Like the original Surface Book 2, Microsoft plans to ship the
Surface Book 3 in two different configurations with 13.5-inch
and 15-inch displays. The Surface Book 3 won’t be radically
different from its predecessor—you can expect the same
convertible with specs bump, minor design tweaks, and
no Thunderbolt support.
Surface Book 3 with Intel Ice Lake-U CPU passed through
Energy Star certifications. It looks like the Surface Book with
13.5-inch and 15-inch displays also cleared certifications in
multiple countries including Malaysia and China.
SIRIM (Standard and Industrial Research Institute of Malaysia)
certification has again confirmed that
Surface Book 3 comes with Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.
The Wi-Fi module in the Surface Book 3 support both 5Ghz and
2Ghz bands, and as well as Bluetooth.
As you can see in the screenshots below, Surface Book 3 has
also passed through MIIT (Ministry of Industry and Information
Technology) of China.
What will be inside the Surface Book 3? According to Energy
Star certification, the 13.5-inch version of the Surface Book 3
and the 15-inch will be powered by the Intel’s Core i7-1065G7
with a base CPU speed of 1.3GHz.
The Core 1065G7 is part of Intel’s Ice Lake-U lineup, but
Microsoft could still be planning another variant that will
have Comet Lake silicon inside. The European retailer listings
revealed that the Surface Book 3 will be powered by Intel Core
i5-10210U and Core i7-10510U.
Surface Book is also the only device in the Surface lineup that
has a discrete GPU and Book 3 is also expected to come with
Nvidia GPU. The RAM options for the Surface Book 3 may include
8GB, 16GB and 32GB with SSD options of 256GB, 512GB, and even
The configuration options are roughly the same as the Surface
Book 2, though the last-generation machines offered 16GB memory
The most powerful Surface Book 3 options will include an Nvidia
Quadro GPU, 32GB of RAM and 1TB of SSD. Nvidia’s 16xx-series
GTX GPUs would be offered with the 13.5-inch and base 15-inch
variant in the lineup.