Microsoft has launched the 2022 Surface Laptop 5 models in the US online. The price in the US starts at $999.99 ( 13.5 inch ) – $1,299.99 ( 15 inch ). These new models are powered by Alder Lake 12th Gen Intel Core i5 / Core i7 processors. Amazon US ( Amazon.com ) has listed some models for pre-order online.
2022 Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 Specs and Features
Like Surface Pro 9 Intel WiFi Models, the high-end 2022 Surface Laptop 5 models are powered by 12th Gen Intel Core i7-1255U 10-core processor, and the entry-level models have 12th Gen Intel Core i5-1235U 10-core processor. As of this writing, there is no 2022 Surface Laptop 5 15” Core i5 model announced.
Surface Laptop 5 13.5” Display Specs
Microsoft has equipped these models with a 13.5” PixelSense Display with a native pixel resolution of 2256 x 1504 (201 PPI). It has a 3:2 aspect ratio screen with a contrast ratio of 1300:1. The screen supports 10-point multi-touch and is individually color-calibrated. It comes with sRGB and Vivid color profiles. You also get Dolby Vision IQ 3 support on this model. For added protection, Microsoft is using Gorilla Glass 3 display ( laptop with Alcantara keyboard finish ) / Gorilla Glass 5 display ( laptop with metal keyboard finish ).
Surface Laptop 5 15” Display Specs
The 15-inch 2022 Surface Laptop 5 features a 2496 x 1664 (201 PPI, 3:2 aspect ratio ) resolution PixelSense Display and is also individually color-calibrated display. It also has 10-point multi-touch and Dolby Vision IQ 3 support. For added protection, this model has Gorilla Glass 5. Like the 13-inch model, this also has sRGB and Vivid color modes.
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Ram Memory and Storage
You can buy the 2022 Surface Laptop 5 13.5 and 15-inch models with 8GB, 16GB, or 32GB LPDDR5x RAM. The base model has 256GB SSD storage. It is also available to purchase in 512GB and 1TB SSD options.
According to the official figures, the 2022 Surface Laptop 5 13.5” Intel Core i5 and Core i7 variants offer up to 18 hours of typical device usage. Surface Laptop 5 15” Intel Core i7 offers up to 17 hours of typical device usage. Take these numbers with a pinch of salt.
You get typical Firmware TPM 2.0 and Windows Hello face sign-in support on these models.
Webcam / Cameras
Microsoft ship these models with a 720P HD camera with Windows Hello Face Authentication support. There is no rear camera on this model. Surface Pro 9 has it though.
Input / Output Ports
It has a USB Type-C Thunderbolt 4 port and a USB-A 3.1 port. You also get a 3.5 mm headphone jack and a Surface Connect port
Wireless and Connectivity
2022 Surface Laptop 5 supports WiFi 6 and has Bluetooth 5.1. The Surface Pro 9 supports WiFi 6E which is missing on these models.
2022 Surface Laptop 5 13.5” can be bought in ‘Platinum with Alcantara material palm rest’ and ‘Matte Black with metal palm rest’. Surface Laptop 5 15” comes in either ‘Platinum with metal palm rest’ or ‘Matte Black with metal palm rest’.
While the Surface Pro 9 is equipped with plenty of sensors, Surface Laptop 5 only has a single sensor – An ambient light sensor.
Pen and accessories compatibility
It is compatible with Microsoft Pen Protocol (MPP) and supports Surface Pen.
Microsoft Surface Laptop 5 Model Numbers: RBG-00026, R1S-00062, RBG-00001, RBG-00051, R1S-00026, RBG-00062, R1S-00001, QZI-00001, R1S-00051.