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Microsoft Surface Book 3 available for order, including the Quadro RTX 3000 variant

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Surface Book 3 Lead (Image credit: Daniel Rubino / Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • Microsoft's Surface Book 3 is available for purchase starting today.
  • The Surface Book 3 has 10th Gen Intel processors and options for NVIDIA GTX graphics.
  • The Surface Book 3 for Business (opens in new tab) also has options for NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 graphics.
  • The Surface Book 3 starts at $1,600 (opens in new tab).

Microsoft's Surface Book 3 goes on sale today and is available for order from several online retailers. The Surface Book 3 retains the look and design of the Surface Book 2 but has several internal changes that improve its power and efficiency over previous generations. The Surface Book 3 starts at $1,600 (opens in new tab). If you want to grab a Surface Book 3 with NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q graphics, you can check out the Surface Book 3 for Business (opens in new tab). The cheapest option with Quadro RTX graphics is $3,500. There are cheaper options of the business model without GTX graphics as well.

In addition to a bump to 10th Gen Intel processors, the Surface Book 3 also has options for NVIDIA GTX graphics or NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 graphics. The 13.5-inch Surface Book 3 has either Iris Plus graphics or an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q. The larger 15-inch variant gets some more power, with options for the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q or the aforementioned Quadro RTX 3000 graphics. To get the more powerful Quadro graphics you need to look at a different listing, such as the Surface Book 3 for Business listing (opens in new tab) on Microsoft's website.

We put the Surface Book 3 through several benchmark tests recently, including stacking it up against the Surface Book 2, Dell XPS 13, and many other competing devices. If you need help deciding between the newer Surface Book 3 and its older sibling, the Surface Book 2, make sure to check out our comparison guide.

Sean Endicott
Sean Endicott

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