Surface Laptop

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Surface Laptop
Microsoft Surface logo.png
Product familyMicrosoft Surface
Release dateJune 15, 2017 (2017-06-15)
Introductory priceUS$799.00 to $2,699.00
Operating systemWindows 10 S or Windows 10 Pro (if upgraded)
CPUIntel Kaby Lake dual-core processor:
m3-7Y30 or
i5-7200U or
Memory4, 8 or 16 GB LPDDR3 RAM
StorageSSD: 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB, 1 TB 110.6 MBps
Removable storageNone
Display13.5", 2256 × 1504 (201 PPI) LCD
Graphicsm3: Intel HD Graphics 615
i5: Intel HD Graphics 620
i7: Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640
SoundOmnisonic speakers, stereo microphones, headset jack
InputKeyboard, touchpad mouse
CameraFront 720p HD
Connectivity802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 3.0 port, Mini DisplayPort
Dimensions12.13 by 8.79 by 0.57 inches (30.8 cm × 22.3 cm × 1.4 cm)
Mass2.76 pounds (1.25 kg)
SuccessorSurface Laptop 2

The Surface Laptop is a laptop designed and produced by Microsoft as part of the company's Surface line of personal computing devices.


Surface Laptop was announced at the #MicrosoftEDU event by Microsoft on May 2, 2017,[1] alongside Windows 10 S and an updated version of Surface Arc Mouse that includes a large capactive surface.[2][3] It was available for a pre-order on the same day and began shipping on June 15, 2017.



Surface Laptop models used to ship with Windows 10 S, a feature-limited edition of Windows 10 with restrictions on software usage which has now been replaced with Windows 10 in S Mode; users may only install software from Windows Store, and system settings are locked to only allow Microsoft Edge as the default web browser with Bing as its search engine, since third-party web browsers using custom layout engines are banned from Windows Store.[4][5][6]

The device may be upgraded to Windows 10 Pro for free, which removes these restrictions.[7]


The Surface Laptop is the 5th addition to Surface lineup, following the Surface Pro, Surface Hub, Surface Book, and the Surface Studio. Unlike the other products, the Surface Laptop is aimed toward students. Microsoft claims a 14.5-hour battery life when running Windows 10 S, but testing suggests that the battery can be depleted to 50% in just 2.5 hours.[8] It comes in four colors: Platinum, Graphite Gold, Burgundy, and Cobalt Blue as advertised.

It has a 13.5-inch "Pixel Sense" Display at 2256 × 1504 using a 3:2 aspect ratio. It features a 10-point touch screen along with Surface Pen support. Unlike other ultra-portables by Microsoft, this does not feature any sort of detachment mechanism from the keyboard.

The Surface Laptop uses seventh-generation "Kaby Lake" processors, with both Intel Core i5 and i7 variants. It uses Intel HD Graphics 620 on the Core i5 version, while the Core i7 model uses Intel Iris Plus 640.

Three system memory options are available at purchase: 4, 8, and 16 GB and three SSD options: 128, 256, and 512 GB. These cannot be upgraded in the future. The SSD has a transfer speed of 110.6 MBps, which is quite slow when compared to its competitors.[9]

The Surface Laptop cannot be opened without destroying it, making it impossible to repair or upgrade by anyone except Microsoft. It has an unremovable battery with a capacity of 45.2 Wh. All other parts are either glued or soldered.[10][11]. This ensures that parts such as speakers or even the battery is non-replacable by 3rd parties once the unit warranty expires.

Surface Laptop Configuration Options[12] [13]
Price Tier (USD) CPU Integrated GPU RAM Internal Storage
799 Intel Core m3-7Y30 (1.0 to 2.6 GHz) HD 615 4 GB 128 GB
999 Intel Core i5-7200U (2.5 to 3.1 GHz) HD 620
1099 8 GB
1299 256 GB
1599 Intel Core i7-7660U (2.5 to 4.0 GHz) Iris 640
2199 16 GB 512 GB
2699 1TB


Surface Hub 2Surface HubSurface Studio 2Surface StudioSurface Laptop 2Surface LaptopSurface Book 2Surface BookSurface Pro 6Surface Pro (2017)Surface Pro 4Surface Pro 3Surface Pro 2Surface ProSurface GoSurface 3Surface 2Surface (2012 tablet)
Source: Microsoft Devices Blog


  1. ^ Fox, news (May 2, 2017). "Microsoft introduces new Surface Laptop, system upgrades at EDU event". Fox News. Retrieved May 3, 2017.
  2. ^ "Microsoft's lie-flat Surface Arc mouse is a new take on an old design". Engadget. Retrieved 2017-05-05.
  3. ^ Mitchel, Broussard (May 2, 2017). "Microsoft Debuts $999 Surface Laptop, 'Streamlined' Windows 10 S, and More at Education Event". Mac Rumors. Retrieved May 3, 2017.
  4. ^ Bott, Ed (10 March 2017). "Google Chrome won't be allowed on Windows 10 S". ZDNet. CBS Interactive.
  5. ^ Warren, Tom. "Windows 10 S won't let you change the default browser or switch to Google search". The Verge. Vox Media.
  6. ^ Tom, Warren (May 2, 2017). "Microsoft unveils $999 Surface Laptop running Windows 10 S". The Verge. Retrieved May 3, 2017.
  7. ^ "Microsoft admits Windows 10 S was confusing, new 'S Mode' upgrades will be free". The Verge. Vox Media. Retrieved 16 March 2018.
  8. ^ Microsoft Surface Laptop: First impressions, details, release date - Business Insider
  9. ^ Microsoft Surface Laptop Review: A Real Stunner, But Get Windows Pro
  10. ^ You Can’t Open the Microsoft Surface Laptop Without Literally Destroying It - Motherboard
  11. ^ Microsoft Surface Laptop Teardown
  12. ^ Microsoft Surface Laptop tech specs
  13. ^ Commercial Microsoft Surface Laptop tech specs

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