Surface Pro 2017 vs Surface Laptop Spec Comparison

The new Surface Pro 2017 finally arrived right after the first release of Surface Laptop for giving users more choices for 2017. Let find out how the Surface Pro 2017 stack up against Surface Laptop with a detailed spec comparison.

Surface Laptop vs new Surface Pro 2017

Finally, the fifth generation of Microsoft’s 2-in-1 tablet announced at Microsoft China Event on May 23, 2017. It called the new Surface Pro and advertised as the most versatile laptop ever made by Microsoft. It is completely redesigned from the inside out to provide a better battery life, performance, and greater display.

Microsoft recently also announced a new Surface Laptop for people who find a real classic clamshell laptop better for their study and works. In this article, we will do a detailed spec comparison between the new Surface Pro 2017 and Surface Laptop, to find out which one is right for you.

  1. Surface Laptop vs new Surface Pro 2017 – Overall Specs Comparison
  2. Surface Laptop vs Surface Pro 2017 – Processor Comparison
  3. Surface Laptop vs Surface Pro 2017 – Graphics Comparison

1Surface Laptop vs new Surface Pro 2017 – Overall Specs Comparison

Surface Laptop

Surface Laptop picture

Surface Pro (5th Gen)

Surface Pro (5th Gen) picture
Key Features
What's newNew Design It’s now has clean lines and rounded edges.
Better performance It’s now 2.5x times faster than Surface Pro 3.
Better battery It has 50% more battery life than Surface Pro 4 up to 13.5 hours.
Better Inking It now supports Surface Pen with 4,096 pressure sensivity and tilt sensing.
More Fanless on Core m3 and i5 models, new deeper 165-degree hinge, on-screen Surface Dial capability.
What's missing
Availability
IntroducedMay 2, 2017May 23, 2017
Pre-orderedMay 2, 2017May 23, 2017
ReleasedJune 15, 2017June 15, 2017
Pricing
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
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
Software
Pre-Installed OSWindows 10 SWindows 10 Pro (Creators Update)
Built-in Apps1 year of Microsoft Office 365 personalMicrosoft Office 30-days trial
Display
Size13.5 inches12.3 inches
Resolution2256 x 1504 (201 PPI), 3.4M Pixels2736 x 1824 (267 PPI), 5M Pixels
Technology• 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
• PixelSense™ Display
• Aspect ratio: 3:2
• Touch: 10 points multi-touch
• Corning® Gorilla® Glass 4
Internal Specs
CPU7th 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
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
Graphics7th 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
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
Memory
4 GB 8 GB 16 GB
1866 MHz LPDDR3 RAM
4 GB 8 GB 16 GB
1866 MHz LPDDR3 RAM
Storage
128 GB256 GB512 GB1 TB
SSD
• 1 TB of OneDrive cloud storage with 1-year subscription of Office 365
128GB256GB512GB
SSD
1TB
PCIe NVMe
Network• Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compatible
• Bluetooth Wireless 4.0 technology
• Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compatible
• Bluetooth Wireless 4.1 technology
Battery
Size45.2 Wh45 Wh
Battery LifeUp to 14.5 hours of local video playback
Up to 13.5 hours of video playback
Power Supply44W power supply with USB-A (5W) charging port44W power supply with USB-A (5W) charging port
Exterior
Dimensions12.13 x 8.79 x 0.39-0.57 inches(308.02 mm x 223.2 mm x 9.93 mm-14.47 mm)11.50 x 7.9 x 0.33 inches (292 mm x 201 mm x 8.5 mm)
WeightIntel Core i5 2.76 lbs (1.26 kg)
Intel Core i7 2.83 lbs (1.28 kg)
Intel Core m3 1.69 lbs (768 g)
Intel Core i5 1.7 lbs (770 g)
Intel Core i7 1.73 lbs (784 g)
CasingAluminum• Mechanical features: Signature unibody magnesium design with hidden perimeter venting
• Kickstand with full-friction multiposition hinge to 165 degrees
• Magnetic attach for keyboard fold stability
• Physical buttons: volumes, power
Colors
Graphite GoldPlatinumBurgundyCobalt Blue
Platinum
Keyboard and Trackpad• 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.
• 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 five-finger multitouch gesture.
Ports• 1 x Full-size USB 3.0
• 1 x Surface Connect™
• 1 x Headset jack
• 1 x Mini DisplayPort
• 1 x Full-size USB 3.0
• 1 x microSD™ card reader
• 1 x Surface Connect™
• 1 x Headset jack
• 1 x Mini DisplayPort
• 1 x Cover port
Camera & Audio
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 microphones
• OmniSonic stereo speakers with Dolby® Audio™ Premium
• Dual microphones
• Front-facing stereo speakers with Dolby® Audio™ Premium
Misc
Sensors• Ambient light sensor• Ambient light sensor
• Accelerometer
• Gyroscope
Surface Pen• 1024 levels of pressure• 4096 levels of pressure
• Tilt sensing
• Best in class latency
• Paper feel
• 0.1mm precision
Surface DialSupports off-screen interaction onlySupports both on-screen and off-screen interaction
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
• Power supply
• Quick Start Guide
• Safety and warranty documents
• Surface Pro (5th Gen)
• Power supply
• Quick Start Guide
• Safety and warranty documents
WarrantyOne-year limited hardware warrantyOne-year limited hardware warranty

2Surface Laptop vs Surface Pro 2017 – Processor Comparison

Surface Pro 2017
Intel Core m3Intel Core i5Intel Core i7
ProcessorIntel Core m3-7Y30Intel Core i5-7300UIntel Core i7-7660U
Base Frequency1.00 GHz2.60 GHz2.50 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency2.60 GHz3.50 GHz4.00 GHz
TDP4.5 watt15 watt
Level 1 Cache128 KB
Level 2 Cache512 KB
Level 3 Cache4 MB3 MB SmartCache4 MB
Surface Laptop
Intel Core i5Intel Core i7
ProcessorIntel Core i5-7200UIntel Core i7-7660U
Base Frequency2.50 GHz2.50 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.10 GHz4.00 GHz
TDP15 watt
Level 1 Cache128 KB
Level 2 Cache512 KB
Level 3 Cache3 MB SmartCache4 MB

3Surface Laptop vs Surface Pro 2017 – Graphics Comparison

Surface Pro 2017
Intel Core m3Intel Core i5Intel Core i7
GraphicsIntel HD Graphic 615Intel HD Graphic 620Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640
Graphics Frequency300 – 900 MHz300 – 1100 MHz300 – 1100 MHz
Graphics Max Memory16 GB32 GB
Graphics 4K SupportYes, at 60Hz15 watt
Graphics DirectX12
Graphics OpenGL4.4
# Display Supported3
eDRAM64MB
Surface Laptop
Intel Core i5Intel Core i7
GraphicsIntel HD Graphic 620Intel Iris™ Plus Graphics 640
Graphics Frequency300 – 1000 MHz300 – 1100 MHz
Graphics Max Memory32 GB
Graphics 4K SupportYes, at 60Hz
Graphics DirectX12
Graphics OpenGL4.4
# Display Supported3
eDRAM64MB

You will never go wrong with these two devices. They both come with the latest Intel Kabylake processor which bring a great performance for handling big tasks you through at them.