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 the 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.

Surface Laptop vs new Surface Pro 2017 – Overall Specs Comparison

 Surface Pro 2017Surface Laptop
Starting Price$799 - 128GB|M3|4GB$999 - 128GB|i5|4GB
Software
Operating SystemWindows 10 ProWindows 10 S
Upradable to Windows 10 Pro for $50
Free upgrade to Windows 10 Pro until 2018
OfficeOffice 30-days trialOffice 365 Personal 1-year subscription
Display
Display Size12.3 inches13.5 inches
Display Resolution2736 x 1824 (267 PPI), 5M Pixels2256 x 1504 (201 PPI), 3.4M Pixels
Screen TechnologyTouch: 10 point multitouch
Inking: Supports Surface Pen
Corning® Gorilla® Glass 4
PixelSense™ display
Aspect Ratio: 3:2
Touch: 10 point multitouch
Inking: Supports Surface Pen
Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
100 percent sRGB color, individually calibrated
Internal Specs
CPU7th Gen Intel® Core™ m3-7Y30
7th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-7300U
7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-7660U
7th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-7200U
7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-7660U
Graphicsm3: HD Graphics 615
i5: Intel® HD Graphics 620
i7: Intel® Iris™ Plus Graphics 640
i5: Intel® HD Graphics 620
i7: Intel® Iris™ Plus Graphics 640
Memory4GB, 8GB, 16GB
1866 MHz LPDDR3 RAM
Storage128GB, 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB PCIe NVMe128GB, 256GB, or 512GB SSD
1TB of OneDrive cloud storage with
1-year subscription of Office 365
NetworkWi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compatible
Bluetooth 4.1 wireless technology
Wireless Wi-Fi: IEEE802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth low energy 4.0
Battery
Battery Size45.0 Wh45.2 Wh
Battery LifeUp to 13.5 hours of local video playbackUp to 14.5 hours of local video playback
Power Supply24W power supply (Intel® Core™ m3)
44W power supply with USB charging port (Intel® Core™ i5 and Core™ i7)
44W power supply with USB charging port
Exterior
Dimensions11.50” x 7.9” x 0.33” (292 mm x 201 mm x 8.5 mm)Back: 308.02mm x 223.2mm x 14.47mm
Front: 308.02mm x 223.2mm x 9.93mm
Weightm3: 1.69 lbs. (768 g)
i5: 1.70 lbs. (770 g)
i7: 1.73 lbs. (784 g)
2.76 lbs (1.25 kg)
CasingMagnesium
kickstand with full-friction multiposition hinge to 165 degrees
Aluminum
ColorsPlatinumPlatinum, Graphite Gold, Burgundy, Cobalt Blue
Keyboard and TrackpadNot Included.- 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® for maximized typing comfort
PortsFull-size USB 3.0
microSD™ card reader
Surface Connect™
Headset jack
Mini DisplayPort
Cover port
Full-size USB 3.0
Mini DisplayPort
Stereo headphones/microphone jack
SurfaceConnect for magnetic power and docking
Camera & Audio
CameraWindows Hello face sign-in camera (front-facing)
5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p HD video
8.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p HD video
Windows Hello sign-in camera
720p HD video camera
AudioStereo microphones
Stereo speakers with Dolby® Audio™ Premium
Stereo microphones
OmniSonic stereo speakers with Dolby® Audio™ Premium
Misc
SensorsAmbient light sensor
Accelerometer
Gyroscope
Ambient light sensor
SecurityTPM chip for enterprise securityTPM chip for enterprise security
Surface DialOff-screen interaction onlyOff-screen interaction only
In the boxSurface Pro
Power Supply
Quick Start Guide
Safety and warranty documents
Surface Laptop
Power supply
Quick Start Guide
Safety and warranty documents

Surface 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

Surface 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 comes with the latest Intel Kabylake processor which bring a great performance for handling big tasks you through at them.

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