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Microsoft Surface Book 3: date, price and specifications

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Microsoft Surface Book 3 Although the fact of not being able to hold face-to-face events has been an impediment for many companies, this has not been the case for Microsoft, since despite everything, it has continued with the launch of a series of new Surface products. 

The flagship of this new series is the Surface Book 3, a new generation convertible laptop from the company. Almost three years have passed since Book 2 was released, which means that this update was quite necessary. 

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When is the release date of the Microsoft Surface Book 3?

The Microsoft Surface Book 3 was one of the products released by Microsoft on May 6, 2020, and is available for pre-order on the Microsoft website.

Both the 13.5-inch and 15-inch models will go on sale on May 21 in the US, although we will have to wait until June 6 to have them

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How much does the Microsoft Surface Book 3 cost?

The Surface Book 3 comes in the same two screen sizes as its predecessor, so there are two different starting prices. 

The 13.5-inch model starts at € 1,799, this model has 8 GB of RAM and 256 of ROM. The most expensive 13.5-inch model reaches € 3,049, with 1TB of storage and 32GB of RAM. However, there are two intermediate models in case you want to spend more than the basic model, but not as much. 

If you opt for the 15-inch screen , the price starts at € 2,599 (16 GB of RAM and 256 of ROM). The most expensive model costs 3,349 euros, with 1TB of storage and 32GB of RAM.  

The Surface Book 3 is the most powerful laptop Microsoft has ever made. All configurations come with tenth generation Intel processors. The 13.5-inch model comes with an i5 processor, while the 15-inch version jumps to an i7. 

However, there is more variation when we focus on the graphics. Lower-spec versions of the 13.5-inch Surface Book 3 come with Intel’s Iris Plus graphics, but more expensive models come with Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q. 

The 15-inch model comes with GTX 1660T graphics, unless companies want to pay $ 3,499 for a Quadro RTX 3000 GPU.

All this has led Microsoft to claim that the Surface Book 3 is 50% faster than its processor, which was not an oversight at all. The option of up to 32 GB of RAM undoubtedly contributes to this. 

You may also be familiar with Nvidia in a gaming context, and Microsoft has made it clear that the Surface Book 3 will fare much better when it comes to playing graphics-intensive titles. The idea is that he can use the Xbox Game Pass to play at 60fps. 

It’s nice to see some serious internal improvements, because the Surface Book 3’s design is remarkably similar to its predecessor. Unlike the Surface Book 2, there have been no changes in screen size, so it can be difficult to tell them apart on first impressions. 

The port situation hasn’t changed, either, with two USB-A ports, a USB-C port, a full-size SD card reader, and Surface Connect for charging. This means that there is no Thunderbolt 3 yet.

The Surface Book 3 also retained the pioneering fulcrum hinge that was introduced in the original Surface Book, making it different from any laptop currently on the market. 

Microsoft is promoting the longest battery life in any Surface product, although as usual a specific capacity has not been quoted.

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