Microsoft’s innovative Fulcrum hinges allow you to completely separate the screen from your keyboard, but it also fits very safely in laptop mode. This device has a lot more to love, such as a stunning display and one of the best keyboards. You can also choose between 13.5 inch and 15-inch screen sizes.
Book 3 is expensive and doesn’t play as well as advertised. But if money isn’t a problem and you don’t own a Surface Book yet, it’s one of the best 2-in-1s out there.
If you are using Book 3 for tasks that require the full processing power of your device. In games that make heavy use of video editing or graphics, the screen cannot be separated. This is because the device needs processing power under the keyboard for it to function effectively. However, it’s not too much of a hassle, and you can quickly see what you can and cannot do with the screen detached.
This includes holding it for a long time with one hand, and most of the total weight of 1.9 kg is packed into the tablet. It’s a bit tedious to operate, so it’s clear that this is a wise alternative to real-life everyday use cases.
The Surface Book has defended the latest Intel Core processors since its launch, and this is no exception. For the 13.5-inch model, you can choose the i5 or i7 processor, but there is only a 15-inch version of the i7 variant. Performance is highly dependent on the amount of RAM to pair.
This isn’t necessarily the most accurate indicator of actual performance, but it does show how well Book 3 works in almost every situation. When it comes to game performance, the weaknesses of the device are even more frustrating.
Note that Surface Book 3 comes with Windows 10 Home by default, although it doesn’t necessarily deserve its own section. Given that Microsoft is developing Windows, there are no software tweaks to report, and Surface devices don’t seem to be a priority for OS updates.