Tech specs

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Surface Book i7

Key Features
What's new
  • Performance Info
    • Up to 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-6600U (2-Core, up to 3.40Ghz w/Turbo Boost)
    • Up to NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 965M (2GB GDDR5)
    • Up to 1TB SSD
    • Up to 16GB (1866Mhz LPDDR3 RAM)
    • Up to 16 hours battery life (81Wh)
  • Better Graphics Performance Now it comes with a better NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 965M with 2GB GDDR5 memory.
  • Longer Battery Life It now packs with a bigger battery in the base (51Wh → 63Wh) for longer battery life up to 16 hours.
  • More powerful power adapter To supply enough juice for the graphics unit, it now comes with a bigger 102W power supply with a USB charging port.
What's missing
  • New Base with a bigger battery and newer graphics processor only available on Surface Book with Intel Core i7.
AvailabilitySurface Book i7
Released2016
Release Info
  • Introduced: October 26, 2016
  • Pre-ordered: October 26, 2016
  • Released: November 10, 2016
PricingStarting at 2,399$
Surface Book i7 Price
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Microsoft Surface Book 3 - 13.5" Touch-Screen - 10th Gen Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - 256GB SSD (Latest Model) - Platinum
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Microsoft Surface Book 3-15" Touch-Screen - 10th Gen Intel Core i7-32GB Memory - 512GB SSD (Latest Model) - Platinum (Renewed)
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$1,176.00
DisplaySurface Book i7
Size13.5 Inches
Info
  • Display Resolution: 3000 x 2000 (6M Pixels)
  • Display Density: 267 PPI
  • PixelSense™ Display
  • Aspect ratio: 3:2
  • Contrast ratio: 1700:1
  • Inking: designed together with Surface Pen
  • Touch: 10 points multi-touch
ExteriorSurface Book i7
Dimensions12.3” x 9.14” x 0.59”-0.90” (312 mm x 232 mm x 15 mm-23 mm)
Weight
  • Tablet only: 1.6 lbs (726 g)
  • Total: 3.68 lbs (1,669 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 3.0
  • 2 x Surface Connect™
    1 in tablet, 1 in keyboard base, both supports charging and docking.
  • 1 x Mini DisplayPort
  • 1 x Headset jack
  • 1 x Full-size SDXC card reader (UHS-II performance)
Internal SpecsSurface Book i7
Processor
  • 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-6600U
    2 cores, 4 threads, 2.60 → 3.40 GHz, 4MB SmartCache, 15W
Integrated Graphics
  • 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-6600U
    Intel® HD Graphics 520
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1050 MHz
Discrete Graphics
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 965m
    Maxwell Architecture, 2GB GDDR5 128-bit, 924/935 - 950/1151 MHz, 1024 CUDA Cores.
Memory
8GB 16GB
1866 MHz LPDDR3 RAM
Storage
256 GB 512 GB 1 TB
Soldered PCIe 3.0 SSD
ConnectivitySurface Book i7
Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi 5: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compatible.
Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth Wireless 4.0 technology
BatterySurface Book i7
Size
  • Total: 81Wh
    Clipboard: 18Wh
    Base: 63Wh
Battery Life
  • Up to 16 hours of video playback
Power Supply102W power supply with USB-A (5W) charging port.
SoftwareSurface Book i7
OSWindows 10 Pro
Built-in AppsMicrosoft Office 365 30-days trial
Camera & AudioSurface Book i7
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 microphones
  • Front-facing stereo speakers with Dolby® Audio™ Premium
MiscSurface Book i7
InkingSupports Surface Pen
1024 levels of pressure
Magnetic storage
Sensors
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Proximity sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Magnetometer
Security
  • HW TPM chip for enterprise security
  • Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in
In the box
  • Surface Book
  • Surface Pen
  • Power supply
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety and warranty documents
WarrantyOne-year limited hardware warranty
MoreSupports Surface Dial
Supports off-screen interaction only.

What’s new

Same 6th Gen Intel Core i7 processor

ProcessorIntel Core i7-6600U
Base Frequency2.6 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency3.4 GHz
TDP15 watt
Level 1 Cache128 KB
Level 2 Cache512 KB
Level 3 Cache4 MB
Max Memory Size32 GB
Specs for Intel Core i7 on Surface Book

Integrated graphics

GraphicsIntel HD Graphic 520
Graphics Frequency300 – 1000 MHz
Graphics Max Memory32 GB
Graphics 4K SupportYes, at 60Hz
Graphics DirectX12
Graphics OpenGL4.4
# Display Supported3
Specs for integrated graphics on Surface Book

Much faster discrete graphics

The performance base of this device comes with a high-performance NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 965M graphics processor featuring 2GB of GDDR5 memory, which is well-known for its exceptional performance. It performs significantly better than the NVIDIA GeForce GPU on the original Surface Book. With a larger vRAM, it can run most AAA games and handle more demanding tasks with ease.

NVIDIA Geforce GPU
GraphicsNVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 965M
Graphics Frequency944 MHz + Boost
Graphics Memory2048 MB GDDR5 memory
CUDA Cores1024
Graphics DirectX12 API with Feature Level 12_1
Graphics FeaturesBattery Boost, GameStream, ShadowPlay, GPU Boost 2.0, Optimus, PhysX, CUDA, SLI, GeForce Experience
Specs for NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 965M on Surface Book with performance base

Tips and tricks

Discover how to make the most of your Surface Book with Performance Base 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 problems that may occur.

Update History

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

2021
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    Addresses critical security vulnerability.
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06
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    Addresses security updates and improves system stability.
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2020
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15
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    Addresses security updates and improves system stability.
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    Addresses security updates and improves system stability.
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Feb
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    Resolves screen detach scenarios when using “Light Theme”.
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Please visit our Surface Book update tracker page for a complete driver and firmware update release timeline.

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