Blog 19: September 30, 2020 at 05:00 pm, by @otto.magazin.eng
💬 In this Blog, I’ll review the Microsoft Surface Book 3 laptop.
It is officially available in all markets, This device is different, It is not just a laptop; it is also a tablet, It is different than other devices.
It comes in two sizes and lots of specs and features.
Let me start the review of the Microsoft Surface Book 3.
It is the 3rd generation of Surface Book series from Microsoft, and it comes with a lot of enhacements and developments.
The design of this device is identical to the previous generation’s design, The design has actually been for almost 5 years now.
It is not a bad thing, though, since the device has its own identity and fans.
The design is clean. The body is made from Magnesium and it comes with a silver color.
The screen can be detached from the keyboard and the device will become like a tablet.
It is such a distinguishable feature of the Surface Book series, It the most powerful Surface Book laptop from Microsoft as it is packed with specs and features.
The screen comes with either 13.5 and 3000×2000 resolution with 3240×2160 resolution.
Both sizes support touch input and the Surface Pen, which will provide the best Pen experience on Windows devices.
The Pen actually comes with tip that will provide a sensation of using a real Pencil, The Pen is very helpful in painting, designing and education.
You could also use it for browsing instead of a mouse.
Detaching the screen from the keyboard is now faster than before.
In the previous generations, you had to wait a little before detaching the screen.
The process is quicker now. Once you hit the button the screen can detach after 2 or 3 seconds.
It comes with either Windows 10 Home or Windows 10 Pro, The device comes with an Intel 10th generation CPU.
The 13.5 version comes with either the Intel Core i5 or i7 CPUs, The 15 version comes with the i7 CPU only. The 15 version comes with the Nvidia GTX 1660 Ti GPU.
The GPU comes with the Max-Q Design and 6GB of GDDR6 RAM.
The 13.5 i5 CPU version comes with the Intel Iris Plus GPU, The 13.5 i7 CPU version comes with the Nvidia GTX 1650 GPU.
The GPU comes with Max-Q Design and 4GB of GDDR5 RAMs.
The onboard storage that comes with the 13.5 version starts from 256GB up until 1TB of SSD.
The 15 version comes with an onboard storage up until 2TB of SSD.
Each device comes with a rear and a front facing cameras.
The front facing camera is 5MP and the rear camera is 8MP.
Both record 1080p videos with excellent performance.
The device comes with stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos support.
Don’t raise the volume to the max as it might get a little bit noisy, but the content played itself plays an important role.
It also comes with dual far-field microphones? It supports WiFi 6 and bluetooth 5, It comes with 2x USB Type A 3.1 gen 2 and SDXC card slot USB Type C 3.1 gen 2 PD port.
There is also a Surface Connect charging port and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
The battery lasts from 15 to 17 hours, but it depends on your usage.
In Geekbench 5, the CPU scored 1182 points for the single core and 3407 points for multicores.
Here’s where the CPU performance is ranked among other competitors.
It also scored 37206 in OpenGL test using Geekbench 5.
Unfortunately, the device doesn’t support Thunderbolt 3 port and according to Microsoft, the reason behind it is for security reasons.
But future generations of this device might support it, Microsoft offers Surface Dock 2, which comes with different ports.
The dock supports 2x 4K screens with 60Hz frequency, The dock costs 1000 SAR or 259 USD.
The trackpad size is actually small for 2020, The screen’s bezels could’ve been thinner.
What’s great about the keyboard is that it also has a battery and a GPU.
This will be increase the device’s performance, especially while designing.
The keyboard is actually one of the best on Windows devices.
Which is why I think Office 365 could work pretty well with this keyboard.
The hinge in the keyboard dock is one of the best designs about this device.
It is also one of Microsoft’s best precisly engineered devices,It is one of the reasons why Microsoft hasn’t changed the design.
It is indeed special, The design is actually practical, and the detachability makes it easier for users to shift from one mode to another.
The Pen experience is one of the best on any device.
If the Apple Pencil is the standard, then this Pen offers better performance, If you use it for designing, then the sketches will be very precise.
You can also use to write notes on Microsoft’s OneNote app and even use it for tables and schedules.
Programmers will benefit from the powerful capabilities of this device as they can use it on the go.
The placement of the headphone jack should be changed in future generations for it to be more practical.
The device can run games, but it is not designed to be a gaming laptop, Don’t expect a high gaming performance on this device.
Some games are a bit laggy, But if you want to play normal games on it, it’ll provide good performance.
The CPU inside is 4 cores, but there are other devices that come with 8 cores, But the performance of this device excellent.
There are more powerful laptops, but this one is designed to provide a great performance.
Microsoft has engineered it to work best with Windows, which they own.
One of the best experiences about Surface laptops is their full compatibility with OneDrive.
You can store your files and access them easily, similar to Apple’s iCloud service, and You can start a project on a device and continue it on another in a fast and direct manner.
With the new ‘Your Phone’ feature, you can send notifications from your Android device to the laptop, You can also access your files easily.
It is easier than sending files to your email or using third party apps.
You can also make phone calls from your laptop or even broadcast your phone on the laptop. You can also control your Android device using the touchpad, Some Samsung smartphones support Link To Windows feature.
For other Android devices, you can download an app called Link To Windows, It is easy to do.
Is the Microsoft Surface Book 3 a recommended device?🤔
This device is made by Microsoft directly, All Microsoft service work on this device work well, The build material is also excellent.
It doubles as a tablet with a Pen support, It is suitable for students, content creators, designers, businessmen/women and data scientists.
The Pen support and detachability make this device practical in all places, But let’s keep in mind that this device is big investment.
The device provides excellent performance for different tasks, especially in Microsoft Services.
Microsoft, who own Windows OS, make these laptops, The device is very efficient and provide excellent performance.
The keyboard base has been designed to have a battery and a GPU inside.
These features are excellent for businessmen/women and students who use Windows machines.
Check all your needs before you take a decision.👁🗨
This is not meant for gaming, but it comes with an excellent balance in specs.
These devices comes with excellent build quality, excellent software, and excellent efficiency Microsoft was able to improve the Surface Book series.
Let me know what you think this device.
See you later👋😉