS DLSS
No
No
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
No
8.7/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
7.5/10
The Lenovo Yoga 6 and Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 3 are both only fair for gaming and AI.

Engineering and Design

7.1
Yoga 6
Surface Laptop Go 3
6.9
6.8/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
6.3/10
2.4/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.4/10
16.0 GB
RAM
8.0 GB
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Lenovo Yoga 6 to be good for engineering and design, while the Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 3 is only fair.

Content Creation

7.6
Yoga 6
Surface Laptop Go 3
7.2
6.8/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
6.3/10
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
1536 x 1024
16.0 GB
RAM
8.0 GB
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
The Lenovo Yoga 6 and Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 3 are both good for content creation.

Software Development

7.4
Yoga 6
Surface Laptop Go 3
7.0
6.8/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
6.3/10
16.0 GB
RAM
8.0 GB
1920 x 1200
RESOLUTION
1536 x 1024
6.7/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
7.0/10
The Lenovo Yoga 6 and Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 3 are both good for software development.

Build Quality

7.4
Yoga 6
Surface Laptop Go 3
7.8
The Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 3 and Lenovo Yoga 6 both have good build quality.

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How the Lenovo Yoga 6 and the Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 3 compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Lenovo Yoga 6Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 3
Lenovo Yoga 6Microsoft Surface Laptop Go 3

GENERAL

Price
$900
$700
Release Date
May 1, 2023October 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
12'' x 8.6'' x 0.72''11'' x 8.1'' x 0.62''
Weight
3.01 lbs2.49 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
AMD Ryzen 7 7730UIntel i5-1235U
Graphics
Vega 8 Iris Xe
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
NoNo
RAM
16 GB8 GB
DDR Memory Version
55

BATTERY

Battery Life
12.5 Hours8 Hours
Battery Capacity
59 Wh41 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
13.3"12.4"
Display Technology
IPSIPS
Resolution
1920 x 12001536 x 1024
Refresh Rate
60Hz60Hz
Display Brightness
271 nits337 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
7.4/107.8/10
Portability Score
8.6/109.3/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
NoNo
Fan Noise Score
8.8/107.5/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
WhiteN/A
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
6.8/107/10
Speaker Quality Score
8/108.4/10
Webcam
1080p720p
Fingerprint Reader
YesYes
Backlit Keyboard
YesNo
Number Pad
NoNo

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
21
USB-C ports
21
USB-C Charging
YesNo
Display Outputs
31
Thunderbolt Ports
00

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Mario Petzold | March 2023
"The AMD R7-7730U in the Lenovo Yoga 6 13 provides a suitable answer to the limited cooling capabilities of a convertible - especially in tablet mode. It draws high computing power from a comparatively limited power supply so that less heat has to be dissipated at the same time."

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Joe Osborne | October 2023
"When it comes to affordably priced laptops, the numbers after the dollar sign are crucially important—more so than in any other price category. By increasing the starting price of its Laptop Go line by $200 and not changing much else, Microsoft irrevocably altered the calculus surrounding the decision of whether to buy the Surface Laptop Go 3. Sure, it has a newer processor and longer battery life, but don’t think for a second you’re not paying dearly for that extra RAM and SSD capacity at that new price."

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About Lenovo

Lenovo is a Chinese technology company, and one of the largest personal computer vendor. They are well known for a variety of technology products, including laptops. Their consumer series include their entry level IdeaPad and LOQ series and mid-to-high-end Yoga and Legion series. On the business-oriented side, their series include their entry-level ThinkBook series and mid-to-high-end ThinkPad series. Lenovo laptops offer strong performance for reasonable prices, and are often on sale.

About Microsoft

Microsoft is an American technology corporation. Microsoft is best known for their Windows operating system and Surface laptop series. The Surface Laptop is their standard notebook offering, while their Surface Go, Surface Pro, and Surface Studio are their 2-in-1/tablet offerings in order of increasing capability. Although Microsoft charges a premium price tag for their laptops, buyers can expect a well integrated and packaged device since Microsoft develops the Windows operating system.

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