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Microsoft's latest Surface Book is now shipping! Here's everything you need to know about the Surface Book 3, including specs, pricing, and more. Microsoft has updated the Surface Book 3 with new processors, more RAM and storage configurations, and better graphics power for rendering and gaming.

Two in one

Surface Book 3

Power on the go

The refreshed Surface Book 3 for 2020 gets new Intel 10th Gen processors, more powerful GTX graphics, and much better Wi-Fi, SSD, and RAM options making this one powerful 2-in-1 convertible PC.

Design

On the outside, Surface Book 3 features the exact same design as its predecessor. Microsoft has kept everything from the bezels to the size of the trackpad the same, which means accessories built for the Surface Book 2 will work fine with the Surface Book 3.

Specs

The Surface Book 3 features Intel's latest 10th-generation Core i5 and Core i7 processors with better power efficiency and more performance for productivity work. In addition, Microsoft is also offering Surface Book 3 with up to 32GB RAM and 2TB storage options. These are new to the Surface Book 3, with the previous generation maxing out at 16GB RAM and 1TB storage.

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The biggest improvements come with better graphics cards options in the form of NVIDIA GeForce and Quadro graphics. Inside the 13.5-inch model is either integrated Intel Iris Plus graphics or dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 graphics. If you want to do any video rendering, 3D object modeling, or gaming, then the NVIDIA options is what you'll want to go for.

Inside the 15-inch variant is an even more powerful NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Max-Q) graphics card. Commercial customers can also spec out the 15-inch variant with an NVIDIA Quadro 3000 RTX graphics card designed for data processing and crunching numbers.

Category Surface Book 3 (13.5) Surface Book 3 (15)
Processor 10th Gen Intel i5-1035G7
10th Gen Intel Core i7-1065G7
10th Gen Intel Core i7-1065G7
RAM 8GB, 16GB, or 32GB LPDDR4x
Storage 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, or 2TB
Display size 13.5 inches
Touch
15 inches
Touch
Display resolution 3000x2000
3:2 aspect
267 PPI
3240 x 2160
3:2 aspect
260 PPI
Graphics Intel Iris Plus
GeForce GTX 1650
Intel Iris Plus
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Max-Q)
NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000
Ports Two USB Type-A 3.1 (Gen1)
One USB Type-C w/ video, power in/out and USB 3.1 (Gen2) data
Full-size SDXC card reader (UHS-II)
Headphone jack (3.5mm)
Two Surface Connect ports (1 in tablet, 1 in keyboard base)
Two USB Type-A 3.1 (Gen1)
One USB Type-C w/ video, power in/out and USB 3.1 (Gen2) data
Full-size SDXC card reader (UHS-II)
Headphone jack (3.5mm)
Two Surface Connect ports (1 in tablet, 1 in keyboard base)
Connectivity Intel Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax
Bluetooth 5.0
Intel Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax
Bluetooth 5.0
Xbox Wireless
Camera 5MP Front-facing 1080P
8.0MP Rear-facing AF 1080P
5MP Front-facing 1080P
8.0MP Rear-facing AF 1080P
Biometrics IR camera IR camera
Battery 70WHr
Up to 17 hours
80WHr
Up to 17.5 hours
Charger 65W (Core i5)
102W (Core i7)
127W
Dimensions 312 mm x 232 mm x 13 mm-23 mm (12.3" x 9.14" x 0.51"-0.90") 343 mm x 251 mm x 15 mm-23 mm (13.5" x 9.87" x 0.568"-0.90")
Weight i5 total: 1,534g (3.38lbs)
i7 total: 1,905g (3.62lbs)
i7 total: 1,905g (4.20lbs)

Pricing

The Surface Book 3 is available now starting at $1,599 for the 13.5-inch entry-level model. This includes an Intel Core i5, 256GB storage, 8GB RAM and integrated Intel Iris Plus graphics. We recommend stepping up to the $1,999 model that significantly improves the processor, RAM, and graphics with an Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, and the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650.

The 15-inch entry-level model starts at $2,299 for an Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 256GB storage and the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q. The top-end Surface Book 3 includes the NVIDIA Quadro 3000 RTX graphics card, along with 32GB RAM, 2TB storage and an Intel Core i7 for $3,399.

Two in one

Surface Book 3

Power on the go

The refreshed Surface Book 3 for 2020 gets new Intel 10th Gen processors, more powerful GTX graphics, and much better Wi-Fi, SSD, and RAM options making this one powerful 2-in-1 convertible PC.

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