Surface Laptop 5 15” specs, features, and analysis

Here's what you need to know about 2022 Surface Laptop 5 15” including price, display info, CPU, RAM, storage, battery, and more.

Surface Laptop 5 15” image

Surface Laptop 5 15”

Availability

Surface Laptop 5 15”
Released2022
Release Date
  • Introduced: October 12, 2022
  • Pre-ordered: October 12, 2022
  • Released: October 25, 2022
PricingStarting at $1,299.99
Generations
Surface Laptop 5 15” Price
Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 (2022), 15" Touch Screen, Thin & Lightweight, Long Battery Life, Fast Intel i7 Processor for Multi-Tasking, 16GB RAM, 512GB Storage with Windows 11, Platinum
Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 (2022), 15" Touch Screen, Thin & Lightweight, Long Battery Life, Fast Intel i7 Processor for Multi-Tasking, 16GB RAM, 512GB Storage with Windows 11, Platinum
By Microsoft
$1,204.79
$1,799.99 33% OFF
Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 15-inch Touchscreen, 1TB i7 32GB RAM with Windows 11 Pro (Wi-Fi, 3.6GHz Ten-Core i7-1265U, Newest Version) Black Metal, RL1-00001
Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 15-inch Touchscreen, 1TB i7 32GB RAM with Windows 11 Pro (Wi-Fi, 3.6GHz Ten-Core i7-1265U, Newest Version) Black Metal, RL1-00001
By Microsoft
$2,279.00
$2,399.00 5% OFF
Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 (2022), 15" Touch Screen, Thin & Lightweight, Long Battery Life, Fast Intel i7 Processor for Multi-Tasking, 8GB RAM, 512GB Storage with Windows 11, Platinum
Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 (2022), 15" Touch Screen, Thin & Lightweight, Long Battery Life, Fast Intel i7 Processor for Multi-Tasking, 8GB RAM, 512GB Storage with Windows 11, Platinum
By Microsoft
$1,499.00
Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 15" Touchscreen Notebook - 2496 x 1664 - Intel Core i7 12th Gen i7-1265U - Intel Evo Platform - 16 GB Total RAM - 256 GB SSD - Matte Black
Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 15" Touchscreen Notebook - 2496 x 1664 - Intel Core i7 12th Gen i7-1265U - Intel Evo Platform - 16 GB Total RAM - 256 GB SSD - Matte Black
By Microsoft
$1,668.17
$1,799.99 7% OFF
Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 15" Touchscreen Notebook - 2496 x 1664 - Intel Core i7 12th Gen i7-1265U - Intel Evo Platform - 32 GB Total RAM - 1 TB SSD - Matte Black
Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 15" Touchscreen Notebook - 2496 x 1664 - Intel Core i7 12th Gen i7-1265U - Intel Evo Platform - 32 GB Total RAM - 1 TB SSD - Matte Black
By Microsoft
$2,190.18

Exterior

Surface Laptop 5 15”
Dimensions13.4” x 9.6” x 0.58” (340 mm x 244 mm x 14.7 mm)
Weight
  • Metal
    3.44 lbs (1.56 kg)
Colors
  • Metal
    Matte Black 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 15”
Size13.5 Inches
Info
  • 15” PixelSense™ Display
  • Resolution: 2496 x 1664
  • 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 5

Ports

Surface Laptop 5 15”
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 15”
Processor
  1. 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1255U
    10 cores, 12 threads, 1.70 → 4.70 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 15W
  2. 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 15”1
12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1255U1,754100.00%
2
12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1265U1,33676.17%
01,754

Geekbench 5 Multi-Core

Surface Laptop 5 15”1
12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1255U6,415100.00%
2
12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1265U6,33698.77%
06,415
Integrated Graphics
  1. 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1255U
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    96 Execution Units, → 1250 MHz
  2. 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 15”
Wi-FiWi-Fi 6: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax compatible.
BluetoothBluetooth Wireless 5.1 technology

Battery

Surface Laptop 5 15”
Size
  • 47.4 Wh
    Nominal battery capacity.
  • 45.8 Wh
    Minimum battery capacity.
Battery LifeUp to 17 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 15”
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 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 Atmos®

Misc

Surface Laptop 5 15”
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 15”
  • Power supply
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety and warranty documents
Warranty
  • 1-year limited hardware warranty

Key Features

Surface Laptop 5 15”
At Glance
Released in Late
2022
3:2 2.5K
13.5”
1664p 60Hz
Weight
3.44 lb
1.56 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
$1,299.99
i7, 8GB, 256GB

Photos

Our analysis and reviews

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What we like

Reasons to like about Surface Laptop 5 15”.

Supports Windows 11

Surface Laptop 5 15” exceed all minimum system requirements for Windows 11.

RequirementsSurface Laptop 5 15”
Secure BootYes
TPM 2.0 TPM 2.0
ProcessorIntel Core i7-1255U → Intel Core i7-1265U
4GB RAM8GB → 32GB
64GB Drive256GB → 2TB
2 Cores CPU10 cores
All-day battery life of up to 17-hours

According to Microsoft, the Surface Laptop 5 15” lasts up to 17 hours of battery life.

Up to 17 hours of typical device usage
Upgradable storage

Surface Laptop 5 15” comes with a single removable M.2 SSD slot that you can replace and upgrade in the future. Learn more

Storage SlotsSurface Laptop 5 15”
M.2x1

What we don't like

Reasons not to like about Surface Laptop 5 15”.

Non-upgradable memory

The memory on Surface Laptop 5 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 5 15”
Slots0 - Onboard
TypeLPDDR5
Speed5200 MHz

What's missing

Downsides over its predecessor.

About 19% heavier

Surface Laptop 5 15” weighed 3.44 pounds, 19% heavier than the 2.80 pounds Surface Laptop 5 13.5”.

WeightSurface Laptop 5 15”Surface Laptop 5 13.5”
Pound
3.44 lbs.
2.80 lbs.
Kilogram
1.56 kg
1.27 kg