Microsoft surprised us all at the end of 2015 when it announced its first time, and one of the best 2 in 1 laptops, the Surface Book. And, his successor, the Surface Book 2 was even better. So, we are already excited about the idea of his successor.
Just imagine, a Surface Book 3 with an even sharper screen, more powerful hardware guts and the latest in connectivity: the perfect opposition to Apple's ever-changing MacBook. Pro lineup.
While we have not been able to obtain any substantial information about the successor of Surface Book 2, at least we can do a bit of speculation. So, with that in mind, let's dive into what we think could be the Surface Book 3.
Cut to the hunt
- What is it? The potential book of Surface 2 in 1 laptop
- When does it come out? Probably between September and November 2019
- How much will it cost? Probably as much as, if not more than, the current model
Microsoft published the Surface Book 2 at the end of 2017. Therefore, If we follow the publication pattern of Surface devices that are not Surface Pro, we do not expect to see a Surface Book. 3 until the end of 2019 at least.
Still, we have no idea when the sequel to Surface Book will arrive. All we have to mention is a certainly dubious report from Christian Today, citing sources that speak to Gizmolead, informing that the Surface book will be released in October. Yes, basically, nothing worthwhile.
We would be surprised if the Surface Book 3 was launched in 2018, but we were wrong before. Until more rumors and concrete leaks appear, we expect to see the follow-up in 2019 or even in 2020.
Surface Book 3 price
However, because we do not have solid information about the device at this time, we know less about the price of the next Surface Book 3. That said, we can see the current price of Surface Book 2 models and expect the next one to fall within the same general range.
Right now, thanks to a new lower storage model, the 13.5-inch Surface Book 2 starts at $ 1,199 or £ 1,149, while the 15-inch version still has an admission price of $ 2,499 or £ 2,349 (AU $ 3,649). If you ask us, it is enough scratch.
Still, let's hope and pray that the potential Surface Book 3 stays within that price range, since we probably can not afford much more.
What we want to see in a Surface Book 3
Since the Christian Today article mentioned above states that Surface Book 3 will have an Intel processor # Skylake-E (i9) & # 39 ;, an old line of desktop CPU, we really can not trust it for any kind of solid hardware information. So, all we can do is create a wish list for what we want to see improved in the next Surface Book.
Use additional space accordingly
Either through an expanded keyboard with pad number or high-power speakers with deep bass cameras, Microsoft needs to make better use of space that is offered with the 15-inch design of the surface book. From now on, it is simply a wasted space waiting to be used.
Thunderbolt 3, please
As flexible as the Surface connector is in today's Surface Book 2, it's time for Microsoft to move collectively in Thunderbolt 3 via USB-C . Not only does it offer the fastest performance for file transfers, Thunderbolt 3 could also serve as a single-connector hub for all the displays and other peripherals you want to connect. If Surface Book 3 truly competes, you must respect this growing standard for the target audience.
Better energy management
One of the fatal flaws of the 15-inch Surface Book 2 was that it could not play games without draining its battery as well as pulling the charge through its Surface Connector. While Microsoft could have told us that these were designed creatives and not games, the same company was the one who gave it a built-in Xbox controller receiver. Whatever it is or whoever it is, the next iteration is done, it should have improved the energy management so as not to submerge in its battery reserves for extra juice.
A 4K screen would be fine
The current surface The Book 2 screen comes with 3,240 x 2,160 (260 ppi) with an aspect ratio of 3: 2 within the 15-inch model . It is an absolutely fantastic screen, but with the increasingly common 4K media, surely the digital creators will appreciate a screen that reflects the sharpness with which they produce content.
All accessories included
What for? is being charged for the current Surface Book products, which will be charged in the future, Microsoft must include all essential accessories in the box. Yes, that includes the impressive Surface Dial along with the Surface Pen in this case. It is fair for what is essentially a luxury item.