Surface Laptop 3 vs. Surface Book (1st Gen) – Detailed Specs Comparison

Here's what you need to know what's different between Surface Book (1st Gen) and Surface Laptop 3 specs including CPU, RAM, storage, battery, display, and more.

Surface Laptop 3 vs. Surface Book 1

Surface Laptop 3

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Surface Book

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Key Features
What's newBetter performance It’s now 2.3x times faster than Surface Laptop 2.
Now with USB-C It allows you to charge, transer data, and output up to two [email protected] displays.
Better specs 10th Gen Intel Ice Lake processors, Intel Iris Plus G7 graphics, 3733 MHz LPDDR4x, WiFi-6, Bluetooth 5. Or AMD Ryzen with Radeon RX Vega graphics, 2400 MHz DDR4, WiFi-5, Bluetooth 5.
New keyboard finish Now available in warm Alcantara and a cool new metal.
New color Now available in Matte Black, Cobalt Blue, Platinum, and a new Sandstone.
More 20% larger trackpad, Fast Charging, Better repairability, Removable hard drive, Improved Windows Hello infrared (IR) camera, Dual far-filed studio mics, improved keyboard, better OmniSonic speaker.
What's missing
Burgundy
is no longer available
MiniDisplay port replaced with USB-C port
Availability
IntroducedOctober 2, 2019 (Microsoft October Event)October 7, 2015
Pre-orderedOctober 2, 2019October 7, 2015
ReleasedOctober 22, 2019October 26, 2015
PricingStarting at 999$ (13.5”) and 1,199$ (15”)Surface Book
• $1,499 - i5 | 8 GB | 128 GB
• $1,699 - i5 | 8 GB | 256 GB
• $2,499 - i7 | 16 GB | 512 GB

Surface Book w/dGPU
• $1,899 - i5 | 8 GB | 256 GB
• $1,999 - i7 | 8 GB | 512 GB
Software
Pre-Installed OSFor Consumer Windows 10 Home
For Commercial Windows 10 Pro
Windows 10 Pro
Built-in AppsMicrosoft Office 365 30-days trialMicrosoft Office 30-days trial
Display
Size• 13.5 inches
• 15 inches
13.5 inches
Resolution13.5” 2256 x 1504 (201 PPI), 3.4M Pixels
15” 2496 x 1664 (201 PPI), 7M Pixels
3000 x 2000 (267 PPI), 6M Pixels
Technology• PixelSense™ Display
• Aspect ratio: 3:2
• Inking: designed together with Surface Pen
• Touch: 10 points multi-touch
• Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
• 10nm Oleophobic Coating
• 100% sRGB color, individually calibrated
• PixelSense™ Display
• Aspect ratio: 3:2
• Touch: 10 points multi-touch G5
Internal Specs
CPU10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1035G7
• 4 cores, 8 threads, 15W, 6MB SmartCache, 1.20 GHz up to 3.70 GHz
• For Surface Laptop 3 13.5” (Consumer & Commercial)
• For Surface Laptop 3 15” (Commercial only)

10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1065G7
• 4 cores, 8 threads, 15W, 8MB SmartCache, 1.30 GHz up to 3.90 GHz
• For Surface Laptop 3 13.5” (Consumer & Commercial)
• For Surface Laptop 3 15” (Commercial only)

AMD Ryzen™ 5 3580U Microsoft Surface® Edition
• 4 cores, 8 threads, 15W, 2MB L2 Cache, 4MB L3 Cache, 2.10 GHz up to 3.70 GHz
• For Surface Laptop 3 15” (Consumer only)

AMD Ryzen™ 7 3780U Microsoft Surface® Edition
• 4 cores, 8 threads, 15W, 2MB L2 Cache, 4MB L3 Cache, 2.30 GHz up to 4.00 GHz
• For Surface Laptop 3 15” (Consumer only)
6th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-6300U
2 cores, 4 threads, 3MB SmartCache, 2.40 GHz up to 3.00 GHz, 15W

6th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-6600U
2 cores, 4 threads, 4MB SmartCache, 2.60 GHz up to 3.40 GHz, 15W
Graphics10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1035G7
Intel® Iris® Plus Graphics, 300 MHz to 1.05 GHz, 64 Execution Units.

10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1065G7
Intel® Iris® Plus Graphics, 300 MHz to 1.10 GHz, 64 Execution Units.

AMD Ryzen™ 5 3580U Microsoft Surface® Edition
• Radeon™ Vega 9 Graphics, 9 GPU Cores, 1300 MHz, AMD Zen+ (Core) Acrh, FreeSync.

AMD Ryzen™ 7 3780U Microsoft Surface® Edition
• Radeon™ RX Vega 11 Graphics, 11 GPU Cores, 1400 MHz, AMD Zen+ (Core) Acrh, FreeSync.
Integrated Graphics
• Intel® HD Graphics 520

Discrete Graphics
• NVIDIA® GeForce® GPU (1GB GDDR5)
MemoryIntel
8 GB 16 GB
3733 MHz LPDDR4X RAM

AMD
8 GB 16 GB 32 GB
2400 MHz DDR4 RAM
8 GB 16 GB
1866 MHz LPDDR3 RAM
Storage
128 GB256 GB512 GB1 TB
Removable M.2 NVMe SSD
128 GB256 GB512 GB1 TB
NVMe PCIe 3.0 SSD
NetworkIntel
• Wi-Fi 6: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax compatible
• Bluetooth Wireless 5.0 technology

AMD
• Wi-Fi 5: 2x2 MIMO IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compatible
• Bluetooth Wireless 5.0 technology
• Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compatible
• Bluetooth Wireless 4.0 technology
Battery
Size13.5” 45.2 Wh (Not Confirmed)
15” ?
• Total: 69 Wh
• Clipboard: 18 Wh
• Base: 51 Wh
Battery LifeUp to 11.5 hours of typical device usageUp to 12 hours of local video playback
Power Supply• 60W power supply with USB-A (5W) (65W total)
• Supports Fast Charge (0-80% in just about one hour)
Surface Book
• 36W power supply with USB-A (5W) charging port

Surface Book with dGPU
• 65W power supply with USB-A (5W) charging port
Exterior
Dimensions13.5” 12.1” x 8.8” x 0.57” (308 mm x 223 mm x 14.5 mm)
15” 13.4” x 9.6” x 0.57” (339.5 mm x 244 mm x 14.69 mm)
12.3” x 9.14” x 0.51”-0.90” (312 mm x 232 mm x 13 mm-23 mm)
Weight13.5”
• Sandstone and Matte Black: 2.84 lb (1,288 g)
• Cobalt Blue and Platium: 2.79 lb (1,265 g)

15” Platinum and Matte Black: 3.40 lb (1,542 g)
Clipboard Only 1.6 lbs (726 g)
Surface Book 3.34 lbs (1,515 g)
Surface Book with dGPU 3.48 lbs (1,578 g)
CasingAluminum• Mechanical features: Magnesium body
• Physical buttons: volumes, power
Colors13.5” Metal
Matte BlackSandstone

13.5” Alcantara
PlatinumCobalt Blue

15” Metal
Matte BlackPlatinum
Platinum
Keyboard and Trackpad• Precision trackpad: 115 mm x 76.66 mm, glass.
• Five-finger multitouch gesture.
• Full-size backlit keyboard with soft touch feel and full 1.3mm travel.
• Large palm rest with premium Alcantara® material for maximized typing comfort.
• Precision trackpad: 105 mm x 70 mm, glass.
• Five-finger multitouch gesture.
• Mechanical friction attaches the Clipboard to the keyboard.
• Full-size mechanical backlit keyset with 1.6 mm of key travel.
Ports• 1 x Full-size USB 3.0
• 1 x USB Type-C (version 3.1 Gen 1 with USB Power Delivery revision 3.0)
• 1 x Surface Connect™
• 1 x Headset jack
• 2 x Full-size USB 3.1 Gen
• 1 x Mini DisplayPort
• 1 x 3.5mm headphone jack
• 2 x Surface Connect (Compatible with Surface Dock)
• 1 x Full-size MicroSD™ card reader
Camera & Audio
Camera• Windows Hello face authentication camera (front-facing)
• 720p HD front-facing video camera
• Windows Hello face authentication camera (front-facing)
• 5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p HD video
• 8.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p HD video
Audio• Dual far-field Studio Mics
• OmniSonic stereo speakers with Dolby® Audio™ Premium
• Dual microphones
• Front-facing stereo speakers with Dolby® Audio™ Premium
Misc
Sensors• Ambient light sensor• Ambient light sensor
• Proximity sensor
• Accelerometer
• Gyroscope
• Magnetometer
Surface Pen• 4096 levels of pressure
• Tilt sensing
• Best in class latency
• 1024 levels of pressure
• Magnetic storage
Surface DialSupports off-screen interaction onlySupports off-screen interaction only
Security• HW TPM 2.0 chip for enterprise security
• Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in
• HW TPM chip for enterprise security
• Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in
In the box• Surface Laptop 3
• Power supply
• Quick Start Guide
• Safety and warranty documents
• Surface Book
• Surface Pen
• Power supply
• Quick Start Guide
• Safety and warranty documents
Warranty• One-year limited hardware warranty
• Commercial: Advanced Exchange warranty service with expedited device replacement
One-year limited hardware warranty