Surface Book 3 15” specs, features, and analysis

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

Surface Book 3 15” image

Surface Book 3 15”

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
Surface Book 3 15” 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
$1,449.00
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
$1,434.11
Microsoft Surface Book 3 (SNK-00001) | 15in (3240 x 2160) Touch-Screen | Intel Core i7 Processor | 32GB RAM | 2TB SSD Storage | Windows 10 Pro | GeForce GTX 1660 GPU
Microsoft Surface Book 3 (SNK-00001) | 15in (3240 x 2160) Touch-Screen | Intel Core i7 Processor | 32GB RAM | 2TB SSD Storage | Windows 10 Pro | GeForce GTX 1660 GPU
By Microsoft
$2,999.99
Microsoft Surface Book 3-15" Touch-Screen - 10th Gen Intel Core i7-32GB Memory - 512GB SSD (Latest Model) - Platinum (Renewed)
Microsoft Surface Book 3-15" Touch-Screen - 10th Gen Intel Core i7-32GB Memory - 512GB SSD (Latest Model) - Platinum (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$1,299.00
Microsoft Surface Book 3, 15" Commercial Detachable Laptop, Intel Core i7-1065G7 32GB RAM LPDDR4X, 512GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 160-6GB, Windows 10 Pro - Platinum (Renewed)
Microsoft Surface Book 3, 15" Commercial Detachable Laptop, Intel Core i7-1065G7 32GB RAM LPDDR4X, 512GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 160-6GB, Windows 10 Pro - Platinum (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$1,299.00

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.

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

Photos

Our analysis and reviews

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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

Storage SlotsSurface Book 3 15”
M.2x1
SATA0
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

The memory on Surface Book 3 15” 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 15”
Slots0 - Onboard
TypeLPDDR4X
Speed3733 MHz

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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