Surface Laptop 3 vs. Surface Pro 3 – Detailed Specs Comparison

Here's what you need to know what's different between Surface Pro 3 and Surface Laptop 3 specs including CPU, RAM, storage, battery, display, and more.

Surface Laptop 3 vs. Surface Pro 3

Surface Laptop 3

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Surface Pro 3

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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.
New design It’s now thinner (9.1mm), lighter (800g), and new platinum magnesium exterior.
Better display New 3:2 aspect ratio, bigger and better 2K 12” ClearType pixel free display.
Better performance It’s now 10% faster than Surface Pro 2 with new range of 4th Gen Intel processors up to Core i7.
Better Inking It now supports new Surface Pen with 256 pressure sensivity, tail eraser, and remote bluetooth activation.
Better battery It has 20% more battery life than Surface Pro 2 up to 9 hours.
New kickstand It has new full-friction multi-position hinge up to 150-degrees.
More Better 5.0MP front and rear-facing camera, new Surface Connect port (charging and docking), new type cover with two typing angles.
What's missing
Burgundy
is no longer available
MiniDisplay port replaced with USB-C port
Replace old charging connector with new Surface Connect port
Availability
IntroducedOctober 2, 2019 (Microsoft October Event)May 20, 2014
Pre-orderedOctober 2, 2019May 20, 2014
ReleasedOctober 22, 2019June 20, 2014
PricingStarting at 999$ (13.5”) and 1,199$ (15”)Intel® Core™ i3
• $799 - i3 | 4 GB | 64 GB

Intel® Core™ i5
• $999 - i5 | 4 GB | 128 GB
• $1,299 - i5 | 8 GB | 256 GB

Intel® Core™ i7
• $1,549 - i7 | 8 GB | 256 GB
• $1,949 - i7 | 8 GB | 512 GB
Software
Pre-Installed OSFor Consumer Windows 10 Home
For Commercial Windows 10 Pro
• Windows 8.1 Pro
• Upgradable to Windows 10 Pro
Built-in AppsMicrosoft Office 365 30-days trialMicrosoft Office 30-days trial
Display
Size• 13.5 inches
• 15 inches
12 inches
Resolution13.5” 2256 x 1504 (201 PPI), 3.4M Pixels
15” 2496 x 1664 (201 PPI), 7M Pixels
2160 x 1440 (216 PPI), 3.1M 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
• ClearType Display
• Aspect ratio: 3:2
• Touch: 10 point multi-touch
• Surface Pen support
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)
4th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-4020Y
2 cores, 4 threads, 3MB SmartCache, 1.50 GHz, 11.5W

4th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-4300U
2 cores, 4 threads, 3MB SmartCache, 1.90 GHz up to 2.90 GHz, 15W

4th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-4650U
2 cores, 4 threads, 4MB SmartCache, 1.70 GHz up to 3.30 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.
4th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-4020Y
Intel® HD Graphics 4200

4th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-4300U
Intel® HD Graphics 4400

4th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-4650U
Intel® HD Graphics 5000
MemoryIntel
8 GB 16 GB
3733 MHz LPDDR4X RAM

AMD
8 GB 16 GB 32 GB
2400 MHz DDR4 RAM
4GB8 GB
1600 MHz LPDDR3 RAM
Storage
128 GB256 GB512 GB1 TB
Removable M.2 NVMe SSD
64GB128GB256GB512GB
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” ?
42.2 Wh
Battery LifeUp to 11.5 hours of typical device usageUp to 9 hours of web browsing
Power Supply• 60W power supply with USB-A (5W) (65W total)
• Supports Fast Charge (0-80% in just about one hour)
36W 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)
11.5” x 7.93” x 0.3” (292 mm x 201.3 mm x 9.1 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)
1.76 lbs (800 g)
CasingAluminum• Mechanical features: Signature unibody magnesium design
• Kickstand with full-friction multiposition hinge to 150 degrees
• Magnetic attach for keyboard fold stability
• Physical buttons: volumes, power
Colors13.5” Metal
Matte BlackSandstone

13.5” Alcantara
PlatinumCobalt Blue

15” Metal
Matte BlackPlatinum
Silver
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.
• Three-finger multitouch gesture trackpad
• Full-size mechanical backlit keyboard.
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
• 1 x Full-size USB 3.0
• 1 x microSD™ card reader
• 1 x Surface Connect™
• 1 x Headset jack
• 1 x Mini DisplayPort
• 1 x Cover port
Camera & Audio
Camera• Windows Hello face authentication camera (front-facing)
• 720p HD front-facing video camera
• 5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p HD video
• 5.0MP rear-facing camera with 1080p HD video
Audio• Dual far-field Studio Mics
• OmniSonic stereo speakers with Dolby® Audio™ Premium
• Front and rear facing microphones
• Front-facing stereo speakers with Dolby® Audio enhanced sound
Misc
Sensors• Ambient light sensor• Ambient light sensor
• Accelerometer
• Gyroscope
• Magnetometer
Surface Pen• 4096 levels of pressure
• Tilt sensing
• Best in class latency
• Support Surface Pen
• N-trig Active Pen techonolgy
• 256 levels of pressure
Surface DialSupports off-screen interaction onlyCompatible with Surface Dial off-screen interaction
Security• HW TPM 2.0 chip for enterprise security
• Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in
HW TPM 2.0 chip for enterprise security
In the box• Surface Laptop 3
• Power supply
• Quick Start Guide
• Safety and warranty documents
• Surface Pro 3
• 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