Microsoft Surface 3: Industry Strength Performer with Long Battery Life and AMD Ryzen Processor

Microsoft’s Surface 3 laptop is the latest from the stable of reliable, hardy laptops of the company. It comes in two sizes, 13.5” and 15”, with faster charging, long-lasting battery and Alcantara and aluminum finish.

It has a bigger trackpad with 20 percent more surface space. The 15 inch Surface is powered by the exclusive AMD Ryzen Microsoft and the 13-inch with Quad-Core Intel processor. It comes with new color and finish options like Sandstone Black, Platinum, and Cobalt Blue. The 15” iteration has only two color options—Black and Platinum. The design is traditional with no detachable keyboard or 360-degree rotation.

The new Surface Laptop gives more power, more performance and an instant on. It is lightweight weighing just 2.79 lbs. the 15” one can go up to 3 .4 lbs.  It comes with  8 GB and 16 GB memories and has removable solid-state options of 128GB, 256 GB, and 512 GB or 1TB.

Surface Laptop 3 Specs

  • Screen 13.5”, 15 “
  • Resolution 2256×1504
  • 22496×1664
  • Touchpad
  • Quad-core 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1035G7 Processor
  • AMD Ryzen™ 5 3580U Mobile Processor with Radeon™ Vega 9 Graphics Microsoft Surface® Edition
  • USB C and USB A ports

With its industry strength processor, it is easy to work on it full blast. Opening innumerable tabs do not slow it down. Using almost all high-end apps like photos, videos, etc. it runs for 8 hours, according to reports. This is comparable to the performance of similar laptops in the market, though, a reviewer found the battery performance of Surface 2 slightly better. One of its better features is its battery charging abilities that go to 80 percent in one hour. But it has to be done offline. It allows you to charge through the Port C and Surface Connect.

Surface 3 runs on Windows 10, which now comes much improved and has overcome its earlier issues. The Surface 3 resolution is slightly less than 4K, and lacks HDR support, and OLED technology, but its specs are enough to satisfy the business and stay at home workers.

People who require more than the Windows 10 home strength can switch to Windows 10 Pro or purchase the slightly higher-end Surface 3 for Business. All Surface machines now come with an infrared-based face recognition camera that uses the Windows Hello biometric authentication system. It allows instant login.

Microsoft Surface 3 Price

It starts at $999 and can go up depending on the storage and memory. Overall, Microsoft’s Surface 3 is a solid performer, with all its bits and pieces giving the promised performance and above. It comes close to the leaders in this range, like the Apple Mac and Dell.


Features Editor at Technowize. Researching bleeding edge AI, Virtual Reality, Big Data, Cloud, and Gadgets. A woman of few words, except when writing.| Priyansha tweets at @PriyanshaMistry

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