Will Surface Book 2 privacy screens work on Surface Book 3?

Microsoft Surface Book 2
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Will Surface Book 2 privacy screens work on Surface Book 3?

Best answer: Absolutely. Thanks to the fact that the dimensions of the Surface Book 3 are the same as its predecessor, privacy screens designed to work for the Surface Book 2 will still work.Get yours: Surface Book 3 (From $1,599 at Microsoft)Best privacy screen: GeckoCare Surface Book Privacy Screen ($40 at Amazon)

Surface Book 3 and privacy screens

Privacy screens are special filters you can place over your laptop display that make it impossible for someone to see what's on your screen from any angle outside of a frontal 60-degree viewing cone, allowing you to use your device in peace without having to worry about people spying on you. Many of these screens have been developed for Surface Book devices over the years, and thankfully, they will all work with the Surface Book 3 too since the device has the same size and shape as its predecessors.

If you're looking for a top-notch privacy screen, we recommend the GeckoCare Surface Book Privacy Screen. The view blocking is very effective, the screen doesn't reduce the visual clarity of the device's display as much as other options do, and the adhesive used is fully reusable. All of these things together make this screen a superb accessory for your Surface Book 3.

Why get a Surface Book 3?

Microsoft Surface Book 2

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The Surface Book 3 is Microsoft's most powerful convertible laptop, and it's clear why that is once you look at what it has under the hood. 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 suite of strong hardware allows the device to tackle nearly anything without issues, including modern games. It can be outfitted with up to 1TB in storage space, too, which should enough for most users. If you need more, the device comes with an SD card slot. The 10th Gen Intel CPU also allows for Wi-Fi 6 support, which is the latest Wi-Fi standard on the market.

When it comes to the display, the Surface Book 3 doesn't disappoint. 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 come with full touch and inking support. Just like with previous Surface Books, you can remove the keyboard from the display and use the Surface Book 3 like a tablet. Finally, the device comes with a wonderful selection of ports. You get dual USB-A 3.1 Gen 2 ports, dual Surface Connect ports, and a USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 port for excellent peripheral connectivity. Overall, the Surface Book 3 is a lovely hybrid device that's equipped to do it all, and anyone who gets one will not be disappointed.

Brendan Lowry

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