Surface Laptop 3 vs. Surface Pro 4 – Detailed Specs Comparison

Here's what you need to know what's different between Surface Pro 4 and Surface Laptop 3 specs including CPU, RAM, storage, battery, display, and more.

Surface Laptop 3 vs. Surface Pro 4

Surface Laptop 3 picture

Surface Laptop 3

Surface Pro 4 picture

Surface Pro 4

Key Features
What's new
  • Better performance It’s now 2.3x times faster than Surface Laptop 2.
  • New Size Now available in 15-inch with the same beautiful PixelSense display.
  • Now with USB-C It allows you to charge, transfer 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 finishes Now available in warm Alcantara and 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-field studio mics, improved keyboard, better OmniSonic speaker.Previous Model Surface Laptop 2
  • New Design It’s now thinner (8.4mm), lighter (766g), the smaller bezel on the same footprint.
  • Better display New bigger and better 12.3” PixelSense display with Microsoft G5 chipset.
  • Better performance It’s now 30% faster than Surface Pro 3 with the range of 6th Gen Intel processors.
  • Better Inking It now supports Surface Pen with 1,024 pressure sensitivity, magnet attached to the side of Surface Pro 4.
  • Windows Hello It's all comes with Windows Hello facial recognition as standard.
  • More Better 8.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera, new 1866 MHz LPDDR3 RAM.
What's missing
  • Burgundy
    is no longer available
  • MiniDisplay port replaced with USB-C port
AvailabilitySurface Laptop 3Surface Pro 4
Released20192015
Release Info
  • Introduced: October 2, 2019 (Microsoft October Event)
  • Pre-ordered: October 2, 2019
  • Released: October 22, 2019
  • Introduced: October 7, 2015
  • Pre-ordered: October 7, 2015
  • Released: October 26, 2015
Pricing
  • Surface Laptop 3 (13.5”) › Starting at 999$
  • Surface Laptop 3 (15”) › Starting at 1,199$
Starting at 899$
Stores
SoftwareSurface Laptop 3Surface Pro 4
OS
  • For Consumer: Windows 10 Home
  • For Commercial: Windows 10 Pro
Windows 10 Pro
Built-in AppsMicrosoft Office 365 30-days trialMicrosoft Office 30-days trial
DisplaySurface Laptop 3Surface Pro 4
Size13.5 Inches12.3 Inches
Info
  • Surface Laptop 3 (13.5”)
    • Resolution: 2256 x 1504 (3.4M Pixels)
    • Pixel Per Inch: 201
  • Surface Laptop 3 (15”)
    • Resolution: 2496 x 1664 (4.15M Pixels)
    • Pixel Per Inch: 201
  • 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
  • Resolution: 2736 x 1824 (5M Pixels)
  • Density: 267 PPI
  • PixelSense™ Display
  • Contrast ratio: 1300:1
  • Aspect ratio: 3:2
  • Inking: designed together with Surface Pen
  • Touch: 10 points multi-touch with GPU-based processing
  • 100 percent sRGB color, individually calibrated
Internal SpecsSurface Laptop 3Surface Pro 4
Processor
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1035G7
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.20 → 3.70 GHz, 6MB SmartCache, 15W
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1065G7
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.30 → 3.90 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 15W
  • AMD Ryzen™ 5 3580U Microsoft Surface® Edition
    4 cores, 8 threads, 2.10 → 3.70 GHz, 2MB L2 Cache, 4MB L3 Cache, 15W
  • AMD Ryzen™ 7 3780U Microsoft Surface® Edition
    4 cores, 8 threads, 2.30 → 4.00 GHz, 2MB L2 Cache, 4MB L3 Cache, 15W
  • 6th Gen Intel® Core™ m3-6Y30
    2 cores, 4 threads, 0.90 → 2.20 GHz, 4MB SmartCache, 4.5W
  • 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-6300U
    2 cores, 4 threads, 2.40 → 3.00 GHz, 3MB SmartCache, 15W
  • 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-6650U
    2 cores, 4 threads, 2.20 → 3.40 GHz, 4MB SmartCache, 15W
Integrated Graphics
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1035G7
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    64 Execution Units, 300 → 1050 MHz
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1065G7
    Intel® Iris® Plus Graphics
    64 Execution Units, 300 → 1100 MHz
  • AMD Ryzen™ 5 3580U Microsoft Surface® Edition
    Radeon™ Vega 9 Graphics
    9 Graphics Cores, 1300 MHz
  • AMD Ryzen™ 7 3780U Microsoft Surface® Edition
    Radeon™ RX Vega 11 Graphics
    11 Graphics Cores, 1400 MHz
  • 6th Gen Intel® Core™ m3-6Y30
    Intel® HD Graphics 515
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 850 MHz
  • 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-6300U
    Intel® HD Graphics 520
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1000 MHz
  • 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-6650U
    Intel® Iris® Graphics 540
    48 Execution Units with 64 MB eDRAM side cache, 300 → 1050 MHz
Memory
  • Surface Laptop 3 (13.5”)
    • 8GB 16GB
      3733 MHz LPDDR4X RAM
  • Surface Laptop 3 (15”)
    • 8GB 16GB
      2400 MHz DDR4 RAM
4GB 8GB 16GB
1866 MHz LPDDR3 RAM
Storage
128 GB256 GB512 GB1 TB
Removable M.2 NVMe SSD
128 GB256 GB512 GB1 TB
PCIe NVMe SSD
ConnectivitySurface Laptop 3Surface Pro 4
Wi-Fi
  • Surface Laptop 3 (13.5”) Wi-Fi 6: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax compatible.
  • Surface Laptop 3 (15”) Wi-Fi 5: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compatible.
  • Wi-Fi 5: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compatible.
Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth Wireless 5.0 technology
  • Bluetooth Wireless 4.0 technology
BatterySurface Laptop 3Surface Pro 4
Size45.8 Wh38.2 Wh
Battery LifeUp to 11.5 hours of typical device usageUp to 9 hours of video playback
Power Supply
  • 60W power supply with USB-A (5W) (65W total)
  • Supports Fast Charge (0-80% in about one hour)
  • 36W proprietary power supply
    • USB-A output: 5W
    • Surface Connect: 31W
ExteriorSurface Laptop 3Surface Pro 4
Dimensions
  • Surface Laptop 3 (13.5”)
    12.1” x 8.8” x 0.57” (308 mm x 223 mm x 14.5 mm).
  • Surface Laptop 3 (15”)
    13.4” x 9.6” x 0.57” (339.5 mm x 244 mm x 14.69 mm).
11.50” x 7.93” x 0.33” (292 mm x 201.42 mm x 8.4 mm)
Width: 11.50” (292 mm)
Height: 7.93” (201.42 mm)
Thickness: 0.33” (8.4 mm)
Weight
  • Surface Laptop 3 (13.5”)
    • 2.84 lb (1,288 g)
      Sandstone and Matte Black
    • 2.79 lb (1,265 g)
      Cobalt Blue and Platinum
  • Surface Laptop 3 (15”)
    • 3.40 lb (1,542 g)
  • Intel Core m3: 1.69 lbs (766 g)
  • Intel Core i5 and i7: 1.73 lbs (786 g)
Colors
  • Surface Laptop 3 (13.5”)
    • Metal
      Matte BlackSandstone
    • Alcantara
      Matte BlackPlatinum
  • Surface Laptop 3 (15”)
    • Metal
      Matte BlackPlatinum
Silver
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Keyboard:
    • Full-size backlit keyboard with the soft-touch feel and full 1.3mm travel.
    • Large palm rest with premium Alcantara® material for maximized typing comfort.
  • Trackpad:
    • Larger size 115 mm x 76.66 mm, glass.
    • Supports up to Five-finger multitouch gesture.
  • Surface Type Cover
    • Not included
    • Weight: 0.68 lb (310 g)
    • Dimension: 11.61 x 8.54 x 0.19 inches (295 mm x 216 mm x 5mm)
  • Keyboard:
    • Activation: Moving (mechanical) keys
    • Layout: QWERTY, full row of function keys (F1-F12)
    • 4 directional keys; Windows, Brightness and Media Controls Keys;
    • LED backlighting
  • Trackpad:
    • Precision glass trackpad.
    • Trackpad size: 4 x 2 inches (101.6 mm x 50.8 mm)
    • Supports a five-finger multitouch gesture.
Ports
  • 1 x Full-size USB 3.0
  • 1 x USB Type-C 3.1 Gen 2
    Supports Power Delivery and DisplayPort.
  • 1 x Surface Connect™
    Supports charging and docking station.
  • 1 x Headset jack
  • 1 x Full-size USB 3.0
  • 1 x Mini DisplayPort
  • 1 x Surface Connect™
    Supports charging and docking station.
  • 1 x Headset jack
  • 1 x microSD™ card reader
  • 1 x Type Cover port
Camera & AudioSurface Laptop 3Surface Pro 4
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 Skype HD video
  • 8.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p full HD video
Audio
  • Dual far-field Studio Mics
  • OmniSonic stereo speakers with Dolby® Audio™ Premium
  • Dual microphones
  • Front-facing stereo speakers with Dolby® Audio
MiscSurface Laptop 3Surface Pro 4
InkingSupports Surface Pen
4096 levels of pressure
Tilt sensing
Best in class latency
Supports Surface Pen
1024 levels of pressure
magnetic storage
Sensors
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Magnetometer
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
  • 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 Pro 4
  • 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
MoreSupports Surface Dial
Supports off-screen interaction only
  • Mechanical features: Signature unibody magnesium design with hidden perimeter venting
  • Kickstand with a full-friction multiposition hinge to 150 degrees
  • Magnetic attach for keyboard fold stability
  • Physical buttons: volumes, power