At its Surface hardware event in New York, where it unveiled the Surface Pro 7, Surface Pro X, Surface Duo and Surface Neo, Microsoft has also unveiled an upgraded version of its Surface Laptop today – Surface Laptop 3.
The new Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 now comes in two sizes, with one of them powered by a custom AMD Ryzen processor. It ditches Alcantara and is offering you premiumness, like always.
Below are important details you need to know about the Surface Laptop 3 –
Surface Laptop 3: Specs and Features
First off, starting with design, Microsoft is making an important change with Surface Laptop 3. It’s doing aways with the signature Alcantara fabric that the inside of the laptops is covered with and now brings in tow a machined aluminum construction. Yeah, it’s taking the Apple route but it looks stunning as ever.
Another highlight of Surface Laptop 3 would have to be the new screen size. Apart from the 13-inch variant, Microsoft has now announced a new 15-inch variant of its new Laptop 3, which is great for professionals.
The 13-inch Surface Laptop 3 is powered by the latest 10th-Gen Intel Core i7 processors, which Microsoft said is 2x faster than Surface Laptop 2 and 3x more powerful than your current-gen MacBook Air. This is coupled with up to 16GB LPDDR4x RAM and 1TB SSD storage.
The new 15-inch Surface Laptop 3, for the first time ever, will be powered by a custom AMD Ryzen Surface Edition processor – that’s developed closely in partnership with Microsoft. This has been coupled with up to 32GB LPDDR4x RAM and 1TB SSD storage. Well, that’s not all though. The best part – the hard drive onboard is easily upgradable.
The Surface Laptop 3 has a fast-charging support, which will be able to charge up 80% of your battery in under an hour. This is comparable to fast-charging speed, I believe, you see on most smartphones these days. It promises all-day battery life, 20% larger trackpad, and all-glass display design with no rubber pads, omni-sonic speakers, studio mics, USB Type-C port, and more.
Surface Laptop 3 Specifications
|Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13-Inch||Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15-Inch|
|Display||13.5-Inch, 2256 x 1504||15-inch, 2496 x 1664|
|CPU||Intel Core i7-1065G7||Intel Core i7-1065G7 or AMD Ryzen 7 3780U|
|RAM||8GB, 16GB||8GB, 16GB|
|Graphics||Iris Plus graphics 950||Iris Plus graphics 950 or AMD Radeon RX Vega 11 Graphics|
|Storage||128GB/256GB/512GB/1TB SSD||128GB/256GB/512GB SSD|
|Ports||One USB Type-C, one USB Type-A, headphone jack, Surface Connect Port|
|Size||12.1 x 8.8 x 0.57 inches||13.4 x 9.6 x 0.57 inches|
|Weight||2.76~2.89 pounds||3.4 pounds|
Surface Laptop 3: Price and Availability
The Surface Laptop 3 price tag starts from $999 and $1,199 for the 13 and 15-inch models, respectively. Pre-orders are starting today with actual shipping happening on October 22. Here’s the pricing for the rest of the configurations on the 13″ model:
- Core i5 8GB/256GB – $1,299
- Core i7 16GB/256GB – $1,599
- Core i7 16GB/512GB – $1,999