Does Microsoft's Surface Laptop 3 have an Alcantara keyboard?
What is Alcantara?
Alcantara is a fabric that gives your laptop or device a unique look and feel. It feels similar to suede but is actually made up of polyester and polyurethane. The material is used in some luxury cars but made its way to the Surface line in recent years.
The Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2, Surface Pro 7, Surface Go, and some versions of the Surface Laptop 3 include this fabric. It's also included in some other Microsoft devices like the Surface Ergonomic Keyboard. It looks unique and helps the base of your keyboard feel a bit more cushioned and can help it feel a bit warmer when you first jump onto your device. But not everyone loves Alcantara. It can wear over time, showing pressure points and some grime. Some people also just prefer to look and feel of an all-metal laptop.
Options for some
The Surface Laptop 3 has several versions, including a 13-inch and 15-inch model. These models have a range of specifications that let you pick the color, processor, RAM, and storage. Additionally, for the 13-inch Surface Laptop 3, you can choose between a metal (Aluminum) or Alcantara keyboard. The 15-inch model only has options that include metal (Aluminum) keyboards.
The addition of options for the 13-inch version of the Surface Laptop 3 is a welcome change. The Alcantara fabric on previous Surface devices was often either loved or hated. The option to purchase either is a nice touch from Microsoft. Unfortunately, that option did not extend to the 15-inch version of the Surface Laptop 3. The larger Surface Laptop 3 only comes with an all-metal body.
13- and 15-inch options available
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3
Get yours while it's hot
The Surface Laptop 3, available in both 13.5-inch and 15-inch configurations, is sure to please anyone looking for a premium Ultrabook.
Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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