Surface Laptop 3 preorders now available starting at $999

Surface Laptop 3
Surface Laptop 3 (Image credit: Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • The Surface Laptop 3 is now available for preorder. It's expected to be released on October 22.
  • Surface Laptop 3 now comes in two sizes, packs a USB-C port, and is available without Alcantara.
  • Preorders are live now starting at $999 at the Microsoft Store.

The Surface Laptop 3 is now available for preorder. Microsoft has made both the 13.5-inch and 15-inch models available to order, starting at $999 for the smaller model. The larger and more expensive 15-inch models start at about $1,199. All models can now be had in either metal or Alcantara finishes, there's a USB-C port for added connectivity, and storage is replaceable (though Microsoft says you'll need a technician to do it).

The AMD-powered 15-inch Laptop 3 goes all the way up to about $2,799 and comes complete with custom Ryzen 7 processor (CPU), 32GB of LPDDR4x RAM, and a 1TB SSD for mass storage.

The smaller 13.5-inch model uses 10th Gen Intel Core CPUs, ranging from Core i5 with 8GB of RAM and 128GB SSD, up to Core i7 CPU with 16GB of RAM and 1TB SSD for about $2,399.

There are also a myriad of colors to choose from, and there are now models available without the Alcantara fabric. Colors include Sandstone (metal), Platinum (fabric and metal), Black (metal), and Cobalt Blue (fabric). The color you choose will have an impact on the configurations made available.

All models are expected to be released on October 22, 2019.

Cale Hunt

Cale Hunt brings to Windows Central more than eight years of experience writing about laptops, PCs, accessories, games, and beyond.