How is Surface Laptop 3 battery life?

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How is Surface Laptop 3 battery life?

Best answer: The battery life of the Surface Laptop 3 is average. It's not amazing, but it's not bad, either.Description: Surface Laptop 3 (From $999 at Microsoft)

So, what is the battery life like?

According to Microsoft, the battery life of the Surface Laptop 3 is about 11.5 hours based on "typical Surface device usage." This result isn't amazing by any means, but it's not a bad one, either, meaning that overall, the Surface Laptop 3's battery life is average. For most people, this will be good enough to get them through a day of use; however, it's worth pointing out that intensive activities like editing visual media or playing games will likely drain the battery faster. For people planning to use their Surface Laptop 3 for these, it's a good idea to expect to be near outlets for charging.

Why get a Surface Laptop 3?

Based on the specs, you're going to have a fantastic time with the Surface Laptop 3. It comes with either a 13.5-inch 2256x1504 display or a 15-inch 2496x1664 one for the smaller and larger variants, respectively, and the device is fitted with Intel's 10th Gen CPUs which are more capable than nearly all other processors out there for laptops right now. You can configure it with up to 32GB of RAM and 1TB of storage as well, which is incredibly convenient. The 15-inch version can also be fitted with an AMD Ryzen 7 CPU and an AMD Vega 11 if you want to up the power level even farther. This is the first AMD-powered Surface device. Gamers, in particular, will find the benefits of this AMD hardware beneficial. It will enable the laptop to handle better some of today's games that would typically be too demanding for other laptops.

From a physical design perspective, the laptop is incredibly portable at just 2.79 pounds (13-inch) and 3.4 pounds (15-inch). It comes with a Windows Hello camera, too, and also a USB-C port, which is something for which Surface fans have been petitioning Microsoft for a very long time.

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