Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5
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Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5
With the latest edition of the Surface Book 3, Microsoft updates its multi-talented device to Intel's Ice Lake generation. We get an overall picture of the i7 variant with Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 and clarify what performance users can expect from it in our review.
Have you seen the original 13-inch 2015 Surface Book, or its 2018 followup? Then this new version is going to look and feel very familiar. In fact, you're likely to be underwhelmed by the design. That's not because it's bad, but rather because it's the same. It's not unusual for Apple to release three samey-looking MacBook Pros in a row, or for Dell to do so with its XPS line, but those laptops come out every year. The Surface Book, Windows' laptop-tablet hybrid, has retained the same design language since 2015.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/23/2020
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
As I said in my hands-on with the Razer Blade Pro 17 a couple weeks back, now is the time for big beefy laptops to shine – because for most of us sheltering in place, our travel is limited to hopping from room to room. Now, Microsoft's 15" Surface Book 3 isn’t a desktop replacement like that Razer Blade; but it is one of the only computers that becomes a tablet on demand. And that means despite its familiar looks, it’s worth a video tour! Join Michael Fisher for a look at the Surface Book 3's (nearly identical) hardware, a musing or two about the long-term durability of its one-of-a-kind hinge, and an extended gushing session about Microsoft's Your Phone app ... in MrMobile's Surface Book 3 Hands-On!
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/05/2020
Source: The Verge
I've been a 13.5-inch Surface Book 2 owner since 2018. I love the thing because it has a combination of unique advantages, such as its 3:2 aspect ratio, discrete GPU options, and unique detachable screen, that you won’t find in any other laptop on the market. But those features brought with them a number of small (but glaring) flaws: a large and wobbly hinge, a limited port selection, and very visible bezels. If Microsoft fixed those, I thought the new Surface Book 3 could be a nearly perfect device.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/27/2020
Rating: Total score: 75%
Source: Techzine NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/13/2020
Rating: Total score: 85%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q: Mid range dedicated graphics card for thin and light laptops based on the GTX 1650 but with reduced clock speeds and power consumption. Uses the Turing architecture (TU117 chip in 12nm FFN) but without Raytracing or Tensor cores.
With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.
i7-1065G7: Ice Lake based low power quad-core processor for thin and light laptops. The four cores clock between 1.3 - 3.9 GHz and should offer 18% more IPC (instructions per clock) than the previous generations (and therefore partly close the clock speed gap). Produced in 10nm at Intel.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.
Microsoft smartphones and tablets have been tested since 2012. There are many reviews with average ratings. The reader's interest is quite given, but the market share is not big enough for the Top 5 smartphone manufacturers (as of 2016).
82.48%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
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