Microsoft Surface Book Specs – Full Technical Specifications

Microsoft Surface Book is the first laptop created by Microsoft, released on October 26, 2015. The Surface Book is an Ultimate laptop with a detachable screen and discrete NVIDIA graphics processor.

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® GPU (1GB GDDR5)
    • Up to 1TB SSD
    • Up to 16GB (1866Mhz LPDDR3 RAM)
    • Up to 12 hours battery life (69Wh)
  • The most powerful Microsoft's Laptop
    • Surface Book is a high-performance laptop with exceptional power and unprecedented versatility as a laptop, powerful tablet,  detachable touchscreen, and a portable studio.
  • Best-in-class screen
    • 13.5-inch PixelSense™ display with 6 million pixels (3000x2000), 1700:1 contrast ratio, and 100% sRGB color gamut.
    • It supports 10-point multitouch and Surface Pen with 1,024 pressure sensitivity (magnet attached to the side of the screen).
  • More Features
    • Magnet charging connector, Full-size USB 3.0 port, Bluetooth 4.0, 5MP front and 8MP rear camera.
AvailabilitySurface Book
Released2015
Release Info
  • Introduced: October 7, 2015
  • Pre-ordered: October 7, 2015
  • Released: October 26, 2015
PricingStarting at 1,499$
Stores
Surface Book 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
$1,099.00
Microsoft Surface Book 2 (Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB) - 13.5in (Renewed)
Microsoft Surface Book 2 (Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB) - 13.5in (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$387.10
Microsoft Surface Book 2 (Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB) - 13.5in (Renewed)
Microsoft Surface Book 2 (Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB) - 13.5in (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$443.34
Microsoft Surface Book 2 (Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB) - 13.5in (Renewed)
Microsoft Surface Book 2 (Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB) - 13.5in (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$797.84
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
$780.00
$849.99 8% OFF
Microsoft Surface Book 3, Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Platinum (SMG-00001)
Microsoft Surface Book 3, Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Platinum (SMG-00001)
By Microsoft
$1,049.00
$1,103.50 5% OFF
DisplaySurface Book
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
Dimensions12.3” x 9.14” x 0.51”-0.90” (312 mm x 232 mm x 13 mm-23 mm)
Weight
  • Tablet Only: 1.6 lbs (726 g)
  • Surface Book: 3.34 lbs (1,515 g)
  • Surface Book with dGPU: 3.48 lbs (1,578 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
Processor
  • 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-6300U
    2 cores, 4 threads, 2.40 → 3.00 GHz, 3MB SmartCache, 15W
  • 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-6600U
    2 cores, 4 threads, 2.60 → 3.40 GHz, 4MB SmartCache, 15W
Integrated Graphics
  • 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-6300U
    Intel® HD Graphics 520
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1000 MHz
  • 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-6600U
    Intel® HD Graphics 520
    24 Execution Units, 300 → 1050 MHz
Discrete Graphics
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GPU
    Maxwell Architecture, 1GB GDDR5 128-bit, 954 - 993 MHz, 384 CUDA Cores.
Memory
8GB 16GB
1866 MHz LPDDR3 RAM
Storage
128GB 256 GB 512 GB 1 TB
NVMe PCIe 3.0 SSD
ConnectivitySurface Book
Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi 5: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compatible.
Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth Wireless 4.0 technology
BatterySurface Book
Size
  • Total: 69Wh
    Clipboard: 18Wh
    Base: 51Wh
Battery Life
  • Up to 12 hours of video playback
Power Supply
  • Surface Book
    36W power supply with USB-A (5W) charging port.
  • Surface Book with dGPU
    65W power supply with USB-A (5W) charging port.
SoftwareSurface Book
OSWindows 10 Pro
Built-in AppsMicrosoft Office 365 30-days trial
Camera & AudioSurface Book
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
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.

Surface Book Price

Here is the latest price update for Surface Book.

Surface Book 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
$1,099.00
Microsoft Surface Book 2 (Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB) - 13.5in (Renewed)
Microsoft Surface Book 2 (Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB) - 13.5in (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$387.10
Microsoft Surface Book 2 (Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB) - 13.5in (Renewed)
Microsoft Surface Book 2 (Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 256GB) - 13.5in (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$443.34
Microsoft Surface Book 2 (Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB) - 13.5in (Renewed)
Microsoft Surface Book 2 (Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB) - 13.5in (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$797.84
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
$780.00
$849.99 8% OFF
Microsoft Surface Book 3, Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Platinum (SMG-00001)
Microsoft Surface Book 3, Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Platinum (SMG-00001)
By Microsoft
$1,049.00
$1,103.50 5% OFF

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Surface Book Update History

2021
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    Resolves screen detach scenarios when using “Light Theme”.
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2019
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    15.68.17015.112 improves Bluetooth connectivity.
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    15.68.17013.110 improves Bluetooth connectivity.
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    91.2706.768.0 resolves potential security vulnerabilities, including Microsoft security advisory 190013.
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    15.68.9127.58 improves system security.
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2018
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    24.20.100.6293 improves system stability.
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    10.25.0.10 resolves battery consumption issue associated with Windows 10 October update (version 1809).
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    30.15063.6.6082 improves system stability.
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    90.2098.256.0 improves system stability.
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    22.20.16.4811 improves Direct X 12 and power performance.
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2017
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    2.0.99 improves multi-touch and pen connectivity when the device wakes from sleep.
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    1.1.333.0 enables Power Slider feature that improves both battery life and the adaptive brightness feature.
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    30.15063.10999.4731 Improves camera stability
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    6.0.1.7895 improves Cortana speech recognition.
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    90.1610.256.0 resolves screen brightness issue when devices comes out of sleep
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    Improve battery life during sleep, system stability and performance, and improve the stability and power utilization of the USB hub in the device base.
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2016
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    Improve system stability and reduce false touch events when the device is closed.
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28
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    Improve pen performance in some applications, improve clipboard and keyboard interoperability, and add support for upcoming product releases.
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    Improve the device's battery life, stability, and performance when you change between power states and make sure the default Balanced power plan is set correctly when the operating system is updated.
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    Improve touch stability and screen brightness when the device resumes operation from sleep or hibernation, improve pen pairing with the device and optimize log file storage space management
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    Improve the stability of Windows Hello.
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    Improve the stability of the keyboard, address issues with touch, pen ink, and eraser button, and improve graphics performance and audio stability.
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    Improve the stability of Windows Hello after an upgrade to Windows 10 Anniversary Update.
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    Improve system stability when the device resumes operation from sleep or hibernation and optimizes battery use in connected standby and more.
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    Improve battery utilization in connected standby, touch stability, and system stability resuming from sleep or hibernation.
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Processor Specifications

Intel Core i5 Intel Core i7
Processor Intel Core i5-6300U Intel Core i7-6600U
Base Frequency 2.4 GHz 2.6 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency 3.0 GHz 3.4 GHz
TDP 15 watt
Level 1 Cache 128 KB
Level 2 Cache 512 KB
Level 3 Cache 3 MB 4 MB
Max Memory Size 32 GB

Graphics Specifications

Graphics Intel HD Graphic 520 Intel HD Graphic 520
Graphics Frequency 300 – 1000 MHz
Graphics Max Memory 32 GB
Graphics 4K Support Yes, at 60Hz
Graphics DirectX 12
Graphics OpenGL 4.4
# Display Supported 3

Discrete NVIDIA Graphics Specifications

Graphics NVIDIA Geforce GPU
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GPU
Also known as NVIDIA Maxwell GPU Surface Book (940M, GDDR5)
Graphics Frequency 954 – 993 MHz
Graphics Memory 1024 MB GDDR5 memory
CUDA Cores 384
Graphics DirectX 12
Graphics Features GPU Boost 2.0, Optimus, PhysX, CUDA, GeForce Experience

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