Microsoft Surface Book 3 (15.0″) - Specs

HDD/SSD
up to 2000GB SSD
RAM
up to 32GB
OS
Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Pro
Dimensions
343 x 251 x 15 ~ 23 mm (13.50" x 9.88" x 0.59")
Weight
1.90 kg (4.2 lbs)
Body material
Magnesium alloy
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
  • Web camera 5.0MP Front-Facing + 8.0MP Rear-Facing
  • Backlit keyboard optional
  • Microphone Dual far-field Studio Mics
  • Speakers Front-facing stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

 

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.

$4.96
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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.

$4.98
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All
$9.99
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GPU performance

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the GPUs that come in the Microsoft Surface Book 3 (15.0") series.

Results are for the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (the higher the score, the better)

 

Microsoft Surface Book 3 (15.0″) in-depth review

One of the most intriguing devices on the market is truly the Microsoft Surface Book 3. No matter if you're going for the 13.5-inch or the 15-inch model, the ability to pop the display and do some quick work on the go is outstanding. Furthermore, it is groundbreaking that the CPU is located in the "tablet", while the GPU resides inside the base. With that said, the Surface Book 3 (15) is a small powerhouse that holds a Core i7-1065G7 (yes, a ULV processor), and a GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q. We're ver[...]

Read the full review

Pros

  • Beautiful screen with 92% of sRGB coverage and accurate colors (when our Gaming and Web design profile is present) (LP150QD112604)
  • Doesn't use aggressive PWM to adjust brightness (LP150QD112604)
  • Very high resolution and maximum brightness and a pro-friendly 3:2 aspect ratio (LP150QD112604)
  • 1080p Webcam
  • Magnesium build with a unique attachment that can hold the display turned in both sides
  • Windows Hello, Wi-Fi 6, and optional Surface Pen and Surface Dial
  • Modest but useful I/O with an SD card reader

Cons

  • Very hard to upgrade
  • The tablet has a very short battery life by itself
  • The GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q works at a lower TGP after a couple of minutes of load

Games you can play on this laptop series

Rise of the Tomb Raider
144+
fps
114
fps
56
fps
36
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
GTA V
144+
fps
131
fps
69
fps
42
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
TC: Wildlands
85
fps
77
fps
68
fps
43
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
TC: Six Siege
144+
fps
144+
fps
144+
fps
144+
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
For Honor
MED
 
Bench
115
fps
110
fps
84
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOTA 2
LOW
MAX
Bench
144+
fps
144+
fps
144+
fps
141
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
CS:GO
LOW
MED
MAX
 
Bench
144+
fps
144+
fps
144+
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Hearthstone
LOW
MED
 
Bench
144+
fps
144+
fps
60
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
World of Tanks
MIN
MED
 
Bench
144+
fps
144+
fps
117
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Rocket League
 
 
Bench
144+
fps
144+
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Overwatch
 
Bench
144+
fps
144+
fps
115
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Fortnite
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
PUBG
144+
fps
118
fps
109
fps
90
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Assassin's Creed Odyssey
LOW
MED
Bench
96
fps
84
fps
72
fps
47
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
123
fps
76
fps
71
fps
45
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Minecraft
MIN
MAX
 
 
Bench
144+
fps
108
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Darksiders Genesis
LOW
MED
Bench
144+
fps
126
fps
107
fps
101
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Halo: Reach
 
Bench
144+
fps
144+
fps
144+
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Metro Exodus
LOW
 
Bench
106
fps
44
fps
20
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Borderlands 3
118
fps
85
fps
55
fps
42
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Resident Evil 2
144+
fps
123
fps
106
fps
90
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Team Fortress 2
LOW
MAX
 
 
Bench
144+
fps
144+
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Far Cry New Dawn
LOW
 
Bench
104
fps
85
fps
77
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Gears 5
LOW
MED
Bench
136
fps
91
fps
75
fps
57
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Red Dead Redemption 2
MIN
MED
Bench
83
fps
51
fps
29
fps
-
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
PES 2020
LOW
 
 
Bench
144+
fps
136
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
PES 2021
LOW
 
 
Bench
144+
fps
136
fps
 
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
FIFA 20
LOW
 
 
Bench
144+
fps
144+
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
The Witcher 3
LOW
MED
Bench
144+
fps
111
fps
93
fps
60
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Need For Speed Heat
LOW
 
Bench
98
fps
82
fps
72
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Apex Legends
MIN
MED
MAX
 
Bench
144+
fps
144+
fps
101
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOOM
LOW
MED
 
Bench
144+
fps
143
fps
137
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOOM Eternal
LOW
MED
 
Bench
133
fps
121
fps
105
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Battlefield 5
LOW
MED
Bench
144+
fps
116
fps
98
fps
89
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
98
fps
85
fps
64
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
ARK: Survival Evolved
LOW
MED
Bench
140
fps
61
fps
49
fps
32
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Total War: THREE KINGDOMS
LOW
MED
Bench
144+
fps
96
fps
57
fps
41
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Warframe
LOW
 
 
Bench
144+
fps
144+
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

 

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