Surface Laptop 3

The Surface Laptop 3 is a laptop computer developed by Microsoft. It is the third generation of Surface Laptop and was unveiled alongside the Surface Pro 7 and Surface Pro X on an event on 2 October 2019. It succeeds the Surface Laptop 2 that was released in October 2018.[1]

Surface Laptop 3
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Product familyMicrosoft Surface
Release date2 October 2019; 2 years ago (2019-10-02)
Retail availability22 October 2019; 23 months ago (2019-10-22)
Introductory price15.0": USD 1,200 - 2,800
13.5": USD 1,000 - 2,400
Operating system Windows 10 Home
CPU15.0": AMD Ryzen 5 3580U or
AMD Ryzen 7 3780U
13.5": Intel Core i5 1035G7 or
Intel Core i7 1065G7
Memory15.0": 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB RAM
13.5": 8 GB, 16 GB RAM
Storage15.0": 1 TB, 512 GB, 256 GB, 128 GB
13.5": 1 TB, 512 GB, 256 GB, 128 GB
Removable storageSSD is not user removable. SSD is only removable by skilled technician following Microsoft provided instructions.
DisplayPixelSense Touchscreen
3:2 Aspect Ratio
15.0": 2496 x 1664, 201 PPI
13.5": 2256 x 1504, 201 PPI
Graphics15.0": Radeon Vega 9 or Radeon RX Vega 11
13.5" and 15.0" for business: Intel Iris Plus
SoundOmnisonic Speakers with Dolby Audio, 3.5 mm headphone jack, dual far-field studio mics
InputBuilt in: touchscreen, ambient light sensor, keyboard, touchpad
Sold Separately: mouse, stylus pen, Surface Dial
Camera720p HD f2.0 camera
TouchpadBuilt in
ConnectivityBluetooth 5, USB C
15.0": WiFi 5
13.5": WiFi 6
Online servicesMicrosoft Store, OneDrive
Dimensions15.0": 339.5 x 244 x 14.69 mm
(13.4 x 9.6 x 0.57 in)
13.5": 308 x 223 x 14.5 mm
(12.1 x 8.8 x 0.57 in)
Mass15.0": 1,542 grams (3.400 lb)
Platinum & Matte Black
13.5": 1,288 grams (2.840 lb)
Sandstone & Matte Black
1,265 grams (2.789 lb)
Cobalt Blue & Platinum
PredecessorSurface Laptop 2
SuccessorSurface Laptop 4
Related articlesSurface

Surface Laptop 3 keeps the same form and design, but with an addition of a USB C port, improved battery life, an AMD CPU for the 15 inch model, a first for a surface device.[2]

Microsoft opted for an aluminum finish as an option for some models alongside the traditional Alcantara fabric covering.[3]

The device runs Windows 10 Home.

The devices' display are the same as the previous models. The 13.5 inch model comes with a 2256 x 1504 resolution and the 15 inch model comes with a 2496 x 1664 resolution. Both models have the same 3:2 aspect ratio and 201 ppi.

The Surface Laptop 3 13.5 inch model starts at $1,000 and goes up to $2,400. The 15 inch model starts at $1,200 and goes up to $2,800.


Surface Laptop 3 Configuration Options [4] [5] [6]
Price Tier in USD Size CPU GPU RAM Internal Storage Color
Consumer Business
1000 1100 13.5" Intel Core i5-1035G7 Intel Iris Plus Graphics
(GT2 @ 1.05GHz)
8GB 128GB  A 
1300 1400 256GB  S   B   C   A 
1500 1600 16GB
1600 1700 Intel Core i7-1065G7 Intel Iris Plus Graphics
(GT2 @ 1.1GHz)
2000 2100 512GB  S   B   C   A 
2400 2500 1TB  S   B   C   A 
1200 Does not appear 15" AMD Ryzen 5 3580U Radeon Vega 9 8GB 128GB  P 
1500 Does not appear 256GB  B   P 
1700 Does not appear 16GB
2100 Does not appear AMD Ryzen 7 3780U Radeon RX Vega 11 512GB  B   P 
2800 Does not appear 32GB 1TB  B   P 
Does not appear 1300 Intel Core i5-1035G7 Intel Iris Plus Graphics
(GT2 @ 1.05GHz)
8GB 128GB  P 
Does not appear 1600 256GB  B   P 
Does not appear 1700 16GB
Does not appear 1800 Intel Core i7-1065G7 Intel Iris Plus Graphics
(GT2 @ 1.1GHz)
Does not appear 2200 512GB  B   P 
Does not appear 2900 32GB 1TB  B 

 S | Sandstone Metal   B | Black Metal   P | Platinum Metal   C | Cobalt Blue Alcantara   A | Platinum Alcantara 
Surface Laptop 3 for consumer comes preloaded with Windows 10 Home
Surface Laptop 3 for business comes preloaded with Windows 10 Pro


  • Windows Hello with IR camera for facial recognition login
  • A 10th Gen Intel Core i5 or i7 processors for the 13.5 inch model
  • A custom AMD Ryzen 5 or 7 Surface Edition processor for the 15 inch model
  • Memory options are 32 GB, 16 GB and 8 GB
  • Storage options are 1 TB, 512 GB, 256 GB and 128 GB
  • A headphone jack, a USB-C port
  • All configurations can be upgraded to Windows 10 Pro for an additional $50. (Business models come pre-installed with Windows 10 Pro)
  • Up to 11.5 hours battery life for either model
  • 150 nits screen brightness


The Surface Laptop 3 is the 3rd addition to Surface Laptop lineup. The Surface Laptop 3 is aimed toward business and professionals, it is also aimed for the enterprise.[7]

The device is available with either a 13.5 or 15 inch display touchscreen. The device features a full-body magnesium alloy construction alongside an alcantara fabric material on the keyboard. Between the 13.5" or 15" screen size options, while the resolutions differ, they both have the same pixel density of 201 pixels per inch.[8]

The Surface Laptop 3 features quad core Intel Core i7 1065G7 or an Intel Core i5 1035G7 CPU for the 13.5 inch consumer and business model and 15 inch business model. A custom Surface Edition AMD Ryzen 5 3580U and 7 3780U CPU for the 15 inch consumer model are offered. It also comes with an Intel Iris Plus GPU for the 13.5 inch consumer model and 15 inch business model, and a custom Surface Edition AMD Radeon Vega or AMD Radeon RX Vega GPU for the 15 inch consumer model.

The device contains a USB A port and a USB C port with power delivery and a Surface Connect port. The front-facing camera contains an infrared sensor that supports login using Windows Hello.

The device's keyboard got a reduced key travel at 1.3 mm, compared to 1.5 mm in the previous generation. Its touchpad is 20 percent larger that the previous generation as well.

Like all the other Surface devices, the Surface Laptop 3 supports digital pen input.

Unlike other Surface devices, the laptop doesn't have a microSD or SD card slot. However, the company made the device's SSD upgradable and easier to access. Microsoft also made it possible to remove the keyboard plate to get all of the computer's internals making it easier to repair.[9]


Surface Laptop 3 models ship with a pre-installed 64-bit version of Windows 10 Home and a 30-day trial of Office 365. Users can opt for a Pro version of the OS for a fee. Windows 10 comes pre-installed with Mail, Calendar, People, Xbox, Photos, Movies and TV, Groove, Your Phone, Office and Edge. The device also supports Windows Hello login using a biometric facial recognition.


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  1. ^ "Microsoft's Surface Laptop 3 packs a 10th-gen Intel CPU". The Verge. 2 October 2019. Retrieved 2 October 2019.
  2. ^ "Microsoft announces Surface Laptop 3 with a new 15-inch model and USB-C". The Verge. 2 October 2019.
  3. ^ Larsen, Luke (2 October 2019). "Microsoft Surface Laptop 3: Everything you need to know". Digital Trends.
  4. ^ "Surface Laptop 3 for Business configurations". Microsoft. 6 May 2020.
  5. ^ "Surface Laptop 3 configurations". Microsoft.
  6. ^ "Surface Laptop 3 configurations (Canada)". Microsoft.
  7. ^ Null, Christopher (15 April 2020). "Review: Microsoft Surface Laptop 3". Wired.
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  9. ^ "The Surface Pro X and Surface Laptop 3 are upgradable, but only a little". The Verge. 3 October 2019.
Preceded by
Surface Laptop 3
3rd generation
With: Surface Pro 7
Succeeded by