Microsoft Surface Book 3 15″ Convertible Laptop

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Specifications of the Microsoft Surface Book 3 15

Here are the specs of the Microsoft Surface Book 3 15 with descriptions of its features. For comparison against other laptops, you can use the "Compare Specs" button.

Brand Microsoft
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.

Tablet PC

The device can be used as a tablet, without a keyboard connected to it.

Premium-class laptop

It belongs to the laptop maker's premium-class lineup.
Performance Mid-range performance

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.

High performance

The laptop offers high performance needed for heavier tasks like multimedia creation or design. On the negative side, high-performance laptops tend to consume more battery power than the standard ones. Read more about performance of this notebook in the CPU, GPU, RAM, and Storage sections below.
Screen Size 15-inch

This is a laptop screen size slightly smaller than the most popular 15.6".
Screen Resolution 3240x2160 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. Active digitizer pens for some devices are sold separately, depending on 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 Displays Learn about laptop PC displays here.
Processor (CPU) 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.

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Graphics (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max Q 6GB dedicated video card (for smooth hard-core gaming, power efficient version of 1660 Ti)
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.

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System Memory (RAM) Size 16GB RAM

16GB and greater RAM sizes are recommended for heavy multitasking, gaming, and specialized programs that require a lot of RAM.

32GB 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 SSD

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.

2000GB (2TB) SSD

2TB is a huge storage capacity and rarely used in laptops. The size is 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.

Touchscreen

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.

Face-recognition camera

The dedicated infra-red face recognition cameras in laptops are used for Windows Hello log-ins, without password typing.
Wi-Fi Wireless 802.11AX

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.
Bluetooth Yes

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 Type A

A pair of full-size 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 17.5 hours" of battery life

(according to manufacturer)
About Battery The battery life varies depending on usage, settings, and other factors.
Weight 4.2 pounds
Height 0.9"
Width 13.5"
Depth 9.9"
Casing Material Magnesium
Casing Color Platinum
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.
Warranty 1-year

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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