Johannesburg, South Africa: 16 March, 2021 – Microsoft is expanding its Surface device range in South Africa with the introduction of the Surface Book 3 for both commercial and consumer customers. The device is available for consumers in retail from Incredible Connection stores.
Surface Book 3 is a robust laptop, powerful tablet with detachable touchscreen, and portable studio that adapts to all the ways users work and create best. It combines speed, graphics, immersive gaming and long battery life1 with the versatility of a laptop, tablet, and portable studio.
“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 beautifully crisp, high-resolution PixelSense™ Display, a smooth, precise trackpad and a comfortable keyboard.
Professionals can get productive with this robust laptop featuring a full keyboard and large, responsive trackpad, while navigating naturally on the touchscreen. Designers can draw, write and sketch with precision using Surface Pen2 with Surface Dial2 and high-end graphics, at the perfect angle for them.
“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.
For people who love to game, both 13.5” and 15”, i7 versions come with dedicated NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX™. Choose between the NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1650 with Max-Q Design w/4GB GDDR5 graphics memory in the 13.5” or Surface Book 3 15-inch that has an NVIDIA GeForce GTX™1660 Ti with Max-Q Design w/6GB GDDR6 GPU with enough power to play the top Xbox Game Pass4 for PC titles at 1080p in a smooth 60 frames per second or perform high end video editing. The NVIDIA Quadro RTX™ 30005 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
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1 Surface Book 3 15” connected to keyboard base: Up to 17.5 hours of battery life based on typical Surface device usage. Testing conducted by Microsoft in April 2020 using preproduction software and preproduction configurations of Surface Book 3 15” Intel® Core™ i7, 256GB, 16 GB RAM. Testing consisted of full battery discharge with a mixture of active use and modern standby. The active use portion consists of (1) a web browsing test accessing 8 popular websites over multiple open tabs, (2) a productivity test utilizing Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook, and (3) a portion of time with the device in use with idle applications. All settings were default except screen brightness was set to 150nits with Auto-Brightness disabled. Wi-Fi was connected to a network. Battery life varies significantly with settings, usage and other factors. See surface.com.
2 Sold separately.
3 US availability for Surface Book 3 15”: 2TB. Outside the US: 1TB. System software and updates use significant storage space. Available storage is subject to change based on system software and updates and apps usage. 1GB = 1 billion bytes. 1TB = 1,000GB. See Surface Storage for more details.
4 Subscription required.
5 Available for commercial customers only.