Microsoft has planned to offer a 15-inch version of the Surface Laptop. The company worked with AMD in order to develop a custom Ryzen mobile CPU for the 15-inch model. The company’s Panos Panay claimed the Ryzen Surface Edition is currently the most powerful mobile CPU in a laptop. He pointed out that it is 3-times faster than the underpowered 2018 MacBook Air. It comes with built-in Vega 9 or Vega 11 graphics depending on the model of AMD CPU. This won’t make the 15-inch model into a gaming machine, but it’ll work in a pinch when you want to play games like Fortnite and Overwatch. Alternatively, it’s possible to outfit the 15-inch model with one of Intel’s new 10th-gen Ice Lake chips.
The 15-inch model features a bigger display with 2496 by 1664 resolution. It clearly indicates the display on the 15-inch model has the same 201ppi pixel density as the 13.5-inch model. Microsoft has outfitted the new model with a more modern array of ports similar to its smaller sibling the 13.5-inch Surface Laptop 3. The Surface Laptop will ship with one USB-A and one USB-C port, and the company’s signature Surface Connect port for fast charging. Panay also said the computer can charge its battery to 80% in just one hour. He added that the Surface Laptop 3 is about half a pound lighter at 3.4 pounds than the 15-inch MacBook Pro.
It also features a 20% larger track-pad than the Surface Laptop 2 and a tweaked keyboard with 1.3mm key travel. Surface Laptop 3 is also more repairable than Microsoft’s past laptops and two-in-ones. You can lift the keyboard layer off to reveal the internals of the computer. It will make simple to replace components like the computer’s M.2 NVME SSD drive. Microsoft will offer the 15-inch model in two colors, including Platinum and Matte Black. The pre-order price is $1199 and it will ship on 22nd October 2019.