Surface Book 3 13.5” specs, features, and analysis

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”

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
Surface Book 3 13.5” Price
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
$999.92
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
$776.18
Microsoft Surface Book 3 - 13.5" Touch-Screen - 10th Gen Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 256GB SSD (Latest Model) - Platinum (Renewed)
Microsoft Surface Book 3 - 13.5" Touch-Screen - 10th Gen Intel Core i5 - 8GB Memory - 256GB SSD (Latest Model) - Platinum (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$566.99
Microsoft Surface Book 3 (SMW-00001) | 15in (3240 x 2160) Touch-Screen | Intel Core i7 Processor | 32GB RAM | 1TB SSD Storage | Windows 10 Pro | GeForce GTX 1660 GPU (Renewed)
Microsoft Surface Book 3 (SMW-00001) | 15in (3240 x 2160) Touch-Screen | Intel Core i7 Processor | 32GB RAM | 1TB SSD Storage | Windows 10 Pro | GeForce GTX 1660 GPU (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$1,419.93
MSFT Surface Book 3 13.5" 2-in-1 Touchscreen Notebook Computer, Intel Core i7-1065G7 1.30GHz, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q 4GB, Windows 10 Home, Free Upgrade to Windows 11
MSFT Surface Book 3 13.5" 2-in-1 Touchscreen Notebook Computer, Intel Core i7-1065G7 1.30GHz, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q 4GB, Windows 10 Home, Free Upgrade to Windows 11
By Microsoft
$1,899.00

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.

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

Photos

Our analysis and reviews

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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

The memory on Surface Book 3 13.5” is soldered to the motherboard, and there is no additional RAM slot for expansion. Since you can't change or add more RAM after you buy, you want to make sure you pick the configuration with the right amount of memory at the initial purchase. Learn more

MemorySurface Book 3 13.5”
Slots0 - Onboard
TypeLPDDR4X
Speed3733 MHz

What's new

Improvements over its predecessor.

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

FAQs

To further help, here are some frequently asked questions you may have about the 2020 Surface Book 3 13.5”: