At the annual hardware event, Microsoft unveiled its latest premium ultrabook, the Surface Laptop 5. The company has made little to no changes on the outside. But of course, the internals have been upgraded in accordance with the time. So let us look at the specifications, features, availability, and expected price of the Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 in Nepal.
Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 Overview:
From a visual perspective, the Surface Laptop 5 looks identical to its predecessor. The palm rest is made of metal, while the exterior chassis is still constructed of aluminum. And the laptop is available in the same 13.5-inch and 15-inch screen sizes.
Microsoft has made a minor change to the Surface Laptop 4’s available color options. While Platinum, Matte Black, and Sandstone are still available for the 13-inch model, the Ice Blue option has been replaced by a new Sage color, which is a dark shade of green.
This new color option is distinguished by an all-metallic construction. If you recall, the Ice Blue color had an Alcantara fabric cover for the keyboard base. But that finish is now only available in the Platinum color. The 15-inch model’s colors remain the same – Platinum and Matte Black.
Furthermore, there are very few changes in terms of display. Both the 15″ and 13.5″ variants, as with last year, feature Microsoft’s signature 3:2 PixelSense touch display. And they are protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. However, the laptop with Alcantara keyboard comes with a bit inferior Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
One improvement in the display this time around is that it now supports Dolby Vision IQ. It enables the screen to use an ambient light sensor to optimize Dolby Vision content based on the lighting conditions.
No more AMD
Microsoft is parting ways with AMD CPU options in the Surface Laptop this year. The company has offered AMD Ryzen-powered Surface Laptop alongside Intel since Laptop 3, but there is no AMD option after two years. It is available with either an Intel i5-1235U or an Intel i7-1255U processor.
Furthermore, the silicons are coupled with DDR5 memory in capacities of 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB. Storage options include a removable solid-state drive with 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB capacity. According to Microsoft, performance is 50% faster than the Surface Laptop 4, and battery life is slightly longer.
Rest of the specs
When it comes to I/O connectivity, the Surface Laptop 5 isn’t the best ultrabook out there. There is only one USB-C port, one USB-A 3.1 port, a combo headset jack, and one Surface Connect port. Not to mention the USB-C port is also a Thunderbolt 4 port. However, the webcam is still limited to 720p.
Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 Specifications:
- Size (WxDxH):
- 13.5-inch: 308 x 223 x 14.5 mm (12.1 x 8.8 x 0.57 in)
- 15-inch: 340 x 244 x 14.7 mm (13.4 x 9.6 x 0.58 in)
- 13.5-inch (Alcantara): 2.8lbs (1.272 kg) 13.5-inch (metal): 2.86lbs (1.297 kg)
- 15-inch: 3.44lbs (1.56 kg)
- Display: 13.5/15-inch PixelSense display, 3:2 aspect ratio, Dolby Vision IQ
- 13.5-inch: 2256 x 1504 (201 PPI)
- 15-inch: 2496 x 1664 (201 PPI)
- Processor: Intel Core i5-1235U / i7-1255U
- Graphics: Intel Iris Xe graphics
- RAM: 8GB, 16GB, or 32GB LPDDR5x
- Storage: 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB SSD (removable)
- Webcam: Front-facing 720p HD camera
- Biometric: Windows Hello facial authentication
- 13.5-inch: Up to 19 hours of typical device usage
- 15-inch: Up to 18 hours of typical device usage
- Ports: 1 x Thunderbolt 4 / USB4 (Type-C) port 1 x USB 3.1 Type-A 3.5mm headphone jack Surface Connect port
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax Bluetooth 5.1
- 13.5-inch: Platinum with Alcantara Matte Black, Sage, Sandstone
- 15-inch: Platinum, Matte Black
Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 Price in Nepal and Availability
The ultrabook is already available for pre-order for USD 999 for the 13.5-inch model with Core i5-1235U, 8GB RAM, and 256GB SSD. The shipment will begin on October 25. If and when it is released in Nepal, we expect the price of Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 to start at NPR 160,000.
|Microsoft Surface Laptop 5||Price in the US||Price in Nepal (Expected)|
|13.5”, Core i5-1235U, 8/256GB||USD 999.99||NPR 160,000|
|15”, Core i7-1255U, 8/256GB||USD 1,299.99||NPR 205,000|
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