Do Surface Book 2 cases work on Surface Book 3?

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Do Surface Book 2 cases work on Surface Book 3?

Best answer: Yes! Thankfully, nothing has changed with the new Surface Book when it comes to size and shape, meaning that cases designed for the Surface Book 2 work perfectly with the Surface Book 3.Get yours: Surface Book 3 (opens in new tab) (From $1,599 at Microsoft)Awesome case: Heycase Surface Book Case (opens in new tab) ($50 at Amazon)

The Surface Book 3 and older cases

While the Surface Book 3 sports several hardware upgrades compared to its Surface Book 2 predecessor, the shape and frame of the device hasn't changed. This means that cases designed to fit the Surface Book 2 will still fit perfectly on the Surface Book 3, so if you're upgrading, you don't need to get a new case.

If you're looking for a case, our favorite option is the Heycase Surface Book Case. The snazzy PU leather design looks stylish and elegant, and it also protects well against drops, scratches, and liquids, making it one of our favorite cases. Also, it comes in both a 13-inch and 15-inch size, so you can use it no matter which version of the Surface Book 3 you own.

Why get a Surface Book 3?

Microsoft Surface Book 2

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The Surface Book 3 stands as Microsoft's most powerful convertible device, and it's easy to see why once you look at the specs. It can be configured with up to an Intel 10th Gen i7-1065G7 processor, up to an NVIDIA GTX 1660 Ti GPU, and up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM. This kit allows the Surface Book 3 to handle pretty much anything without issues — even modern games. It can be outfitted with up to 1TB in storage space as well, which is more than enough for most people. If you need more storage, the device comes with an SD card slot too. Additionally, the 10th Gen Intel CPU allows the laptop to support Wi-Fi 6, which is the latest Wi-Fi standard on the market.

When it comes to the display, the Surface Book 3's is awesome. You can opt for a 13.5-inch one that has a 3000 x 2000 resolution, or a 15-inch one with a 3240 x 2160 resolution. Both displays come with full touch and ink support. Just like with predecessor Surface Books, you can remove the keyboard from the display and use the device like a tablet. Finally, the laptop comes with an awesome port selection. With the Surface Book 3, you get dual USB-A 3.1 Gen 2 ports, dual Surface Connect ports, and a USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 port for fantastic peripheral connectivity. Overall, the Surface Book 3 is a hybrid device that is well-equipped to do it all, and you can rely on it without worry.

Brendan Lowry is a Windows Central writer and Oakland University graduate with a burning passion for video games, of which he's been an avid fan since childhood. You'll find him doing reviews, editorials, and general coverage on everything Xbox and PC. Follow him on Twitter.