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18:25  03 october  2019
18:25  03 october  2019 Source:   pocket-lint.com

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See 15 - inch Surface Laptop 3 in Platinum with a metal finish. Power for your productivity. New Surface Laptop 3 is a business laptop that has more power than ever to keep pace with your ideas, running the business apps your company depends on and keeping you powered all day.

Microsoft just unveiled the Surface Laptop 3 . It's boasting a slick 15 - inch screen and an AMD Ryzen processor. Taking a jab at the MacBook Pro's keyboard durability, Microsoft has enabled the Alacantara keyboard to be completely removed in order to be more easily repaired.

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Once again Microsoft has revised its Surface lineup and the Surface Laptop 3 has more power, a new 15-inch size to go alongside the 13-incher and USB-C ports which were badly missing last year.

We checked it out at Microsoft's launch event in New York - here's what we thought of the new models. 

Design, Keyboard and Trackpad

  • New 15-inch model
  • Aluminium versions of both available
  • Alcantara fabric remains on two 13-inch models
  • 13-inch: 308 x 223 x 14.51mm, 1.25kg
  • 15-inch: 339.5 x 244 x 14.69mm, 1.5kg

Once again, the Surface Laptop 3 is the Windows 10 take on a MacBook Air with its aluminium construction.

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Like its smaller sibling the 13- inch Surface Laptop 3 , Microsoft has outfitted the new model with a more modern array of ports. This time around, the Surface Laptop will ship with one USB-A and one USB-C port, as well as the company's signature Surface Connect port for fast charging.

The 15 - inch Surface Laptop 3 , though, is absolutely intriguing. It feels much lighter than it should The original Surface Laptop already felt like a refined take on ultraportables, but the third iteration Especially since it can bridge the gap between people who demand light machines and power you'd

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It still feels very premium and well built. As you'll realise, this more of a refresh than a redesign - much like the new Surface Pro 7, too. 

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We prefer the feel of the Alcantara equipped Surface Laptop 3 13, but the new aluminium 13 and 15-inch models still feel great to type on (the aluminium is available in black or grey).

The 13-inch model is available in black, silver, gold, and blue - the red has gone. Alcantara is only now on the silver and blue models. 

The 20 per cent larger trackpad in a nice edition as the trackpad on the Surface Laptop 2 could occasionally feel a bit cramped. 

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While the 13-inch model update is little more than a spec bump with a new aluminum finish, the 15 - inch Surface Laptop 3 is one of Microsoft's 2019 show-stealers. AMD's Ryzen debut in a flagship device cannot be overstated, especially with specially designed silicon in tandem with Microsoft's

The 15 - inch version packs an AMD Ryzen CPU, but the 13-inch is no slouch thanks to its 10th-gen Ice Lake chip, the better to compete with machines like To see how the smaller Surface Laptop stacks up against some of the leading 13-inch machines on the market, check out the table below and read

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The SSD is removable - great, but not something to attempt unless you're familiar with replacing components on other devices.  

The keyboard feels nice and responsive with 1.3mm travel and rather tactile feedback. The trackpad is yet again an impressive one on par with previous Surface devices.

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Specs and display

  • 13-inch: Intel Core i5-1035G7, Intel Core i7-1065G7
  • 15-inch: Intel Core i5-1035G7, Intel Core i7-1065G7 plus AMD Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 7 Microsoft Surface Editions
  • 8, 16, 32GB RAM (latter only on 15-inch)
  • 128GB-1TB SSD options
  • Display: 13-inch - 2,256 x 1,504, 15-inch - 2,496 x 1,664

The 15-inch we looked at had AMD's new Ryzen 5 Microsoft Surface Editon CPU. Obviously in our limited time with the device there was no way to properly test it but such a processor should be good for creatives aiming to do lots of multithreaded work such as video editing on the go.

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For example: Microsoft's Surface Book 2 has new processors, new graphics cards, slightly tweaked designs, and is now also available with a new 15 - inch So we sat in that room for spell, and as I messed around with the laptop , Panay talked about who it was meant for and what it was capable of.

15 - inch model could use more ports. The MacBook Air suddenly looks a lot less attractive. Microsoft has unveiled the Surface Laptop 3 , which features 10th generation Intel processors, a machined aluminum chassis and a new modular design that will make it easier to repair and upgrade.

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The 10th generation Intel Ice Lake Core i7-1065G7 on the 13-inch promises to deliver plenty of performance, though we doubt you'd notice it in real-life day-to-day computing compared to the previous Surface Laptop with 8th gen CPUs.

The use of Iris Plus graphic though promises more graphics processing power, and could potentially allow the Laptop 3 to run more intensive games and handle some lighter rendering tasks. 

The Surface Book 2 has traditionally been seen as the MacBook Pro rival, but the pricing of that machine - coupled with the weight because of the detachable screen - means that Microsoft has chosen to offer another screen size and more power on Surface Laptop. 

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USB-C is greatly appreciated here instead of mini DisplayPort, but there's no support for Thunderbolt 3 as part of this. A bit of a strange omission for such a premium laptop that clearly hopes to use content creators who might use Thunderbolt 3 devices.

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Microsoft is expected to unveil 13-inch and 15 - inch versions of Surface Laptop 13 tomorrow. Tomorrow's event will reveal all, including whether Microsoft will announce AMD powered variants of The photo confirms that the Surface Laptop 3 will retain a USB Type-A port and a 3.5 mm jack too .

Microsoft’s new 15 - inch Surface Laptop 3 looks like a sleeper. With a 15 - inch 3:2 screen and Yet the 15 - inch model has a secret, one not found in the 13- inch version of the Surface Laptop 3 . Older games can have problems, too . They might refuse to boot, insist on playing in windowed mode

The USB-A port and headphone jack remain as does the Surface Connect port - we think it's high time this was canned. 

The PixelSense display looks fantastic with the 15-inch size, with everything looking shart and clear, with colours that are punchy and decent contrast -  although we can't really gauge accuracy at this point. The 13-incher's display is on par with the Surface Laptop 2 in that it's still very good, with punchy colours and rich contrast. 

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