Microsoft Surface Book 3 15″ Convertible Laptop
Specifications of the Microsoft Surface Book 3 15
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|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.
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.
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.
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.
|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 (taller screen ratio, more suitable for document editing and productivity than common 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.
Click on the CPU name above to learn more about it.
|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.
Click on the GPU name above to lean more about it.
|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 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.
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.
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
Touchpad with click buttons built into the surface
Active digitizer pen (optional)
|Speakers and audio||Stereo speakers
Combo microphone and headphones audio jack
|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
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 Type A
A pair of full-size USB ports.
|Video output ports||Video out via USB-C
The laptop delivers 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.
|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.|
|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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