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Surface Laptop 3 13.5”

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Surface Laptop 3 15”

Key Features
What's new
  • Better performance - It’s now 2.3x times faster than Surface Laptop 2.
  • Now with USB-C - It allows you to charge, transfer data, and output up to two 4K@60Hz displays.
  • Better specs - 10th Gen Intel Ice Lake processors, Intel Iris Plus G7 graphics, 3733 MHz LPDDR4x, WiFi-6, 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 Features:
    • 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
  • New Size - Now available in 15-inch with the same beautiful PixelSense display.
  • Great performance - It’s 2.5x times faster than Surface Laptop 2.
  • USB-C - It allows you to charge, transfer data, and output up to two 4K@60Hz displays.
  • Two colors - It's available in Platinum and Matte Black.
  • More:
    • Bluetooth 5.0
    • Improved Windows Hello infrared (IR) camera
    • Fast Charging
    • Dual far-field studio mics
    • 20% larger trackpad
    • Improved keyboard
    • Removable hard drive
What's missing
  • Burgundy
    is no longer available
  • MiniDisplay port replaced with USB-C port
  • AMD models
    • No WiFi-6
    • Using slower 2400 MHz DDR4 RAM
AvailabilitySurface Laptop 3 13.5”Surface Laptop 3 15”
Released2019
Release Info
  • Introduced: October 2, 2019 (Microsoft October Event)
  • Pre-ordered: October 2, 2019
  • Released: October 22, 2019
PricingStarting at 999$Starting at 1,199$
Surface Laptop 3 13.5” Price
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13.5" Touch-Screen Intel Core i5-8GB Memory - 256GB Solid State Drive (PKX-00003) Matte Black (Renewed)
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13.5" Touch-Screen Intel Core i5-8GB Memory - 256GB Solid State Drive (PKX-00003) Matte Black (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$299.00
$319.00 6% OFF
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13.5in Touchscreen Intel i7 16GB RAM 256GB Windows 10 (Renewed)
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13.5in Touchscreen Intel i7 16GB RAM 256GB Windows 10 (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$399.49
$424.99 6% OFF
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 – 13.5" Touch-Screen – Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - 256GB Solid State Drive – Matte Black
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 – 13.5" Touch-Screen – Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - 256GB Solid State Drive – Matte Black
By Microsoft
$495.49
$769.99 36% OFF
Surface Laptop 3 15” Price
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3, 15" Touchscreen Notebook, Intel Core i7-1065G7, 16GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, Backlit Keyboard, Display(2496×1664), CAM, WiFi, Platinum, Windows 10 Pro(Renewed)
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3, 15" Touchscreen Notebook, Intel Core i7-1065G7, 16GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, Backlit Keyboard, Display(2496×1664), CAM, WiFi, Platinum, Windows 10 Pro(Renewed)
By Microsoft
$501.02
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 – 15" Touch-Screen – AMD Ryzen 5 Surface Edition - 8GB Memory - 256GB Solid State Drive – Platinum
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 – 15" Touch-Screen – AMD Ryzen 5 Surface Edition - 8GB Memory - 256GB Solid State Drive – Platinum
By Microsoft
$530.00
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15" Touch-Screen AMD Ryzen 5 Surface Edition - 8GB Memory - 256GB Solid State Drive Platinum (Renewed)
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15" Touch-Screen AMD Ryzen 5 Surface Edition - 8GB Memory - 256GB Solid State Drive Platinum (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$360.99
$399.99 10% OFF
DisplaySurface Laptop 3 13.5”Surface Laptop 3 15”
Size13.5 Inches15 Inches
Info
  • Resolution: 2256 x 1504 (201 PPI)
  • 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
  • Inking: designed together with Surface Pen
  • Touch: 10 points multi-touch
  • Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
  • 10nm Oleophobic Coating
  • 100% sRGB color, individually calibrated
ExteriorSurface Laptop 3 13.5”Surface Laptop 3 15”
Size Comparison
Dimensions12.1” x 8.8” x 0.57” (308 mm x 223 mm x 14.5 mm)
Width: 12.1” (308 mm)
Depth: 8.8” (223 mm)
Height: 0.57” (14.5 mm)
13.4” x 9.6” x 0.57” (339.5 mm x 244 mm x 14.69 mm)
Width: 13.4” (339.5 mm)
Depth: 9.6” (244 mm)
Height: 0.57” (14.69 mm)
Weight
  • 2.84 lb (1,288 g)
    Sandstone and Matte Black
  • 2.79 lb (1,265 g)
    Cobalt Blue and Platinum
3.40 lb (1,542 g)
Colors
  • Metal
    Matte Black Sandstone
  • Alcantara
    Matte Black Platinum
  • Metal
    Matte Black Platinum
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.
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 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
Internal SpecsSurface Laptop 3 13.5”Surface Laptop 3 15”
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
  • 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
Integrated Graphics
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1035G7
    Intel® Iris® Plus Graphics
    64 Execution Units, 300 → 1050 MHz
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1065G7
    Intel® Iris® Plus Graphics
    64 Execution Units, 300 → 1100 MHz
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1035G7
    Intel® Iris® Plus 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
Memory
8GB 16GB
3733 MHz LPDDR4X RAM
8GB 16GB 32 GB
2400 MHz DDR4 RAM
Storage
128 GB 256 GB 512 GB 1 TB
Removable M.2 NVMe SSD
128 GB 256 GB 512 GB
Removable M.2 NVMe SSD
ConnectivitySurface Laptop 3 13.5”Surface Laptop 3 15”
Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi 6: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax compatible.
  • Wi-Fi 5: 2x2 MIMO IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compatible
Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth Wireless 5.0 technology
BatterySurface Laptop 3 13.5”Surface Laptop 3 15”
Size45.8 Wh
Battery LifeUp to 11.5 hours of typical device usage
Power Supply
  • 60W power supply with USB-A (5W) (65W total)
  • Supports Fast Charge (0-80% in about one hour)
SoftwareSurface Laptop 3 13.5”Surface Laptop 3 15”
OS
  • For Consumer: Windows 10 Home
  • For Commercial: Windows 10 Pro
Free upgrade to Windows 11
Built-in AppsMicrosoft Office 365 30-days trial
Camera & AudioSurface Laptop 3 13.5”Surface Laptop 3 15”
Camera
  • Windows Hello face authentication camera (front-facing)
  • 720p HD front-facing video camera
Audio
  • Dual far-field Studio Mics
  • OmniSonic stereo speakers with Dolby® Audio™ Premium
MiscSurface Laptop 3 13.5”Surface Laptop 3 15”
InkingSupports Surface Pen
4096 levels of pressure
Tilt sensing
Best in class latency
Sensors
  • Ambient light sensor
Security
  • HW TPM 2.0 chip for enterprise security
  • Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in
In the box
  • Surface Laptop 3 13.5”
  • Power supply
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety and warranty documents
  • Surface Laptop 3 15”
  • Power supply
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety and warranty documents
Warranty
  • One-year limited hardware warranty
  • Commercial: Advanced Exchange warranty service with expedited device replacement
MoreSupports Surface Dial
Supports off-screen interaction only

What’s new

Microsoft has recently launched the latest version of its Surface Laptop series – the Surface Laptop 3. It comes in two sizes: 13.5-inch and a new 15-inch, both featuring a stunning PixelSense display. The latest version has significantly improved performance, making it 2.3 times faster than its predecessor, the Surface Laptop 2.

Surface Laptop 3, Pro 7, Pro X, Neo, Duo, Earbuds
Surface Laptop 3, Pro 7, Pro X, Neo, Duo, and Earbuds (Image: Microsoft)

The Surface Laptop 3 now includes a USB-C port, allowing charging, data transfer, and outputting up to two 4K@60Hz displays. It comes with 10th Gen Intel Ice Lake processors, Intel Iris Plus G7 graphics, 3733 MHz LPDDR4x, Wi-Fi6, and Bluetooth 5. Alternatively, you can choose the AMD Ryzen with Radeon RX Vega graphics, 2400 MHz DDR4, WiFi-5, and Bluetooth 5.

The laptop is available in four colors: Matte Black, Cobalt Blue, Platinum, and Sandstone. It also has a new keyboard finish in warm Alcantara and a fantastic new metal. The keyboard and trackpad have been improved, with the trackpad now 20% larger.

The laptop is also easier to repair, with a removable M.2 SSD that users can upgrade in the future. It has an upgraded Windows Hello infrared (IR) camera for faster login.

Surface Laptop 3 SSD Expand
Removable SSD on Surface Laptop 3 (Image: Microsoft Mechanics)

In addition, the laptop introduces many new features, including Fast Charging support, new dual far-field studio mics, and better OmniSonic speakers that offer better voice and video calling experiences.

Tips and tricks

Learn how to fully utilize your Surface Laptop 3 with our tips and tricks. Our comprehensive guide will assist you in maximizing battery life, enhancing performance, boosting productivity, and efficiently solving any issues that may arise.

Update History

Catch up on the latest information about the third generation of Surface Laptop features and fixes introduced via driver and firmware updates from Microsoft. Here are the last five releases:

2024
May
16
  • Surface Laptop 3 with Intel Image
    Surface Laptop 3 with Intel
    Addresses an issue that prevented DFCI removal via network.
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Apr
12
  • Surface Laptop 3 with Intel Image
    Surface Laptop 3 with Intel
    Addresses potential security vulnerability and improves system stability.
    View
Mar
01
  • Surface Laptop 3 with Intel Image
    Surface Laptop 3 with Intel
    Addresses potential security vulnerability.
    View
Jan
30
  • Surface Laptop 3 with AMD Image
    Surface Laptop 3 with AMD
    Improves system stability.
    View
Jan
25
  • Surface Laptop 3 with Intel Image
    Surface Laptop 3 with Intel
    Improves Thunderbolt performance on Surface Dock 3 and extends device security certificate authority.
    View

To view the complete driver and firmware update release timeline, please visit our Surface Laptop 3 update tracker page.

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FAQs

To help you understand more about the original Surface Laptop 3, we have created a comprehensive list of FAQs that covers all aspects of the laptop, including its display, battery life, performance, software, and design.

1How long will Microsoft support Surface Laptop 3?

According to Surface lifecycle documentation, Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 will reach the end of its driver and firmware updates on July 30, 2024. The company promises to support all Surface devices for at least four years starting from its release date.

DeviceRelease DateEnd of Servicing Date
Surface Laptop 3October 22, 2019July 30, 2024
Last checked: February 19, 2024.

After the end of servicing date, Surface Laptop 3 devices will continue to receive Windows OS features and security updates as long as it meets minimum hardware requirements for any future Windows OS.

In some conditions, Microsoft will consider releasing additional updates if there are critical security issues for Surface Laptop 3 devices that can only be fixed through patching the firmware.

2Is Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 fanless?

No, all Surface Laptop 3 models, including 13-inch and 15-inch, have a single fan for active cooling.

Surface Laptop 3 Fan
Surface Laptop 3 cooling fan location.

For more information, you might want to check out the new Surface Lineup introduction by Microsoft Mechanic here:

3Does the Surface Laptop 3 support Biometric Facial Recognition?

Yes, it does! All Surface Laptop 3 models support Windows Hello Face Authentication (also known as Face ID), which allows you to sign in to your account faster, easier, and more secure with your face.

Surface Laptop 3 Improve Windows Hello Infrared (IR) Camera
Windows Hello Infrared (IR) camera on Surface Laptop 3.

It also has an improved Windows Hello Infrared (IR) camera that can recognize and log you in significantly faster than previous generations.

4Does Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 support Wi-Fi 6?

Yes and no, depending on the Surface Laptop 3 models you have! Only Surface Laptop 3 equipped with Intel processors that come with Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 adapter that supports all current wireless standards, including:

  1. Wi-Fi 1 (Wi-Fi 802.11a) was released in 1999.
  2. Wi-Fi 2 (Wi-Fi 802.11b) was released in 1999.
  3. Wi-Fi 3(Wi-Fi 802.11g) was released in 2003.
  4. Wi-Fi 4 (Wi-Fi 802.11n) was released in 2009.
  5. Wi-Fi 5 (Wi-Fi 802.11ac) was released in 2014.
  6. Wi-Fi 6 (Wi-Fi 802.11ax) was released in 2019.
Surface Laptop 3 Wi-Fi 6
5Does the Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 have an Ethernet port?

No, it doesn’t! None of the Surface Laptop 3 models have an Ethernet port. You can use a USB-C adapter, hub, or dock with an Ethernet port to connect to the laptop’s USB-C port to plug a network cable to access the local network. 

Surface Laptop 3 with Ethernet port over USB-C Hub
USB-C to Ethernet port adapter.

The USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 port has high bandwidth (up to 10 Gbps), so you can opt for a Gigabit ethernet adapter without issue.

6Does the Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 have an HDMI port?

No, it doesn’t! Both 13-inch and 15-inch models of Surface Laptop 3 don’t have HDMI ports. However, you can use a USB-C adapter, hub, or dock with an HDMI port to connect to the laptop’s USB-C port.

Surface Laptop 3 HDMI port via USB-C Hub
7Does Surface Laptop 3 have an SD card slot?

No, it doesn’t. Unfortunately, an SD card slot isn’t available on 13.5-inch and 15-inch Surface Laptop 3.

8Does the Surface Laptop 3 have a full-size USB port?

Yes, it does! All Surface Laptop 3 models come with a single full-size USB-A 3.1 Gen 1 (formerly known as USB 3.0) port as a standard. The port supports super-speed data transfers up to 5Gbps or 625MB/s. It is on the laptop’s left side next to the USB-C port and 3.5mm headphone jack. Here are the complete specs of the USB port:

  • Full-Size USB port
  • USB 3.1 Gen 1 standard
  • Transfers up to 5Gbps or 625MB/s
  • Power output up to 5v/900mA
Surface Laptop 3 USB-A Port Info
Full-size USB port on Surface Laptop 3.
9Does the Surface Laptop 3 have a USB-C port?

Yes, it does! All Surface Laptop 3 models have a standard USB Type-C 3.1 Gen 2 port. The port supports data transfers (up to 10Gbps or 1.25GB/s), display out, and charging. It is on the laptop’s left side next to the USB-A port and 3.5mm headphone jack. Here are the complete specs of the USB-C port.

  • USB Type-C port.
  • USB 3.1 Gen 2 standard.
  • Transfers up to 10Gbps or 1.25GB/s.
  • Supports DisplayPort 1.4 Alt Mode and Digital Audio.
  • Supports up to two 4K UHD (3840×2160@60Hz).
  • Supports Power Delivery revision 3.0 with power rules of 5v, 9v, 15v, and 20v supports chargers rated at 45W or bigger. It is also backward compatible with PD 2.0.
Surface Laptop 3 USB-C Port Info
USB-C port on Surface Laptop 3.
10Does Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 support external Graphics (eGPU)?

No, it doesn’t! Currently, all standard external graphics processing units use Thunderbolt 3 technology, which has a bandwidth of 40Gbps to utilize the performance of graphics cards. Unfortunately, the Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 has only USB-C 3.1 Gen 2, with a maximum bandwidth of 10Gbps.

Surface Laptop 3 External GPU
Surface Laptop 3 eGPU supports.
11What are the key specifications of the Surface Laptop 3 Power Adapter?

Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 supports the new fast charging feature that can charge the laptop from 0% to 80% in just about an hour. The new feature needs a supported charger with more power to deliver adequate wattage. So all Surface Laptop 3 models, including the 13-inch and 15-inch display sizes, shipped with the same Surface power supply model 1706.

Here are the Surface Laptop 3 power supply specs.

Model Number1706
Input Current100 – 240V @ 1.6A 50/60Hz
Total Wattage65W
Surface Charging Wattage60W ([email protected])
USB Charging Wattage5W ([email protected])
Surface Charging Cable Length66.93 in (1.70 m)
Adapter DimensionsLength: 3.54 in (90 mm)
Width: 1.97 in (50 mm)
Height: 0.98 in (25 mm)
Adapter Weight0.55 lbs. (250g)
Surface Power Supply Model 1706
Surface Laptop 3 power supply.

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