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 makes every day more productive. And whether you're creating, catching up, or chilling out, Surface Laptop 3 is ready when you are with the new custom Ryzen™ 5 Microsoft Surface® Edition processor. Now two times faster than Surface Laptop 2, Surface Laptop 3 has more power, fast charging, greater multitasking performance, all-day battery¹, and Instant On. Bring your vision to life on the vibrant PixelSense™ display. 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.®
Two times faster
With an improved speed and performance to do what you want, 15" Surface Laptop 3 is over two times faster than Surface Laptop 2.
New level of responsiveness in thin, light design
The exclusive AMD Ryzen™ Microsoft Surface® Edition processor inside 15" Surface Laptop 3 is designed to give you outstanding responsiveness.
Comes with 15% more graphics performance (GPU) and 10% more processor performance when compared to other AMD mobile processors - all in an ultraslim 15" laptop.¹
Clean, elegant design
Thin and light, starting at just 3.4 lbs., Surface Laptop 3 is easy to carry.
Durable, premium finish
Rich, warm Alcantara® material palm rest.
More ways to connect
Comes with USB Type-C™ and USB Type-A ports for connecting to displays, docking stations and more, as well as accessory charging.
Features up to 11.5 hours of battery life¹, plus improved standby when you're away.
Bring your work to life
Boasts vibrant PixelSense, now in a new, larger 15" touch screen.
Go from empty to a full battery with fast charging - up to 80% in about one hour.³
Perfect typing comfort
Comes 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*, be heard with enhanced dual far-field studio microphones.
Improved omnisonic speakers
Louder speakers with a more natural omnidirectional sound and more bass than Surface Laptop 2, still discreetly hidden below the keyboard.
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 15" Surface Laptop 3 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 15" Surface Laptop 3 for Business.
³ Testing conducted at Microsoft in September 2019 using preproduction devices and software. Tested with the in-box 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.
This laptop is amazing. The instant awake feature has the laptop on in a flash. Not only that, but the light weight makes this computer something that can be taken anywhere. The keyboard is pretty decent too. Not as good as a Thinkpad, but better than a Macbook or any of the standard keyboards that most regular laptop companies use. The touch screen is also pretty nice too. Though the one reason I would recommend this laptop is the battery life. This laptop just keeps on going and going. The battery on this unit is strong and is a true workhorse.
Decided to go with this device as my main unit. Will start a doctoral program soo and it seemed like a good fit for what I will need.
Do not let any bad reviews of this product scare you away from making your purchase.
I have used PowerBooks and MacBooks for over two decades, glad I made the switch to Surface Laptop.
Thank you Microsoft!!
If you can get this during one of those $300-off sales, go for it.
AMD and Microsoft have tuned the processor drivers to be very efficient in most cases.
One downside to the AMD Ryzen, though, is video playback. You'll see a decrease in battery performance compared to the Intel version if you watch a lot of video.
For me, though, doing business work, the battery life has been great, despite this unit's relatively small battery.
If you want a lightweight 15" laptop with a 2:3 screen, well, this is pretty much your only choice. Fortunately it's a pretty good one!
It's wonderful to hear that you're enjoying the power and performance of your Surface Laptop 3. Thank you for your feedback, too -- it helps our teams in the development of the next generation of Surface products. We hope you get a lot of use out of your new Surface.
Cheers, Chuck Surface Customer Care
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Rated 4 out of 5 stars
For the most part works great
Owned for 5 months when reviewed.
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Very happy with this laptop. Did have one day it when I get not get it one for some reason. but after about 24 hours it turned on again. I did take it in and have it checked out but they were unable to find anything. Also, the screen cracked at some point - a hair line crack but goes from the top of the screen to the bottom. This laptop has had no falls, hard hits etc. Not sure if the screen was cracked when I bought it or not. You can only see it in certain light.
I couldn't decide what laptop to go with as I was also looking at a Mac book. The sales associate I worked with at Best Buy was very knowledgeable and understood exactly what I was looking for in a laptop. He led me to the Microsoft Surface 3 which was basically a plug in and go. Very easy setup and I was doing everything I needed to in a matter of minutes! Very glad I stayed with an operating system that I was familiar with.
All in all, an excellent product. Its a premium laptop with mild specs, but the build quality is phenomenal, and the keyboard and trackpad are still the best you can get on windows. But Best Buy is a frustrating place to buy a computer - the sales reps are told repeatedly by the company to inform you, the customer, that they are "not paid by commission" which while technically true, is not helpful. They follow this statement by insisting over and over again that you ought to buy every warranty you can, and to open a credit card too. Guys - take the hint. If I say I know what I want, and I don't want anything extra, just let me have that. It's cruel that corporate forces this competition on it's employees, and the experience was bad enough that I probably won't be buying anything from Best Buy again...well, at least not in person. It's a shame.
The analysis of all aggregated expert reviews shows that the reviewers are positive about energy, durability, size and screen. Editors are less positive about price and reliability and have mixed opinions about keyboard. 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 95/100 = Excellent quality.
CNETRating, 3.8 out of 53.8Lori Grunin on October 28, 2019
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