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Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5" Intel Core i5-1035G7 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD

Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5" Intel Core i5-1035G7 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD
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Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5" Intel Core i5-1035G7 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD review: specs and price

Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5" Intel Core i5-1035G7 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD
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Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5" Intel Core i5-1035G7 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD

Why is Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5" Intel Core i5-1035G7 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD better than the average?

  • Resolution
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    3000 x 2000pxvs1.9MP
  • RAM
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    8GBvs7.92GB
  • RAM speed
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    3733MHzvs1735.01MHz
  • Pixel density
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    267ppivs145.74ppi
  • Weight
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    1.53kgvs2.06kg
  • Battery life
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    15.5hvs7.64h
  • USB 3.0 ports
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    3vs1.96
  • Maximum memory size
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    64GBvs14.4GB

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Design

1.weight

1.53kg

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
2.Has a backlit keyboard
Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5" Intel Core i5-1035G7 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD
The keyboard is backlit, making it easier to type in the dark or dim lighting.
3.thickness

23mm

We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.
4.warranty period

1

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.
5.width

312mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.
6.height

232mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.

Display

1.resolution

3000 x 2000px

Resolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.
2.pixel density

267ppi

Pixel density is a measurement of a screen's resolution, expressed as the number of pixels per inch (PPI) on the screen. A higher pixel density translates into more clarity and sharpness for the images rendered on the screen, thus improving the quality of the viewing experience.
3.screen size

13.5"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
4.has a touch screen
Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5" Intel Core i5-1035G7 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
5.has an LED-backlit display
Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5" Intel Core i5-1035G7 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD
Uses LED backlighting, resulting in better image quality, more vibrant colors and richer blacks.
6.LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixels
Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5" Intel Core i5-1035G7 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD
The device has an LCD display with 3 subpixels per pixel, resulting in sharp and crisp images. Pixels in some displays (like AMOLED) share one subpixel to preserve space. This can result in a less crisp, slightly blurred image.

Performance

1.RAM

8GB

Random-access memory (RAM) is a form of volatile memory used to store working data and machine code currently in use. It is a quick-access, temporary virtual storage that can be read and changed in any order, thus enabling fast data processing.
2.RAM speed

3733MHz

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.
3.Uses flash storage
Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5" Intel Core i5-1035G7 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD
Flash-based storage devices such as SSDs have no mechanical components. Due to this, they are typically faster, run silently, and are more shock resistant than traditional HDDs.
4.CPU speed
The CPU speed indicates how many processing cycles per second can be executed by a CPU, considering all of its cores (processing units). It is calculated by adding the clock rates of each core or, in the case of multi-core processors employing different microarchitectures, of each group of cores.
5.internal storage

256GB

The internal storage, also called read-only memory (ROM), refers to the built-in storage space available in a device for system data, apps, and user-generated data. With a large amount of internal storage, you can save more files and apps on your device.
6.maximum memory size
The maximum amount of memory (RAM) supported.

Connectivity

1.Has USB Type-C
Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5" Intel Core i5-1035G7 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD
The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.
2.supports Wi-Fi
Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5" Intel Core i5-1035G7 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
3.USB 3.0 ports

3

More USB 3.0 ports allow you to connect more devices to your computer that support USB 3.0. USB 3.0 is an improved version of USB 2.0 which offers faster transfer rates.
4.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5" Intel Core i5-1035G7 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD
Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors – a, b, and g.
5.supports Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5" Intel Core i5-1035G7 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD
802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability, and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.
6.USB ports

3

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.

Battery

1.Battery life

15.5h

The device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.
2.Has sleep-and-charge USB ports
Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5" Intel Core i5-1035G7 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD
Sleep-and-charge USB ports can charge electronic devices when the laptop is in sleep mode, hibernate mode, or even switched off.

Features

1.has stereo speakers
Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5" Intel Core i5-1035G7 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
2.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5" Intel Core i5-1035G7 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
3.Stylus included
Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5" Intel Core i5-1035G7 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD
A stylus is a pen-like accessory that allows you to interact with the touchscreen with greater precision, and is particularly useful for drawing and writing.
4.has a front camera
Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5" Intel Core i5-1035G7 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD
A front camera, also called secondary camera, can be used for video chats/selfies.
5.number of microphones

2

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
6.has voice commands
Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5" Intel Core i5-1035G7 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD
You can use your voice to control key functions of the device and you can easily access your device without pushing any button.

Miscellaneous

1.uses multithreading
Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5" Intel Core i5-1035G7 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD (Intel Core i5-1035G7)
Multithreading technology (such as Intel's Hyperthreading or AMD's Simultaneous Multithreading) provides increased performance by splitting each of the processor's physical cores into virtual cores, also known as threads. This way, each core can run two instruction streams at once.
2.Has dynamic frequency scaling
Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5" Intel Core i5-1035G7 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD (Intel Core i5-1035G7)
Dynamic frequency scaling is a technology that allows the processor to conserve power and reduce noise when it is under a light load.
3.memory channels
More memory channels increases the speed of data transfer between the memory and the CPU.
4.PCI Express (PCIe) version
Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) is a high-speed interface standard for connecting components, such as graphics cards and SSDs, to a motherboard. Newer versions can support more bandwidth and deliver better performance.
5.Has FMA4
Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5" Intel Core i5-1035G7 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD (Intel Core i5-1035G7)
FMA4 is used to speed up tasks such as adjusting the contrast of an image or adjusting volume.
6.OpenCL version
Some apps use OpenCL to apply the power of the graphics processing unit (GPU) for non-graphical computing. Newer versions introduce more functionality and better performance.

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