Surface Laptop 3 15” specs, features, and analysis

Here's what you need to know about 2019 Surface Laptop 3 15” including price, display info, CPU, RAM, storage, battery, and more.

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Surface Laptop 3 15”

Availability

Surface Laptop 3 15”
Released2019
Release Date
  • Introduced: October 2, 2019 (Microsoft October Event)
  • Pre-ordered: October 2, 2019
  • Released: October 22, 2019
PricingStarting at 1,199$
Generations
Surface Laptop 3 15” Price
Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 15-inch Touchscreen 256GB SSD 3.0GHz i7 with Windows 10 Pro (16GB RAM, Intel i7-1185G7, Wi-Fi, Latest Model) – Matte Black, 5IF-00001
Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 15-inch Touchscreen 256GB SSD 3.0GHz i7 with Windows 10 Pro (16GB RAM, Intel i7-1185G7, Wi-Fi, Latest Model) – Matte Black, 5IF-00001
By Microsoft
$500.00
$1,019.00 51% OFF
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 – 15" Touch-Screen – AMD Ryzen 5 Surface Edition - 8GB Memory - 256GB Solid State Drive – Platinum
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 – 15" Touch-Screen – AMD Ryzen 5 Surface Edition - 8GB Memory - 256GB Solid State Drive – Platinum
By Microsoft
$567.00
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 – 15" Touch-Screen – AMD Ryzen 5 Surface Edition - 8GB Memory - 256GB Solid State Drive – Matte Black
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 – 15" Touch-Screen – AMD Ryzen 5 Surface Edition - 8GB Memory - 256GB Solid State Drive – Matte Black
By Microsoft
$369.99
$397.97 7% OFF
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15in Touchscreen AMD Ryzen 5 8GB RAM 128GB Windows 10 (Renewed)
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15in Touchscreen AMD Ryzen 5 8GB RAM 128GB Windows 10 (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$379.99
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3, 15" Touchscreen Notebook, Intel Core i7-1065G7, 16GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, Backlit Keyboard, Display(2496×1664), CAM, WiFi, Platinum, Windows 10 Pro(Renewed)
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3, 15" Touchscreen Notebook, Intel Core i7-1065G7, 16GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, Backlit Keyboard, Display(2496×1664), CAM, WiFi, Platinum, Windows 10 Pro(Renewed)
By Microsoft
$559.35

Exterior

Surface Laptop 3 15”
Dimensions13.4” x 9.6” x 0.57” (339.5 mm x 244 mm x 14.69 mm)
Width: 13.4” (339.5 mm)
Depth: 9.6” (244 mm)
Height: 0.57” (14.69 mm)
Weight3.40 lb (1,542 g)
Colors
  • Metal
    Matte Black Platinum
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Keyboard:
    • Full-size backlit keyboard with the soft-touch feel and full 1.3mm travel.
    • Large palm rest with premium Alcantara® material for maximized typing comfort.
  • Trackpad:
    • Larger size 115 mm x 76.66 mm, glass.
    • Supports up to Five-finger multitouch gesture.

Display

Surface Laptop 3 15”
Size15 Inches
Info
  • 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

Ports

Surface Laptop 3 15”
Ports
Surface Laptop 3 15” Ports
Image Source: Microsoft
  • 1 x Full-size USB 3.0
  • 1 x USB Type-C 3.1 Gen 2
    Supports Power Delivery and DisplayPort.
  • 1 x Surface Connect™
    Supports charging and docking station.
  • 1 x Headset jack

Internal Specs

Surface Laptop 3 15”
Processor
  1. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1035G7
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.20 → 3.70 GHz, 6MB SmartCache, 15W
  2. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1065G7
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.30 → 3.90 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 15W
  3. AMD Ryzen™ 5 3580U Microsoft Surface® Edition
    4 cores, 8 threads, 2.10 → 3.70 GHz, 2MB L2 Cache, 4MB L3 Cache, 15W
  4. AMD Ryzen™ 7 3780U Microsoft Surface® Edition
    4 cores, 8 threads, 2.30 → 4.00 GHz, 2MB L2 Cache, 4MB L3 Cache, 15W

Geekbench 5 Single Core

Surface Laptop 3 15”1
10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1035G71,00292.10%
2
10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1065G71,088100.00%
3
AMD Ryzen™ 5 3580U Microsoft Surface® Edition70364.61%
4
AMD Ryzen™ 7 3780U Microsoft Surface® Edition72166.27%
01,088

Geekbench 5 Multi-Core

Surface Laptop 3 15”1
10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1035G73,69199.17%
2
10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1065G73,722100.00%
3
AMD Ryzen™ 5 3580U Microsoft Surface® Edition2,43865.50%
4
AMD Ryzen™ 7 3780U Microsoft Surface® Edition2,74173.64%
03,722
Integrated Graphics
  1. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1035G7
    Intel® Iris® Plus Graphics
    64 Execution Units, 300 → 1050 MHz
  2. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1065G7
    Intel® Iris® Plus Graphics
    64 Execution Units, 300 → 1100 MHz
  3. AMD Ryzen™ 5 3580U Microsoft Surface® Edition
    Radeon™ Vega 9 Graphics
    9 Graphics Cores, 1300 MHz
  4. AMD Ryzen™ 7 3780U Microsoft Surface® Edition
    Radeon™ RX Vega 11 Graphics
    11 Graphics Cores, 1400 MHz
Memory
8GB 16GB 32 GB
2400 MHz DDR4 RAM
Storage
128 GB 256 GB 512 GB
Removable M.2 NVMe SSD

Connectivity

Surface Laptop 3 15”
Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi 5: 2x2 MIMO IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compatible
Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth Wireless 5.0 technology

Battery

Surface Laptop 3 15”
Size45.8 Wh
Battery LifeUp to 11.5 hours of typical device usage
Power Supply
  • 60W power supply with USB-A (5W) (65W total)
  • Supports Fast Charge (0-80% in about one hour)

Software

Surface Laptop 3 15”
OS
  • For Consumer: Windows 10 Home
  • For Commercial: Windows 10 Pro
Free upgrade to Windows 11
Built-in AppsMicrosoft Office 365 30-days trial

Camera & Audio

Surface Laptop 3 15”
Camera
  • Windows Hello face authentication camera (front-facing)
  • 720p HD front-facing video camera
Audio
  • Dual far-field Studio Mics
  • OmniSonic stereo speakers with Dolby® Audio™ Premium

Misc

Surface Laptop 3 15”
InkingSupports Surface Pen
4096 levels of pressure
Tilt sensing
Best in class latency
Sensors
  • Ambient light sensor
Security
  • HW TPM 2.0 chip for enterprise security
  • Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in
In the box
  • Surface Laptop 3 15”
  • Power supply
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety and warranty documents
Warranty
  • One-year limited hardware warranty
  • Commercial: Advanced Exchange warranty service with expedited device replacement
MoreSupports Surface Dial
Supports off-screen interaction only

Key Features

Surface Laptop 3 15”
At Glance
Released in Late
2019
3:2 2.5K
15”
1664p 60Hz
Weight
3.40 lb
1.54 kg
Up to
AMD Ryzen 7-3780U Microsoft Surface Edition
4C/8T, 2.30 → 4.00 GHz
Geekbench 5
721
Single Core
Geekbench 5
2,741
Multi-Core
With integrated
Radeon™ RX Vega 11 Graphics
11 Graphics Cores, 1400 MHz
Configurable up to
32GB
2400 MHz DDR4
Surface Laptop 3 15” Ports

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Our analysis and reviews

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What we like

Reasons to like about Surface Laptop 3 15”.

Supports Windows 11

Surface Laptop 3 15” exceed all minimum system requirements for Windows 11.

RequirementsSurface Laptop 3 15”
Secure BootYes
TPM 2.0 TPM 2.0
ProcessorIntel Core i5-1035G7 → AMD Ryzen 7-3780U Microsoft Surface Edition
4GB RAM8GB → 32GB
64GB Drive128GB → 2TB
2 Cores CPU4 cores
Great battery life of up to 11.5-hours

According to Microsoft, the Surface Laptop 3 15” lasts up to 11.5 hours of battery life.

Up to 11.5 hours of typical device usage
Upgradable storage

Surface Laptop 3 15” comes with a single removable M.2 SSD slot that you can replace and upgrade in the future. Learn more

Storage SlotsSurface Laptop 3 15”
M.2x1

What we don't like

Reasons not to like about Surface Laptop 3 15”.

Non-upgradable memory

The memory on Surface Laptop 3 15” is soldered to the motherboard, and there is no additional RAM slot for expansion. Since you can't change or add more RAM after you buy, you want to make sure you pick the configuration with the right amount of memory at the initial purchase. Learn more

MemorySurface Laptop 3 15”
Slots0 - Onboard
TypeDDR4
Speed2400 MHz

What's new

Improvements over its predecessor.

Supports larger memory

Surface Laptop 3 15” supports a larger memory capacity than the Surface Laptop 3 13.5”. It supports up to 32GB versus 16GB of system memory on the Surface Laptop 3 13.5”.

Max system memory size
Surface Laptop 3 15”
32 GB
Surface Laptop 3 13.5”
16 GB
11% larger display

Surface Laptop 3 15” has a 15-inch screen size 11% larger than the 13.5-inch Surface Laptop 3 13.5”.

Display size
Surface Laptop 3 15”
15-inch
Surface Laptop 3 13.5”
13.5-inch

What's missing

Downsides over its predecessor.

Significantly slower CPU performance

Intel Core i7-1065G7 inside Surface Laptop 3 13.5” has a 35% better multi-core CPU performance score than the AMD Ryzen 7-3780U Microsoft Surface Edition inside Surface Laptop 3 15”.

Geekbench 5 multi-core score
Surface Laptop 3 15” - Intel Core i7-1065G7
3,722
Surface Laptop 3 13.5” - Intel Core i7-1065G7
3,722
Surface Laptop 3 15” - Intel Core i5-1035G7
3,691
Surface Laptop 3 13.5” - Intel Core i5-1035G7
3,691
Surface Laptop 3 15” - AMD Ryzen 7-3780U Microsoft Surface Edition
2,741
Surface Laptop 3 15” - AMD Ryzen 5-3580U Microsoft Surface Edition
2,438
Supports slower memory

Surface Laptop 3 15” supports a slower memory speed than the Surface Laptop 3 13.5”. It only supports up to 2400MHz versus 3733MHz of system memory on the Surface Laptop 3 13.5”.

Memory type and speed
Surface Laptop 3 13.5” - LPDDR4X
3,733 MHz
Surface Laptop 3 15” - DDR4
2,400 MHz
About 18% heavier

Surface Laptop 3 15” weighed 3.40 pounds, 18% heavier than the 2.79 pounds Surface Laptop 3 13.5”.

WeightSurface Laptop 3 15”Surface Laptop 3 13.5”
Pound
3.40 lbs.
2.79 lbs.
Kilogram
1.54 kg
1.27 kg