(techno music) – Hey, this is Dan with “The Verge”, and this is the new Surface
Laptop 3 from Microsoft. As you can see, it’s actually two laptops. It’s the Surface Laptop 3, 13 inch, and the Surface Laptop 3, 15 inch. They’re really similar, but they’re a little bit
different in some important ways. The Surface Laptop 3, 13 inch is gonna be pretty familiar if you already know the Surface Laptop and the Surface Laptop 2. It’s got the same size
screen, same dimensions, same kind of overall design. There are a few design differences
to be aware of, though. It’s got a bigger track pad, Microsoft says it’s
20% bigger than before. It’s got a new USB-C
port on the side here, which you can use for video,
and data, and charging. It’s a USB-C 3.1, it’s not Thunderbolt 3, so you can’t use an external GPU with it, but you can still output to a display. And the other things, is
it comes in new colors, as you can see this is the
sandstone gold type of color. You can still get in
black, blue, or silver. And as part of the sandstone color and as part of the black color, it’s got a new aluminum deck. So, instead of the Alcantara fabric that you get on the blue
or the silver models, you got a, kind of a familiar, traditional, standard aluminum deck here. Otherwise it’s basically the
same Surface Laptop as before, but with upgraded internals. This has Intel’s tenth
generation IceLink processors. You can get them in Core
i5 or Core i7 variants. So it’s got the latest
generations from Intel, and it’s gonna perform better than before, but it’s gonna be a
very similar experience. (techno music) The Surface Laptop 3, 15
inch is a whole new thing. But as you can tell it
still looks really familiar. This is basically if
you took a 13 inch model and blew it up to a 15 inch size. So you got 15 inch display, got a slightly bigger keyboard, slightly bigger track pad than even on the new 13 inch model. But otherwise everything’s
gonna be pretty familiar. Same clamshell design,
same overall wedge shape. The 15 inch only is available
with the aluminum deck, you don’t get the Alcantara option on it. But you still have the
surface connector on the side, you still have the USB-C port, USB-A port, and then your headphone jack. Inside the Surface Laptop 3, 15 inch is a new processor that is not available in the 13 inch model. Microsoft worked with AMD to put a Ryzen 5 or a
Ryzen 7 chip in this. And they worked with AMD to create a custom Surface
edition of this chip that’s got a little bit more graphic power than your typical Ryzen set up. Now Microsoft says that
it put this processor in the 15 inch model because they were able to get
better graphics performance out of the integrated chips than they can on the Intel side. And they expect that
with a 15 inch laptop, you’re gonna be doing
more 3-D demanding things, whether that’s in CAD or Photoshop, maybe some light video editing. That’s not to say this is a gaming laptop. You’re not gonna be doing
60 frames per second in Tomb Raider or other AAA games. You might be able to do
some light gaming on it, but this is still a 3.4 pound, under 15 millimeter
thick, portable laptop. This isn’t really like a big gaming rig. (soft techno music) So those are the new
laptops from Microsoft, the Surface Laptop 3 line. The 13 inch is gonna start at $999, the 15 inch starts at $1,199. They’re available for
pre-order starting today, and they’re gonna be
shipping on October 22nd. We’re gonna have way
more to say about these once we get them in for a proper review. This was our first preview, first look at them. So be sure to stay tuned for that. And also be sure to check
out our other coverage on everything else that
Microsoft’s announced today. There’s the Surface Pro 7, Surface Pro X, and something new, like a Surface Neo. I think we’ve got an exclusive
look at that as well. So check it out, theverge.com, YouTube.com/theverge.

Surface Laptop 3 hands-on
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100 thoughts on “Surface Laptop 3 hands-on

  • October 2, 2019 at 9:47 pm
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    As a Pixelbook user, can I just say these laptops are beautiful? The wedge shape is so, so elegant. And $999 is a great price!

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  • October 2, 2019 at 10:47 pm
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    I want that black one

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  • October 2, 2019 at 11:10 pm
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    Surface Laptop 3, on Ryzen AMD 🥰🥰🥰. want one… will buy one.

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  • October 2, 2019 at 11:17 pm
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    The trackpad has more space to grow, Microsoft…

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  • October 2, 2019 at 11:58 pm
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    Can you charge the laptop through the usb type c port?

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  • October 3, 2019 at 12:00 am
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    Vega 11 will play my older games fine.

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  • October 3, 2019 at 12:01 am
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    Yes !

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  • October 3, 2019 at 12:33 am
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    The Black one looks awesome!

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  • October 3, 2019 at 1:42 am
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    Not thunderbolt 3?
    Uh oh

    Many people complained about surface book 2 not having that

    And that was 2017

    It’s 2019 people are going to slaughter them

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  • October 3, 2019 at 1:45 am
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    Wow, new unrepairable laptop…

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  • October 3, 2019 at 1:59 am
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    Rip I want the 13” with alcantara and a Ryzen CPU. Bother.

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  • October 3, 2019 at 2:05 am
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    Is it thunderbolt, or just USB C

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  • October 3, 2019 at 2:25 am
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    Which processor is better? The Intel or the AMD Ryzen? What's good for multitasking and efficiency?

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  • October 3, 2019 at 2:34 am
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    Back in 2017 I was buying my first laptop, and I was in between the Surface Laptop and the Fn-Keys MacBook Pro, and the Surface looked so damn good, but the base specs were not so nice, and because of integrated graphics I ended up goin with the MacBook Pro, which I'm really happy with today, but if they had made that 15" Surface Laptop back in 2017, I think maybe the story could've been different.

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  • October 3, 2019 at 3:20 am
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    The sexiest laptop, hands down.

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  • October 3, 2019 at 3:39 am
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    Why buy this
    if you can buy asus zenbook pro duo
    can do 3d rendering smoother

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  • October 3, 2019 at 3:57 am
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    Would it be possible to hook this up to an external GPU, such as Razer Core X with some solid graphics card?

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  • October 3, 2019 at 6:24 am
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    It's like they can't decide and also scared.
    They basically came up to satisfy everybody from AMD, Intel, Qualcomm and, a MicroSoft branded Custom Chip.
    If Apple sold their A-series Chip, that would be in too.

    A Surface Phone with an Intel Chip is an act of Puny and their admission they can't leave up their past until forcibly by failure as in their adventure with Nokia. If they're doing the Windows 10X anyway, they should encourage Vulkan and go with the Custom SQ1 Chip for Duo & Neo Devices and evidently declutter the obsessive use of Surface moniker (aside from the two screen estates for the Laptops)

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  • October 3, 2019 at 6:47 am
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    Isn't the trackpad the same size?

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  • October 3, 2019 at 6:56 am
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    Love my new MacBook Air

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  • October 3, 2019 at 7:03 am
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    USB-C and no Thunderbolt 3 – Support. Damn i really wished i could link the "Picard-Facepalm"-Gif in here. Why? Is there someone over at MS that is hired for taking care that good ideas never live up to their full potential, and if is help needed over there ?

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  • October 3, 2019 at 7:08 am
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    But what if i update windows 10 on it

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  • October 3, 2019 at 7:09 am
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    New inch, New trackpad material and finally USB c. Well done

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  • October 3, 2019 at 8:03 am
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    Microsoft is very clever…. Man they literally worked with AMD, INTEL and QUALCOMM

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  • October 3, 2019 at 9:24 am
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    Couldn't wait for this launch, very impressed!

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  • October 3, 2019 at 10:12 am
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    How can it be that the surface book 2 costs around 3000$ and the surface book 3 around 1200$ ??

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  • October 3, 2019 at 11:01 am
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    Oh no, the screen wobble. Really hated it on the 2.

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  • October 3, 2019 at 11:25 am
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    It's very simple strategy, Windows needs as much as Apple & Android apps for them to be team player !!!

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  • October 3, 2019 at 11:28 am
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    Surface are awesome laptops

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  • October 3, 2019 at 12:03 pm
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    oh how i wish the 15in came in that blue

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  • October 3, 2019 at 1:42 pm
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    Best hardware designs in years and years! MS are fast travelling to the future with their 2020 lineup!

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  • October 3, 2019 at 2:12 pm
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    Silver . 15" . AMD Ryzen . Full Metal.
    SOLDDDDD

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  • October 3, 2019 at 3:39 pm
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    Also something that I haven't seen mentioned : the Intel version will support WiFi 6.

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  • October 3, 2019 at 3:44 pm
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    Why is no one talking about the removable top?

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  • October 3, 2019 at 3:49 pm
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    I bet they're saving battery capacity for the end cause they know it's rubbish.

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  • October 3, 2019 at 4:06 pm
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    Why no thunderbolt 3?

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  • October 3, 2019 at 6:43 pm
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    Not Surface Book 3! so my Book 2 is still a good deal! 😉

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  • October 3, 2019 at 9:51 pm
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    Nobody has ever mentioned this in any of surface laptop 3 videos. But is it fanless?

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  • October 3, 2019 at 10:22 pm
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    The disgusting felt material is back I see. The one that gets rips off when you try to open it to repair. How convenient.

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  • October 3, 2019 at 10:33 pm
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    Is the sandstone color more of solid gold or rose gold color?

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  • October 3, 2019 at 11:36 pm
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    I just have one question, wheres the speaker?

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  • October 4, 2019 at 12:04 am
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    What's the name of the light in the background

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  • October 4, 2019 at 1:44 am
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    USB c

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  • October 4, 2019 at 2:59 am
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    should I get this or a base model macbook pro?

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  • October 4, 2019 at 4:19 am
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    intro song?

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  • October 4, 2019 at 5:20 am
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    Why is everyone trying to make their laptops look like MacBooks ?

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  • October 4, 2019 at 7:35 am
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    Macbook air better watch out

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  • October 4, 2019 at 8:44 am
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    Bezels too thick for a 2019 laptop

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  • October 4, 2019 at 9:31 am
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    The problem is that it should have atleast 2 USB ports

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  • October 4, 2019 at 10:14 am
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    Matte black everything

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  • October 4, 2019 at 12:31 pm
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    Can we charge the surface laptop 3 with usb c?

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  • October 4, 2019 at 2:04 pm
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    Surface pro X is what I'm waiting and the rest is not worth it. I will not buy the first gen, but I will on the 2nd gen.

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  • October 4, 2019 at 2:24 pm
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    I'm deciding between the Surface laptop 3 and the surface X, which one would be a better bet?

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  • October 4, 2019 at 4:13 pm
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    Long life to the Surface Book 2!

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  • October 4, 2019 at 8:09 pm
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    Is this at the level of dell xps 13??

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  • October 5, 2019 at 8:57 am
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    Why are upfiring speakers not mainstream?

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  • October 5, 2019 at 1:15 pm
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    Is it detachable

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  • October 5, 2019 at 1:27 pm
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    some other tech channels said that the 15'' can be available in Alcantara as well

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  • October 5, 2019 at 3:25 pm
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    No thunderbolt, again, this is 2019.

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  • October 5, 2019 at 3:41 pm
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    So I’ve got a tough decision to make 😂

    If I’m planning on getting a laptop, it’s gonna be a surface 3, and I’m between 2 models:

    The first one is a 13.5” Cobalt Fabric one, with 256Gb storage and 8Gb RAM.
    It’s £1,142.10

    The second is a 15” Platinum Metal one with 128GB Storage and 8Gb RAM.
    It’s £1,079.10

    So the larger one is cheaper, but has less storage & isn’t a colour I want, as I would prefer the cobalt one.

    The cobalt one is more expensive and is smaller, but has more storage and is the colour I want.

    which one would you think is better.

    My choice of what I’m buying is either one of the laptops Or A new Apple Watch S5, which would be £749

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  • October 5, 2019 at 4:58 pm
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    Wait for Surface Laptop 3 or purchase Surface Book 2? For business use

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  • October 5, 2019 at 9:51 pm
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    space grey macbook: tasty. That black tho… extra tasty 😋

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  • October 6, 2019 at 12:39 am
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    I’m new to computers so I apologize if my question seems off but if I opt for the 15” model with 16gb of ram will I be able to upgrade the laptop to 32 gb if I need to in the future? And how does this compare with the Surface book 2? (Looking to use the laptop for CAD work).

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  • October 6, 2019 at 1:40 am
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    My God…. Why couldn't they have just made the 15" model a couple millimeters thicker and added a real dedicated GPU, an SD card slot and a 45 watt CPU? Microsoft, we need a video editing laptop from you.

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  • October 6, 2019 at 4:15 am
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    I hated my 2nd gen black surface laptop because it was terrible for showing fingerprints and assorted hand gunk, and that was without the alcantara protecting the handrest.

    my first gen blue surface was much better in this regard, so I think i'll go back to that for the 3rd gen.

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  • October 6, 2019 at 8:29 am
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    is the surface book 3 dead?

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  • October 6, 2019 at 11:09 am
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    Can you play dota 2 with it?

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  • October 6, 2019 at 11:10 am
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    Why is it that specific configurations only come with certain colours? You can't get the baseline configuration in a black 15 inch…

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  • October 6, 2019 at 4:02 pm
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    I have to get this for school!

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  • October 6, 2019 at 10:20 pm
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    I’m sold ngl

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  • October 6, 2019 at 10:47 pm
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    Would like the have a comparison with the competition like dell and lenovo. What do you get for going all Microsoft

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  • October 6, 2019 at 11:05 pm
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    Get your specs right. Screen size is 13,5, not 13.

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  • October 7, 2019 at 12:25 am
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    Why does the Surface Laptop 3 display look so dim? That's the only thing that annoys me and holding me back from buying one–the screen brightness is not enough!!

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  • October 7, 2019 at 9:38 am
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    The sandstone 😍 no thunderbolt 😡

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  • October 7, 2019 at 7:39 pm
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    What’s MacBook Pro?

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  • October 8, 2019 at 2:50 am
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    No thunderbolt 3 in 2019 even after paying atleast $1000
    No Thank you.

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  • October 8, 2019 at 3:20 pm
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    everything is so cool…. but how to use it with an external monitor?

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  • October 8, 2019 at 4:50 pm
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    Just 1 USB c high price… I think I'll stay with Huawei matebook d with ryzen

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  • October 9, 2019 at 11:20 pm
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    I see a lot of people happy that the black version doesn't have alcantara, I've had the surface laptop 2 since release and it's been one of the differentiating factors for me… for real I love it

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  • October 11, 2019 at 1:14 pm
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    No Needs Laptops anymore!
    A Great Tablet will do!

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  • October 11, 2019 at 1:26 pm
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    Would be nice if they would of added 3-4 USB ports and an HDMI adapter… My surface laptop 2 works fine; not going to upgrade over a few minor tweaks.

    Bought an juiced systems adapter and it works well. 🙂

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  • October 12, 2019 at 12:01 pm
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    Beauty

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  • October 14, 2019 at 5:27 pm
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    The 13.5 inch is amazing, can't wait for the Matte Black!

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  • October 17, 2019 at 2:32 pm
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    You know what I like? How Microsoft went out of their way to give each colour of laptop its own unique standard wallpaper.

    It's a small thing . . . but a nice touch.

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  • October 19, 2019 at 3:42 am
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    It’s ok guys the next upgrade WILL be thunderbolt 3

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  • October 19, 2019 at 4:35 am
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    I like to edit, not hard core editing but my own montages and stuff like that. Will this work fine with editing softwares?

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  • October 19, 2019 at 7:49 pm
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    These things are horribly overpriced

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  • October 21, 2019 at 9:38 am
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    i was hoping for some interactive fabric like they took out that patent for awhile ago

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  • October 22, 2019 at 5:00 am
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    i want one but im broke😔

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  • October 24, 2019 at 2:40 am
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    I'm glad they removed the alcantara.

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  • October 24, 2019 at 8:05 am
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    I have read that many have problems with "Touch Current" when the power adapter is connected, what is it, is it a big problem enough to avoid this laptop?

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  • October 24, 2019 at 10:57 pm
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    Is it detachable?

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  • October 25, 2019 at 6:23 pm
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    I couldn’t get the black color because I wanted the i7 chip in mine😩

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  • October 25, 2019 at 9:23 pm
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    Love that these have the option of a Ryzen chip.

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  • October 26, 2019 at 10:10 pm
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    Why does it look like a MacBook ?

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  • October 31, 2019 at 3:13 pm
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    Awesome Review!!!

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  • November 3, 2019 at 1:27 pm
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    Hdmi port?

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  • November 3, 2019 at 8:20 pm
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    Hey I'm thinking about buying the SL3 13" with i5 8gb and 256 of SSD. Is it enough for lightroom and light premiere Pro editing?
    Thanks!

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  • November 5, 2019 at 4:33 pm
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    When is the review coming?

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  • November 11, 2019 at 8:38 pm
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    Nice ultrabook laptop from Microsoft. I wish there were more ports on the laptop.

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