Surface Book 3 is the most powerful Surface laptop combining speed, graphics, and immersive gaming with the versatility of a laptop, tablet, and portable studio. It is a refresh to the Surface Book series and a worthy successor to the Surface Book 2.
The Microsoft Surface Book 3 is available with a 13.5- and 15-inch display size and powered by the 10th Gen Intel Core processor coupled with the powerful graphics card.
Surface Book 3 Key Features
- 13.5-inch or 15-inch PixelSense Touch Display
- Quad-core 10th Gen Intel Core Processors
- Up to Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Graphics
- Windows 10 Home
- Up to 32GB RAM
- Up to 2TB SDD Storage
- Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in
- 2 USB Type-A, 1 USB Type-C
- 5MP Front-Facing Camera
- 8MP Rear-Facing Camera
- Detachable Keyboard
- Front-Facing Stereo Speakers with Dolby Atmos
- Up to 17.5 Hours Battery Life (Typical Usage)
In the body built department the Microsoft Surface Book 3 is very much the same design as the last Surface Book 2, every major update made on the laptop is the internals.
Similarly, this exceptionally stunning device is a thin, lightweight laptop with elegant, on-the-go style fits easily in your bag.
It is still the always sleek, light, well-made laptop with a detachable keyboard that can turn the laptop into a tablet device to make working easy anywhere.
Thanks to the lightweight design, the Microsoft Surface Book 3 sports a slim lid which holds the thin glass touchscreen display that stretches all around the lid leaving a very tiny bezel around the corner.
Furthermore, this 2-in-1 flagship device also comes with Touchpad, trackpad, and Touch Bar.
With 10-point touch tracking, the Surface Book 3 screens can handle simultaneous touches from all fingers on both hands, enabling a wide number of gestures and multi-touch controls.
Besides, these touch screens are also designed for use with both the Surface Pen and Surface Dial, although, the two accessories are sold separately.
For connectivity port, the Surface Book 3 comes with two USB Type-A ports and an SD card reader, while the right side sits a USB Type-C port and a Surface Connect Port.
The tablet also has a 3.5mm headphone/mic jack and another Surface Connect port.
The window 10 based Microsoft Surface Book 3 is available in two display screen sizes, including the 13.5-inch and 15-inch.
Both the 13.5-inch and 15-inch Surface Book 3 feature the same PixelSense touch screens used on the Surface Book 2.
It also comes with 3:2 screen ratio, hence, offering vibrant colors, and brightness to make up for an excellent display for a gamer, and other users.
Furthermore, the 13.5-inch display sports a resolution of 3000 x 2000-pixel and 3240 x 2160-resolution for the 15-inch display, thus, promising a vibrant display experience.
Above all, the Surface 2-in-1 device also comes with LED backlighting which helps achieve a very bright maximum of 500 nits.
Microsoft has a slight boost in CPU performance from 8th Gen to Intel 10th Gen processor.
The two Microsoft Surface Book 3 model is built on the intel’s latest Quad-core 10th Gen Intel Core processor.
The base model with 13.5-inches display offers both Core i5 and Core i7 configurations, with a quad-core Intel Core i5-1035G7 processor in the base model and a more powerful Intel i7-1065G7 option available.
Also, the Core i5-1035G7 model comes with integrated graphics only, while the Core i7 model is equipped with Nvidia GeForce 1650 Max-Q mobile graphics.
Furthermore, the Surface Book 3 15-inch model, however, is equipped with Core i7-1065G7 Intel 10th Gen processor and backed up by Nvidia GeForce 1660 Ti Max-Q or Nvidia Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q
According to Microsoft, the Surface Book 3 will offer up to 32GB of RAM alongside the fastest SSD card, although, that is depending on the model.
The 13.5in model comes with 256GB of storage to start but is available with up to 1TB, while the 15-inch Surface Book 3 has 256GB and goes up to 2TB.
Above all, the Microsoft Surface Book 3 running on Windows 10 Home 64-bit operating system out-of-the-box.
This portable 2-in-1 device comes with front-facing stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos, thus delivering crystal-clear audio when watching videos or taking a call.
Furthermore, the Surface Book 3 also comes with the TPM 2.0 chip for enterprise security as well as the enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in.
It also sports a 5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p HD video perfectly position at the top bezel above the screen and 8.0MP rear-facing auto-focus camera with 1080p HD video at the back.
Also, the camera comes with features that include an Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Magnetometer.
Furthermore, Surface Book 3 comes with powerful battery life. It offers up to 20 days of standby time and up to 17.5 hours of heavy usage.
You also can now enjoy the use of the Wi-Fi 6 wireless networking and Bluetooth 5.0 wireless features for perfect sharing and connectivity.
The 15-inch also has additional access to Xbox.
Microsoft Surface Book 3 Price and Availability
The Surface Book 3 price starts at $1,599.99 for the 13-inch model and $1.999.99. However, the price may change depending on your chosen configuration.
This 2-in-1 device is available on Microsoft official stores and other third-party e-commerce platforms like Amazon.
Microsoft Surface Book 3 Specs
Here are a few specs of the Surface Book 3:
- OS: Window 10
- Processor: Up to Quad-core 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1065G7 Processor
- GPU: Intel® Core™ i7-1065G7 models: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 with Max-Q Design w/4GB GDDR5 graphics memory, Intel® Core™ i5-1035G7 models: Intel® Iris™ Plus Graphics
- Memory: Up to 32GB 3733 MHz LPDDR4x RAM
- Colors: Platinum
- Dimension: 13.5-inch (312 mm x 232 mm x 15 mm-23 mm), 15-inch (343 mm x 251 mm x 15 mm-23 mm)
- Weight: 1.6 kg (13.5-inch) or 1.9 kg (15-inch)
Display & Keyboard
- Display: 13.5-inch PixelSense Display, 3000 x 2000 (267 PPI), 3:2 Aspect Ratio or 15-inch PixelSense Display, 3240 x 2160 (260 PPI), 3:2 Aspect Ratio
- Keyboard: Yes, detachable
- Pointing Device: Yes
- Built-in Storage: Up to 2TB SSD
- Optical Storage: –
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
Ports & Connectivity
- Webcam: Yes, 5MP Front Camera and 8MP Rear Autofocus Camera (Both with support for 1080p HD Videos)
- USB Ports: 2 x USB-A (USB 3.1), 1 x USB-C (USB 3.1 with USB Power Delivery revision 3.0)
- HDMI: –
- Thunderbolt Ports: –
- DisplayPort: –
- VGA: –
- Ethernet (RJ-45): –
- SD Slot: Yes, Full-size SDXC card reader
- Mic/Headphone: Yes, 3.5mm Headphone Jack, Dual Far-Field Studio Mics
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 6: 802.11ax compatible
- Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 5.0
- NFC: –
- Docking Connector: 2 x Surface Connect Ports
- Mobile Broadband: –
- TPM 2.0 chip
- Windows Hello Face Authentication Camera (Front-Facing Camera)
- Compatible with Surface Dial On- and Off-Screen Interaction
- Xbox Wireless Built-in (15-inch Models only)
- Front-Facing Stereo Speakers with Dolby Atmos
- Ambient light sensor
- Proximity sensor
- Use Time: Up to 17.5 hours (15-inch), Up to 15.5 hours (13.5-inch)