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Microsoft Surface Book 3 (13.5-Inch, 2020)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 277 reviews of Microsoft Surface Book 3 (13.5-Inch, 2020). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Comments about the size and portability are overall positive. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably. The keyboard and screen get mixed reviews, while some have doubts about the sound and reliability.

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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 (13.5-Inch, 2020) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Mark Coppock (

Microsoft Surface Book 3 (13-inch) review: A portable powerhouse


The Surface Book 3 doubles down on Microsoft's performance objectives for the line, offering a fast CPU and discrete GPU that make it a strong 13-inch offering.

Strong performance ; Good battery life ; Excellent input options ; Sharp, high-contrast display

Bulky chassis ; Expensive

Jun, 2020

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How you react to the 13.5-inch Surface Book 3 depends on how much experience you have with Surface Books.


How you react to the 13.5-inch Surface Book 3 depends on how much experience you have with Surface Books.

Jun, 2020

Expert review by : Monica Chin (

Microsoft’s 13.5-inch Surface Book 3 puts modern guts in a dated design


A premium dead end.

Great keyboard, trackpad, and display ; Detachable screen with 3:2 aspect ratio ; All-day battery life

Wobbly display ; No Thunderbolt 3 support ; Design is getting dated

I hope that Microsoft comes out swinging with a Surface Book 4 featuring a slim hinge, USB-C ports galore, a screen that matches its premium competitors, and a Tablet Mode that’s a joy to use. If not, I’m not sure where else this line can go.

May, 2020

Expert review by : Mark Hachman (

Microsoft Surface Book 3 review: The 'ultimate laptop' needs new ideas


Microsoft has upgraded its Surface Book 3 with new CPU and GPU options. But the PC industry is racing ahead of this once-innovative design.

Solid performance ; Surprisingly quiet most of the time ; Very good battery life ; Detachable tablet is still unique in the industry

Extremely pricey ; A history of hardware bugs

Although you probably don’t want to buy a $2,000 PC for the keyboard alone, I’m convinced that the Surface Book lineup offers the best of any laptop today. (Lenovo’s ThinkPad keyboards, which also have a deserved reputation for quality, are a close...

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Microsoft Surface 3 Net-tablet PC overview


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Microsoft Surface Book 3 review


It's a laptop, a tablet and a portable games console

Solid gaming performance ; Great keyboard and touchpad feel ; High-quality

Short tablet battery life ; Heavier and thicker than most conventional hybrids ; Expensive

The most ambitious hybrid laptop design around. A good buy if you don't mind a chunkier hybrid

Jul, 2020

Expert review by : Mike Lowe (

Microsoft Surface Book 3 (13.5-inch) review: Still the 2-in-1 champion?


What's new in the third-gen Surface Book? Most is to be found under the, ahem, surface. Here's what to expect of Microsoft's top-end 2-in-1 laptop.

Sumptuous screen resolution ; Muscle-wire release system to separate base and screen ; Distinctive & solid design ; Full-size ports & USB-C

Big bezel starting to look dated ; Big & heavy design ; Pricier than ever ; Screen is reflective & lacks ultra-wide colour gamut ; No Thunderbolt 3 speed

If you're in the market for an all-powerful pro-spec 2-in-1 then the Surface Book 3 is hard to beat. But we know Microsoft has the potential to turn things up to 11 for a fourth-gen model - so if you're not in a rush you might want to wait for the...

Jun, 2020

Expert review by : Anyron Copeman (

Microsoft Surface Book 3


The Surface Book 3 is Microsoft's most powerful laptop ever, but the lack of substantial upgrades means it's been surpassed by the competition

Aug, 2020

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Microsoft Surface Book 3 (13.5) review – a rarely seen abomination that deserves your attention


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…

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...

Lacks Thunderbolt and other usable I/O;Practically nonupgradable

Jul, 2020

Expert review by : Thomas Rau (

Test: Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5


Auch in der 3. Generation erweist sich das Detachable als leistungsfähiger & leichter Allrounder - hie und da mit Tempo-Defiziten.

Oct, 2020

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