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Surface Laptop 3 specs and features

Surface Laptop 3 has power and style to help you get things done throughout your day the way you want.

Get to know Surface Laptop 3

To help you get around, here are some diagrams for Surface Laptop 3.

Front of Surface Laptop 3

  1. Studio Mics

  2. Windows Hello facial-recognition camera

  3. Surface Connect port

Side of Surface Laptop 3

4. USB port

5. USB-C port

6. Headphones jack

Surface Laptop 3 and Windows 10

Surface Laptop 3 comes with:

  • Windows 10 Home edition (for consumer customers)

  • Windows 10 Pro edition (for business customers)

If you have Windows 10 Home on your device, you can upgrade to Windows 10 Pro for an additional cost. For more info, see Upgrade Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro.

You can upgrade your Surface Laptop 3 from Windows 10 to Windows 11. For more info, see Which Surface devices can be upgraded to Windows 11?

To find out which version of Windows you have, see Which Windows operating system am I running?

Surface Laptop 3 features

Thin and light design

Surface Laptop 3 is thin and light and starts at just 2.76 pounds, so you can take it with you throughout your day. Choose between a 13.5” and 15” screen—depending on what you do and where you do it. Each one is a PixelSense™ Display with touchscreen to give you razor-sharp resolution.

Get the performance you need

For personal use, choose between a 10th Gen Intel® Core™ or AMD Ryzen™ Microsoft Surface Edition processor to get the power and performance you want to do your best for work. For business customers, the latest 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processor gives you the power you need to get the job done.

Choose the finish and color for you

Choose between the new metal palm rest or familiar Alcantara® material—it’s up to you to get the look and feel that suits you. No matter which one you choose, you’ll get the comfort you want when typing and using your Surface Laptop 3. It’s available in different colors too, so you can choose the color that looks great to you.

Work the way you want with USB-C

Connect to an external display, docking station, newer USB devices and more using USB-C. For those times when you leave your charger at home, just grab a USB-C cable and charge your Surface Laptop 3 that way for a little extra battery when you need it. Surface Laptop 3 has a USB-A port too, so you can connect your other USB devices at the same time. For more info about charging using USB-C, see How to charge Surface.

Do more with Windows and Microsoft 365

Enjoy familiar features like Windows Hello to quickly sign in and Microsoft Edge for fast browsing. Get Microsoft 365 to create your best work and store it safely in Microsoft OneDrive. When you store your documents on OneDrive, you can get to them from your PC or phone, so they’re always in reach.

Make it yours

Customize the way you use your Surface Laptop 3 with these optional accessories:

Surface Arc Mouse

It’s slim, light, and ready for travel. It goes great with Surface Laptop 3. Learn more

Microsoft Arc Mouse

Surface Pen

Write naturally with Surface Pen. Learn more

Image of the Microsoft Surface Pen

Surface Dock

Turn your Surface Laptop 3 into a desktop PC. Learn more

Surface Dock

Surface Laptop 3 Tech specs


Improved speed for everyday productivity, Microsoft 365,* streaming music and shows, shopping, writing papers, and browsing.


Surface Laptop 3 13.5”
12.1” x 8.8” x .57” (308 mm x 223 mm x 14.5 mm)

Surface Laptop 3 15”
13.4” x 9.6” x .57” (339.5 mm x 244 mm x 14.69 mm)


Surface Laptop 3 13.5”
Screen: 13.5” PixelSense™ Display
Resolution: 2256 x 1504 (201 PPI)
Aspect ratio: 3:2
Surface Pen* enabled
Touch: 10 point multi-touch

Surface Laptop 3 15”
Screen: 15” PixelSense™ Display
Resolution: 2496 x 1664 (201 PPI)
Aspect ratio: 3:2
Surface Pen* enabled
Touch: 10 point multi-touch


Surface Laptop 3 13.5”

Surface Laptop 3 15”
8GB or 16GB DDR4 RAM


Surface Laptop 3 13.5”
Quad-core 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1035G7 Processor
Quad-core 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1065G7 Processor

Surface Laptop 3 15”
AMD Ryzen™ 5 3580U Mobile Processor with Radeon™ Vega 9 Graphics Microsoft Surface® Edition
AMD Ryzen™ 7 3780U Mobile Processor with Radeon™ RX Vega 11 Graphics Microsoft Surface® Edition


Firmware TPM
Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in


Windows 10 Home 4
Microsoft 365 30-day trial


Ambient light sensor

What’s in the box

Surface Laptop 3
Power Supply
Quick Start Guide
Safety and warranty documents

Best-in-class support from Microsoft Store

60-day return policy
90 days of free technical phone support
12 months in-store support and technical assistance
1 free training session to transfer data and optimize performance

Storage 3

Removable solid-state drive (SSD)5 options: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB

Battery Life1

Surface Laptop 3 13.5”
Up to 11.5 hours of typical device usage

Surface Laptop 3 15”
Up to 11.5 hours of typical device usage


Surface Laptop 3 13.5”
Intel® Iris™ Plus Graphics

Surface Laptop 3 15”
AMD Radeon™ Vega 9 Graphics Microsoft Surface® Edition
AMD Radeon™ RX Vega 11 Graphics Microsoft Surface® Edition


1 x USB-C®
1 x USB-A
3.5 mm headphone jack
1 x Surface Connect port
Compatible with Surface Dial off-screen interaction*

Cameras, video, and audio

Windows Hello face authentication camera (front-facing)
720p HD f2.0 camera (front-facing)
Dual far-field Studio Mics
Omnisonic Speakers with Dolby® Audio™


Bluetooth® Wireless 5.0 technology

Surface Laptop 3 13.5”
Wi-Fi 6: 802.11ax compatible

Surface Laptop 3 15”
Wi-Fi 5: 802.11ac compatible


Casing: Aluminum


Surface Laptop 3 13.5”
Sandstone with metal palm rest
Matte Black with metal palm rest
Platinum with Alcantara® material palm rest
Cobalt Blue with Alcantara® material palm rest

Surface Laptop 3 15"
Platinum with metal palm rest
Matte Black with metal palm rest


1-year limited hardware warranty


Surface Laptop 3 13.5”
Sandstone and Matte Black: 2.84 lb (1,288 g)2
Cobalt Blue and Platinum: 2.79 lb (1,265 g)2

Surface Laptop 3 15”
Platinum and Matte Black: 3.40 lb (1,542 g)2

* Some software and accessories sold separately.

** Extended return offer period available with Surface devices purchased from Microsoft Store in select markets. Return process must be started within 60 days after customer received the device. Not available for purchases by reseller customers. Extended return offer period limited to 5 device returns total per eligible customer. Excludes Surface Hub. Void where prohibited or restricted by law. Microsoft reserves the right to modify or discontinue offers at any time. Other exclusions and limits may apply. Microsoft Store return policy applies to extended returns. See applicable Microsoft Terms of Sale for more information.

[1] Battery life 
Surface Laptop 3: Up to 11.5 hours of battery life based on typical Surface device usage. Testing conducted by Microsoft in September 2019 using preproduction software and preproduction 13.5” Intel® Core™ i5, 256GB, 8 GB RAM and 15” AMD Ryzen™ 5 3580U Mobile Processor with Radeon™ Vega 9 Graphics Microsoft Surface® Edition devices. Testing consisted of full battery discharge with a mixture of active use and modern standby. The active use portion consists of (1) a web browsing test accessing 8 popular websites over multiple open tabs, (2) a productivity test utilizing Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook, and (3) a portion of time with the device in use with idle applications. All settings were default except screen brightness was set to 150nits with Auto-Brightness disabled. Wi-Fi was connected to a network. Battery life varies significantly with settings, usage and other factors.

[2] Colors available on selected models only. Available colors and sizes may vary by store, market, and configuration.

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

[4] 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 switch to Windows 10 Pro for just 99 or purchase Surface Laptop 3 for Business.

[5] Hard drive is not user removable. Hard drive is only removable by skilled technician following Microsoft provided instructions.

Microsoft’s Limited Warranty is in addition to your consumer law rights.

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