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PC World Latest NewsOct 21, 2019
Surface Laptop 3 review: AMD Ryzen makes a good 15-inch Surface, but Intel's version may be better
Microsoft's Surface Laptop 3 feels fresh again, after two successive generations of relatively stagnant designs. Those eager for a larger computing experience now have a new 15-inch option, which also boasts something novel: a custom-designed mobile AMD Ryzen processor. In all, it's an intriguing mix of style and speed.

New Surface Laptop 3 features include a modern USB-C port in addition to the tried-and-true Surface Connector, expanding your charging and I/O options. Microsoft's stunning PixelSense display remains, and while the touchpad has grown larger and more functional, you may find the keyboard a tad less enjoyable.

But wait, there's a choice to be made. Microsoft also has a Surface Laptop 3 for Business, and this 15-inch option essentially replicates the consumer version we reviewed—but includes a powerful 10th-gen Intel Core processor, advanced wireless, and improved memory options. (Microsoft's 13-inch Surface Laptop 3 is built around Intel's 10th-gen chip, too.) Disappointing battery life in the consumer version has us wondering whether the true enthusiast version of the Surface Laptop 3 might be the Business edition. Let's see if you agree.

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