The rumors for this morning’s Microsoft event are one-for-one. The first piece of hardware shown off this morning in New York is the latest version of the company’s very good Surface Laptop — arguably the strongest entry in the line.
As per earlier leaks, the Surface Laptop 3 arrives in 13.5- and 15-inch versions. Interestingly, Chief Product Officer Panos Panay spent much of the preamble discussing the product’s keyboard — seemingly a dig at Apple’s recent issues with MacBook hardware. The top of the keyboard is easily removable, as well, for quick repair and access to the device’s components.
Inside the 13-inch, you’ll find a 10th-gen quad-core Intel processor — which Panay claims is three times more powerful than the latest version of the MacBook Air. The 15-inch, meanwhile, has an AMD Radeon chip. There’s also a much-wanted USB-C port on board, new studio noise-canceling microphones and a sandstone finish.
The Surface Laptop 3 arrives October 22, priced at $999 for the 13-inch and $1,199 for the 15-inch.