Microsoft Surface 3, 13.5″ and 15″ Touchscreen Laptop Review

Microsoft Surface 3, 13.5″ and 15″ Touchscreen Laptop 

Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 – 13.5-inch Touch Display

Surface 3 is the latest 2019 model 13.5-inch touchscreen laptop (also available in 15-inch format) by Microsoft in an aluminum casing with different configurations, including the tone on tone color combinations with two solid finishes- platinum, matte black, sandstone or cobalt blue colors; with the Intel i5 or i7, AMD Ryzen 5 or Ryzen 7 processors; 8GB or 16GB memory and 128GB, 256GB, 512GB or 1TB Solid State Drive storage.

Please note that Alcantara is a common synthetic textile material brand with a suede microfiber pile. The platinum and cobalt blue colors have the Alcantara material palm rests and sandstone and matte black have the metal palm rests. Windows 10 Home 64-bit operating system comes pre-installed in all of these configurations. With the latest generation processors, large RAMs and SSDs they offer great speed and performance. On average they are twice as fast as the Microsoft Surface 2, has the 20% larger trackpads, longer battery life and brand new color and material options.

The Surface 3 has a clean, modern, sleek and elegant design, is slim and lightweight with a weight starting at only 2.79 pounds. It is portable and easy to carry around, being so slim and lightweight.  They offer an impressive all day battery life of up to 11.5 hours on a single charge, very quick charging of one hour for up to 80% and a great standby time. You can be out and about and not near any power outlets all day and be confident the battery will not run out. The keyboard is very comfortable to type on and there is a large and responsive trackpad.

The 13.5” Surface 3 measures 12.1 x 8.8 x 5.7 inches, and the 15” version is 13.4 x 9.6 x 5.7 inches. 13.5-inch PixelSense display has the 10-point multi-touch functionality, 2256 x 1504 pixel resolution, and the 3:2 aspect ratio. Graphics card is the Intel Iris Plus on all the 13.5-inch combinations with a video card benchmark score of 2063, putting it in the high end category. But this doesn’t mean you can play the latest demanding games at the higher settings and resolutions. The connectivity options include the 802.11ax compatible WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, a USB-C port and a USB-A port for accessory charging and hooking up to displays and docking stations, a Surface Connect port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 – 13.5 Touch-Screen

For security you have the Firmware TPM and Windows Hello face authentication sign-in through the front facing 720p high definition f2.0 webcam with the dual far-field studio mics and amnionic speakers with the Dolby Audio Premium. The ambient light sensor is another nice feature with the screen light adjusting to the light in the room. Please note that they don’t come with an optical drive and you can connect a Bluetooth one wirelessly or via one of the USB ports. The USB-C port is not compatible with Thunderbolt 3 but offers a great deal of connection and fast charging options. They come with one year limited hardware warranty by Microsoft, including 90 days of free tech phone support, 30-day return policy, technical assistance and in-store support and a free training session to optimize performance and data transfer. Free amazon tech support is included in the package.

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