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Some gaming microsofts surface book line has grown over the years and the third generation is here. We have the 15 inch variant in the house. I want to thank microsoft for sending the device over now the 15 surface book and the 13 inch surface book. Look really similar to last years variants honestly design wise hasnt changed much, but you can expect that when its really changed with from microsoft but ill still say its still a good looking device now, pricing for the surface book line starts at 15.99 with a 13.5 inch Variant while the 15 inch variant starts at 22.99, the unit we have from microsoft here is priced at 2799 and it comes with the 10th gen core i7, which is a quad core processor uh. We also have 32 gigabytes of ram, but it starts at 16.. Now storage is 512 gigabytes, and this also comes with a gtx 1660 ti with six gigabytes of ddr5 ram. So youve got all that packed into this device and weve talked about design. What do you have for ports? Connectivity all that fun stuff? So, on the left hand side on the base uh, you do have two usb 3.1 uh ports usba and then we also have an sd card slot on that side, which is nice so its great to have that, on the right hand, side we have the proprietary Port for charging, which uses a 127 watt charger. I do like that.
Theyve kept it even though some people dont like it. But you know, every laptop company has a different port to try except apple, which is actually cool. They have usb type c for charging, while theres also usb type c gen 2 3.1 as well for connectivity. So you have that on the base, the display is a 4k display, its a lovely looking display, youve got speakers all around theres, a headphone jack on the right hand, side, a power, nut iron volume button and its got two cameras: its called windows, hello. I love windows, although its so easy to just walk up your device is unlocked. I like it its great. I wish every laptop had it its much easier than fingerprint sensor anything it just it just works. So i like that feature built in now that keyboard is cool. I got ta say before we even get into any gaming, especially even while youre trying to use it the game. The keyboard is great, for typing is probably one of the best keyboards ive used uh. When i started typing on it, i was like wow wow. This is pretty good, it feels comfortable its easy to use and it works really well. The trackpad is also really smooth. The keyboard is backlit as well, so of course, youre riding at night. That will also work, but i wish this device was actually matte black, because i would love to see this in the matte black variant, especially just with the keyboard lighting and all that fun stuff.
Now the surface book is a twin one device, not just a two. As a flip up its a detachable display tell me any other laptop where you can basically detach it walk away. Take it start. Reading browsing the web. You know ten finger touch all that fun stuff or using the surface pen which is not provided with this device. I kind of found that as a bomb, especially for what youre paying for and the price levels here, is that it should have been bundled in it just wasnt and thats, something that i was a little bit disappointed but surface pen. We know how good it is. Weve used it in the past, and that would be something you could use quite easily here, but also just reviewing content and watching on that screen. Speaking of content, we care about games, so we talked about all the specs everything thats in there. How is gaming performance and what does it bring to the table, especially if youre buying something like a surface book youre thinking about it for work, because also microsoft tells a pretty massive battery life of 17.5 hours? Well talk about the battery life uh in this video. As well but um, how is gaming performance? Weve got a 1660 ti, were gon na check out games like call of duty, warzone, uh, grand theft, auto 5 um apex season, five as well uh strategy rage, four, which is a great game to play and halo anniversary edition.
Just a quick caveat, though uh the drivers are not the most up to date, g force drivers, its just one off uh. I got that information while trying to play call of duty war zones. So just put that in mind when youre, seeing performance and all that stuff from this device so lets go ahead and see some of the games: Music, holy cow, Music, so theres, a chuck theres a chopper theres, a chopper! We stick to the plan: were home free, pretty cool. They aint made this car, yet nice choice body shield here shield cell here, Music, Music, Music, this flinching bastard – with that my girls, a little big for that courtyard sergeant. I see a good lz on the other side of these buildings. Meet you there over there locate and secure cast next objective terminates a contract its over. So, in all honesty, though, this thing can actually gain its, not meant to be a gaming device, but it does do gaming pretty well and if youre going to pick up the surface book 3, especially for work and for creative tools, whether youre editing your drawing. This will do the job for you quite well as a gamer. Now i will find this out. First of all, it runs really loud uh. The fans do spin up while youre playing uh uh games, so its best thing to play with a headset, although even playing without a headset. I was it kind of drowns out at some point.
Uh performance wise roughly around 60 frames, a second for all games. Of course, certain games dipped uh, but again again, drivers are not up to date fully so thats just something to bear in mind now in terms of temperatures, it does run warm uh both display and the base again think about it. This way or the the base has the uh gtx and, of course the display has your intel chipset in there so thats. Something to take note now. Some of you asked: can you also game just with the tablet in tablet motor load and, yes, you can theres certain games, you can play the easier games, but games like street of rage will run quite well. Remember. It still has an intel iris pro gpu in there, so that should be able to play certain games for you and 3d rage 4 handles that really. Well, i love that game. You should definitely go ahead and check it out now, theres so much more to this device than just gaming or just doing creative work like, as i mentioned, its got two cameras that recorded 1080p. The camera is, of course, used for windows or low, and i want you to just take a look and see how well the cameras and the microphones work, especially for video conferencing, because were doing that quite a lot right now. So lets take a look. So this is what the front facing camera of the surface book 3 looks like, especially if youre using this for video chats.
I think it does a good job in representing myself background and doesnt feel like a traditional webcam, because it shoots at 1080p uh. You do have a rear camera as well, which we can take a look at quickly, which looks a little bit like this, also using the microphones off the surface book 3. To give you an idea of what it sounds like using this for webcam calls since were going to be doing a lot of that nowadays, that was actually pretty cool, great camera performance both front and back. I like that, and we also heard audio quality from the speakers. Now i would say for me: the speakers are not super loud, but theyre loud enough. Remember theyre around the display and not by the base of this device, because of course, when you put it in tablet mode uh, it goes uh right there for you to listen uh, and i think you know when youre watching content youre watching videos uh, whether its In tablet, mode or intent, mode or whatever mode, you want to put it in uh, you get some really good sound, but it also gets some really good performance from this device. Now this device is not for everyone. I have to put that caveat here now. As i mentioned, you can improve your graphics to something like a fossil quattro uh, if, especially, if youre doing more uh, graphical design, work and things like that um, but its probably not needed now.
Some of you say yes, theyre different laptops in different price ranges and thats very true um. You know weve seen some great great stuff from asus weve seen the new dell xpss. I would say this fits into the the creative who wants a little bit more performance and a lot of battery life and speaking of that battery life in some of my light gaming playing street of rage and then using the laptop on a regular basis. I got about 12 hours of battery life – maybe 12 12.5 in total, which is not up to the 17.5 of course, but that was of course, with me gaming as well. Now i will point out that you guys should definitely check out my buddy um. You know the unlocker uh he is gon na have his of course, his battery life test, where you guys will see how he performs in his day in the life, so check out that video uh to see what hes actually getting for streaming it streaming. Video on this device, uh straight all the way. So where does the surface book 3 land? I think this is a unique device that is built for creating i like its functionality. I, like the performance that i got um i do wish it was a little lighter, and i also wish it came with the s pen as well, especially just thinking of the creative nature that this device brings to the table in terms of gaming.
You can definitely game with this if youre picking it up, the 1660 ti definitely works well and if youre packing either 60 or 32 gigabytes of ram, you should be good, should be good and you shouldnt have to worry. If youre worried about price, then it might not be for you, but i think this falls into certain segments. I, like the power performance. I would like to see an amd variant in the future um, because weve seen some really cool things from amd, and i also like to see something – maybe a little thinner and a little change to that design, as well with some more uh usb type c boards. So theyre things to improve, but the things that work out well well have to see what microsoft delivers in the future. But if you think about picking up the device, well leave a link for you down below uh. Let me know your thoughts on the surface book.