Make a powerful statement, and fuel your ideas with new Surface Laptop 3. Sleek and light, with improved speed, performance, typing comfort, and battery life, it travels with ease and makes every day more productive. Now with improved speed and performance to do what you want, Surface Laptop 3 13.5" is two times faster than Surface Laptop 2. And whether you're creating, catching up, or chilling out, Surface Laptop 3 is ready when you are. Listen to the improved Omnisonic Speakers, now louder with a more natural sound, discreetly hidden below the keyboard. Open effortlessly, and feel the rich, warm Alcantara® or cool, new metal.
Two times faster
Now with improved speed and performance to do what you want, Surface Laptop 3 13.5" is two times faster than Surface Laptop 2.
10th Gen Intel® Core™ processor
Powered by a 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processor, Surface Laptop 3 13.5" fuels your ideas with multitasking speed, amazing entertainment, quality Wi-Fi performance, and long battery life.¹
Thin and light
Starting at just 2.89 lbs., Surface Laptop 3 is easy to carry.
Durable, premium finish
Rich, warm Alcantara® material palm rest.
More ways to connect
Now with USB Type-C™ and USB Type-A ports for connecting to displays, docking stations and more, as well as accessory charging.
All-day power on the go
With up to 11.5 hours of battery life¹, plus improved standby when you're away.
Go from empty to a full battery with Fast Charging - up to 80% in about one hour.³
Industry-leading typing comfort
Now with an almost 20% larger glass trackpad for easier navigation.
Be heard loud and clear
Whether in conference calls or using voice dictation in Office apps* with enhanced dual far-field studio mics.
Improved Omnisonic Speakers
Discreetly hidden below the keyboard, deliver spectacular, omnidirectional sounds, now even louder and with more bass than Surface Laptop 2.
Windows you know - comes with Windows 10 Home²
Includes password-free Windows Hello sign-in and secure cloud storage with fully integrated OneDrive.
* Sold separately.
¹ Up to 11.5 hours of battery life for typical device use.
² Surface Laptop 3 13.5" for consumers comes with Windows 10 Home to bring you the powerful Windows features you use most at an exceptional value.
If you need additional enterprise management and security tools for the workplace, you can upgrade to Windows 10 Pro or purchase Surface Laptop 3 13.5" for Business.
³ Testing conducted at Microsoft in September 2019 using preproduction devices and software. Tested with the inbox Surflink 60W PSU under controlled conditions. Device was powered onto desktop screen with default display brightness settings.
Actual charge time will vary based on operating conditions. Measured at typical office ambient temperature of 23°C.
Not only does it look sexy but it is exactly what I need to do the multiple tasks I work with. Awesome!
This laptop makes my work life easier. I look forward to finding out what more it can do. I am well pleased.
I chose this computer and spent the extra bucks mainly for the lighter weight and better build quality than the typical plastic-y laptops all competing for best value. I bought the black i7 for me and the pink/sandstone i5 for the wife.
Note that certain colors like black, silver, sandstone have an all-metal build, while other colors like blue for some reason still have that cheap plastic "Alcantera" material around the keyboard. That is surprising since even the new Surface Laptop Go has a metal build even in blue.
The keyboard has a nice feel, with a crisp, light touch, that my hands took a little time to adjust to from my previous, low-end Thinkpad.
I mainly use for Internet and Office-type productivity, no video stuff. I have not noticed any heating, even when its on my lap. So far I do not recall the fan ever coming on either. For my uses, I am not sure the i7 is noticeably better than my wife's i5, but since it is my main computer I wanted to get the higher-end processor just in case.
The charger is proprietary, which sometimes can be inconvenient in some products, except this one is particularly easy to connect with a sort of magnetic clip-on that guides it easily into connection.
This screen works really well with the Microsoft Surface Pen (sold separately). That is handy in case our kid wants/need to use our computers for school projects, etc.
I have not had reason to turn the volume up high, but the speakers and sound quality have been more than adequate for something with a slim build like this.
Is a great lightweight laptop that performs awesome. Although it is not equipped with a dedicated Graphic card, it runs games smoothly.
Battery life is long and reliable.
When operating in normal (not peak) performance, fan noise is a bit annoying. It makes a noise on a base of periods rather than being constant, steady noise.
Quality sturdy build, solid aluminum. Minimalist design. When you close it the laptop becomes very compact. A lot of screen real estate for the size of the laptop. I like the more 3/2 aspect ratio as opposed to extreme widescreen. Runs whisper quiet. Good battery life. Extremely fast at loading websites and running Microsoft applications. Boots up in something like 10 seconds and when you open it from sleep wakes up immediately, detects your face and unlocks. No complaints so far. There is a lack of connectivity but all laptops this thin have that. Thankfully it still has a USB-A for older peripherals but I have it plugged into a dock through USB-C when at home and everything works great using that.
We're glad that you're enjoying the sturdy construction, powerful operation, and compact design of your Surface Laptop 3. Thank you for sharing your experience with it; we hope you continue to enjoy using your new Surface.
Cheers, Chuck Surface Customer Care
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Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review
Very portable and powerful for small laptop.
Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
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What I wanted from a laptop was it’s portability and it’s functionality, and this definitely delivers. But I have one problem with the Surface is mine came with software bug and it kept black screening when blue light filter was on. I went with Geek squad and they “fixed” the problem but it was only temporary because the black screen returned once again. Not sure what the problem is but it seems that it’s common with the Microsoft Surface. Overall the laptop works great and is pretty powerful for how small and compact it is.
Purchased several of these laptops both 13" and 15". Great for business but I prefer the 15" in most situations. I only wish that the Surface laptop had a micro SD slow like the Surface Pro has. I use this for storage expansion which is helpful with Office 365. Not a big deal since the hard drive can be replaced with something larger.
Purchased this item as a holiday gift for my daughter. I wasn't sure if the processor could handle her college workload especially her Drafting/3D Modeling/Video Editing Courses. Well, this laptop performed much better than expected and has passed the test thus far. Take a look at this model if you're in search of a more cost-effective alternative.
I'm enjoying this laptop. It is nice and light and I like the screen size. I'm unhappy with how Windows 10 works on it however. The font in some of the menu windows is super tiny and it is not configurable. My prior laptop also using Windows 10, did not have this issue, so I'm assuming it is something with this laptop. Otherwise the battery seems to last nicely and it is a nice upgrade on speed from my old Surface.
The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about touchpad, design, portability and performance. Editors are less positive about reliability and price. Using an algorithm based on product age, reviewers ratings history, popularity, product category expertise and other factors, this product gets an alaTest Expert Rating of 93/100 = Excellent quality.
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Even though you may over clock at some points for gaming, I play FFXIV for hours with no issues.
I would suggest closing applications just to be safe, but it upholds to the highest graphics with ease.
It also has no issue with photoshop or blender - or no issues that I have found.
A:AnswerThank you for your question. Surface Pen is compatible with Surface Laptop 3. To learn more about the Surface Pen, please visit our website: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/surface-pen/92fp8q09qhxc