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

Here's what you need to know what's different between Surface Laptop 2 and Surface Laptop 3 specs including CPU, RAM, storage, battery, display, and more.

Surface Laptop 3 vs. Surface Laptop 1

Surface Laptop 3

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Surface Laptop

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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)May 2, 2017
Pre-orderedOctober 2, 2019May 2, 2017
ReleasedOctober 22, 2019June 15, 2017
PricingStarting at 999$ (13.5”) and 1,199$ (15”)
Platinum

Intel® Core™ m3
• $799 - m3 | 4 GB | 128 GB

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

Intel® Core™ i7
• $1,599 - i7 | 8 GB | 256 GB
• $2,199 - i7 | 16 GB | 512 GB
• $2,699 - i7 | 16 GB | 1 TB

Graphite GoldBurgundyCobalt Blue

Intel® Core™ i5
• $1,299 - i5 | 8 GB | 256 GB
Software
Pre-Installed OSFor Consumer Windows 10 Home
For Commercial Windows 10 Pro
Windows 10 S
Built-in AppsMicrosoft Office 365 30-days trial1 year of Microsoft Office 365 personal
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
2256 x 1504 (201 PPI), 3.4M 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
• Inking: designed together with Surface Pen
• Touch: 10 points multi-touch
• Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
• 100% sRGB color, individually calibrated
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)
7th Gen Intel® Core™ m3-7Y30
2 cores, 4 threads, 4MB SmartCache, 1.00 GHz up to 2.60 GHz, 4.5W

7th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-7300U
2 cores, 4 threads, 3MB SmartCache, 2.60 GHz up to 3.50 GHz, 15W

7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-7660U
2 cores, 4 threads, 4MB Cache, 2.50 GHz up to 4.00 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.
7th Gen Intel® Core™ m3-7Y30
• Intel® HD Graphics 615

7th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-7300U
• Intel® HD Graphics 620

7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-7660U
• Intel® Iris™ Plus Graphics 640
MemoryIntel
8 GB 16 GB
3733 MHz LPDDR4X RAM

AMD
8 GB 16 GB 32 GB
2400 MHz DDR4 RAM
4 GB 8 GB 16 GB
1866 MHz LPDDR3 RAM
Storage
128 GB256 GB512 GB1 TB
Removable M.2 NVMe SSD
128 GB256 GB512 GB1 TB
SSD
• 1 TB of OneDrive cloud storage with 1-year subscription of Office 365
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” ?
45.2 Wh
Battery LifeUp to 11.5 hours of typical device usageUp to 14.5 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)
44W 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)
12.13 x 8.79 x 0.39-0.57 inches(308.02 mm x 223.2 mm x 9.93 mm-14.47 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)
Intel Core i5 2.76 lbs (1.26 kg)
Intel Core i7 2.83 lbs (1.28 kg)
CasingAluminumAluminum
Colors13.5” Metal
Matte BlackSandstone

13.5” Alcantara
PlatinumCobalt Blue

15” Metal
Matte BlackPlatinum
Graphite GoldPlatinumBurgundyCobalt Blue
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.
• Full-size backlit keyboard with soft touch feel and full 1.5mm travel.
• Large palm rest with premium Alcantara® material for maximized typing comfort.
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 Surface Connect™
• 1 x Headset jack
• 1 x Mini DisplayPort
Camera & Audio
Camera• Windows Hello face authentication camera (front-facing)
• 720p HD front-facing video 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
• Dual microphones
• OmniSonic stereo speakers with Dolby® Audio™ Premium
Misc
Sensors• Ambient light sensor• Ambient light sensor
Surface Pen• 4096 levels of pressure
• Tilt sensing
• Best in class latency
• 1024 levels of pressure
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 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 Laptop
• 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