$1500 for this? The metal Surface Laptop 3 is the sleekest Surface laptop yet and its implementation of AMD Ryzen is one of the better examples in the Ultrabook space. Unfortunately, almost everything else feels outdated. (November 1, 2019 update: Strangely, recharging via USB Type-C would work only after reformatting and updating our unit. We used a 130 W USB Type-C AC adapter for the test. The system also utilizes 8 GB of dual-channel RAM instead of single-channel as initially stated. The page has been corrected to reflect this.) Microsoft unveiled its third generation Surface laptop series earlier this month alongside a handful of other Surface devices ranging from traditional laptops to a foldable Duo smartphone. The model we’ll be looking at today is the Surface Laptop 3 15 powered by the semi-custom Ryzen 5 3580U processor. This is the first traditional 3:2 15-inch Surface Laptop and also the first in its family to carry AMD options as an alternative to the usual Intel SKUs. Additionally, this also implies that Microsoft is confident enough that Ryzen can provide the performance they’re looking for to be competitive against Intel in the high-end consumer space. Our 15-inch...