Surface Book 3
Surface Book 3

Surface Book 3 features the best display screens, and it has a wonderful keyboard and very comfortable to use, and despite its price, it deserves thanks to the features it contains.

Just a glance

Microsoft is back in 2020 with another nifty Surface device the Surface book 3 which can transform in a jiffy from a laptop to a tablet.

as even though the surface book 3 can’t be accurately described as affordable, it’s too expensive.  

The Surface book 3 sports a typical magnesium chassis, it’s very neat and attractive design if not particularly pan stirring. 

it’s reasonably durable, but it has scratched up a bit over time as well. so you want to take some care when you are transporting. 

Unfortunately the Surface book 3 is only available in a single colour, platinum which is about as exciting as a wet weekend in Wolverhampton. 

and for a fairly portable weed chappie as well, the connectivity options are pretty decent. and the keyboard is comfortable to type on for hours at a time. 

you’ve also got full windows hello support as well, which means you can log into the microphone Surface book 3 just the webcam.

FOR

  • Nice design
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • Great screen

AGAINST

  • Poor U processor
  • Small trackpad
  • Dimmer speakers

Specs

CPU2.3GHz Intel Core i7-1065G7 (4-core, 8MB cache, up to 3.9GHz)
GraphicsNvidia GeForce GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
RAM32GB LPDDR4x (3,733MHz)
Screen15.6-inch 4K (3,240 x 2,160) PixelSense, 60Hz
Storage512GB SSD (PCIe)
Ports1 x USB 3.0 Type-C, 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A, 2 x Surface Connect ports, 1 x SDXC reader, 1 x 3.5mm audio combo
ConnectivityWi-Fi 6 (Gig+), 802.11 ax 2×2
Weight3.35 pounds (1.5kg)
Size13.98 x 8.94 x 0.59 inches (355 x 227 x 15 mm); W x D x H
Specifications Table

Design

Surface Book 3 has a beautiful and wonderful build quality by all standards, as it features an additive and solid design, especially when it is in laptop mode, and it is elegant at the same time.

The top of the screen has two buttons: the power / lock button and the long button is just the volume rocker, and the back has the Microsoft chrome logo.

Some vibrations may occur to the screen, but it will not move if you move the device in any position, as it is of very high quality.

If you want to disconnect the screen from the keyboard, you can easily with a dedicated button to do this next to the delete key, but you must press the button for several seconds until you get a message informing you that your device is ready, and this is an advantage so that unintended pressure on the button does not lead to disconnection.

Surface Book 3 weighs just 1.8 lbs (0.8 kg), making it easy to carry around your apartment to watch media.

But when you connect the keyboard to the device, the weight more than doubles, and comes to about 4.20 pounds.

Display

As for the Surface Book 3 screen, it is a 15-inch PixelSense, which has a display resolution of 3240 x 2160.

The aspect ratio of 3: 2 is great by all accounts, as when you watch a 16: 9 video at your leisure, it still looks great, although you will have to live with some annoying black bars, but it remains great, and the brightness of the screen is average It stands at 402 nits and covers 100% of the sRGB color gamut.

Surface Book 3 Display
  • 15-inch PixelSense
  • resolution of 3240 x 2160
  • aspect ratio of 3: 2
  • 16: 9 video at your leisure
  • covers 100% of the sRGB

So if you want to watch some Netflix while taking a break, or watch a weird YouTube video, you will feel the enjoyment even though the bass is not working.

The only drawback I found is with the speakers, as they are not good at low noise, but if you add an amplifier to it, the problem will be solved.

Keyboard and Touchpad

As for the keyboard, it is one of the most important advantages of the Surface, as it is considered one of the most comfortable keyboards that we have used on a laptop, as it is characterized by spacing on the point, and a lot of empty space.

surface book 3 Touchpad and Keyboard
Touchpad and Keyboard

As for the small trackpad, although it is small, it gets the job done, it is smooth and responsive, which is not a surprise to us, as we got that a lot of things on Surface Book 3 can be done using the touch screen.

Ports

The best part about the design that defines Surface Book 3 is the availability of the displayed ports.

Surface Book 3’s keyboard features two USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A ports and a USB 3.1 Gen 2 USB-C port.

It also has a Surface Connect port, which is responsible for charging and connecting an expensive dock.

And if you want to disconnect the device from the keyboard, you’ll find another Surface Connect port on the side of the device, along with a 3.5 mm jack on the other side of Surface Book 3. It also contains an SDXC card reader.

Battery Life

Surface Book 3 contains two batteries: one is in the tablet itself, and the other is in the base of the keyboard.

Microsoft stated that when you connect the tablet to the keyboard, it will have about 17.5 hours of continuous use.

But when we tested battery life, the Surface Book 3 kept running for about 7 hours and 9 minutes, and when we watched the movie Mother in 1080, the device lasted for about 7 hours and 15 minutes.

So if you plan to spend the whole day on your Surface Book anywhere, it is best to take the charger with you.

Performance

Surface Book 3 is equipped with the Intel Core i7-1065G7 processor that you usually find in something like the Dell XPS 13.

You can use it in games, but to get a great and distinctive experience, you have to lower the resolution a little.

Surface Book 3 is equipped with 32 GB of random access memory (RAM), although these capabilities are somewhat large, they will not be enough for people who edit photos and videos.

In testing the device, I don’t like the U-series processor, because including a larger portion of silicon would likely require a more powerful (and heavy) cooling solution.

Surface Book 3 has a completely pure version of Windows 10 in all simplicity, which is a very powerful and useful feature.

Surface Book 3 also has a webcam ready for Windows Hello,

but unfortunately Microsoft Face Sign-in doesn’t work well enough,

Although getting this kind of logging in is really nice,

but for people who wear glasses They will find it difficult to deal with.

Buy it for

Surface Book 3 has a nifty toolkit, starting with a durable yet elegant design, and has good battery life.

As for the screen of the Surface Book 3 device, one of the best displays in the market to a large extent,

Although it is not the most powerful device currently,

so if you like watching different movies at leisure, this device is perfect for you.

Surface Book 3 is a great choice for content creators, as it has a discrete GPU and very good RAM.

Don’t buy it for

Although has a very good performance, there are some people who need initial CPU performance.

The speakers on this device are good,

but they lack low volume which makes it less enjoyable to listen to music.

The trackpad on Surface Book 3 is very small. Enough to get the task done,

but if you accomplish a lot of daily tasks you will need a mouse.

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