Surface Laptop 3

March 6, 2020


Eli Weitzman ('20)

The new 13.5-inch Surface Laptop 3 in matte black.

Starting off is an innovative refresh that I honestly only vaguely consider a refresh. Microsoft’s Surface Laptop 3 is a total overhaul from the Laptop 2. The new laptop features two different size models, 13.5 or 15 inches. The 13.5-inch models come in a variety of colors including Platinum, Cobalt Blue, Matte Black, and Sandstone, and the 15-inch model comes in Matte Black and Platinum. And, for the first time, the Surface Laptop now also has the option for a non-Alcantara fabric finish, for those that like a smooth, metal workspace. Another large change is the new processor offerings. Microsoft only offers the 13.5-inch model with Intel 10th generation Ice Lake processors (the latest), but they also only offer the 15-inch model with AMD Ryzen 5 or Ryzen 7 CPUs. This marks a huge change as well, since the Surface line traditionally ran on Intel processors.

One other fun update to the device is that it now finally has a USB-C port, bringing it into the modern day with other laptops. And, for those that aren’t satisfied with their current configuration, the new Surface Laptop also has a removable Hard Drive expansion bay. With all of these updates to the Laptop, I’d say this makes it one of the best laptops available today.

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