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Microsoft Surface Book 3 Series

Microsoft Surface Book 3 15-SLZ-00005Processor: Intel Ice Lake i7-1065G7
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
Display: 13.50 inch, 14.00 inch, 15.00 inch
Weight: 1.642kg, 1.9kg, 1.907kg
Price: 2599, 2600, 2700 euro
Average Score: 80.08% - good
Average of 75 scores (from 110 reviews)
price: 63%, performance: 83%, features: 81%, display: 89%
mobility: 78%, workmanship: 87%, ergonomy: 90%, emissions: 93%

 

Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5

The Microsoft Surface Book 3 is the latest addition to the Surface-Book family. With this latest addition, Microsoft has updated its multi-talented device to Intel’s Ice-Lake generation. In terms of its design, the Surface Book 3 is surrounded by a magnesium alloy that was also used for the keyboard dock. Since the hardware is almost completely on the display, the convertible is somewhat heavy, especially at the top. While it is very steady on the table, special care needs to be given if the device will be used while being placed on the thighs, as there is a high possibility of the device tipping backwards. It should also be noted that the Surface Book does not have maintenance hatches or anything of that sort. However, the holding mechanism between the keyboard dock and the tablet is very reliable.

The Surface Book 3 has been equipped with a 13.5-inch touch-capable IPS panel screen with a 3000 x 2000 pixel resolution. However, the dimensions of the device are somewhat unusual compared to other Windows tablets. This is not only due to the fact that the tablet has a rather rare 3:2 display format, but also because of its height in connection with the keyboard dock. Due to the unusual hinge, the Surface Book 3 has a thickness of 2.4cm, which makes the device anything but slim.

As far as connectivity is concerned, this device has been packed with only a few ports. It should nevertheless be noted that there is a surface connector on both the tablet and the keyboard dock, which acts in conjunction with the optionally available Surface Dock 2. The Surface Dock 2 is able to provide all conceivable ports. The device itself comes with a USB Type-C port that can also be used to charge the device.

In terms of its keyboard, the Microsoft Surface Book 3 has a keyboard that is well suited for longer typing tasks. The pressure point almost immediately triggers an input, and the feedback is also very pleasant. The labels on the keyboard are readable even when the lighting is deactivated. However, in the presence of the white light, it would be rather difficult to decipher the labelling of the silver keys in bright surroundings. Contrastingly, in poor or no ambient light surrounding, the keyboard is evenly illuminated and easy to see.

As for the processor, the device comes in two different variations. The model with the Intel Core i5-1035G7 with the integrated Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 is well-suited for everyday tasks, while for more graphics performance, users would have to use the model with the Intel Core i7-1065G7 and the integrated Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q. Overall, the Surface Book 3 offers a lot of qualities for a smaller convertible model, but the choice of owning one depends on the needs and preferences of the users.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Specifications

Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5Notebook: Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5
Processor: Intel Ice Lake i7-1065G7
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q 4096 MB
Display: 13.50 inch, 3:2, 3000 x 2000 pixels
Weight: 1.642kg
Price: 2700 euro
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Average Score: 80.79% - good

Average of 38 scores (from 62 reviews)

 

86.9% Surface Book 3 13.5 review: Microsoft convertible is slowly getting old | Notebookcheck
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.
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 (13.5-inch) review: Sleek and sophisticated
Source: Pocket Lint English
A sensible upgrade to the already stellar series, the introduction of a USB-C port, larger trackpad, and more power add plus-points onto its impressive score sheet. However, there's no Thunderbolt 3 speeds from that USB-C port, which is an oddity. And there aren't that many ports either. Those points aside, however, this is one sleek and sophisticated Windows laptop.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/19/2020
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 (13.5-inch) review: Sleek and sophisticated
Source: Pocket Lint English
A sensible upgrade to the already stellar series, the introduction of a USB-C port, larger trackpad, and more power add plus-points onto its impressive score sheet. However, there's no Thunderbolt 3 speeds from that USB-C port, which is an oddity. And there aren't that many ports either. Those points aside, however, this is one sleek and sophisticated Windows laptop.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/19/2020
Microsoft Surface Book 3: It Surely Does the Job but You Need Deep Pockets
Source: iTech Post English
Microsoft Surface Book 3 promises to bridge the gap between a traditional laptop and a tablet. But from experience, this approach hasn't usually worked out fine for either side. As much as possible, users prefer laptops with a justifiable screen real estate. Usually, a portable computing device that has a 12.5" to 14" screen is the sweet spot. However, those screen sizes aren't usually ideal for tablet PCs. Aside from the weight, the large handheld devices can be a pain to hold since most tablets are design to be held on one hand with the other hand taking care of touching the screen.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/02/2020
Microsoft Surface Book 3: It Surely Does the Job but You Need Deep Pockets
Source: iTech Post English
Microsoft Surface Book 3 promises to bridge the gap between a traditional laptop and a tablet. But from experience, this approach hasn't usually worked out fine for either side. As much as possible, users prefer laptops with a justifiable screen real estate. Usually, a portable computing device that has a 12.5" to 14" screen is the sweet spot. However, those screen sizes aren't usually ideal for tablet PCs. Aside from the weight, the large handheld devices can be a pain to hold since most tablets are design to be held on one hand with the other hand taking care of touching the screen.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/02/2020
70% Microsoft Surface Book 3 review
Source: Tech Advisor English
The Surface Book is a minor upgrade over its predecessor, and some clear shortcomings mean it’s starting to look a bit dated when compared to the competition.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/21/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Microsoft Surface Book 3 review
Source: Tech Advisor English
The Surface Book is a minor upgrade over its predecessor, and some clear shortcomings mean it’s starting to look a bit dated when compared to the competition.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/21/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
Microsoft Surface Book 3 (13.5) review – a rarely seen abomination that deserves your attention
Source: Laptop Media English
Despite that, there are some things like the lack of Thunderbolt support, practically no upgradability, and an unimpressive I/O. On the other side of the scale, you will find the WiFi 6 support, ability to work with a stylus, and pretty much everything else we just said about this device. And it definitely deserves our Editor’s choice award, thanks to its unnatural design and huge versatility.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/23/2020
Microsoft Surface Book 3 (13.5) review – a rarely seen abomination that deserves your attention
Source: Laptop Media English
Despite that, there are some things like the lack of Thunderbolt support, practically no upgradability, and an unimpressive I/O. On the other side of the scale, you will find the WiFi 6 support, ability to work with a stylus, and pretty much everything else we just said about this device. And it definitely deserves our Editor’s choice award, thanks to its unnatural design and huge versatility.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/23/2020
80% Surface Book 3 Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Surface Book 3’s design is very retro and its lack of Thunderbolt 3 connectivity is a glaring omission in today’s market, but it still ticks most of the boxes expected of any device targeting power users.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/17/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Surface Book 3 Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Surface Book 3’s design is very retro and its lack of Thunderbolt 3 connectivity is a glaring omission in today’s market, but it still ticks most of the boxes expected of any device targeting power users.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/17/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Microsoft Surface Book 3 review: Please Microsoft, just make a convertible
Source: Neowin English
The Surface Book is and always has been a very cool idea. It's a powerful laptop that lets you detach the screen. I'm just not sure that it's practical for most users looking to buy a premium PC. And if it is practical, surely the 15-inch model makes more sense with its additional power and larger screen.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/04/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Microsoft Surface Book 3 review: Please Microsoft, just make a convertible
Source: Neowin English
The Surface Book is and always has been a very cool idea. It's a powerful laptop that lets you detach the screen. I'm just not sure that it's practical for most users looking to buy a premium PC. And if it is practical, surely the 15-inch model makes more sense with its additional power and larger screen.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/04/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Microsoft Surface Book 3 review
Source: Stuff TV English
The Microsoft Surface Book 3 is an odd duck. It has the most inventive laptop-tablet hybrid design around. Microsoft must have spent a fortune to avoid it coming across a techy science experiment.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/01/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Microsoft Surface Book 3 review
Source: Stuff TV English
The Microsoft Surface Book 3 is an odd duck. It has the most inventive laptop-tablet hybrid design around. Microsoft must have spent a fortune to avoid it coming across a techy science experiment.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/01/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Microsoft Surface Book 3 (13.5-inch) review: Still the 2-in-1 champion?
Source: Pocket Lint English
If you're in the market for an all-powerful pro-spec 2-in-1 then the Surface Book 3 is hard to beat. But we know Microsoft has the potential to turn things up to 11 for a fourth-gen model - so if you're not in a rush you might want to wait for the goodness that brings.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/30/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Microsoft Surface Book 3 (13.5-inch) review: Still the 2-in-1 champion?
Source: Pocket Lint English
If you're in the market for an all-powerful pro-spec 2-in-1 then the Surface Book 3 is hard to beat. But we know Microsoft has the potential to turn things up to 11 for a fourth-gen model - so if you're not in a rush you might want to wait for the goodness that brings.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/30/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Microsoft Surface Book 3 Review: It’s time to rethink the hinge
Source: Mobile Syrup English
Ultimately, Microsoft’s Surface Book 3 is a powerful option for anyone who needs to do heavy professional work while on the go. It’s also arguably one of the most versatile laptops available thanks to its detachable display. If you’re drawing, inking or doing other digital art, that will likely be invaluable to you. Outside of those use cases, I never found a need to take the screen off.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/25/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Microsoft Surface Book 3 Review: It’s time to rethink the hinge
Source: Mobile Syrup English
Ultimately, Microsoft’s Surface Book 3 is a powerful option for anyone who needs to do heavy professional work while on the go. It’s also arguably one of the most versatile laptops available thanks to its detachable display. If you’re drawing, inking or doing other digital art, that will likely be invaluable to you. Outside of those use cases, I never found a need to take the screen off.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/25/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
83% Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5 review: A bold but ageing beauty
Source: CNet English
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%
83% Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5 review: A bold but ageing beauty
Source: CNet English
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%
2020 Surface Book 3 Review - It's NOT What You Think..
Source: Max Tech English
In this video, we review Microsoft's 13.5" Surface Book 3 to see how well it compares to the competition in 2020. There are some things that we really enjoyed about it, like the build quality, the keyboard and the 2-in-1 design, but there are other things that really bothered us. The 10th-Gen Intel i7 chip and the dedicated graphics card were nice, but there were some issues with it..
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/21/2020
2020 Surface Book 3 Review - It's NOT What You Think..
Source: Max Tech English
In this video, we review Microsoft's 13.5" Surface Book 3 to see how well it compares to the competition in 2020. There are some things that we really enjoyed about it, like the build quality, the keyboard and the 2-in-1 design, but there are other things that really bothered us. The 10th-Gen Intel i7 chip and the dedicated graphics card were nice, but there were some issues with it..
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/21/2020
Microsoft Surface Book 3: Detached Ideals?
Source: Pocketnow English
Microsoft threw everything they could in the Surface Book 3, creating an enviable laptop and potentially the greatest tablet of all time. But by filling this convertible laptop to the brim with 2020's computing trends, does the premium price go too far?
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/21/2020
Microsoft Surface Book 3: Detached Ideals?
Source: Pocketnow English
Microsoft threw everything they could in the Surface Book 3, creating an enviable laptop and potentially the greatest tablet of all time. But by filling this convertible laptop to the brim with 2020's computing trends, does the premium price go too far?
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/21/2020
Surface Book 3: Revisiting A Modern Classic
Source: MrMobile English
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
Surface Book 3: Revisiting A Modern Classic
Source: MrMobile English
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
75% Microsoft’S 13.5-Inch Surface Book 3 Puts Modern Guts In A Dated Design
Source: The Verge English
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%
75% Microsoft’S 13.5-Inch Surface Book 3 Puts Modern Guts In A Dated Design
Source: The Verge English
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%

Foreign Reviews

Microsoft Surface Book 3 Die 3. Generation des Tablet-Notebook überzeugt nach wie vor
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/28/2020
Microsoft Surface Book 3 Die 3. Generation des Tablet-Notebook überzeugt nach wie vor
Source: Inside Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/28/2020
83% Surface Book 3, análisis: la construcción es impecable, pero el rendimiento no lo es en un equipo que necesita reinventarse
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/18/2020
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 70% display: 90% mobility: 85% workmanship: 93% ergonomy: 80%
83% Surface Book 3, análisis: la construcción es impecable, pero el rendimiento no lo es en un equipo que necesita reinventarse
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/18/2020
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 70% display: 90% mobility: 85% workmanship: 93% ergonomy: 80%
90% Microsoft Surface Book 3 Review en Español (Análisis completo)
Source: Profesional Review Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/21/2020
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 80% display: 91% workmanship: 97%
90% Microsoft Surface Book 3 Review en Español (Análisis completo)
Source: Profesional Review Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/21/2020
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 80% display: 91% workmanship: 97%
100% Microsoft Surface Book 3: un dispositivo único, potente y versátil
Source: MuyComputer Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/29/2020
Rating: Total score: 100%
100% Microsoft Surface Book 3: un dispositivo único, potente y versátil
Source: MuyComputer Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/29/2020
Rating: Total score: 100%
Prueba Surface Book 3, elegancia y estética de cara al trabajo diario
Source: Zona Movilidad Spanish ES→EN
Positive: High performance; big screen. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/13/2020
Prueba Surface Book 3, elegancia y estética de cara al trabajo diario
Source: Zona Movilidad Spanish ES→EN
Positive: High performance; big screen. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/13/2020
85% Recensione Microsoft Surface Book 3 da 13.5 pollici
Source: Notebook Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/10/2020
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 75% performance: 90% workmanship: 85%
85% Recensione Microsoft Surface Book 3 da 13.5 pollici
Source: Notebook Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/10/2020
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 75% performance: 90% workmanship: 85%
Recensione SURFACE BOOK 3
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Positive: Nice design; great built quality; powerful hardware. Negative: High price; smart touchpad.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/24/2020
Recensione SURFACE BOOK 3
Source: Andrea Galeazzi Italian IT→EN
Positive: Nice design; great built quality; powerful hardware. Negative: High price; smart touchpad.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/24/2020
70% Microsoft Surface Book 3 – Ideale laptop en tablet?
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/13/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Microsoft Surface Book 3 – Ideale laptop en tablet?
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/13/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
85% Review: Microsoft Surface Book 3, flexibel productiviteitsmonster
Source: Techzine Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/13/2020
Rating: Total score: 85%
85% Review: Microsoft Surface Book 3, flexibel productiviteitsmonster
Source: Techzine Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/13/2020
Rating: Total score: 85%
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
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
80% Test du Microsoft Surface Book 3 13,5 pouces, un convertible puissant et flexible
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/05/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Test du Microsoft Surface Book 3 13,5 pouces, un convertible puissant et flexible
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/05/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
83% [Recenzja] Microsoft Surface Book 3 (+Dock 2) – świetna hybryda laptopa i tabletu
Source: Android.com.pl Turkish PL→EN
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/12/2020
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 80% display: 90% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
83% [Recenzja] Microsoft Surface Book 3 (+Dock 2) – świetna hybryda laptopa i tabletu
Source: Android.com.pl Turkish PL→EN
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/12/2020
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 80% 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 - 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
91% Recenze Microsoft Surface Book 3: výkonný notebook a grafický tablet v jednom
Source: Smartmania.cz CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/11/2020
Rating: Total score: 91% features: 95% display: 85% mobility: 85% workmanship: 94% ergonomy: 96%
91% Recenze Microsoft Surface Book 3: výkonný notebook a grafický tablet v jednom
Source: Smartmania.cz CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/11/2020
Rating: Total score: 91% features: 95% display: 85% mobility: 85% workmanship: 94% ergonomy: 96%
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
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
70% Test Test Av Microsoft Surface Book 3
Source: Tek.no NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/29/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Test Test Av Microsoft Surface Book 3
Source: Tek.no NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/29/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
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%
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%

 

Microsoft Surface Book 3 15

Specifications

Microsoft Surface Book 3 15Notebook: Microsoft Surface Book 3 15
Processor: Intel Ice Lake i7-1065G7
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q
Display: 15.00 inch, 3:2, 3240 x 2160 pixels
Weight: 1.907kg
Price: 2599 euro
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Average Score: 78.75% - good

Average of 32 scores (from 42 reviews)

 

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% 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%
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
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%
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%
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% 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% 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%
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%
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
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
70% Microsoft Surface Book 3
Source: PC Guia Portuegese PT→EN
Review Type Unknown, online available, Length Unknown, Date: 09/27/2020
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60%
70% Microsoft Surface Book 3
Source: PC Guia Portuegese PT→EN
Review Type Unknown, online available, Length Unknown, Date: 09/27/2020
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60%
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%
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%
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
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%
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%
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%
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 - 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
90% Microsoft Surface Book 3 podruhé: je patnáctka lepší než třináctka? [recenze]
Source: Smartmania.cz CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/27/2020
Rating: Total score: 90% features: 95% display: 85% mobility: 79% workmanship: 94% ergonomy: 96%
90% Microsoft Surface Book 3 podruhé: je patnáctka lepší než třináctka? [recenze]
Source: Smartmania.cz CZ→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/27/2020
Rating: Total score: 90% features: 95% display: 85% mobility: 79% workmanship: 94% ergonomy: 96%
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
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%
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%

 

Microsoft Surface Book 3 15-SLZ-00005

Specifications

Microsoft Surface Book 3 15-SLZ-00005Notebook: Microsoft Surface Book 3 15-SLZ-00005
Processor: Intel Ice Lake i7-1065G7
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q 6144 MB
Display: 14.00 inch, 16:10, 3240 x 2160 pixels
Weight: 1.9kg
Price: 2600 euro
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Average Score: 80.33% - good

Average of 3 scores (from 6 reviews)

 

Microsoft Surface Book 3 15 review: Likeable but not loveable
Source: Tech Switch English
Microsoft’s replace to the 15-inch Surface Book 2, the aptly named Surface Book 3, stays basically the identical. It’s nonetheless the laptop computer that tries to be all issues to all individuals: it is a clamshell, a convertible and a standalone pill, the place most laptops accept two out of three. But prior to now couple of years the competitors for artistic {dollars} has gotten lots more durable whereas the Surface Book has just about stood nonetheless. If you need its precise mixture of convertible/removable/clamshell operation or need to keep it up as an improve from the Surface Book 2, it will not disappoint.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/01/2020
81% 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, 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, Medium, Date: 06/01/2020
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
80% Surface Book 3 15-inch review: Beautiful, yet limited
Source: Engadget English
The Surface Book 3 offers a few hardware upgrades, but its unique design is clearly holding it back against more powerful competitors. It’s still a compelling option for creatives, but be aware there are far faster machines for the same price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/22/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
Microsoft Surface Book 3 review: The 'ultimate laptop' needs new ideas
Source: Good Gear Guide English
Microsoft’s Surface Book 3 attempts to be all things for all people: the PC you create with during the day, and the laptop you relax with at night. Honestly, Microsoft’s vision of a big, beautiful workstation/tablet/gaming PC/productivity machine has always deeply resonated with me. It's hard to find a gaming PC with such an excellent keyboard, or a productivity laptop with such a powerful GPU inside. All of this is elegantly wrapped, with the Surface bow on top. This is Microsoft’s premier PC experience.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/19/2020
80% Microsoft Surface Book 3 review: The 'ultimate laptop' needs new ideas
Source: PC World English
Microsoft's Surface Book 3 upgrades the CPU and GPU options, while leaving the rest of this convertible 2-in-1 largely unchanged. In a rapidly changing and improving landscape, that stability's a bit of a liability.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/19/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
Microsoft Surface Book 3 gets a Quadro pro graphics boost
Source: CNet English
It's been about 2.5 years since the Surface Book 2, Microsoft's laptop that tries to be all things to all people; it's a clamshell, a convertible and a detachable, where most laptops settle for two out of three. Even after all that time, the Surface Book 3 gets a mostly run-of-the-mill refresh, launched along with a brushed-up version of Microsoft's tiniest tablet, the Surface Go 2: 10th-gen Intel processors with the accompanying memory improvements, current-generation Nvidia GTX graphics, upgrade to Wi-Fi 6 and a bump to 10Gbps USB-C from 5Gbps.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/06/2020

 

Comment

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).


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

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.

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.

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


Intel Ice Lake:

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.


13.50:

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.


1.642 kg:

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

1.907 kg:


80.08%: 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.

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

Devices with the same GPU

Microsoft Surface Book 3 15
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q, Ice Lake i7-1065G7, 15.00", 1.907 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Microsoft Surface Pro X 2020
unknown, unknown, 13.00", 0.774 kg
Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, Ice Lake i7-1065G7, 13.50", 1.642 kg
Microsoft Surface Pro 7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Ice Lake i7-1065G7, 12.30", 0.79 kg

Devices from the same Manufacturer

Microsoft Surface Laptop Go Core i5
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), Ice Lake i5-1035G1, 12.40", 1.11 kg
Microsoft Surface Duo
Adreno 640, Snapdragon SD 855, 8.10", 0.25 kg
Microsoft Surface Go 2 LTE
UHD Graphics 615, Core m3 m3-8100Y, 10.50", 0.553 kg
Microsoft Surface Go 2, m3-8100Y
UHD Graphics 615, Core m3 m3-8100Y, 10.50", 0.79 kg
Microsoft Surface Go 2 Pentium Gold 4425Y
UHD Graphics 615, Kaby Lake Pentium 4425Y, 10.50", 0.544 kg
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 13 Core i5-1035G7
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Ice Lake i5-1035G7, 13.50", 1.288 kg
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Stefan Hinum (Update: 2020-06- 7)