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Microsoft Surface Book 3 (15-Inch, 2020)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 84 reviews of Microsoft Surface Book 3 (15-Inch, 2020). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the image quality and keyboard. The design and screen are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the price and portability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Microsoft Surface Book 3 (15-Inch, 2020) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by (engadget.com)

Surface Book 3 15-inch review: Beautiful, yet limited

 

The Surface Book 3 offers a few hardware upgrades, but its unique design is clearly holding it back against more powerful competitors. It's still a compelling option for creatives, but be aware there are far faster machines for the same price.

Materials feels high quality ; Excellent screen ; Better GPU than Surface Book 2

Hardware isn’t as fast as the competition ; Heavy ; Detachable screen isn’t very useful

May, 2020

Expert review by : Luke Larsen (digitaltrends.com)

Microsoft Surface Book 3 review: Graphics unleashed

 

Microsoft's most adventurous laptop, the Surface Book 3, has been upgraded with extra power under the hood. Is that enough to keep this aging design fresh?

Unique 2-in-1 design ; Big, sharp display ; Powerful graphics ; Great video editing performance ; Excellent keyboard

Limited processor performance ; Very overpriced ; Reduced battery life

May, 2020

Expert review by (cnet.com)

The multitalented Surface Book needs to change more to keep up with the competition.

 

The multitalented Surface Book needs to change more to keep up with the competition.

Jun, 2020

Expert review by : Tom Brant (pcmag.com)

Microsoft Surface Book 3 (15-Inch) Review

 

Unique detachable design ; Powerful graphics processor ; Many configuration options ; Comfortable keyboard ; Dual 1080p cameras ; Beautiful PixelSense display

Pricey ; Keyboard base adds significant weight

With an advanced mechanical locking system for the keyboard base, powerful graphics processing, multiple cameras and batteries, and a brilliant near-4K display, the Surface Book 3 is an innovative, excellent detachable laptop.

Jun, 2020

Expert review by : Tom Warren (theverge.com)

Microsoft Surface Book 3 (15-inch) review: more power, more problems

 

The Surface Book 3 is held back by a design that hasn't changed in nearly five years

Great keyboard ; 3:2 nearly 4K display ; GPU performance

No Thunderbolt 3 support ; Hinge detach and GPU reliability issues ; Battery life underwhelming

A slightly thicker Surface Laptop 3 with a good GPU would appeal to most of the developers and creatives at which Microsoft is trying to aim this machine. The Surface Book 3 is certainly unique, as it’s always been, but the tablet functionality is...

May, 2020

Expert review by : Phillip Tracy (laptopmag.com)

Microsoft Surface Book 3 (15-inch) review

 

The Surface Book 3 is a magical laptop/tablet hybrid but past shortcomings haven't been addressed

High-res display gets very bright ; Attractive looks and premium feel ; Comfortable keyboard ; Long battery life (in laptop mode) ; Reliable IR camera

Thick and heavy ; Middling performance for its class ; No Thunderbolt 3 and only one USB-C ; Expensive

Microsoft's Surface Book 3 isn't much of an upgrade but it remains the best solution for those who need a tablet and laptop in one device.

Jun, 2020

Expert review by : Brett Howse (anandtech.com)

The Microsoft Surface Book 3 (15-Inch) Review: A Refreshing Dip Into Ice Lake

 

The PC industry has introduced some remarkably exciting designs over the last five years or so. Some of those designs, such as the thin-bezel laptop, have been adopted by almost all players in the industry. Microsoft has certainly been an innovator in...

The Surface Book 3 still does fulfill its role though as a very powerful laptop, built with premium materials, and offering some unique features. The upgrades for 2020 were necessary to keep the design relevant, even if is relatively unchanged on the...

Jun, 2020

Expert review by : David Imel David Imel (androidauthority.com)

Microsoft Surface Book 3 15-inch review: Still unique, still expensive

 

The Microsoft Surface Book 3 is a beautiful piece of industrial engineering with a unique design you can't find anywhere else. But it lacks some of the improvements you'd expect to see after almost three years.

Fantastic keyboard ; Great industrial design ; Good battery life ; Unique functionality ; Beautiful, sharp display ; SD card slot

Expensive for the specs ; Quiet speakers ; Dim display ; Restrained performance

Jul, 2020

Expert review by : Henry T. Casey (tomsguide.com)

Microsoft Surface Book 3 (15-inch) review

 

The Surface Book 3 is a fantastic tablet and laptop hybrid, but its high price doesn't match its performance.

For faster performance and longer battery life, plus $400 in savings, you can get the Dell XPS 15 we compared the Surface Book 3 to. The Surface Book 3 still wins, though, on its versatility, as neither the XPS 15 nor the MacBook Pro's displays detach....

Jun, 2020

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Microsoft unveils Surface Book 3 and Surface Go 2 laptops on the quiet

 

Two new laptops, each at opposing ends of Microsoft's product range, have been announced

Disappointingly, however, none of the new models employ the latest Comet Lake six- and eight-core chips, which we’ve recently seen in the laptops like the Gigabyte Aorus 15G.

May, 2020

Price comparison for Microsoft Surface Book 3 (15-Inch, 2020)

  Store     Price
NEW Microsoft Surface Book 3 - 15" Touch-Screen...
Most powerful Surface laptop yet, with quad-core powered, 10th Gen Intel Core processors. Now 30% faster...
$2,099.00 TO SHOP
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 – 13.5" Touch-Screen –...
Clean, elegant design — thin and light, starting at just 2.79 pounds, Surface Laptop 3 is easy to carry
$836.00 TO SHOP
Microsoft Surface Book 2 (Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM...
13.5 Inch TouchScreen PixelSense Display (3000 x 2000 Resolution)
$1,000.00 TO SHOP
Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5 Inch Touch-Screen...
Business and Student Edition with Windows 10 Pro, Commercial Packaging, 13.5" 3000 x 2000 Touchscreen
$2,377.00 TO SHOP
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15" (Intel Core i7, 16GB...
Microsoft Surface Book 2 Features a 8th generation Intel Quad Core i7 Processor, 256 GB of storage, 16 GB...
$1,879.00 TO SHOP
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15-Inch 256GB i7 2-In-1...
1.9GHz 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8650U Quad-Core (Up to 4.2GHz)
$1,785.00 TO SHOP
NEW Microsoft Surface Book 3 - 15" Touch-Screen...
Most powerful Surface laptop yet, with quad-core powered, 10th Gen Intel Core processors. Now 30% faster...
$2,449.00 TO SHOP
Microsoft Surface Book 3 (TLV-00001) | 15in (3240 x...
15in. PixelSense Display (3240 x 2160)
$3,681.00 TO SHOP
Microsoft Surface Pro 7 – 12.3" Touch-Screen - 10th...
Next-gen, best-in-class laptop with the versatility of a studio and tablet, so you can type, touch, draw...
$749.00 TO SHOP
Microsoft Surface Book 3 (SKY-00001) | 13.3in (3000...
13.5in. PixelSense Display (3000 x 2000)
$1,882.00 TO SHOP

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