The top-quality Microsoft laptop is now in its third generation, with new processors, ports and a slight redesign, with the option of ditching the unique Alcantara for simple old aluminum.
The Surface Laptop 3 reflects Microsoft’s vision of what a traditional laptop would be. The majority of them are the same with the old aluminum body, glass-covered screen and hinges that don’t rotate all the way round to the back.
The main difference in design is the Alcantara fabric deck on which the keyboard is mounted, is now optional. Now you are able to choose from Alcantara black or sandstone or cobalt blue or platinum with 13.5 in Surface Laptop 3. The bigger 15 in is available in aluminum only in black or platinum.
The aluminum deck is well finished and smooth but not so unique or characterful as the alternative to Alcantara. It certainly won’t be the same as the fabric, but it looks very generic.
The trackpad is smooth, big and responsive; definitely one of the most fitted to any Windows laptop, but not as great as Apple’s MacBooks.
The keyboard is a dream. Simply, there is no better typing experience on any other laptop. The keys are good, well- and have a soft silk-like texture and are fairly quiet.
Screen: 13.5in LCD 2256 x 1504 (201 PPI)
Processor: quad-core Intel Core i5 or i7 (10th generation)
RAM: 8 or 16GB
Storage: 128, 256, 512GB or 1TB
Graphics: Intel Iris Plus
Operating system: Windows 10 Home
Camera: 720P front-facing, Windows Hello
Connectivity: wifi 6 (ax), Bluetooth 5, USB-A, USB-C, headphones, Surface Connect TPM
Dimensions: 308.1 x 223.3 x 14.5mm
Weight: 1,265 or 1,288g