Microsoft Surface book 3: Not exactly a beast, but perfect for what it aims to be.
Not an overhaul, but still impressive…
Microsoft unveiled 2 new Surface computers yesterday in the form of the adorable and admirable Surface Go 2, and the much-anticipated mobile powerhouse, the new Surface Book 3. And well, we like it, but we’re not exactly in awe of it. And that says a lot about where the current laptop market is than Microsoft’s capability to make a compelling and impressive machine. In other word’s while it’s not an undisputed king of the hill like the Surface Book 2 was when it launched, it’s still well, a Surface. And you’re likely to fall in love with it as we dive into its specs below.
So, if the video above didn’t give you enough details allow us to give you the spec sheet below. Simply put, the Surface Book 3(in both its 13.5 and 15 inch variants) is essentially a spec bump on the Surface Book 2 , with a few additional upgrades in the form of studio mics for better recording for creatives, as well as a TPM 2.0 security chip meant to protect the computer from processor based vulnerabilities that Intel hasn’t exactly been great at plugging as of late. Not impressed yet? Fine, let’s start with the fact that this machine is a laptop tablet hybrid where the screen essentially splits off to be a fully functional tablet, comes with the industry leading surface pen that makes this machine an amazing digital canvas, an infrared camera for windows face unlock, great USB Type A and Type C support, and SD card reader and graphics cards that blur the line between productivity champion and full on gaming PC.
|Category||Surface Book 3 (base configuration)||Surface Book 3 (top configuartion)|
|OS||Windows 10||Windows 10|
|Display||13.5-inch (3000 x 2000)||13.5-inch (3000 x 2000)|
|Pixels per inch||267 ppi||267 ppi|
|Refresh rate||Up to 60Hz||Up to 60Hz|
|Dimensions||12.3 x 9.14 inches||12.3 x 9.14 inches|
|Thickness||0.90 inches||0.90 inches|
|Battery capacity||Claims up to 15.5 hours||Claims up to 15.5 hours|
|Processor||1.2 GHz 10th-Gen quad-core Intel Core i5-1035G7||1.3 GHz 10th-Gen quad-core Intel Core i7-1065G7|
|Graphics||Integrated Intel Iris Plus||Nvidia GTX 1650 Max-Q with 4GB GDDR5 memory|
|Storage||256GB M.2 NVMe SSD||1TB M.2 NVMe SSD|
|Ports||Two USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports, One USB-C, two Surface Connect ports, SDXC card reader||Two USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports, One USB-C, two Surface Connect ports, SDXC card reader|
|Rear cameras||Single 1080p lens||Single 1080p lens|
|Front cameras||Single 1080p lens||Single 1080p lens|
|Biometrics||Windows Hello||Windows Hello|
|3.5mm headphone jack||Yes||Yes|