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

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Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15" AMD Ryzen 5 3580U / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD

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Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5" Intel Core i5-1035G7 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD vs Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15" AMD Ryzen 5 3580U / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD

Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5" Intel Core i5-1035G7 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15" AMD Ryzen 5 3580U / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD

Why is Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5" Intel Core i5-1035G7 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD better than Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15" AMD Ryzen 5 3580U / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD?

  • 44.46% higher resolution
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    3000 x 2000pxvs2496 x 1664px
  • Has a backlit keyboard
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  • 8g lighter
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    1.53kgvs1542g
  • 32.84% higher pixel density
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    267ppivs201ppi
  • 1333MHz higher ram speed
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    3733MHzvs2400MHz
  • 4h longer battery life
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    15.5hvs11.5h
  • 2 more USB 3.0 ports
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    3vs1
  • Stylus included
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Why is Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15" AMD Ryzen 5 3580U / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD better than Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5" Intel Core i5-1035G7 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD?

  • 11.11% bigger screen size
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    15"vs13.5"
  • 1.75x faster CPU speed
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    4 x 2.1GHzvs4 x 1.2GHz
  • 8.31mm thinner
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    14.69mmvs23mm
  • 1000MHz faster GPU clock speed
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    1300MHzvs300MHz
  • 5°C higher maximum operating temperature
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    105°Cvs100°C
  • Has NX bit
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  • 64KB bigger L1 cache
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    384KBvs320KB
  • 26.91% less body volume
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    1216.89cm³vs1664.832cm³

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Design

1.Has a backlit keyboard
Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5" Intel Core i5-1035G7 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15" AMD Ryzen 5 3580U / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD
The keyboard is backlit, making it easier to type in the dark or dim lighting.
2.weight

1.53kg

1.54kg

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.
3.thickness

23mm

14.69mm

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.
When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.
5.weather-sealed (splashproof)
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Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15" AMD Ryzen 5 3580U / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
6.Has a flip and fold design
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Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15" AMD Ryzen 5 3580U / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD
A flip and fold design allows you to fold the screen over the keyboard and transform the device into a tablet, without splitting the device into two pieces.
7.height

232mm

244mm

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

312mm

339.5mm

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

1664.83cm³

1216.89cm³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.

Display

1.resolution

3000 x 2000px

2496 x 1664px

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

201ppi

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.has anti-reflection coating
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Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15" AMD Ryzen 5 3580U / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD
This helps to reduce the reflection from your device.
The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
5.has a touch screen
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Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15" AMD Ryzen 5 3580U / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
6.has an LED-backlit display
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Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15" AMD Ryzen 5 3580U / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD
Uses LED backlighting, resulting in better image quality, more vibrant colors and richer blacks.
7.has an IPS screen
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Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15" AMD Ryzen 5 3580U / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD
IPS (In-Plane Switching) is a technology used for LCDs. It was designed to overcome the main limitations of conventional twisted nematic TFT displays: limited viewing angles and low-quality color reproduction. PLS (Plane-to-Line Switching) is a type of IPS screen developed by Samsung, with increased brightness and lower production costs.
8.Has an OLED or AMOLED display
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Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15" AMD Ryzen 5 3580U / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD
OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) displays are formed of organic materials that emit light. They have higher contrast ratios and wider viewing angles compared to LCDs. AMOLED and POLED are types of OLED displays.

Performance

1.RAM

8GB

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.
It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.
3.Uses flash storage
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Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15" AMD Ryzen 5 3580U / 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.
The internal storage 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.
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.
6.has an external memory slot
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Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15" AMD Ryzen 5 3580U / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.
7.Supports 64-bit
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Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15" AMD Ryzen 5 3580U / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD (AMD Ryzen 5 3580U)
A 32-bit operating system can only support up to 4GB of RAM. 64-bit allows more than 4GB, giving increased performance. It also allows you to run 64-bit apps.
More threads result in faster performance and better multitasking.
When the CPU is running below its limitations, it can boost to a higher clock speed in order to give increased performance.

Connectivity

1.has an HDMI output
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Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15" AMD Ryzen 5 3580U / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
2.Has USB Type-C
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Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15" AMD Ryzen 5 3580U / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD
The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.
3.supports Wi-Fi
Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5" Intel Core i5-1035G7 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15" AMD Ryzen 5 3580U / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
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.
5.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
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Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15" AMD Ryzen 5 3580U / 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.
6.supports Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
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Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15" AMD Ryzen 5 3580U / 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.
With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.
Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
9.supports Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax)
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Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15" AMD Ryzen 5 3580U / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD
Wi-Fi 6, released in 2019, is based on the IEEE 802.11ax wireless LAN standard. Designed to operate in all frequency bands between 1 and 6 GHz, it offers higher data rates and lower latency compared to previous Wi-Fi technologies.

Battery

1.Battery life

15.5h

11.5h

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
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15" AMD Ryzen 5 3580U / 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.
3.Has a MagSafe power adapter
Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5" Intel Core i5-1035G7 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15" AMD Ryzen 5 3580U / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD
The MagSafe power adapter uses a power connector that is attached magnetically. When pulled or tugged, the connector will come out of the socket safely.

Features

1.has stereo speakers
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Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15" AMD Ryzen 5 3580U / 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
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Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15" AMD Ryzen 5 3580U / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
3.has a front camera
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Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15" AMD Ryzen 5 3580U / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD
A front camera, also called secondary camera, can be used for video chats/selfies.
4.Stylus included
Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5" Intel Core i5-1035G7 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15" AMD Ryzen 5 3580U / 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.
5.Has a fingerprint scanner
Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5" Intel Core i5-1035G7 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15" AMD Ryzen 5 3580U / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD
The device has a fingerprint scanner which identifies the user.
More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
7.has voice commands
Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5" Intel Core i5-1035G7 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15" AMD Ryzen 5 3580U / 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.
8.Has an optical disc drive
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Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15" AMD Ryzen 5 3580U / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD
An optical disc drive (ODD) allows you to read data from discs such as DVDs and Blu-Rays.
9.Has S/PDIF Out port
Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5" Intel Core i5-1035G7 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15" AMD Ryzen 5 3580U / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD
S/PDIF is an interface used to transmit digital audio with high fidelity.

Miscellaneous

1.has a battery level indicator
Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5" Intel Core i5-1035G7 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15" AMD Ryzen 5 3580U / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
2.has a rechargeable battery
Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5" Intel Core i5-1035G7 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15" AMD Ryzen 5 3580U / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
A larger L3 cache results in faster CPU and system-wide performance.
Cinebench R20 is a benchmark tool that measures a CPU's multi-core performance by rendering a 3D scene.
This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU using a single thread.
6.uses multithreading
Microsoft Surface Book 3 13.5" Intel Core i5-1035G7 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD (Intel Core i5-1035G7)
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15" AMD Ryzen 5 3580U / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD (AMD Ryzen 5 3580U)
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.
The thermal design power (TDP) is the maximum amount of power the cooling system needs to dissipate. A lower TDP typically means that it consumes less power.
More memory channels increases the speed of data transfer between the memory and the CPU.
This benchmark measures the performance of the CPU using multiple threads.

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