Surface Laptop 5 13.5” specs, features, and analysis

Here's what you need to know about 2022 Surface Laptop 5 13.5” including price, display info, CPU, RAM, storage, battery, and more.

Surface Laptop 5 13.5” image

Surface Laptop 5 13.5”

Availability

Surface Laptop 5 13.5”
Released2022
Release Date
  • Introduced: October 12, 2022
  • Pre-ordered: October 12, 2022
  • Released: October 25, 2022
PricingStarting at $999.99
Generations
Surface Laptop 5 13.5” Price
Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 13.5" Touchscreen Notebook - 2256 x 1504 - Intel Core i5 12th Gen i5-1245U - Intel Evo Platform - 16 GB Total RAM - 512 GB SSD - Matte Black
Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 13.5" Touchscreen Notebook - 2256 x 1504 - Intel Core i5 12th Gen i5-1245U - Intel Evo Platform - 16 GB Total RAM - 512 GB SSD - Matte Black
By Microsoft
$1,501.85
Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 13.5" Touchscreen Notebook - 2256 x 1504 - Intel Core i7 12th Gen i7-1265U - Intel Evo Platform - 16 GB Total RAM - 512 GB SSD - Matte Black
Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 13.5" Touchscreen Notebook - 2256 x 1504 - Intel Core i7 12th Gen i7-1265U - Intel Evo Platform - 16 GB Total RAM - 512 GB SSD - Matte Black
By Microsoft
$1,485.99
$1,799.99 17% OFF
Microsoft Surface Laptop 5, 13.5" FHD Touch, Backlit, Intel Core i5-1235U (10-core up tp 4.40 GHz), Intel Iris Xe Graphics, 8GB DDR5 RAM, 1TB SSD, Windows 11 Pro, Platinum, with MTC Stylus Pen
Microsoft Surface Laptop 5, 13.5" FHD Touch, Backlit, Intel Core i5-1235U (10-core up tp 4.40 GHz), Intel Iris Xe Graphics, 8GB DDR5 RAM, 1TB SSD, Windows 11 Pro, Platinum, with MTC Stylus Pen
By Microsoft
$1,099.99
Microsoft Surface Laptop 5, 13.5" Pixelsense Touchsreen, 12th Gen Intel i5, 16GB RAM Memory, 512GB SSD, Win 11H Sandstone (Renewed)
Microsoft Surface Laptop 5, 13.5" Pixelsense Touchsreen, 12th Gen Intel i5, 16GB RAM Memory, 512GB SSD, Win 11H Sandstone (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$1,080.41
Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 13.5" Touch Screen - AMD Ryzen 5 Surface Edition - 8GB Memory - 256GB Solid State Drive with Windows 11 (Latest Model) - Platinum
Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 13.5" Touch Screen - AMD Ryzen 5 Surface Edition - 8GB Memory - 256GB Solid State Drive with Windows 11 (Latest Model) - Platinum
By Microsoft
$682.97

Exterior

Surface Laptop 5 13.5”
Dimensions12.1” x 8.8” x 0.57” (308 mm x 223 mm x 14.5 mm)
Weight
  • Metal
    2.86 lbs (1.297 kg)
  • Alcantara
    2.80 lbs (1.272 kg)
Colors
  • Metal
    Matte Black Sage Sandstone
  • Alcantara
    Platinum
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Keyboard:
    • Full-size backlit keyboard with a 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 gestures.

Display

Surface Laptop 5 13.5”
Size13.5 Inches
Info
  • 13.5” PixelSense™ Display
  • Resolution: 2256 x 1504
  • Density: 201 PPI
  • Color profile: sRGB and Vivid
  • Individually color-calibrated display
  • Refresh rate: 60Hz
  • Aspect ratio: 3:2
  • Contrast ratio: 1300:1
  • Touch: 10-point multi-touch
  • Brightness: 400 nits maximum (typical). 5 nits minimum
  • Dolby Vision IQ™ support
  • Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
    Models with Alcantara keyboard finish.
  • Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5
    Models with Metal keyboard finish.

Ports

Surface Laptop 5 13.5”
Ports
Left (3)
  • 1 x Thunderbolt 4
    40 Gpbs, USB 4.0 (40 Gbps), Power Delivery, DisplayPort
  • 1 x USB-A
    USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10 Gbps)
  • 1 x headphone jack
    Headphone/Microphone
Right (1)
  • 1 x Surface Connect
    Charging, Docking

Internal Specs

Surface Laptop 5 13.5”
Processor
  1. 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1235U
    10 cores, 12 threads, 1.30 → 4.40 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 15W
  2. 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1245U
    10 cores, 12 threads, 1.60 → 4.40 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 15W
  3. 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1255U
    10 cores, 12 threads, 1.70 → 4.70 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 15W
  4. 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1265U
    10 cores, 12 threads, 1.80 → 4.80 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 15W

Geekbench 5 Single Core

Surface Laptop 5 13.5”1
12th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1235U1,51086.09%
2
12th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1245U1,56088.94%
3
12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1255U1,754100.00%
4
12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1265U1,33676.17%
01,754

Geekbench 5 Multi-Core

Surface Laptop 5 13.5”1
12th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1235U5,71589.09%
2
12th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1245U5,70088.85%
3
12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1255U6,415100.00%
4
12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1265U6,33698.77%
06,415
Integrated Graphics
  1. 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1235U
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    80 Execution Units, → 1200 MHz
  2. 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1245U
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    80 Execution Units, → 1200 MHz
  3. 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1255U
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    96 Execution Units, → 1250 MHz
  4. 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1265U
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    96 Execution Units, → 1250 MHz
Memory
8GB 16GB 32GB
5200 MHz LPDDR5 RAM
Storage
256 GB 512 GB 1 TB
Removable M.2 NVMe SSD
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Connectivity

Surface Laptop 5 13.5”
Wi-FiWi-Fi 6: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax compatible.
BluetoothBluetooth Wireless 5.1 technology

Battery

Surface Laptop 5 13.5”
Size
  • 47.4 Wh
    Nominal battery capacity.
  • 45.8 Wh
    Minimum battery capacity.
Battery LifeUp to 18 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 5 13.5”
OSConsumer models
  • Windows 11 Home
Business models
  • Windows 11 Pro
Built-in AppsConsumer models
  • Preloaded Microsoft 365 Apps
  • Microsoft 365 Family 30-day trial
  • Xbox Game Pass Ultimate 30-day trial
Business models
  • Preloaded Microsoft 365 Apps
  • Microsoft 365 Business Standard, Microsoft 365 Business Premium, or Microsoft 365 Apps 30-day trial

Camera & Audio

Surface Laptop 5 13.5”
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 Atmos®

Misc

Surface Laptop 5 13.5”
Inking
  • Designed for Surface Pen 
  • Supports Microsoft Pen Protocol (MPP)
    4096 levels of pressure Tilt sensing Best in class latency Paper feel 0.1mm precision
Sensors
  • Ambient light sensor
Security
  • TPM 2.0 chip for enterprise-grade security and BitLocker support
  • Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in
  • Windows 11 Secured-core PC
In the box
  • Surface Laptop 5 13.5”
  • Power supply
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety and warranty documents
Warranty
  • 1-year limited hardware warranty

Key Features

Surface Laptop 5 13.5”
At Glance
Released in Late
2022
3:2 2.2K
13.5”
1504p 60Hz
Weight
2.80 lb
1.27 kg
Up to
Intel Core i7-1265U
10C/12T, 1.80 → 4.80 GHz
Geekbench 5
1,336
Single Core
Geekbench 5
6,336
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
96 Execution Units, → 1250 MHz
Configurable up to
32GB
5200 MHz LPDDR5
Starting at
$999.99
i5, 8GB, 256GB

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Our analysis and reviews

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What we like

Reasons to like about Surface Laptop 5 13.5”.

Supports Windows 11

Surface Laptop 5 13.5” exceed all minimum system requirements for Windows 11.

RequirementsSurface Laptop 5 13.5”
Secure BootYes
TPM 2.0 TPM 2.0
ProcessorIntel Core i5-1235U → Intel Core i7-1265U
4GB RAM8GB → 32GB
64GB Drive256GB → 2TB
2 Cores CPU10 cores
All-day battery life of up to 18-hours

According to Microsoft, the Surface Laptop 5 13.5” lasts up to 18 hours of battery life.

Up to 18 hours of typical device usage
Upgradable storage

Surface Laptop 5 13.5” comes with a single removable M.2 SSD slot that you can replace and upgrade in the future. Learn more

Storage SlotsSurface Laptop 5 13.5”
M.2x1

What we don't like

Reasons not to like about Surface Laptop 5 13.5”.

Non-upgradable memory

The memory on Surface Laptop 5 13.5” 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 5 13.5”
Slots0 - Onboard
TypeLPDDR5
Speed5200 MHz

What's new

Improvements over its predecessor.

Significantly faster CPU performance

Intel Core i7-1265U inside Surface Laptop 5 13.5” has a 30% better multi-core CPU performance score than the Intel Core i7-1185G7 inside Surface Laptop 4 15”.

Geekbench 5 multi-core score
Surface Laptop 5 13.5” - Intel Core i7-1255U
6,415
Surface Laptop 4 15” - AMD Ryzen 7-4980U Microsoft Surface Edition
6,365
Surface Laptop 5 13.5” - Intel Core i7-1265U
6,336
Surface Laptop 5 13.5” - Intel Core i5-1235U
5,715
Surface Laptop 5 13.5” - Intel Core i5-1245U
5,700
Surface Laptop 4 15” - Intel Core i7-1185G7
4,864
Supports faster memory

Surface Laptop 5 13.5” supports a faster memory speed than the Surface Laptop 4 15”. It supports up to 5200MHz versus 4267MHz of system memory on the Surface Laptop 4 15”.

Memory type and speed
Surface Laptop 5 13.5” - LPDDR5
5,200 MHz
Surface Laptop 4 15” - LPDDR4X
4,267 MHz
About 18% lighter

Surface Laptop 5 13.5” weighed 2.80 pounds, 18% lighter than the 3.40 pounds Surface Laptop 4 15”.

WeightSurface Laptop 5 13.5”Surface Laptop 4 15”
Pound
2.80 lbs.
3.40 lbs.
Kilogram
1.27 kg
1.54 kg

What's missing

Downsides over its predecessor.

11% smaller display

Surface Laptop 5 13.5” has a 13.5-inch screen size 11% smaller than the 15-inch Surface Laptop 4 15”.

Display size
Surface Laptop 4 15”
15-inch
Surface Laptop 5 13.5”
13.5-inch