Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 vs Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15" (AMD)

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Display 2496 x 1664
Battery 45.8 Wh


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Key Differences

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Advantages of the Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15
  • Slightly easier to carry: weighs 160 grams less (around 0.35 lbs)
  • Display has support for touch input
  • 42% sharper screen – 200 versus 141 pixels per inch (PPI)
  • Provides 33% higher max. screen brightness: 400 vs 300 nits
Advantages of the Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15" (AMD)
  • Includes an old-school USB-A port
  • Around 50% better multi-core CPU performance in the Cinebench R23 test
  • Supports next-generation Wi-Fi 6 wireless networks

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Tests and Specifications

Comparison table of test results and technical specs


Weight 1.54 kg (3.4 lbs) 1.7 kg (3.75 lbs)
Dimensions 339.5 x 244 x 14.6 mm
13.37 x 9.61 x 0.57 inches
356.7 x 233.1 x 19.9 mm
14.04 x 9.18 x 0.78 inches
Area 828 cm2 (128.5 inches2) 831 cm2 (128.9 inches2)
Screen-to-body ratio ~80.9% ~80.7%
Side bezels 11.3 mm 5.7 mm
Colors Black, Gold, Gray, Blue Gray, Blue
Material Aluminum Aluminum
Transformer No No
Opening angle 150° 180°
Size comparison
Cooling solution
Cooling system Active Active
Vapor chamber No No
Liquid metal - No
Number of fans 2 1
Noise level (max. load) 39 dB 40.8 dB


Size 15 inches 15.6 inches
Refresh rate 60 Hz 60 Hz
PPI 200 ppi 141 ppi
Aspect ratio 3:2 16:9
Resolution 2496 x 1664 pixels 1920 x 1080 pixels
HDR support No No
Sync technology No No
Touchscreen Yes No
Coating Glossy Matte
Ambient light sensor Yes No
Display tests
Contrast 1042:1 1200:1
sRGB color space 99.4% 56%
Adobe RGB profile 63.4% 38.7%
DCI-P3 color gamut 75% 37.4%
Response time 35 ms 34 ms
Max. brightness
400 nits


Full charging time 1:30 hr -
Battery type Li-Po Li-Po
Replaceable No No
Fast charging Yes Yes
USB Power Delivery Yes Yes
Charging port position Left Left
Charge power 60 W 65 / 95 W
Weight of AC adapter 287 grams 364 grams


CPU name
Base frequency 1.2 GHz 2.6 GHz
Turbo frequency 3.7 GHz 3.8 GHz
Cores 4 4
Threads 8 8
L3 Cache 6 MB 4 MB
Integrated GPU Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 Radeon RX Vega 6
Fabrication process 10 nm 7 nm


Geekbench 6 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 6 (Multi-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Graphics Card

GPU name
TGP 15 W 15 W
Type Integrated Integrated
Fabrication process 10 nm 7 nm
GPU base clock 300 MHz 0 MHz
GPU boost clock 1100 MHz 1500 MHz
Memory size System Shared System Shared
Memory type LPDDR4X DDR4
Memory speed 3.73 Gbps 3.2 Gbps
Shading units (cores) 512 384
Texture mapping units (TMUs) 64 24
Raster operations pipelines (ROPs) 8 8


RAM size
Channels 2x4 GB 1x4 GB
Clock 3733 MHz 3200 MHz
Upgradable No No
Total slots 2 -


Storage size
Bus PCI-E Gen 3.0 (4x) PCI-E Gen 3.0 (4x)
Storage type SSD (M2) SSD (M2)
Channels 1x128 GB 1x128 GB
Upgradable No Yes
Total slots 1 2
NVMe Yes Yes


Audio chip - Realtek ALC3287
Speakers 2.0 2.0
Power - 2x2W
Dolby Atmos Yes Yes
Loudness ~79.8 dB ~71.8 dB
Microphones 2 2


Wi-Fi standard v5 v6
Bluetooth v5 v5.1
Fingerprint No Yes
Infrared sensor Yes No
Optical drive No No
Webcam Above the display Above the display
Webcam resolution 1280 x 720 1280 x 720
USB-A 1x USB 3.2 2x USB 3.2
USB Type-C 1x USB 3.2 1x USB 3.2
Thunderbolt No No
HDMI No 1x HDMI 1.4
DisplayPort No No
Audio jack (3.5 mm) Yes Yes
Ethernet (RJ45) No No
SD card reader No Yes
Proprietary charging port No Yes


Keyboard type Island Island
Numpad No Yes
Backlight Yes Yes
Key travel 1.5 mm 1.5 mm
Size 11.5 x 7.6 cm 10.4 x 6.9 cm
Surface Glass Plastic
Windows Precision Yes Yes
*Disclaimer! Ports, speakers, display, and other specifications can vary depending on the laptop's specific configuration or region.

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