The long-awaited Surface Book update.
Microsoft last night announced several new devices at once, one of which was Surface Book 3. The second generation of the device was introduced about three years ago, let's see how its heir has changed.
Surface Book 3 is offered in two sizes: 13.5 ″ and 15 ″ (PixelSense display, resolution 3000 × 2000 pixels (267 ppi), aspect ratio 3: 2). The appearance of the laptop has not changed much, as well as its form factor – you can disconnect the display from the keyboard and use it as a tablet. In this case, the Surface Pen comes in handy – a proprietary stylus from Microsoft (available separately).
The 13.5-inch Surface Book 3 can be equipped with Intel Core i5-1035G7 processors with Intel Iris Plus graphics or Core i7-1065G7 with a discrete NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q graphics card. The 15-inch model received the same Core i7 processor, but more serious video accelerators: GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q or optional Quadro RTX 3000.
Both versions of Surface Book 3 can be equipped with up to 32 GB of RAM. The new SSD-drives, according to Microsoft, have become significantly faster than before. The maximum storage capacity can be 1 TB (SB3 13.5 ″) or 2 TB (SB3 15 ″). With regard to autonomy, the company notes that laptops can work out about 17.5 hours on a single charge. Two USB-A 3.1 Gen 2, one USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 (Power Delivery 3.0), two Surface Connect connectors (on the keyboard and on the display), an SD reader and a 3.5-mm audio jack are available from the connection interfaces.
The cost of the basic configuration of Surface Book 3 13.5 ″ starts at $ 1,600 (8/256 GB). The 15 ″ option can be purchased for at least $ 2,300 (16/256 GB).