Every year Microsoft hosts an event to introduce new Surface series products. Last year, the Redmond tech giant brought to the world Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2, Surface Studio 2 and Surface Headphones.
This year, in addition to the Surface Pro 7 and Surface Pro X, the company also launched the Surface Laptop 3, which brought some refinements in its design and also had its hardware updated. The new notebook comes in two screen size variants, one with 13 inches and one larger with 15 inches, with touch support.
When we started Surface, we had a vision to remove the conflict between the tablet and laptop. What started as an effort to create the two-in-one evolved into a full line of products that are more versatile, more adaptable and more personal. We know that to be your best, you need devices that adapt to you to help you accomplish your goals. These new products are about empowering you to be your most productive, and your most creative.
Panos Panay, Chief Product Officer – Microsoft
Among the modifications made to the design, we note that it has slightly thinner edges and that just below your keyboard, which this time does not have the Alcantara fabric finish, we see a trackpad 20% larger than its predecessor. The chassis is all aluminum.
The Surface Laptop 3 follows the minimalist design and features a standard Type-A USB connection, a Type-C USB, P2 port for headphones, and the proprietary charging connection.
For the first time, consumers will now be able to opt for tenth-generation Intel Core processors, delivering twice as much power as their predecessor, or AMD Ryzen Surface Edition, a custom Ryzen 7.