Microsoft Surface Book 3 (13.5″) - Specs

HDD/SSD
up to 1000GB SSD
RAM
up to 32GB
OS
Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Pro
Dimensions
312 x 232 x 15 ~ 22 mm (12.28" x 9.13" x 0.59")
Weight
1.64 kg (3.6 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 2x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), Power Delivery (PD)
  • Card reader SDXC
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Audio jack 3.5 Combo Jack
Features
  • Fingerprint reader optional
  • Web camera Full HD
  • Backlit keyboard optional
  • Microphone Dual far-field Studio Mics
  • Speakers Front-facing stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos
  • Optical drive optional

 

Display Profiles

Health-Guard

The first and most important profile (in our opinion) is the Health-Guard – when being used with our LM Profiles application, Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate (they may seem strange at first but after a few minutes our brain will start recognizing them as accurate ones – that’s how Health-Guard differs from alternatives like f.lux).

Now the profile has a higher color temperature which makes is suitable for working through the whole day (not only at night) and simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

Pro Tip: As the Health-Guard profile simulates paper and has as accurate as possible colors, it could be a great tool for prepress designers!

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Health-Guard Profile

Design and Gaming

The second profile type is Design and Gaming – it combines our previous “Web Design” and “Gaming and Movie Nights” profiles in one, so it’s aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well (or maybe you’re a designer who likes to relax with some games or movies from time to time?).

“Design and Gaming” takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Just as our previous Gaming profile, this one also regulates the first steps out of black so you can have even faster reflexes when playing in dark virtual environments…or just see everything in the darkest scenes in movies.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Office Work

The third profile is Office Work and it should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing.

Office Work aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Office Work Profile

You’ll find more information about the profiles HERE.

 

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Office Work - screen profile

Office Work

Office Work should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing. This profile aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

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Design and Gaming - screen profile

Design and Gaming

This profile is aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well. Design and Gaming takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

$4.97
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Health-Guard - screen profile

Health-Guard

Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate. Health-Guard simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

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$9.99
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CPU performance

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the CPUs that come in the Microsoft Surface Book 3 (13.5") series.

Results are from the Cinebench 20 Multi-core test (the higher the score, the better)

GPU performance

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the GPUs that come in the Microsoft Surface Book 3 (13.5") series.

 

Microsoft Surface Book 3 (13.5″) in-depth review

Ever since the first Surface Book was released, Microsoft somewhat reinvented the term "laptop convertible". Instead of offering a 360-degree hinge, which allows you to use the entirety of your laptop as a tablet, they are using a snap-on feature, which ultimately enables you to detach the display from the rest of the machine. Expectedly, this is easier said than done. As you may know, most of the laptop's internals are located in the base - the battery, the processor and the motherboard, as[...]

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Pros

  • The most versatile device out there
  • Detachable display (that houses the CPU)
  • Great keyboard and a decently fast dedicated GPU
  • Two M.2 slots
  • The display doesn't flicker at any brightness level (LM156LF-2F01)
  • Has a high resolution, good contrast ratio and comfortable viewing angles (LM156LF-2F01)
  • Covers 88% of sRGB and has very accurate colors thanks to our Gaming and Web design profile
  • Has an SD card reader, two cameras that can shoot 1080p videos and Supports Wi-Fi 6

Cons

  • Lacks Thunderbolt and other usable I/O
  • Practically nonupgradable

Games you can play on this laptop series

Apex Legends
 
Bench
200
fps
149
fps
101
fps
 
-46%
108
fps
80
fps
55
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
FIFA 21
 
 
Bench
159
fps
148
fps
 
 
 
-28%
118
fps
102
fps
 
 
 
-77%
45
fps
26
fps
 
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Minecraft
 
 
Bench
1726
fps
108
fps
 
 
-75%
424
fps
36
fps
 
 
 
-82%
305
fps
31
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Red Dead Redemption 2
83
fps
51
fps
29
fps
-
-34%
52
fps
31
fps
16
fps
8
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
GTA V
184
fps
131
fps
69
fps
42
fps
-38%
122
fps
78
fps
41
fps
24
fps
-90%
30
fps
13
fps
-
-
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Assassin's Creed Valhalla
74
fps
62
fps
50
fps
43
fps
 
-54%
41
fps
33
fps
23
fps
8
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
98
fps
85
fps
64
fps
 
-43%
55
fps
49
fps
36
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
World of Tanks
 
Bench
678
fps
237
fps
117
fps
 
-50%
316
fps
136
fps
66
fps
 
-80%
167
fps
24
fps
14
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
CS:GO
 
Bench
410
fps
344
fps
288
fps
 
-47%
196
fps
190
fps
170
fps
 
-88%
67
fps
38
fps
16
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Fortnite
 
Bench
97
fps
75
fps
68
fps
 
-44%
54
fps
42
fps
38
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
PES 2021
 
 
Bench
222
fps
136
fps
 
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
PUBG
169
fps
118
fps
109
fps
90
fps
-44%
96
fps
65
fps
62
fps
50
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOTA 2
206
fps
167
fps
161
fps
141
fps
-39%
129
fps
101
fps
96
fps
85
fps
-75%
78
fps
46
fps
25
fps
19
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOOM Eternal
 
Bench
133
fps
121
fps
105
fps
 
-44%
81
fps
74
fps
46
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
League of Legends
 
Bench
266
fps
225
fps
209
fps
 
 
-2%
266
fps
206
fps
217
fps
 
-50%
143
fps
114
fps
91
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Overwatch
 
Bench
278
fps
182
fps
115
fps
 
-45%
145
fps
107
fps
65
fps
 
-91%
31
fps
19
fps
-
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Rocket League
603
fps
260
fps
 
 
-48%
292
fps
159
fps
 
 
-91%
53
fps
21
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Team Fortress 2
 
 
Bench
168
fps
158
fps
 
 
-20%
134
fps
126
fps
 
 
-66%
85
fps
26
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
TC: Six Siege
284
fps
192
fps
174
fps
153
fps
-45%
156
fps
105
fps
95
fps
85
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Resident Evil 2
147
fps
123
fps
106
fps
90
fps
-44%
77
fps
71
fps
62
fps
51
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Warframe
 
 
Bench
324
fps
153
fps
 
 
-39%
196
fps
95
fps
 
 
-85%
50
fps
23
fps
 
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
FIFA 20
 
 
Bench
268
fps
230
fps
 
 
-52%
132
fps
109
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Halo: Reach
300
fps
258
fps
208
fps
 
-45%
157
fps
140
fps
128
fps
 
-88%
35
fps
31
fps
28
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Far Cry New Dawn
 
Bench
104
fps
85
fps
77
fps
 
-40%
62
fps
51
fps
46
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Hearthstone
 
Bench
539
fps
520
fps
60
fps
 
-59%
206
fps
199
fps
59
fps
 
-82%
81
fps
87
fps
37
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
TC: Wildlands
85
fps
77
fps
68
fps
43
fps
-40%
51
fps
46
fps
41
fps
25
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
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