Microsoft today hosted an event where it presented many new devices. In particular – the updated Surface Laptop.
The appearance of the new product is inherited from Surface Laptop 2. But unlike its predecessor, Surface Laptop 3 is now offered in two sizes: 13.5 ″ and 15 ″.
13.5 ″ Surface Laptop 3 is equipped with a PixelSense touchscreen with a resolution of 2256×1504 pixels and an aspect ratio of 3: 2. Inside can be installed 10th generation Intel Core i5 or i7 processors. There are versions with 8 or 16 GB of RAM and an SSD-drive with a capacity of up to 1 TB. By the way, thanks to the modular design of the laptop, users can replace some components of the device (including the drive) in the service center.
Surface Laptop 3 has acquired a USB-C 3.1 port, which replaced the mini DisplayPort. It supports data transfer, image output and charging. The laptop also has a USB-A port, a 3.5mm audio jack and a Surface Connector. The touchpad has been increased by 20% compared to the previous generation.
The device will be available in four colors: black, silver, gold and blue. Black and gold models got rid of Alcantara and will be completely made of aluminum.
15 ″ Surface Laptop 3 equipped with a PixelSense touch screen with a resolution of 2496 × 1664 pixels and an aspect ratio of 3: 2. But what's more interesting – this model comes with special versions of AMD Ryzen Surface Edition processors. It can be Ryzen 5 or Ryzen 7 with Vega 9 or Vega 11 graphics respectively. The laptop can be installed up to 32 GB of RAM and 512 GB SSD.
The Surface Laptop 3 was the first device in the line to receive AMD processors. The company notes that this was done so that users can work with more demanding graphics tasks, and Ryzen processors with Vega graphics offer more than Intel can now provide. Of course, this is not a gaming laptop, but it can be suitable for 3D rendering, working in Photoshop and video editing.
The rest of the 15 ″ model is similar to the 13.5 ″ version. It is also equipped with USB-C, USB-A, Surface Connector ports and a 3.5mm audio jack. True, the 15 ″ Surface Laptop 3 is available only in versions with an all-aluminum case, in black and silver.
Microsoft promises that both models will be able to work out about 11.5 hours on a single charge. And thanks to support for fast charging, it takes only 30 minutes to replenish 80% of the charge.
The 13.5 ″ Surface Laptop 3 will go on sale for as low as $ 999. 15 ″ version will cost at least $ 1199. The pre-order is already open, the start of sales is October 22.