Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15, i7-1065G7
Average of 5 scores (from 7 reviews)
Reviews for the Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15, i7-1065G7
Meanwhile for Intel, Ice Lake has been years in the making, and, after a long delay, it is finally here. After digging into the platform in-depth, it’s clear that Ice Lake is an incredibly strong offering from Intel. The CPU performance gains are significant, particularly because they were made in the face of a CPU frequency deficit. But the biggest gains were on the GPU side, where Intel’s Gen 11 GT2 in its full 64 Execution Unit configuration is likely the biggest single increase in GPU performance since they started integrating GPUs. It pulls very close to AMD’s Vega, closing the gap in performance to almost zero.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 12/13/2019
Source: PC World
The Surface Laptop 3 with Intel’s 10th-gen Core i7 chip achieves roughly 10 hours of battery life. This is more than enough to get you through your workday, and siginificantly longer than what was achieved by the 15-inch Surface Laptop 3 with AMD’s Ryzen 5 CPU, or the 15-inch Surface Laptop 3 with Ryzen 7. Other than the CPU and storage variations, the Surface Laptop 3 units we’ve tested are largely identical.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/02/2019
Rating: Total score: 90%
Source: Good Gear Guide
While we haven’t tested every possible configuration of the Surface Laptop 3, the results with three of the top versions lead us to conclude you’ll be more than happy with a Surface Laptop 3 with either an Intel Core i5 or the Core i7 model we reviewed. This is the Microsoft Surface that we’ve been waiting for.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/02/2019
Though we loved the 13-inch Surface Laptop when it first shipped two years ago, a lot has changed for thin and light premium laptops since then. Now the line just doesn't stand out the way it once did, even the new 15-inch model. At first, it isn't clear who the 15-inch Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 is for: Compared to the rest of its many competitors, it's not particularly light, or fast or feature-packed. It's not inexpensive or full of cutting-edge tech and it doesn't have an especially long battery life. But it's reasonably portable, sufficiently fast, looks pleasantly sleek, is partly upgradeable, and even backward-compatible with previous power supplies sold by Microsoft. So it probably does make sense for one class of laptop buyers: enterprise.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 11/25/2019
Rating: Total score: 78%
Source: Trusted Reviews
The Surface Laptop 3 15 is a 15-inch premium laptop you can't ignore; it's remarkably built and an attractive bit of kit. The AMD Ryzen processor options tackle everyday tasks with ease, but this isn't a device for high-end design work or gaming, while the battery performance is a major let down.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 11/13/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Chip.de DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/11/2020
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 98% features: 73% display: 96% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 91%
Source: Tweakers NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/08/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
Model: I don’t know if some of you remember the days the Macbook Air was released. It was back in around 2008. Then after just two years emerged the Chromebooks. Then after another two years, there were Surface laptops.
In the beginning, again, all these shiny gadgets were highly praised. There was a new area to compete for and everyone wanted a piece out of it. Then people realized they are paying premiums for not so good performance and for a long while there was silence. The Macbook Airs were a good fit for Business and so were the Microsoft Surface laptops. Chromebooks are a different story.
Now, we have the next iteration of Surface Laptops; this time two different variations with different CPUs. One with Intel and the other with AMD. In all the press releases, Microsoft mentioned a lot about their models with AMD. I don’t know what is the real reason behind this. But anyways. I am going to be talking about the Intel models.
With just an extra of 100$, you will get an Intel Icelake CPU, Wifi 6 and Windows Pro OS. Whereas with AMD, you get Wifi 5 and Windows Home. Oh one more, AMD models use DDR4, while Intel models use LPDDR4. In total, this does not affect overall performance that much. But in general, we can say Intel models last around one hour longer. Which is to me a nice to have.
Most of the reviews online mention that the new models are not groundbreaking. Yes, we have a sleek design, yes it is somewhat light. Yes, it has a battery life of okay. But other than that, there is nothing much to talk about. The thing that I am sure about is, it is expensive. With a price tag close to 1400$ for starters, it is costly. But Microsoft has a target group: Enterprise. Think about it, you provide a sleek / light device that is meant to be used for office operations. Who else can resist that?
My overall impression is, yes it is a nice device. Does it provide much? I am not so sure. Is there competition? Of course. The Lenovo Yoga series or Asus Zenbook 13 / 14 series are great competitors. Also don't forget Macs. The question are, "For which purpose do you want to buy and how much budget do you have?". For instance, for me weight matters a lot. The Surface 3 is around 1.5 kg. The Asus Zenbook series can go down to 900 grams. Pricing? Still very similar. Hardware, also similar. For my personal preferences, I would take a good look at other options in hand, before making such a purchase. As we all know, the hardware market is getting less and less innovative these days and it is becoming more and more about looks and ergonomics. When we consider performance will always be pretty close and the price as well, it is up to personal preferences and minor details about performance and connectivity. But the key is, identifying your needs and then deciding on the fits.
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Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU): Integrated graphics card in Intel Ice-Lake G7 SoCs based on the new Gen. 11 architecture with 64 EUs (Execution Units / Shader Cluster). The clock rate depends on the processor model ranging from 300 MHz base to 1050 - 1100 MHz boost. The Ice-Lake chips are produced in the modern 10nm process at Intel produced.
With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.
i7-1065G7: Ice Lake based low power quad-core processor for thin and light laptops. The four cores clock between 1.3 - 3.9 GHz and should offer 18% more IPC (instructions per clock) than the previous generations (and therefore partly close the clock speed gap). Produced in 10nm at Intel.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This display size represents a treshold between the small sizes of subnotebooks and ultrabooks and the standard-sizes of office- and multimedia laptops on the other hand. Laptops with that size are somewhat rare, nowadays.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.
Microsoft smartphones and tablets have been tested since 2012. There are many reviews with average ratings. The reader's interest is quite given, but the market share is not big enough for the Top 5 smartphone manufacturers (as of 2016).
83.6%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.