Microsoft’s Surface Book 3 Is Coming To South Africa

Microsoft may have been slow to bring its Surface range to South Africa but now that they have, the company is wasting no time in beefing up the local lineup with the addition of the Surface Book 3 for both commercial and consumer customers.

Unlike the Surface Laptop 3 which is a traditional laptop (and one of my favourite Windows laptops of all time), the Surface Book 3 is a hybrid laptop style device with a detachable touchscreen.

“We are excited to expand our Surface family with the addition of Surface Book 3 – our most powerful laptop yet. It is a portable powerhouse that provides the performance to tackle any task, from intensive video and graphic files to high-octane gaming. Developers, designers and professionals can rely on it for coding, compiling workloads, and for gaming,” says Vithesh Reddy, Consumer and Channel Marketing Director at Microsoft South Africa.

Available in 13 or 15-inch sizes, Surface Book 3 features quad-core powered 10th Gen Intel Core processors, blazing NVIDIA graphics, a high-resolution PixelSense Display, and what Microsoft says is a smooth, precise trackpad and a comfortable keyboard.

Unlike traditional hybrid devices which usually just allow the display to fold over and then become a quasi-tablet, the Surface Book 3 houses most of the smarts in the display portion of the device which means that when you detach to from the keyboard you’re getting arguably one of the most powerful Windows tablets on the market. Professionals lose no productivity thanks to the full keyboard, large trackpad and touchscreen, while designers can draw, write and sketch using the compatible Surface Pen with Surface Dial at almost any angle, making it perfect for more natural interaction when drawing or editing.

“For developers that push the computing and IO performance of their device, Surface Book 3 comes with up to 32GB of RAM and various solid-state drive (SSD) options,” says Reddy.

If gaming’s your thing, both 13.5-inch and 15-inch, i7 versions of the Surface Book 3 come with dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics. Choose between the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 with Max-Q Design with 4GB GDDR5 graphics memory in the 13.5-inch variant or Surface Book 3 15-inch that has an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti with Max-Q Design with 6GB GDDR6 GPU with enough power to play the top Xbox Game Pass3 for PC titles at 1080p in a smooth 60 frames per second or perform high-end video editing. The NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 option meets the needs of commercial customers and higher education institutions.

“Whether compiling code for your latest app, sketching, editing video or getting immersed in the latest game, you’re able to set the perfect angle for you,” says Reddy.

Recommended retail pricing for the Surface Book 3 starts at R37,999 from Incredible Connection.

To find out more about support, warranties and extended warranties on Surface devices, please visit https://support.microsoft.com/en-ZA or call 0860 22 55 67 weekdays 9am – 9pm and weekends 10am – 6pm.

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