Surface Laptop 3 vs. Surface Laptop 2 – 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 2

Surface Laptop 3 image

Surface Laptop 3

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Surface Laptop 2

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.
  • Better performance It’s now 85 percent faster than the original Surface Laptop.
  • New color Now available in Platinum, Burgundy, Cobalt Blue, and the new Matte Black.
  • Better price $999 for quad-core Intel Core i5, 8GB of RAM, 128 GB SSD, and Windows 10 Home.
What's missing
  • Burgundy
    is no longer available
  • MiniDisplay port replaced with USB-C port
  • Graphite Gold
    is no longer available
  • Windows 10 Pro isn't available for consumers
AvailabilitySurface Laptop 3Surface Laptop 2
Released20192018
Release Info
  • Introduced: October 2, 2019 (Microsoft October Event)
  • Pre-ordered: October 2, 2019
  • Released: October 22, 2019
  • Introduced: October 2, 2018
  • Pre-ordered: October 2, 2018
  • Released: October 16 2018
Pricing
  • Surface Laptop 3 (13.5”) › Starting at 999$
  • Surface Laptop 3 (15”) › Starting at 1,199$
Starting at 999$
Surface Laptop 3 Price
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 – 13.5" Touch-Screen – Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 256GB Solid State Drive (Latest Model) – Matte Black (Renewed)
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 – 13.5" Touch-Screen – Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 256GB Solid State Drive (Latest Model) – Matte Black (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$588.99
Was: $619.00
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15in Touchscreen AMD Ryzen 5 8GB RAM 128GB Windows 10 (Renewed)
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15in Touchscreen AMD Ryzen 5 8GB RAM 128GB Windows 10 (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$588.99
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13.5" Touchscreen Intel i7 16GB RAM 1TB SSD Win 10
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13.5" Touchscreen Intel i7 16GB RAM 1TB SSD Win 10
By Microsoft
$1,605.94
Surface Laptop 2 Price
Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 Touchscreen Intel i5-8250U 8GB RAM 128GB SSD Win 10 (Renewed)
Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 Touchscreen Intel i5-8250U 8GB RAM 128GB SSD Win 10 (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$429.99
Was: $488.98
Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 (Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB) - Cobalt (Renewed)
Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 (Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB) - Cobalt (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$499.00
Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 (Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256 GB) - Burgundy (Renewed)
Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 (Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256 GB) - Burgundy (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$529.00
Was: $555.00
DisplaySurface Laptop 3Surface Laptop 2
Size13.5 Inches13.5 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
  • Display Resolution: 2256 x 1504 (3.4M Pixels)
  • Display Density: 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
ExteriorSurface Laptop 3Surface Laptop 2
Size Comparison
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).
12.13” x 8.79” x 0.39-0.57” (308.02 mm x 223.2 mm x 9.93 mm-14.47 mm)
Width: 12.13” (308.02 mm)
Depth: 8.79” (223.2 mm)
Height: 0.39 - 0.57” (9.93 - 14.47 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 i5 › 2.76 lbs (1.26 kg)
  • Intel Core i7 › 2.83 lbs (1.28 kg)
Colors
  • Surface Laptop 3 (13.5”)
    • Metal
      Matte Black Sandstone
    • Alcantara
      Matte Black Platinum
  • Surface Laptop 3 (15”)
    • Metal
      Matte Black Platinum
Black Platinum Burgundy Cobalt Blue
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.
  • Keyboard:
    • Full-size backlit keyboard with the soft-touch feel and full 1.5mm travel.
    • Large palm rest with premium Alcantara® material for maximized typing comfort.
  • Trackpad:
    • Larger size 105 mm x 70 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 Surface Connect™
    Supports charging and docking station.
  • 1 x Mini DisplayPort
  • 1 x Headset jack
Internal SpecsSurface Laptop 3Surface Laptop 2
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
  • 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8250U
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.60 → 3.40 GHz, 6MB SmartCache, 15W
  • 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8350U
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.70 → 3.60 GHz, 6MB SmartCache, 15W
  • 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8650U
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.90 → 4.20 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 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
  • 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
  • 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8250U
    Intel® UHD Graphics 620
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1100 MHz
  • 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8350U
    Intel® UHD Graphics 620
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1100 MHz
  • 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8650U
    Intel® UHD Graphics 620
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1150 MHz
Memory
  • Surface Laptop 3 (13.5”)
    • 8GB 16GB
      3733 MHz LPDDR4X RAM
  • Surface Laptop 3 (15”)
    • 8GB 16GB
      2400 MHz DDR4 RAM
8GB 16GB
1866 MHz LPDDR3 RAM
Storage
128 GB 256 GB 512 GB 1 TB
Removable M.2 NVMe SSD
128 GB 256 GB 512 GB 1 TB
Soldered BGA PCIe SSD
ConnectivitySurface Laptop 3Surface Laptop 2
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 4.1 technology
BatterySurface Laptop 3Surface Laptop 2
Size45.8 Wh45.2 Wh
Battery LifeUp to 11.5 hours of typical device usageUp to 14.5 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)
  • 44W proprietary power supply
    USB-A output: 5W
    Surface Connect output: 39W
SoftwareSurface Laptop 3Surface Laptop 2
OS
  • For Consumer: Windows 10 Home
  • For Commercial: Windows 10 Pro
Free upgrade to Windows 11
  • For Consumer: Windows 10 Home
  • For Commercial: Windows 10 Pro
Free upgrade to Windows 11
Built-in AppsMicrosoft Office 365 30-days trialMicrosoft Office 365 30-days trial
Camera & AudioSurface Laptop 3Surface Laptop 2
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
MiscSurface Laptop 3Surface Laptop 2
InkingSupports Surface Pen
4096 levels of pressure
Tilt sensing
Best in class latency
Supports Surface Pen
4096 levels of pressure
Tilt sensing
Best in class latency
Sensors
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Ambient light sensor
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 2
  • 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
  • Commercial: Advanced Exchange warranty service with expedited device replacement
MoreSupports Surface Dial
Supports off-screen interaction only
Supports Surface Dial
Supports off-screen interaction only
Surface Laptop 3 Price
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 – 13.5" Touch-Screen – Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 256GB Solid State Drive (Latest Model) – Matte Black (Renewed)
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 – 13.5" Touch-Screen – Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 256GB Solid State Drive (Latest Model) – Matte Black (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$588.99
Was: $619.00
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15in Touchscreen AMD Ryzen 5 8GB RAM 128GB Windows 10 (Renewed)
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15in Touchscreen AMD Ryzen 5 8GB RAM 128GB Windows 10 (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$588.99
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13.5" Touchscreen Intel i7 16GB RAM 1TB SSD Win 10
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13.5" Touchscreen Intel i7 16GB RAM 1TB SSD Win 10
By Microsoft
$1,605.94
Surface Laptop 2 Price
Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 Touchscreen Intel i5-8250U 8GB RAM 128GB SSD Win 10 (Renewed)
Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 Touchscreen Intel i5-8250U 8GB RAM 128GB SSD Win 10 (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$429.99
Was: $488.98
Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 (Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB) - Cobalt (Renewed)
Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 (Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB) - Cobalt (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$499.00
Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 (Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256 GB) - Burgundy (Renewed)
Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 (Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256 GB) - Burgundy (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$529.00
Was: $555.00

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