Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5″ Convertible Laptop
Specifications of the Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5
Here are the specs of the Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5 with descriptions of its features. For comparison against other laptops, you can use the "Compare Specs" button.
|Laptop Type||Convertible 2-in-1 laptop
This laptop can convert itself into a tablet PC or be used in stand and tent modes.
Convertible 2-in-1 laptop with detachable keyboard
It can transform itself into a tablet PC by detaching the keyboard deck.
The device can be used as a tablet, without a keyboard connected to it.
Ultraportable (small laptop)
The light weight and small dimensions make this ultraportable laptop easy to carry around or travel with.
It belongs to the laptop maker's premium-class lineup.
The mid-range performance of this laptop allows you to easily complete your daily home and office computing tasks. It additionally has some potential for heavier duties like professional photo and video editing. However, if you regularly do these tasks, a high-performance laptop is recommended. More info about performance of the laptop can be found in the CPU, GPU, RAM, and Storage sections below.
This is a small display size, typical for ultraportable laptops. There are however laptops with even smaller screens, with diagonals of 12.5" or less.
|Screen Resolution||3000x2000 pixels
This resolution provides an excellent picture sharpness and a lot of space on the display for the user interface and apps. It's noticeably better than the popular Full HD and almost as good as Ultra HD 4K.
|Touchscreen||Finger multi-touch input
The screen supports finger touch input, including multi-touch gestures.
Active digitizer pen input
The screen supports active digitizer pen input, besides the common finger multi-touch input. In comparison to simple capacitive pens you can use on any touchscreen, active digitizer pen input provides advanced features like pressure sensitivity. Check with the laptop seller whether the active pen is included in the package.
|Other Display Specs||IPS type
Displays based on IPS technology provide much wider viewing angles than the budget-class TN screens.
Glossy reflective coating
The glossy reflective displays provide vivid colors, but are prone to ambient light reflections.
3:2 aspect ratio
The 3:2 aspect ratio makes the screen taller than the common 16:9 ratio. 3:2 is more suitable for document editing and productivity than the video-centric 16:9.
|About Laptop Display||Learn about laptop PC displays here.|
|Processor (CPU)||Intel Core i5-1035G7 10th Gen (decent for heavier tasks, besides enabling effortless daily computing)
Intel Core i7-1065G7 10th Gen (decent for heavier tasks, besides enabling effortless daily computing)
|About Processors||The laptop's processor (CPU) is the main chip of the system and a very important computing performance factor.
Click on the CPU name to learn more about it.
|Graphics (GPU)||Intel Iris Plus G7 integrated graphics of 10 Gen Core i5, i7 G7 (for light gaming, but with improved smoothness)
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Max Q 4GB dedicated video card (able to run all games, but may not be smooth on high detail settings in heavy games)
|About Graphics Processors||Graphics processor (GPU) is the main factor for 3D gaming performance. It also affects performance of other graphics intensive tasks like some image and video editing operations.
Click on the GPU name to lean more about it.
|System Memory (RAM) Size||8GB RAM
The 8GB RAM size is the standard one in 2022. It provides comfortable multi-tasking for the most home and office users.
16GB and greater RAM sizes are recommended for heavy multitasking, gaming, and specialized programs that require a lot of RAM.
32GB is recommended for extremely heavy multi-tasking and special applications. For most users, everything above 16GB is an overkill.
|About RAM||System memory (RAM) size determines multi-tasking capability of a laptop - how many tasks and programs you can run at the same time. Some programs and games may require large RAM to run properly.
Learn about RAM of laptop PCs here.
|Data Storage||256GB SSD
256GB is a decent capacity. If you tend to download and store a lot of large files like movies and install many programs, 512GB or more is a better choice.
512GB storage capacity is recommended if you store a lot of large files and install many programs.
1000GB (1TB) SSD
1TB is an excellent storage capacity. The sizes above 512GB, including 1TB, are recommended for those who store a lot of large files.
|About Data Storage||Storage capacity determines how much data you can store locally on your laptop. SSD storage is much faster than HDD storage.
Learn about laptop PC data storage here.
|DVD Optical Drive||None|
|Keyboard & Input||Backlit keyboard without dedicated number pad
The keyboard has backlit keys for easier typing in the dark. There's no separate numeric pad you can typically find on the right side of the keyboard on many laptop models.
Touchpad with click buttons built into the surface
The left and right click buttons are built into the surface of the touchpad, as opposed to separate physical buttons.
Active digitizer pen (optional)
|Speakers & Audio||Stereo speakers
As usual, the device features a pair of built-in stereo speakers.
Combo microphone and headphones audio jack
This laptop has the ordinary 3.5mm combo audio jack that supports both headphone output and microphone input simultaneously.
|Camera||Full HD 1080p resolution
This is a high laptop web camera resolution in comparison to the common 720p. But, 1080p is low in comparison to resolutions of modern smartphone front cameras.
5MP front + 8MP rear
Besides the usual frontal camera, this device features a rear cam as well. The cameras feature 5 and 8 Megapixel sensors, respectively.
The dedicated infra-red face recognition cameras in laptops are used for Windows Hello log-ins, without password typing.
The 802.11AX is the latest Wi-Fi wireless networking standard. It's also known as Wi-Fi 6. When connected to 802.11AX-compatible routers, the 802.11AX modules in laptops bring improvements over the older standards in terms of data transfer speeds and multi-device connectivity.
|Ethernet Network Port||No
This laptop has no Ethernet LAN port for wired internet and networking connectivity.
This laptop has a built-in Bluetooth module. It enables you to connect the computer to Bluetooth mice and other Bluetooth peripherals, smartphones, and other Bluetooth-equipped devices.
|USB Ports||1 x USB-C
A compact type of USB port, commonly found in modern laptops and phones.
2 x USB-C
A pair of compact Type-C USB ports.
|Video Output Ports||Video out via USB-C
The laptop can deliver digital video output via USB-C.
|Media Card Reader||SD card reader
The laptop has a slot for full-size SD memory cards, used in many digital cameras. You can also use microSD cards with a card adapter.
|Other Features||Surface Connect port
A proprietary Microsoft Surface port for charging, docking, and compatible accessories.
|Battery||"Up to 15.5 hours" of battery life
(according to manufacturer)
|About Battery||The battery life varies depending on usage, settings, and other factors.|
|Windows Version||Windows 10 Home
Windows 10 Home is aimed at the regular home and office computer users. Only select business users need the Professional edition. Windows 10 Home users are eligible for a free upgrade to the latest Windows 11 Home.
Windows 10 Pro
Windows 10 Pro version adds some business-specific features in comparison to the standard Windows Home. Windows 10 Pro upgradeable to the latest Windows 11 Pro for free.
A typical laptop warranty length.
|Year of Release||2020
Laptops released in 2020.
|Country / Region||Worldwide
The listed specs are general / worldwide specs of the model. Some of its specs may vary depending on the particular configuration and region.
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