Surface Laptop (1st Gen) features

Applies to: Surface Laptop (1st Gen)

Surface Laptop (1st Gen) and Windows 10 S

Surface Laptop (1st Gen) comes with Windows 10 S. It's the familiar Windows you've always counted on, streamlined for security and superior performance. 

You can switch from Windows 10 S to Windows 10 at no additional charge. Once you switch out of S mode, you can't switch back. For more info, see Switching out of S mode in Windows 10

Not sure which edition of Windows you have? See Which Windows operating system am I running?

If you're not sure which Surface model you're using, see Which Surface model do I have? 

Diagrams of Surface Laptop (1st Gen)

Not sure where to plug something in or how to turn up the volume? We've got you covered. Here are a few diagrams to help you find your way around.


  1. Windows Hello facial recognition camera
  2. Front-facing camera
  3. Power button
  4. SurfaceConnect


  1. USB 3.0 port
  2. Mini DisplayPort (version 1.2)
  3. Headset jack

Surface Laptop (1st Gen) hardware specifications

Dimensions 12.13” x 8.79” x .57” (308.1 mm x 223.27 mm x 14.48 mm)
Display Screen: 13.5” PixelSense™ Display
Resolution: 2256 x 1504 (201 PPI)
Aspect ratio: 3:2
3.4 million pixels
Surface Pen * enabled
Touch: 10 point multi-touch
Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3
Memory 4GB, 8GB, or 16GB RAM
Processor 7th Generation Intel® Core™ i5 or i7
Security TPM chip
Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in
Software Windows 10 in S mode *2
Sensors Ambient light sensor
Storage *3 Solid state drive (SSD) options: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB
Weight i5 2.76lbs (1,252 grams)
i7 2.83lbs (1,283 grams)
Battery life Up to 14.5 hours of video playback *4
Graphics Intel® HD 620 (i5)
Intel® Iris™ Plus Graphics 640 (i7)
Connections USB 3.0
Headset jack
Mini DisplayPort
Surface Connect
Compatible with Surface Dial off-screen interaction *
Camera, video and audio Windows Hello face sign-in camera
720p HD camera (front-facing)
Stereo microphones
Omnisonic speakers with Dolby® Audio™ Premium
3.5mm headphone jack
Wireless Wi-Fi: 802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking; IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.0 LE
Exterior Casing: Aluminum
Colors: Burgundy, Platinum, Cobalt Blue, Graphite Gold *1
Physical buttons: Volume, Power
Warranty 1-year limited hardware warranty
What’s in the box Surface Laptop
Power Supply
Quick Start Guide
Safety and warranty documents
Best-in-class support from Microsoft Store 30-day return policy
90 days of free technical phone support
12 months in-store support and technical assistance
1 free training session and Surface device health check


* Type Cover, Surface Dial, Microsoft Office, and some software and accessories sold separately. Surface Pen sold separately for Surface Go, Surface Pro, Surface Laptop, and Surface Book 2.

*1 Colors available on selected models only; available colors may vary by store.

*2 Windows 10 in S mode works exclusively with apps from the Microsoft Store within Windows and accessories that are compatible with Windows 10 in S mode. A one-way switch out of S mode is available. Learn more at Windows 10 in S mode FAQ.

*3 System software uses significant storage space. Available storage is subject to change based on system software updates and apps usage. 1 GB= 1 billion bytes. See Surface Storage for more details.

*4 Up to 14.5 hours of video playback. Testing conducted by Microsoft in April 2017 using Intel® Core™ i5, 256GB, 8 GB RAM devices. Testing consisted of full battery discharge during video playback. All settings were default except: Wi-Fi was associated with a network. Battery life varies significantly with settings, usage and other factors.