With Surface Laptop, the top-of-the-range laptop it launched in 2017, Microsoft has chosen to offer a double evolution in 2019, since the second edition arrived at the beginning of the year, and at this time it has launched its third model on the market. The Microsoft Surface Laptop 3, whose minimum price is over a thousand dollars and reaches more than two thousand in some versions, is available in a version of 13.5 inches that responds to the line known until now, and in another of 15 inches, novel size also accompanied by the striking detail that has an AMD Ryzen processor.
The large model is based on an AMD Ryzen 5 3580U mobile processor with a Radeon Vega 9 graphics card and can be configured with an AMD Ryzen 7 3780U with Radeon RX Vega 11, a variant that considerably increases the cost. With the option to have 8 or 16 GB of RAM, its PixelSense display, compatible with the Surface Pen, features a resolution of 2496 x 1664 and the 3:2 format. Aluminium-coated, it weighs 1,542 kilos and can be found in matt black and platinum (metal hand rest).
One of the main trade-offs in the specialist field is that Surface Laptop 3 (in both sizes) is scarce in terms of connection ports. It finally includes the popular USB-C port, but this is not compatible with Thunderbolt 3. A USB-A, a headphone socket and a Surface Connect port complete the range.
The 13-inch model
In addition to features shared with its big brother (aluminum case, 8GB or 16GB memory option, up to 11.5 hours of battery use, Windows 10 Home software), the 13.5-inch Surface Laptop 3 differs in its performance engine, an Intel Core quad-core processor (i5-1035G7 or i7-1065G7, both tenth generation). Its graphics card is an Intel Iris Plus.
Its touch screen, also 3:2 format and compatible with the Surface Pen, reaches a resolution of 2256 x 1504 (201 dpi). Weighing between 1,265 and 1,288 kilos depending on the design chosen, it is available in sandstone and matt black (metallic palm rest) as well as platinum and cobalt blue with Alcantara hand rest.