Microsoft held a big event today in which it announced several new devices including the 15″ Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 powered by AMD. This is Microsoft’s first-ever 15″ Surface laptop and the new AMD Ryzen Surface Edition is what’s powering it.
The new Laptop 3 is certainly a looker, Microsoft is trying to compete with Apple so build quality and design are important key features. Of course, the company uses descriptors such as power and elegance when describing the device. They’re not wrong in using the terminology, but they do lay it on thick.
The new Surface Laptop 3 balances power and elegance, making it the perfect everyday laptop. Now available in two sizes, Surface Laptop 3 is twice as fast with the same slim design and all-day battery life. Updated with the 10th Generation Intel Core processor, Surface Laptop 3 13.5” comes in new eye-catching colors, including Sandstone and Cobalt. Choose the warmth of the tone-on-tone Alcantara or the sleek, new machined aluminum all-metal finish.
We also introduced Surface Laptop 3 15”, adding a larger screen and industry-leading integrated graphics performance with the new AMD Ryzen Surface Edition processor. It’s the fastest 15” laptop you can buy. Surface Laptop 3 offers a more comfortable typing experience with a full 1.33mm key travel, now with a 20% larger glass trackpad, both USB-A and USB-C, and Fast Charging, taking your Surface device to an 80% charge in about an hour. Improved front-facing cameras, OmniSonic speakers and dual far-field Studio Mics deliver crystal clear sound and audio whether you’re on a conference call, listening to music or watching a movie.
As you can note from the Microsoft press release, there is a smaller Intel-powered version but it is the 15″ AMD version that’s a first for the company.
The 13” starts at US$999 and Surface Laptop 15” starts at US$1199. You can pick any of these up on Microsoft’s website as they become available.
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