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Differences between Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 and Surface Book 3 (2020)

Microsoft has finally updated its surface Book lineup. The new Surface- Book 3 is similar to the Surface 2 in all ways. The ports are the same. The body is the same. so is the revolutionary hinge.

If you have been eyeing the Surface Book 2, this could be a good time since prices will definitely fall.

The new Surface 3 brings a couple of new things however:

  • 10th Gen Intel processors
  • Faster RAM
  • NVIDIA Graphics
  • Up to 32GB RAM
Differences between Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 and Surface Book 3 (2020)

Below, in the specs comparison table, the major differences between the two are highlighted in bold.

Specs comparison:

Surface Book 2 (13.5)Surface Book 3 (13.5)
Processor7th Gen Intel Core i5-7300U
8th Gen Intel Core i7-8650U
10th Gen Intel i5-1035G7
10th Gen Intel
Core i7-1065G7
RAM8GB or 16GB LPDDR38GB, 16GB, or 32GB LPDDR4x
Storage256GB, 512GB, or 1TB256GB, 512GB, or 1TB
Display size13.5 inches
Touch
13.5 inches
Touch
Display resolution3000 x 2000
3:2 aspect
267 PPI
3000 x 2000
3:2 aspect
267 PPI
GraphicsIntel UHD Graphics 620
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050
Intel Iris Plus
GeForce GTX 1650 (Max-Q)
PortsTwo USB Type-A 3.1 (Gen1)
One USB Type-C w/ video, power in/out and USB 3.1 (Gen1) data
Full-size SDXC card reader (UHS-II)
Headphone jack (3.5mm)
Two Surface Connect ports (1 in tablet, 1 in keyboard base)
Two USB Type-A 3.1 (Gen1)
One USB Type-C w/ video, power in/out and USB 3.1 (Gen1) data
Full-size SDXC card reader (UHS-II)
Headphone jack (3.5mm)
Two Surface Connect ports (1 in tablet, 1 in keyboard base)
ConnectivityMarvel Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Blueooth 4.1
Xbox Wireless
Intel Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax
Bluetooth 5.0

Xbox Wireless
Camera5MP Front-facing 1080P
8.0MP Rear-facing AF 1080P
5MP Front-facing 1080P
8.0MP Rear-facing AF 1080P
BiometricsIR cameraIR camera
Battery70WHr
Up to 17 hours
70WHr
Up to 17.5 hours
Charger39W (Core i5)
95W (Core i7)
65W (Core i5)
102W
(Core i7)
Dimensions343 mm x 251 mm x 15-23 mm (L x W x D)
13.5 in x 9.87 in x 0.57 to 0.90 in
343 mm x 251 mm x 15-23 mm (L x W x D)
13.5 in x 9.87 in x 0.57 to 0.90 in
WeightTotal: 1,905 g (4.20 lbs)
Tablet: 817 g (1.80 lbs)
Total: 1,905 g (4.20 lbs)
Tablet: 817 g (1.80 lbs)
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