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Meet the new Microsoft Surface Laptop 5, now with Thunderbolt 4

By Kenny Yeo - on 13 Oct 2022, 9:31am

Meet the new Microsoft Surface Laptop 5, now with Thunderbolt 4

Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 (Image source: Microsoft)

Microsoft has just announced the new Surface Laptop 5 and there are things you need to know even if the devices themselves still sport the same design and dimensions.

The only change on the outside is that there's a new Sage Green colourway, but it remains to be seen if this option is going to be available in Singapore.

Microsoft is still offering the Surface Laptop 5 in two sizes: 13.5 and 15 inches. The PixelSense display is largely unchanged so you have the same 3:2 aspect ratio, resolution, and pixel density. Since it's mostly familiar on the outside, you can read up more about our experience with the Surface Laptop 4 to get more input on what to expect on the newcomer.

The new Sage Green colourway. (Image source: Microsoft)

The big change is on the inside. Microsoft used to offer the choice of Intel and AMD processors but it's going to be Intel only for the Surface Laptop 5.

When quizzed about the lack of AMD options, Pete Kyriacou, VP of program management at Microsoft said:

We’re great partners with AMD, we continue to work with them on longer term projects but for Laptop 5 we don’t have AMD models.

Anyway, what you'd find inside the Surface Laptop 5 are Intel's 12th Gen Core Alder Lake processors. You can choose between the Core i5-1235U or the more powerful Core i7-1265U. This can be paired with up to 32GB of LPDDR5 memory and up to 1TB of SSD storage.

The only notable update is the inclusion of a USB-C port that supports Thunderbolt 4. This lets it play well with a wide variety of accessories including external graphics docks, connectivity docks and speedy external SSD storage devices.


Pricing and availability

(Image source: Microsoft)

The Surface Laptop 5 will be available starting 25 October 2022 but pre-orders start now. Prices start at S$1,588 for the 13.5-inch model and S$2,038 for the 15-inch model. You can find them on the Microsoft online store.

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