Surface Book 3 13.5”

Here's what you need to know about 2020 Surface Book 3 13.5” including price, display info, CPU, RAM, storage, battery, and more.

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Surface Book 3 13.5”

Our analysis and reviews

Surface Book 3 13.5” image

What we like

Reasons to like about Surface Book 3 13.5”.

Supports Windows 11

Surface Book 3 13.5” exceed all minimum system requirements for Windows 11.

RequirementsSurface Book 3 13.5”
Secure BootYes
TPM 2.0 TPM 2.0
ProcessorIntel Core i5-1035G7 → Intel Core i7-1065G7
4GB RAM8GB → 32GB
64GB Drive256GB → 2TB
2 Cores CPU4 cores
All-day battery life of up to 15.5-hours

According to Microsoft, the Surface Book 3 13.5” lasts up to 15.5 hours of battery life.

  • Surface Book 3 13.5”
    • Up to 15.5 hours of typical device usage
Supports discrete graphics
Configurable up to Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 4GB GDDR6 with Max-Q

What we don't like

Reasons not to like about Surface Book 3 13.5”.

Non-upgradable memory

What's new

Improvements over its predecessor.

Significantly newer manufacturing

2020 vs. 2017

Slightly faster CPU performance

Intel Core i7-1065G7 inside Surface Book 3 13.5” has a 19% better multi-core CPU performance score than the Intel Core i7-8650U inside Surface Book 2 15”.

Geekbench 5 multi-core score
Surface Book 3 13.5” - Intel Core i7-1065G7
3,722
Surface Book 3 13.5” - Intel Core i5-1035G7
3,691
Surface Book 2 15” - Intel Core i7-8650U
3,116
Surface Book 2 15” - Intel Core i5-8350U
2,982
Supports larger memory

Surface Book 3 13.5” supports a larger memory capacity than the Surface Book 2 15”. It supports up to 32GB versus 16GB of system memory on the Surface Book 2 15”.

Max system memory size
Surface Book 3 13.5”
32 GB
Surface Book 2 15”
16 GB
Supports faster memory

Surface Book 3 13.5” supports a faster memory speed than the Surface Book 2 15”. It supports up to 3733MHz versus 1866MHz of system memory on the Surface Book 2 15”.

Memory type and speed
Surface Book 3 13.5” - LPDDR4X
3,733 MHz
Surface Book 2 15” - LPDDR3
1,866 MHz
About 20% lighter

Surface Book 3 13.5” weighed 3.38 pounds, 20% lighter than the 4.20 pounds Surface Book 2 15”.

WeightSurface Book 3 13.5”Surface Book 2 15”
Pound
3.38 lbs.
4.20 lbs.
Kilogram
1.53 kg
1.91 kg

What's missing

Downsides over its predecessor.

11% smaller display

Surface Book 3 13.5” has a 13.5-inch screen size 11% smaller than the 15-inch Surface Book 2 15”.

Display size
Surface Book 2 15”
15-inch
Surface Book 3 13.5”
13.5-inch

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Key Features

Surface Book 3 13.5”
At Glance
Released in Mid
2020
3:2 3K
13.5”
2000p 60Hz
Weight
3.38 lb
1.53 kg
Up to
Intel Core i7-1065G7
4C/8T, 1.30 → 3.90 GHz
Geekbench 5
1,088
Single Core
Geekbench 5
3,722
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® Iris® Plus Graphics
64 Execution Units, 300 → 1100 MHz
Configurable up to
32GB
3733 MHz LPDDR4X
Surface Book 3 13.5” Ports
Nvidia GeForce
GTX 1650
4GB GDDR6 with Max-Q

Availability

Surface Book 3 13.5”
Released2020
Release Date
  • 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
Generations
Stores

Exterior

Surface Book 3 13.5”
Dimensions
  • Surface Book 2 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 2 13.5” (Core i7)
    12.3” x 9.14” x 0.59”-0.90” (312 mm x 232 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)
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.

Display

Surface Book 3 13.5”
Size13.5 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

Ports

Surface Book 3 13.5”
Ports
Surface Book 3 13.5” Ports
Image Source: Microsoft
Left (3)
  • 2 x USB-A
    USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10 Gbps)
  • 1 x full-size SD card slot
    UHS-II performance
Right (3)
  • 1 x power port
    Charging, Docking
  • 1 x USB-C
    USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), DisplayPort, Power Delivery
  • 1 x headphone jack
    Headphone/Microphone, On the tablet
Bottom (1)
  • 1 x power port
    Charging, Docking, On the tablet

Internal Specs

Surface Book 3 13.5”
Processor
  1. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1035G7
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.20 → 3.70 GHz, 6MB SmartCache, 15W
  2. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1065G7
    4 cores, 8 threads, 1.30 → 3.90 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 15W

Geekbench 5 Single Core

Surface Book 3 13.5”1
10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1035G71,00292.10%
2
10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1065G71,088100.00%
01,088

Geekbench 5 Multi-Core

Surface Book 3 13.5”1
10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1035G73,69199.17%
2
10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1065G73,722100.00%
03,722
Integrated Graphics
  1. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-1035G7
    Intel® Iris® Plus Graphics
    64 Execution Units, 300 → 1050 MHz
  2. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1065G7
    Intel® Iris® Plus Graphics
    64 Execution Units, 300 → 1100 MHz
Memory
8GB 16GB 32GB
3733 MHz LPDDR4x
Discrete Graphics
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1650 with Max-Q
    Turning Architecture, 4GB GDDR5 128-bit, 1020 → 1245 MHz, 1024 CUDA Cores.
Storage
256 GB 512 GB 1 TB
PCIe SSD

Connectivity

Surface Book 3 13.5”
Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi 6: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax compatible.
Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth Wireless 5.0 technology

Battery

Surface Book 3 13.5”
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
Battery Life
  • Surface Book 3 13.5”
    • Up to 15.5 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.

Software

Surface Book 3 13.5”
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 & Audio

Surface Book 3 13.5”
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

Misc

Surface Book 3 13.5”
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
WarrantyOne-year limited hardware warranty
MoreSupports Surface Dial
Supports both on-screen and off-screen interaction.