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.
|Product family||Microsoft Surface|
|Release date||2 October 2019|
|Retail availability||22 October 2019|
|Introductory price||15.0": USD 1,200 - 2,800 |
13.5": USD 1,000 - 2,400
|Operating system||Windows 10 Home|
|CPU||15.0": AMD Ryzen 5 3580U or |
AMD Ryzen 7 3780U
13.5": Intel Core i5 1035G7 or
Intel Core i7 1065G7
|Memory||15.0": 8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB RAM|
13.5": 8 GB, 16 GB RAM
|Storage||15.0": 1 TB, 512 GB, 256 GB, 128 GB |
13.5": 1 TB, 512 GB, 256 GB, 128 GB
|Removable storage||SSD is not user removable. SSD is only removable by skilled technician following Microsoft provided instructions.|
3:2 Aspect Ratio
15.0": 2496 x 1664, 201 PPI
13.5": 2256 x 1504, 201 PPI
|Graphics||15.0": Radeon Vega 9 or Radeon RX Vega 11 |
13.5" and 15.0" for business: Intel Iris Plus
|Sound||Omnisonic Speakers with Dolby Audio, 3.5 mm headphone jack, dual far-field studio mics|
|Input||Built in: touchscreen, ambient light sensor, keyboard, touchpad|
Sold Separately: mouse, stylus pen, Surface Dial
|Camera||720p HD f2.0 camera|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth 5, USB C |
15.0": WiFi 5
13.5": WiFi 6
|Online services||Microsoft Store, OneDrive|
|Dimensions||15.0": 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)
|Mass||15.0": 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
|Predecessor||Surface Laptop 2|
|Successor||Surface Laptop 4|
Microsoft opted for an aluminum finish as an option for some models alongside the traditional Alcantara fabric covering.
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   |
|Price Tier in USD||Size||CPU||GPU||RAM||Internal Storage||Color|
|1000||1100||13.5"||Intel Core i5-1035G7||Intel Iris Plus Graphics
(GT2 @ 1.05GHz)
|1300||1400||256GB||S B C A|
|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)
|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|
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 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.
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'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.
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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