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Surface Book 3 13.5” image

Surface Book 3 13.5”

Surface Book 3 15” image

Surface Book 3 15”

Availability
Released2020
Release Info
  • Introduced: May 6, 2020
  • Pre-ordered: May 6, 2020
  • Released: May 12, 2020
PricingFor Consumer
  • $1,599 - i5 | 8GB | 256GB | Iris Plus
  • $1,999 - i7 | 16GB | 256GB | GTX 1650
  • $2,499 - i7 | 32GB | 512GB | GTX 1650
  • $2,699 - i7 | 32GB | 1TB | GTX 1650
For Commercial
  • $1,699 - i5 | 8GB | 256GB | Iris Plus
  • $2,099 - i7 | 16GB | 256GB | GTX 1650
  • $2,599 - i7 | 32GB | 512GB | GTX 1650
  • $2,799 - i7 | 32GB | 1TB | GTX 1650
For Consumer
  • $2,299 - i7 | 16GB | 256GB | GTX 1660 Ti
  • $2,799 - i7 | 32GB | 512GB | GTX 1660 Ti
  • $2,999 - i7 | 32GB | 1TB | GTX 1660 Ti
  • $3,399 - i7 | 32GB | 2TB | GTX 1660 Ti
For Commercial
  • $2,399 - i7 | 16GB | 256GB | GTX 1660 Ti
  • $2,899 - i7 | 32GB | 512GB | GTX 1660 Ti
  • $3,099 - i7 | 32GB | 1TB | GTX 1660 Ti
  • $3,499 - i7 | 32GB | 2TB | GTX 1660 Ti
  • $3,499 - i7 | 32GB | 512GB | RTX 3000
  • $3,699 - i7 | 32GB | 1TB | RTX 3000
Surface Book 3 13.5” Price
New Microsoft Surface Book 3 - 13.5" Touch-Screen - 10th Gen Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 256GB SSD (Latest Model) - Platinum
New Microsoft Surface Book 3 - 13.5" Touch-Screen - 10th Gen Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 256GB SSD (Latest Model) - Platinum
By Microsoft
$589.00
$650.17 9% OFF
Microsoft Surface Book 3 - 13.5" Touch-Screen - 10th Gen Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - 256GB SSD (Latest Model) - Platinum
Microsoft Surface Book 3 - 13.5" Touch-Screen - 10th Gen Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - 256GB SSD (Latest Model) - Platinum
By Microsoft
$755.99
$826.17 8% OFF
Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5 Inch Touch-Screen 512GB i7 32GB RAM with Windows 10 Pro (Wi-Fi, 1.3GHz Quad-Core i7 up to 3.9GHz, Newest Version) SLM-00001 (Renewed)
Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5 Inch Touch-Screen 512GB i7 32GB RAM with Windows 10 Pro (Wi-Fi, 1.3GHz Quad-Core i7 up to 3.9GHz, Newest Version) SLM-00001 (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$1,299.99
Surface Book 3 15” Price
NEW Microsoft Surface Book 3 - 15" Touch-Screen - 10th Gen Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - 256GB SSD (Latest Model) - Platinum
NEW Microsoft Surface Book 3 - 15" Touch-Screen - 10th Gen Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - 256GB SSD (Latest Model) - Platinum
By Microsoft
$599.00
$1,120.99 47% OFF
Microsoft New Surface Book 3-15" Touch-Screen - 10th Gen Intel Core i7-16GB Memory - 256GB SSD (Latest Model) - Platinum (Renewed)
Microsoft New Surface Book 3-15" Touch-Screen - 10th Gen Intel Core i7-16GB Memory - 256GB SSD (Latest Model) - Platinum (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$949.50
Microsoft Surface Book 3-15" Touch-Screen - 10th Gen Intel Core i7-32GB Memory - 512GB SSD (Latest Model) - Platinum (Renewed)
Microsoft Surface Book 3-15" Touch-Screen - 10th Gen Intel Core i7-32GB Memory - 512GB SSD (Latest Model) - Platinum (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$2,464.99
DisplaySurface Book 3 13.5”Surface Book 3 15”
Size13.5 Inches15 Inches
Info
  • Display Resolution: 3000 x 2000 (6M Pixels)
  • Display Density: 267 PPI
  • PixelSense™ Display
  • Aspect ratio: 3:2
  • Contrast ratio: 1600:1
  • Inking: designed together with Surface Pen
  • Touch: 10 points multi-touch
 
  • Display Resolution: 3240 x 2160 (7M Pixels)
  • Display Density: 260 PPI
  • PixelSense™ Display
  • Aspect ratio: 3:2
  • Contrast ratio: 1600:1
  • Inking: designed together with Surface Pen
  • Touch: 10 points multi-touch
ExteriorSurface Book 3 13.5”Surface Book 3 15”
Size Comparison
Dimensions
  • Surface Book 3 13.5” (Core i5)
    12.3” x 9.14” x 0.51”-0.90” (312 mm x 232 mm x 13 mm-23 mm)
  • Surface Book 3 13.5” (Core i7)
    12.3” x 9.14” x 0.59”-0.90” (312 mm x 232 mm x 15 mm-23 mm)
13.5” x 9.87” x 0.568-0.90” (343 mm x 251 mm x 15 mm-23 mm)
Weight
  • Surface Book 3 13.5” (Core i5)
    • Total: 3.38 lbs (1,534 g)
    • Tablet: 1.59 lbs (719 g)
  • Surface Book 3 13.5” (Core i7)
    • Total: 3.62 lbs (1,642 g)
    • Tablet: 1.59 lbs (719 g)
  • Total: 4.20 lbs (1,905 g)
  • Tablet: 1.80 lbs (817 g)
Colors
Platinum
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Keyboard:
    • Full-size mechanical backlit keyset with 1.55mm travel.
    • Mechanical friction attaches the Clipboard to the keyboard.
  • Trackpad:
    • Larger size 105 mm x 70 mm, glass.
    • Supports up to Five-finger multitouch gesture.
Ports
  • 2 x Full-size USB 3.1 Gen 2
  • 1 x USB Type-C 3.1 Gen 2
    Supports Power Delivery and DisplayPort.
  • 2 x Surface Connect™
    1 in tablet, 1 in keyboard base, both supports charging and docking.
  • 1 x Headset jack
  • 1 x Full-size SDXC card reader
    UHS-II Performance
Internal SpecsSurface Book 3 13.5”Surface Book 3 15”
Processor
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1035G7
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.20 → 3.70 GHz, 6MB SmartCache, 15W
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1065G7
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.30 → 3.90 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 15W
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1065G7
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.30 → 3.90 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 15W
Integrated Graphics
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1035G7
    Intel® Iris® Plus Graphics
    64 Execution Units, 300 → 1050 MHz
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1065G7
    Intel® Iris® Plus Graphics
    64 Execution Units, 300 → 1100 MHz
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1065G7
    Intel® Iris® Plus Graphics
    64 Execution Units, 300 → 1100 MHz
Discrete Graphics
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1650 with Max-Q
    Turning Architecture, 4GB GDDR5 128-bit, 1020 → 1245 MHz, 1024 CUDA Cores.
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1660 Ti with Max-Q
    Turning Architecture, 6GB GDDR6, 192-bit, 1245 → 1425 MHz, 1536 CUDA Cores.
  • NVIDIA® Quadro® RTX™ 3000 with Max-Q
    Turning Architecture, 6GB GDDR6,  192-bit, 765 → 1305 MHz, 1920 CUDA Cores, 240 Tensor Cores, 30 RT Cores, Real-time ray tracing, AI hardware acceleration, ODE, QNF,
Memory
8GB 16GB 32GB
3733 MHz LPDDR4x
16GB 32GB
3733 MHz LPDDR4x
Storage
256 GB 512 GB 1 TB
PCIe SSD
256 GB 512 GB 1 TB 2TB
PCIe SSD
ConnectivitySurface Book 3 13.5”Surface Book 3 15”
Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi 6: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax compatible.
Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth Wireless 5.0 technology
  • Xbox Wireless built-in
BatterySurface Book 3 13.5”Surface Book 3 15”
Size
  • Surface Book 3 13.5” (Core i5)
    Total: 69Wh
    Clipboard: 18Wh
    Base: 51Wh
  • Surface Book 3 13.5” (Core i7)
    Total: 75.3Wh
    Clipboard: 18Wh
    Base: 57.3Wh
  • Total: 90Wh
    Clipboard: 23Wh
    Base: 67Wh
Battery Life
  • Surface Book 3 13.5”
    • Up to 15.5 hours of typical device usage
Up to 17.5 hours of typical device usage
Power Supply
  • Surface Book 3 13.5” (Core i5)
    65W Surface Power Supply with USB-A (5W) charging port.
  • Surface Book 3 13.5” (Core i7)
    102W Surface Power Supply with USB-A (7W) charging port.
127W Surface Power Supply with USB-A (7W) charging port.
SoftwareSurface Book 3 13.5”Surface Book 3 15”
OS
  • For Consumer: Windows 10 Home 64-bit
  • For Commercial: Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Free upgrade to Windows 11
Built-in AppsMicrosoft Office 365 30-days trial
Camera & AudioSurface Book 3 13.5”Surface Book 3 15”
Camera
  • Windows Hello face authentication camera (front-facing)
  • 5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p HD video
  • 8.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p HD video
Audio
  • Dual far-field Studio Mics
  • Front-facing stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos®
    • Support for Windows Sonic for Headphones
    • Support for Dolby® Atmos for Headphones
MiscSurface Book 3 13.5”Surface Book 3 15”
InkingSupports Surface Pen
4096 levels of pressure
Tilt sensing
Best in class latency
Paper feel
0.1mm precision
Sensors
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Proximity sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Magnetometer
Security
  • HW TPM 2.0 chip for enterprise security
  • Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in
In the box
  • Surface Book 3 13.5”
  • Power supply
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety and warranty documents
  • Surface Book 3 15”
  • Power supply
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety and warranty documents
WarrantyOne-year limited hardware warranty
MoreSupports Surface Dial
Supports both on-screen and off-screen interaction.
Surface Book 3 paired with Surface Dock 2 and dual 4K displays
Surface Book 3 paired with Surface Dock 2 drives dual 4K displays (Image: Microsoft)

Tips and tricks

Discover how to make the most of your Surface Book 3 with our carefully curated collection of tips and tricks. Our comprehensive guide will help you extend battery life, increase performance, improve productivity, and troubleshoot any possible problems.

Update History

Catch up on the latest information about the new Surface Book 3 features and fixes introduced via driver and firmware updates from Microsoft. Here are the last five releases:

2023
Dec
14
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    Improves system performance and stability.
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Nov
10
  • Surface Book 3 Image
    Improves device camera performance and stability.
    View
Oct
13
  • Surface Book 3 Image
    This update addresses a potential security vulnerability related to Intel® Security Advisory INTEL-SA-00783, addressing CVE-2022-29871.
    View
Sep
27
  • Surface Book 3 Image
    Improves battery and power performance stability.
    View
Sep
14
  • Surface Book 3 Image
    Addresses potential security vulnerability and improves system stability.
    View

For a complete driver and firmware update release timeline, please visit our Surface Book 3 update tracker page.

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FAQs

Before making a purchase decision, it’s essential to have a thorough understanding of the device you’re interested in. With that in mind, we’ve written a list of FAQs that cover all aspects of the new Surface Book 3, including its display, battery life, performance, software, and design.

1How long will Microsoft support Surface Book 3?

According to Surface lifecycle documentationMicrosoft Surface Book 3 will reach the end of its driver and firmware updates on April 1, 2025. The company promises to support all Surface devices for at least four years starting from its release date for Surface devices released before January 1, 2021.

DeviceRelease DateEnd of Servicing Date
Surface Book 3May 26, 2020April 1, 2025
Last checked: February 20, 2024.

After the end of the servicing date, Surface Book 3 devices will continue to receive Windows OS features and security updates as long as they meet minimum hardware requirements for any future Windows OS.

In some conditions, Microsoft will consider releasing additional updates if there are critical security issues for Surface Book 3 devices that can only be fixed through patching the firmware.

2What processors are used in Microsoft Surface Book 3?

Microsoft Surface Book 3 has the following CPU configurations available:

Surface Book 3 13.5-inch

  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1035G7Ice Lake, 4 cores, 8 threads, 3MB SmartCache, 1.20 → 3.70 GHz
    Intel® Iris® Plus Graphics, 64 Execution Units, 300 → 1050 MHz
  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1065G7Ice Lake, 4 cores, 8 threads, 8MB SmartCache, 1.30 → 3.90 GHz
    Intel® Iris® Plus Graphics, 64 Execution Units, 300 → 1100 MHz

Surface Book 3 15-inch

  • 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1065G7Ice Lake, 4 cores, 8 threads, 8MB SmartCache, 1.30 → 3.90 GHz
    Intel® Iris® Plus Graphics, 64 Execution Units, 300 → 1100 MHz
Surface Book 3 Processors Info
3What ports are available on Microsoft Surface Book 3?

There are seven ports available on Microsoft Surface Book 3:

  1. 2 x Full-size USB 3.1 Gen 2
  2. 1 x USB Type-C 3.1 Gen 2 (Supports Power Delivery and DisplayPort)
  3. 2 x Surface Connect™ (1 in tablet, 1 in keyboard base, both supports charging and docking)
  4. 1 x Headset jack
  5. 1 x Full-size SDXC card reader (UHS-II Performance)
Surface Book 3 Ports
Surface Book 3 ports and slots.
4Does the Surface Book 3 have a USB-C port?

Yes, it does! All Surface Book 3 models come with a single USB Type-C 3.1 Gen 2 port as a standard. The port supports data transfers (up to 10Gbps or 1.25GB/s), display out, and charging. It is located on the laptop’s left side next to the Surface Connect port. Here are the complete specs of the USB-C port.

  • USB Type-C port.
  • USB 3.1 Gen 2 standard.
  • Transfers up to 10Gbps or 1.25GB/s.
  • Supports DisplayPort 1.4 Alt Mode and Digital Audio.
  • Supports up to two 4K UHD (3840×2160@60Hz).
  • Supports Power Delivery revision 3.0 with power rules of 5v, 9v, 15v, and 20v supports chargers rated at 45W or bigger. It is also backward compatible with PD 2.0.
Surface Book 3 USB-C Info
A USB-C port on Surface Book 3.
5Can you charge Microsoft Surface Book 3 via USB-C?

Yes, you can. The USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 port on Microsoft Surface Book 3 supports smart charging, data transfer, and video out capability. It supports USB Power Delivery revision 3.0, which supports four different power rules (5v, 9v, 15v, and 20v) with the ability to supply power up to over 45W.

Surface Laptop 3 USB-C Charging

For more information, check out our Surface Laptop 3 USB-C charging testing, which has the exact charging mechanism as Surface Book 3 here.

How to charge via USB-C?

It’s straightforward to charge your Surface Book 3 via USB-C. Like the Surface Connect connector, the USB-C connector is reversible, so you don’t have to worry about the wrong side plug-in. For Surface Book 3, which requires Power Delivery technology for charging over USB-C, you will only need a USB-C PD charger and a USB-C to USB-C cable.

Note Microsoft Surface Book 3 doesn’t support charging via a standard mobile phone charger. Only Microsoft Surface 3 and Surface Go/Go 2 currently support charging over a standard mobile phone charger.

In this example, we have an Anker PowerPort Speed PD 3.0 charger that has a single 30W USB-C PD output port connected and charges the device over a USB-C to USB-C cable:

Surface Go USB-C to USB-C Charging
6Does the Microsoft Surface Book 3 have an HDMI port?

No, it doesn’t! Both 13-inch and 15-inch models of Surface Book 3 don’t have HDMI ports. However, you can use a USB-C adapter, hub, or dock with an HDMI port to connect to the laptop’s USB-C port.

Surface Book 3 HDMI port
Surface Book 3 HDMI via USB-C Hub.
7Does the Microsoft Surface Book 3 have an SD Card Slot?

Yes, it does. The SD card slot on Surface Book 3 is on the base section’s left side and next to the two full-size USB  ports. It’s a Full-size SDXC card slot that supports high-performance SD cards with UHS-II speed.

Our recommended MicroSD cards:

8Does the Surface Book 3 have a full-size USB port?

Yes, it does! All Surface Book 3 models have two high-speed full-size USB-A 3.1 Gen 2 ports as a standard. The port supports super-speed data transfers up to 10Gbps or 1.25GB/s. It is on the laptop’s left side next to the full-size SDXC card reader. Here are the complete specs of the USB port:

  • 2 x Full-Size USB ports
  • USB 3.1 Gen 2 standard
  • Transfers up to 10Gbps or 1.25GB/s
  • Power output up to 5v/900mA
Surface Book 3 USB-A Info
Two full-size USB ports on Surface Book 3.
9Does Microsoft Surface Book 3 support external Graphics (eGPU)?

No, it doesn’t! Currently, all standard external graphics processing units use Thunderbolt 3 technology, which has a bandwidth of 40Gbps to utilize the performance of graphics cards. Unfortunately, Microsoft Surface Book 3 has only a USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 with a maximum bandwidth of 10Gbps.

Surface Book 3 eGPU Support
eGPU supports for Surface Book 3.
10Does Microsoft Surface Book 3 support WiFi 6?

Yes, it does! All Surface Book 3 models come with an Intel 802.11AX Wi-Fi 6 adapter that supports all current wireless standards, including:

  1. Wi-Fi 1 (WiFi 802.11a) was released in 1999.
  2. Wi-Fi 2 (WiFi 802.11b) was released in 1999.
  3. Wi-Fi 3(WiFi 802.11g) was released in 2003.
  4. Wi-Fi 4 (WiFi 802.11n) was released in 2009.
  5. Wi-Fi 5 (WiFi 802.11ac) was released in 2014.
  6. Wi-Fi 6 (WiFi 802.11ax) was released in 2019.
Surface Book 3 Wireless Info
Intel Wi-Fi 6 on Surface Book 3

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