Surface Book 3 15”

Here's what you need to know about 2020 Surface Book 3 15” including price, display info, CPU, RAM, storage, battery, and more.

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Surface Book 3 15”

Our analysis and reviews

Surface Book 3 15” image

What we like

Reasons to like about Surface Book 3 15”.

Supports Windows 11

Surface Book 3 15” exceed all minimum system requirements for Windows 11.

RequirementsSurface Book 3 15”
Secure BootYes
TPM 2.0 TPM 2.0
ProcessorIntel Core i7-1065G7
4GB RAM16GB → 32GB
64GB Drive256GB → 2TB
2 Cores CPU4 cores
All-day battery life of up to 17.5-hours

According to Microsoft, the Surface Book 3 15” lasts up to 17.5 hours of battery life.

Up to 17.5 hours of typical device usage
Upgradable storage

Surface Book 3 15” comes with a single removable M.2 SSD slot that you can replace and upgrade in the future. Learn more.

Supports discrete graphics
Configurable up to Nvidia GeForce RTX 3000 6GB GDDR6 with Max-Q

What we don't like

Reasons not to like about Surface Book 3 15”.

Non-upgradable memory

What's new

Improvements over its predecessor.

11% larger display

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

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

What's missing

Downsides over its predecessor.

About 20% heavier

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

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

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Key Features

Surface Book 3 15”
At Glance
Released in Mid
2020
3:2 3.2K
15”
2160p 60Hz
Weight
4.20 lb
1.91 kg
Powered By
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 15” Ports
Nvidia GeForce
RTX 3000
6GB GDDR6 with Max-Q

Availability

Surface Book 3 15”
Released2020
Release Date
  • Introduced: May 6, 2020
  • Pre-ordered: May 6, 2020
  • Released: May 12, 2020
PricingFor 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
Generations
Stores

Exterior

Surface Book 3 15”
Dimensions13.5” x 9.87” x 0.568-0.90” (343 mm x 251 mm x 15 mm-23 mm)
Weight
  • 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.

Display

Surface Book 3 15”
Size15 Inches
Info 
  • 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

Ports

Surface Book 3 15”
Ports
Surface Book 3 15” 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 15”
Processor
  1. 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 15”1
10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1065G71,088100.00%
01,088

Geekbench 5 Multi-Core

Surface Book 3 15”1
10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1065G73,722100.00%
03,722
Integrated Graphics
  1. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-1065G7
    Intel® Iris® Plus Graphics
    64 Execution Units, 300 → 1100 MHz
Memory
16GB 32GB
3733 MHz LPDDR4x
Discrete Graphics
  • 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,
Storage
256 GB 512 GB 1 TB 2TB
PCIe SSD

Connectivity

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
More
  • Xbox Wireless built-in

Battery

Surface Book 3 15”
Size
  • Total: 90Wh
    Clipboard: 23Wh
    Base: 67Wh
Battery LifeUp to 17.5 hours of typical device usage
Power Supply127W Surface Power Supply with USB-A (7W) charging port.

Software

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 & Audio

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

Misc

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 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.