Why is USB-C important?
Having a USB-C port is important for a few big reasons. The main one is that it allows more power and data to be transferred per second than other USB connection types, which makes charging and data transfer faster respectively. In addition to that, both the port and the plug of USB-C is smaller than the other USB types. This results in less space being taken up. Finally, another notable advantage that the smaller design of USB-C brings is that it's simply easier to connect and disconnect plugs from the port, which will make the quality-of-life for the user better.
Like many other previous-generation Surface devices, the Surface Laptop 2 didn't come with a USB-C or Thunderbolt 3 port, which was a massive disappointment on an otherwise great device. With te addition of a USB-C port on the Surface Laptop 3 and the Surface Pro 7, it finally looks like Microsoft is embracing the future.
What does the Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 offer?
The Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 has a lot more going for it than just the addition of a USB-C port. Regardless of whether you choose the 13-inch variant or the 15-inch one, you'll be in for a good time. It comes with either a 13.5-inch 2256x1504 display or a 15-inch 2496x1664 one for the smaller and larger versions, respectively, and the device also has Intel's new 10th Gen CPUs and can be configured with up to 32GB of RAM and 1TB of storage. The 15-inch version can also be configured with an AMD Ryzen 7 custom CPU and a AMD Vega 11, if you wish.
In terms of physical design, the laptop is fairly light at just 2.79 pounds (13-inch) and 3.4 pounds (15-inch). It also comes with a Windows Hello-compatible camera, and also a USB-C port, something that Surface Laptop fans have been requesting for a long time.
Small size, big value
Though it isn't as powerful as it's larger cousin can be, the 13-inch version of the Microsoft Surface Laptop 3's compact form will make it an excellent travel laptop.
Go big or go home
Perfect for home use
With a bigger screen and some slightly better hardware, the 15-inch version of the Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 is an excellent laptop to choose for home use.
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