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Why Your Business Needs the Surface Laptop 3

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Recently, Microsoft announced its newest lineup of Surface for business devices, which included the Surface Laptop 3 for Business.

The perfect Surface device for daily business use, the Surface Laptop 3 now comes in two sizes and with a whole slew of upgraded features compared to the Surface Laptop 2. It’s twice as fast and designed to align with the way modern professionals do business—all without losing its slim, sleek design and ease of use.

At this point, you’re probably wondering: “Well, why does my business need this new Surface Laptop 3 device?” Luckily, you’re about to find out!

Key Surface Laptop 3 Features


The Surface Laptop 3 comes equipped with numerous features that make it ideal for business use. So, what are some of the key Surface laptop 3 features you should be aware of—and more importantly, what will they mean for your business?

  • Enhanced audio and video and capabilities. The Surface Laptop 3 features improved front-facing cameras, OmniSonic speakers, and dual far-field Studio Mics—allowing you to experience crystal clear audio and video quality when joining virtual business meetings and brainstorms. This is especially beneficial for organizations with a lot of remote workers. 
  • Business mobility. Starting at just 2.76 pounds, the thin and light design of the Surface Laptop 3 makes it easy to carry around and ideal for on-the-go use.
  • All-day battery life. With up to 11.5 hours of battery life (based on typical Surface device usage) plus standby mode that extends your battery when you’re away, you can stay focused on the task at hand rather than having to constantly stop and reach for your charger.
  • USB-C™ and USB-A ports. While the Surface Laptop 2 only featured USB-A ports, the newest version comes with USB-C™ ports as well. This allows you to seamlessly connect to docking stations, accessory charging, and displays so you can share presentations with ease.
  • Better navigation and comfort. The Surface Laptop 3 features an interactive touch screen, making navigation easier and more natural than ever before. Plus, with a full 1.33mm key travel and 20% larger glass trackpad, you’ll have a much more comfortable typing experience.
  • Faster processing speed. With the latest 10th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, the Surface Laptop 3 moves as fast as your growing business does. 
  • Improved security features. Log in to the Surface Laptop 3 with Windows Hello password-free sign-in—the fastest and most secure way to unlock your device. Plus, the new Surface Laptop 3 allows you to maintain control of your sensitive information with a removable SSD, enabling data retention for the first time ever.
  • Seamless integration. The Surface Laptop 3 is optimized for Office 365 and runs Adobe Creative Cloud (and more), meaning you can integrate your device with the tools and business apps you already use and rely on to do business. 
  • More aesthetic choices. The new Surface Laptop 3 comes in various color options and finishes so you can choose a design that matches your personal style and preferences. 
  • Next-gen accessories. With tools like Surface Earbuds, Surface Arc Mouse, and Surface Pen, you can get even more out of your Surface Laptop 3 with accessories that align with the way you work best.

Surface Laptop 3 Specs

The Surface Laptop 3 is available in 13.5” and new 15” touchscreens. Here is a convenient table comparing some of the key tech specs for each size model so you can easily determine which is better suited to your needs: 

Surface Laptop 3 Specs

13.5” Model

15” Model


12.1” x 8.8” x .57” 

13.4” x 9.6” x .57”

Display Resolution

2256 x 1504 (201 PPI)

2496 x 1664 (201 PPI)



8GB or 16GB DDR4 RAM


Sandstone and Matte Black colors: 2.84 pounds

Cobalt Blue and Platinum colors: 2.79 pounds

Platinum and Matte Black colors: 3.40 pounds


Intel® Iris™ Plus Graphics

AMD Radeon™ Vega 9 Graphics Microsoft Surface® Edition, AMD Radeon™ RX Vega 11 Graphics Microsoft Surface® Edition 


Wi-Fi 6: 802.11ax compatible

Wi-Fi 5: 802.11ac compatible


Surface Laptop 3 Price

The Surface Laptop 3 starts at $999 for the 13” model and $1,199 for the 15” model. While this may sound like a large up-front investment for your business, the long-term benefits you’ll experience will be more than worth it. 

Ready to Implement the Surface Laptop 3 in Your Business?

Now that you know more about the many valuable features of the Microsoft Surface Laptop 3, you may be ready to utilize these devices to enhance the way you do business.

Whether you still need help choosing which Surface devices will be the best fit for your business, are ready to order a Surface Laptop 3, or simply have questions about how Microsoft’s suite of hardware and software tools can transform your organization into a truly modern workplace, reach out to a PT expert today!


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