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The new Surface Book 3 comes with up to 32GB RAM, faster SSDs and NVIDIA GPUs

By Cookie Monster - on 7 May 2020, 11:22am

The new Surface Book 3 comes with up to 32GB RAM, faster SSDs and NVIDIA GPUs

The Microsoft Surface Book 3.

Microsoft just unveiled its most powerful laptop yet, the Surface Book 3. 

While the Surface Book 3 looks similar to the Surface Book 2, much of the changes are under the hood. The new lineup of 13.5 and 15-inch models is powered by Intel's Ice Lake chipsets; the base model has the Core i5-1035G7 while the 15-inch model comes with the Core i7-1065G7.

For power users who need the maximum performance from the Surface Book 3, they can customise the laptop with up to 32GB of RAM and the fastest SSD that Microsoft has ever shipped. 

The 13.5-inch model can be configured with Core i7-1065G7 and a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q 4GB while the 15-inch model ships with a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q 6GB. There is also an option to move up to a Quadro RTX 3000 GPU for the 15-inch model.

Microsoft ships a 127W charger for the 15-inch model and a 102W charger for the GPU-equipped 13.5-inch model. Battery life for the 13.5-inch and 15-inch models are up to 15.5 hours and 17.5 hours respectively. 

Similar to the Surface Book 2, the Surface Book 3 has one USB-C port, two USB 3.0 ports, a Surface Connect port, an SD card slot and a headphone jack. Other specs include Wi-Fi 6 802.11 ax support, Bluetooth 5.0, front-facing stereo speakers, Dolby Audio Premium, an 8MP rear camera, a 5MP front-facing camera and Windows Hello IR camera.

The Surface Book 3 starts at US$1,599 and will be available from 21 May.

Source: Microsoft via anandtech