Microsoft Surface Book 3, 13.5″ Convertible Laptop, SKW-00001 Review

Microsoft Surface Book 3, 13.5″ Convertible Laptop

NEW Microsoft Surface Book 3, 13.5-inch Touch

The latest model platinum Microsoft Surface Book 3 (SKW-00001) is a 13.5-inch convertible laptop with a Pixelsense resolution touch display, tenth generation Intel i7-1065G7 processor, GTX 1650 graphics card, 256GB Solid State Drive, 16GB DDR4 memory, Windows 10 Home operating system and up to 15.5 hours of battery life.

It has a current average customer rating of 4 out of 5 stars by 7 users. Please see the Amazon product page for different configurations with the 15″ screen size, i5 or i7 processors different SSD storage sizes of 256GB, 512GB, 1TB or 2TB and 8GB, 16GB or 32GB memory. Surface Book 3 is promoted as the most powerful Surface laptop so far with the quad core 10th generation i7, large memory and Solid State Drive.

It is a powerful laptop, tablet and a studio in one and you will not need to sacrifice on performance in any of the modes. It is actually about 50-60% faster and more powerful than the previous version 13.5″ Surface Book 2, with also a 40% more powerful dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q graphics card with a video card benchmark score of 7895. All day battery life on this Surface Book 3 is quite impressive and you’ll get up to 15.5 hours depending on what you’re doing on it. You can be away from the power outlets for 10-15 hours.

16GB LPDDR4X at 3733 MHz offers plenty of multitasking power for you to have a few browser tabs and apps open simultaneously. The quarter two of 2019 release quad core Intel i7-1065G7 processor (8MB cache, 4 cores and 8 threads) has an average CPU PassMark benchmark score of 8890 at the time of this review. It has a base speed of 1.3GHz that goes up to 3.9GHz with the turbo boost as required by the tasks and the typical Thermal Design Power- TDP is 15 watts.

The new Microsoft Surface Book 3 with the magnesium alloy chassis is easy on the eyes, weighs 3.62 pounds and measures 12.3L x 0.91W x 9.14H inches. The keyboard is backlit for typing comfortably in the dark or dim light. There is no Optical Drive and the connectivity options include the latest WiFi 6 802.11ax wireless, Bluetooth 5.0, 2 x USB-A 3.1 ports, a USB 3.1 Type-C port, a full-size SDXC card slot, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. It comes with the 102W Surface Power Supply w/USB-A (7W) charging port.

The 13.5″ touch display has the 3000 x 2000 (267PPI) pixel resolution with a 3:2 image aspect ratio and IPS panel with the very large viewing angles. The front facing 5MP webcam has the 1080p video resolution for your live Skype chats or high quality still photo and the 8.0MP rear-facing webcam and dual NEW 2020 Microsoft Surface Book 3, 13.5-inchfar-field microphones. Stylus pen and mouse are not included in the box and you can purchase them via the Amazon product page.

We like the flexible and convertible laptop- tablet design, powerful i7 processor with a good size SSD and generous amount of memory, great graphics and gaming power on a slim and compact machine, beautiful backlit keyboard with an ergonomic design, responsive glass trackpad and long battery life. It is great in many ways but the price is quite high and would appeal to those in need of a graphically capable, compact and convertible deluxe machine that is extremely well made. The warranty offered is one year by Microsoft for the parts and labor.

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