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

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Surface Laptop 2

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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.
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 $999 for quad-core Intel Core i5, 8GB of RAM, 128 GB SSD, and Windows 10 Home.
What's missing
Burgundy
is no longer available
MiniDisplay port replaced with USB-C port
Graphite Gold
is no longer available
Windows 10 Pro isn't available for consumers
Availability
IntroducedOctober 2, 2019 (Microsoft October Event)October 2, 2018
Pre-orderedOctober 2, 2019October 2, 2018
ReleasedOctober 22, 2019October 16, 2018
PricingStarting at 999$ (13.5”) and 1,199$ (15”)
Platinum

Intel® Core™ i5
• $999 - 8GB/128GB
• $1,299 - 8GB/256 GB
Intel® Core™ i7
• $1,599 - 8GB/256GB
• $2,199 - 16 GB/512GB
• $2,699 - 16 GB/1TB

BlackBurgundyCobalt Blue

Intel® Core™ i5
• $1,299 - 8 GB/256GB
Intel® Core™ i7
• $,1599 - 8 GB/256 GB
• $2,199 - 16GB/512GB
Software
Pre-Installed OSFor Consumer Windows 10 Home
For Commercial Windows 10 Pro
For Consumer Windows 10 Home
For Commercial Windows 10 Pro
Built-in AppsMicrosoft Office 365 30-days trialMicrosoft Office 365 30-days trial
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
• 10nm Oleophobic Coating
• 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)
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8250U
4 cores, 8 threads, 6MB SmartCache, 1.60 GHz up to 3.40 GHz, For Consumer

8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8350U
4 cores, 8 threads, 6MB SmartCache, 1.70 GHz up to 3.60 GHz, For Commercial

8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8650U
4 cores, 8 threads, 8MB SmartCache, 1.90 GHz up to 4.20 GHz, For both Consumer and Commercial
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.
Intel® UHD Graphics 620
MemoryIntel
8 GB 16 GB
3733 MHz LPDDR4X RAM

AMD
8 GB 16 GB 32 GB
2400 MHz DDR4 RAM
8 GB 16 GB
1866 MHz LPDDR3 RAM
Storage
128 GB256 GB512 GB1 TB
Removable M.2 NVMe SSD
128 GB256 GB512 GB1 TB
BGA PCIe 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 4.1 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 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
BlackPlatinumBurgundyCobalt 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
• 4096 levels of pressure
• Tilt sensing
• Best in class latency
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 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