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Microsoft Surface Book 3: Release date, price, specs and everything else you need to know

The Surface Book 3 is launching sooner that you might think, according to a new report

The Surface Book 3 is on the way. Leaks are springing from the good ship Microsoft, and by the look of things, a Surface Book 3 release date announcement is imminent. Given the success of the Surface Book 2 – which we gave four stars and a Recommended award – that’s a very good thing indeed.

We’re here to keep you abreast of the latest Surface Book 3 news and rumours. For everything you need to know about Microsoft’s next hybrid laptop, read on.

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Surface Book 3: Everything you need to know

Surface Book 3 release date: When will it launch?

According to one leak (via Petri) the Surface Book 3 will launch in New York City this spring. Citing individuals close to the matter, the leaker writes that the new hybrid will launch alongside the Surface Go 2, a successor to 2018’s entry-level tablet.

The Surface Book 2 launched in October of 2017, so it’s not like this leak is backed up by historical evidence. That said, an update to the Book and the Go lines is long overdue, so we’re keen to accept this rumour as valid. As always, though, take what you see with a grain of salt.

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Surface Book 3 price: How much will it cost?

Sadly, we don’t know. The site responsible for the release date leak suggests that the Surface Book 3 won’t deviate in price much from its predecessor; this apparently means prices that begin at $1,400-ish and rise as you improve the specifications. 

For reference, the Surface Book 2 cost $1,499 (£1,499) at launch for the minimum-spec core i3 model. It’s possible to spend $2,999 (£2,999) on the highest-possible specification. Expect similar pricing this time around.

Surface Book 3 specs and features: The latest rumours

Updated processors

According to Petri, the Surface Book 3 will use Intel’s latest tenth-generation processors. Updating the CPU spec is pretty much a requirement for new product launches of this sort so we’re hardly surprised by this rumour.

What’s more interesting, however, is that Microsoft is rumoured to be updating the graphics processors as well. Petri claims that the Surface Book 3 will have either a 16-series Nvidia GTX GPU (such as the GTX 1650 or GTX 1660) or, for more expensive models, a Nvidia Quadro card of some description. Shoehorning a Quadro card into a hybrid tablet/laptop will produce one seriously effective mobile workstation.

Expanded memory/storage

In line with the other internal upgrades, Microsoft will reportedly also be increasing the max amount of RAM from 16GB to 32GB. Petri writes that a 1TB storage variant will be made available as well, although this is seemingly just speculation.

Updated charging technology

In order to accommodate that rumoured Quadro processor, the Surface Book 3 will need a more powerful charger, or so says Petri – we’re wondering if that means a more powerful battery, too.

Small design tweaks

This isn’t going to be a massive overhaul, according to Petri. The form factor of the Surface Book 3 will apparently remain largely unchanged.

We’ll be updating this page as we learn more about the Surface Book 3, so stay tuned.

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