By Mark Hachman
The Surface Book 3 continues Microsoft’s five-year mission to create the “ultimate laptop,” still uniquely melding a tablet and keyboard base that can be used to create, work, and game.
But the goal is harder to achieve in 2020 than ever before. At $1,599 up to $3,400, the Surface Book 3 is pricey. Worse, it offers little improvement over a new and very strong generation of dedicated laptops, from gaming machines with Nvidia’s latest RTX hardware to consumer devices optimized for extreme battery life and connectivity. Even Microsoft’s own Surface Pro 7 provides a superior tablet experience to the Surface Book 3’s.