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 Pro (5th Gen) picture

Surface Pro (5th Gen)

Key Features
What's new
  • New Design It 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 supports a new Surface Pen with 4,096 pressure sensitivity and tilt sensing.
  • More Fanless on Core m3 and i5 models, new deeper 165-degree hinge, on-screen Surface Dial capability.
AvailabilitySurface LaptopSurface Pro (5th Gen)
Released20172017
Release Info
  • Introduced: May 2, 2017
  • Pre-ordered: May 2, 2017
  • Released: June 15, 2017
  • Introduced: May 23, 2017
  • Pre-ordered: May 23, 2017
  • Released: June 15, 2017
Pricing
Platinum
  • $799 - M3 | 4GB | 128GB
  • $999 - i5 | 4GB | 128GB
  • $1,299 - i5 | 8GB | 256GB
    Graphite GoldBurgundyCobalt Blue
  • $1,599 - i7 | 8GB | 256GB
  • $2,199 - i7 | 16GB | 512GB
  • $2,699 - i7 | 16GB | 1TB
Starting at 799$
Stores
SoftwareSurface LaptopSurface Pro (5th Gen)
OSWindows 10 SWindows 10 Pro (Creators Update)
Built-in Apps1 year of Microsoft Office 365 personalMicrosoft Office 365 30-days trial
DisplaySurface LaptopSurface Pro (5th Gen)
Size13.5 Inches12.3 Inches
Info
  • 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
  • Resolution: 2736 x 1824 (5M Pixels)
  • Density: 267 PPI
  • PixelSense™ Display
  • Aspect ratio: 3:2
  • Inking: designed together with Surface Pen
  • Touch: 10 points multi-touch
  • Corning® Gorilla® Glass 4
  • 10nm Oleophobic Coating
Internal SpecsSurface LaptopSurface Pro (5th Gen)
Processor
  • 7th Gen Intel® Core™ m3-7Y30
    2 cores, 4 threads, 1.00 → 2.60 GHz, 4MB SmartCache, 4.5W
  • 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-7300U
    2 cores, 4 threads, 2.60 → 3.50 GHz, 3MB SmartCache, 15W
  • 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-7660U
    2 cores, 4 threads, 2.50 → 4.00 GHz, 4MB SmartCache, 15W
  • 7th Gen Intel® Core™ m3-7Y30
    2 cores, 4 threads, 1.00 → 2.60 GHz, 4MB SmartCache, 4.5W
  • 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-7300U
    2 cores, 4 threads, 2.60 → 3.50 GHz, 3MB SmartCache, 15W
  • 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-7660U
    2 cores, 4 threads, 2.50 → 4.00 GHz, 4MB SmartCache, 15W
Integrated Graphics
  • 7th Gen Intel® Core™ m3-7Y30
    Intel® HD Graphics 615
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 900 MHz
  • 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-7300U
    Intel® HD Graphics 620
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1100 MHz
  • 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-7660U
    Intel® Iris® Plus Graphics 640
    48 Execution Units with 64 MB eDRAM side cache, 300 → 1100 MHz
  • 7th Gen Intel® Core™ m3-7Y30
    Intel® HD Graphics 615
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 900 MHz
  • 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-7300U
    Intel® HD Graphics 620
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1100 MHz
  • 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-7660U
    Intel® Iris® Plus Graphics 640
    48 Execution Units with 64 MB eDRAM side cache, 300 → 1100 MHz
Memory
4GB8GB 16GB
1866 MHz LPDDR3 RAM
4GB 8GB 16GB
1866 MHz LPDDR3 RAM
Storage
  • 128 GB256 GB512 GB1 TB
    SSD
  • 1 TB of OneDrive cloud storage with 1-year subscription of Office 365
128 GB256 GB512 GB1 TB
PCIe NVMe SSD
ConnectivitySurface LaptopSurface Pro (5th Gen)
Wi-Fi
  • 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 4.0 technology
  • Bluetooth Wireless 4.1 technology
BatterySurface LaptopSurface Pro (5th Gen)
Size45.2 Wh45 Wh
Battery LifeUp to 14.5 hours of typical device usageUp to 13.5 hours of video playback
Power Supply
  • 44W proprietary power supply
    USB-A output: 5W
    Surface Connect output: 39W
  • 44W power supply
    • USB-A output: 5W
    • Surface Connect: 39W
ExteriorSurface LaptopSurface Pro (5th Gen)
Dimensions12.13” 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)
11.50” x 7.9” x 0.33” (292 mm x 201 mm x 8.5 mm)
Width: 11.50” (292 mm)
Height: 7.9” (201 mm)
Thickness: 0.33” (8.5 mm)
Size Comparison
Surface LaptopSurface Pro (5th Gen)
Weight
  • Intel 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)
Colors
Graphite GoldPlatinumBurgundyCobalt Blue
Platinum
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • 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.
  • Surface Type Cover
    • 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 a five-finger multitouch gesture.
Ports
  • 1 x Full-size USB 3.0
  • 1 x Surface Connect™
    Supports charging and docking station.
  • 1 x Mini DisplayPort
  • 1 x Headset jack
  • 1 x Full-size USB 3.0
  • 1 x Mini DisplayPort
  • 1 x Surface Connect™
    Supports charging and docking station.
  • 1 x Headset jack
  • 1 x microSD™ card reader
  • 1 x Type Cover port
Camera & AudioSurface LaptopSurface Pro (5th Gen)
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
  • 1.6W stereo speakers with Dolby® Audio™ Premium
MiscSurface LaptopSurface Pro (5th Gen)
InkingSupports Surface Pen with 1024 levels of pressureSupports Surface Pen
4096 levels of pressure
Tilt sensing
Best in class latency
Paper feel
0.1mm precision
magnetic storage
Sensors
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
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
Warranty
  • One-year limited hardware warranty
  • One-year limited hardware warranty
  • Commercial: Advanced Exchange warranty service with expedited device replacement
MoreSupports Surface Dial
Supports off-screen interaction only
  • Mechanical features: Signature unibody magnesium design with hidden perimeter venting
  • Kickstand with a full-friction multiposition hinge to 165 degrees
  • Magnetic attach for keyboard fold stability
  • Physical buttons: volumes, power

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2Surface Laptop vs Surface Pro 2017 – Processor Comparison

Surface Pro 2017
Intel Core m3Intel Core i5Intel Core i7
ProcessorIntel Core m3-7Y30 Intel Core i5-7300UIntel Core i7-7660U
Base Frequency1.00 GHz2.60 GHz2.50 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency2.60 GHz 3.50 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.