Microsoft is selling business SKUs of the 15-inch Surface Laptop 3 with Intel CPUs

Yesterday, Microsoft finally announced the heavily-leaked Surface Laptop 3. It now comes in both 13.5- and 15-inch sizes, with the latter being offered with custom AMD Ryzen Surface Edition processors. If you're a business though, it seems that you'll be getting the same CPU options as the 13.5-inch model, which are from the Intel 'Ice Lake' family.

Spotted by ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley, Microsoft's own materials are a bit mixed on this. The Surface for Business page shows a Core i5-1035G7 and a Core i7-1065G7 as the only CPU options for both models. The Surface Laptop 3 for Business listing on the Microsoft Store, however, shows the AMD Ryzen 5 3580U with Radeon Vega 9 Graphics and Ryzen 7 3780U with Radeon RX Vega 11 Graphics as the options on the 15-inch model. However, if you try to configure your model on the Microsoft Store, the only CPU options are from Intel.

It's worth noting that the Intel CPU options are top-end ones. Intel actually has three SKUs of the Core i5-1035, including G1, G4, and G7, with the 'G' indicating the graphics power. G1 uses UHD Graphics, while G4 and G7 are Iris Plus. The Surface Pro 7, by comparison, has a Core i5-1035G4, so you'll get better Iris Plus graphics from the Laptop 3.

Naturally, we've reached out to Microsoft for clarification on this. We'll update this article to reflect whether Microsoft will be selling both models to businesses, or if one of the listings has a typo.

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