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Microsoft Surface Book 3 15

Specifications

Microsoft Surface Book 3 15
Microsoft Surface Book 3 15 (Surface Book 3 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-1065G7 4 x 1.3 - 3.9 GHz, Ice Lake U
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, Geforce 442.19, Optimus with Intel UHD Graphics
Memory
16384 MB 
, LPDDR4x
Display
15 inch 3:2, 3240 x 2160 pixel 260 PPI, yes, native pen support, LG Philips LGD0554, IPS, glossy: yes, detachable screen, 60 Hz
Mainboard
Intel 495 (Ice Lake-U PCH-LP Premium)
Storage
SK hynix BC501 HFM256GDGTNG, 200 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Ice Lake-U/Y PCH-LP cAVS
Connections
3 USB 3.1 Gen2, Audio Connections: 3.5-mm headphone jack, Card Reader: SD card reader, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer
Networking
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX201 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 23 x 343 x 251 ( = 0.91 x 13.5 x 9.88 in)
Battery
82 Wh Lithium-Ion, Battery runtime (according to manufacturer): 17 h
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: Front camera + main camera
Primary Camera: 8 MPix 8.0-MP main camera with autofocus and 1080p HD video recording
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix 5.0-MP front camera with 1080p HD video recording
Additional features
Speakers: Front-facing Dolby Atmos stereo speakers, Keyboard: QWERTZ (DE), Keyboard Light: yes, 12 Months Warranty, Hardware warranty limited to one year
Weight
1.907 kg ( = 67.27 oz / 4.2 pounds), Power Supply: 452 g ( = 15.94 oz / 1 pounds)
Price
2599 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 79.22% - good
Average of 15 scores (from 19 reviews)
price: 55%, performance: 86%, features: 69%, display: 89% mobility: 77%, workmanship: 85%, ergonomy: 89%, emissions: 93%

Reviews for the Microsoft Surface Book 3 15

88.3% Microsoft Surface Book 3 15 Convertible Review: Still great, but is it better than its predecessor? | Notebookcheck
We are pushing the almost unrivaled 15-inch convertible Surface Book 3 through our various test scenarios. Both the tablet hardware (i7 Ice Lake, G7 graphics) and the convertible hardware (GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q) look even more impressive compared to the predecessor (i7 Kaby Lake refresh, GTX 1060). But is the current model actually more powerful and is the difference noticeable enough to warrant an upgrade? These are questions we will attempt to answer in our review.
80% Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 (15-inch, Intel) review
Source: Tom's Guide English
It's not exactly surprising how much of a difference a different processor can make. AMD has gained ground on Intel, but the Microsoft Surface Laptop 3's Intel version is clearly the better model. Plus, its minimalist design brings it on par with the MacBook Pro. If only its screen were a little brighter and it packed a Thunderbolt 3 port.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/22/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Surface Book 3 review
Source: Techradar English
The Surface Book 3 is an extremely premium piece of kit, with one of the best displays and keyboards we've used in a laptop to date. However, the high price tag and weak processor hold it back from true greatness.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/07/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
Microsoft Surface Book 3 15-inch review: Still unique, still expensive
Source: Android Authority English
The Microsoft Surface Book 3 is also a very expensive laptop for its specs. The model I have, with 512GB of storage and 32GB of RAM, costs $2,799, which is pricey for a laptop with an ultrabook CPU. But you don’t buy a Surface Book for power. You buy it for its incredible industrial design and unique functionality — which is nearly impossible to find in any other laptop.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/02/2020
80% Microsoft Surface Book 3 15 review: Likable but not lovable
Source: CNet English
Microsoft's update to the 15-inch Surface Book 2, the aptly named Surface Book 3 ($1,600 at Best Buy), remains essentially the same. It's still the laptop that tries to be all things to all people: it's a clamshell, a convertible and a standalone tablet, where most laptops settle for two out of three. But in the past couple of years the competition for creative dollars has gotten a lot tougher while the Surface Book has pretty much stood still. If you want its exact combination of convertible/detachable/clamshell operation or want to stick with it as an upgrade from the Surface Book 2, it won't disappoint.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/19/2020
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
70% Microsoft Surface Book 3 (15-inch) review
Source: Tom's Guide English
The Microsoft Surface Book 3's got all the makings of the laptop/tablet hybrid that we're still looking for, giving both a solid tablet and excellent laptop experiences. But as comparative benchmark tests have shown in this Surface Book 3 review, even in its more expensive configurations its performance, battery life and display rarely stand out from the pack, only rarely actually beating competitors.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/12/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Microsoft Surface Book 3 (15-Inch)
Source: PC Mag English
With an advanced mechanical locking system for the keyboard base, powerful graphics processing, multiple cameras and batteries, and a brilliant near-4K display, the Surface Book 3 is an innovative, excellent detachable laptop.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/10/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Surface Book 3 review
Source: Techradar English
The Surface Book 3 is an extremely premium piece of kit, with one of the best displays and keyboards we've used in a laptop to date. However, the high price tag and weak processor hold it back from true greatness.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/09/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Microsoft Surface Book 3 (15-inch) review
Source: Laptop Mag English
I started this review by admitting the Surface Book used to be my dream laptop. That luster has faded over the years, and Microsoft hasn't done much to give this unique 2-in-1 a new polish. And while it's the only device to offer a genuine laptop and tablet in one package, there are limitations to each of its forms.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/06/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
65% Microsoft Surface Book 3 (15-Inch) Review: More Power, More Problems
Source: The Verge English
A slightly thicker Surface Laptop 3 with a good GPU would appeal to most of the developers and creatives at which Microsoft is trying to aim this machine. The Surface Book 3 is certainly unique, as it’s always been, but the tablet functionality is aimed at such a small market that I’m not entirely sure who would pick this over Dell’s new XPS 15 or XPS 17 or a gaming laptop like Razer’s Blade 15. You’ll get more for your money elsewhere, unless you really want a detachable display. The Surface Book 3 is still the only solid choice for that.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/27/2020
Rating: Total score: 65%

Foreign Reviews

Microsoft Surface Book 3 De 15 Pulgadas
Source: Noticias 3D Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Big screen; nice display; decent hardware; good autonomy. Negative: No Thunderbolt 3 port.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/06/2020
83% Recensione Microsoft Surface Book 3
Source: Smart World Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/05/2020
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 55% features: 80% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 90%
80% Microsoft Surface Book 3 Review
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/02/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
Microsoft Surface Book 3: wel indrukwekkend, niet vernieuwend | Review
Source: Want.nl Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Elegant design; solid workmanship; nice ergonomy.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 08/13/2020
72% Test du Surface Book 3 15 pouces : le puissant PC portable 2-en-1 de Microsoft sèche sur l'innovation
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/02/2020
Rating: Total score: 72% performance: 90% mobility: 80%
80% Test Microsoft Surface Book 3 : harder, better, faster, stronger
Source: Phonandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/02/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Surface Book 3 – intrygująca hybryda (recenzja)
Source: Tabletowo Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/17/2020
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
Microsoft Surface Book 3 - krótka recenzja laptopa z podwójną mocą
Source: Komputerswiat Turkish PL→EN
Positive: High performance; excellent display; long battery life; comfortable keyboard. Negative: Relatively high price; small SSD.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 07/28/2020
Microsoft Surface Book 3: stále unikátní notebook s odtrhávacím displejem, rychlost tu ale nehledejte
Source: Zive CZ→EN
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 08/07/2020
80% Test: Microsoft Surface Book 3 – Bättre dator än surfplatta
Source: Mobil.se SV→EN
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 07/06/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q: Mid range dedicated graphics card for thin and light laptops based on the GTX 1660 Ti with reduced clock speeds and optimized drivers.

With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


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.


15":

This display size represents a treshold between the small sizes of subnotebooks and ultrabooks and the standard-sizes of office- and multimedia laptops on the other hand. Laptops with that size are somewhat rare, nowadays.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.907 kg:

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.


Microsoft:

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).


79.22%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

Devices with the same GPU

Microsoft Surface Book 3 15-SLZ-00005
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, Ice Lake i7-1065G7, 14", 1.9 kg

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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2020-06-14)