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Microsoft says the Surface Book 3 will be 50 per cent faster

Microsoft launched the Surface Book 3, refreshing the powerful detachable 2-in-1 with 10th-gen Intel Core chips and the choice of either an Nvidia GTX or Nvidia Quadro RTX GPU to enable real-time ray tracing.

With the new Surface Book 3, Microsoft employed the same basic strategy it’s pursued with other Surface devices: maintain the overall look and feel, while improving the microprocessor and GPU. It will ship in either a 13.5- or 15in configuration for £1,599 and above, and is available to buy now.

Microsoft claims the Surface Book 3 will deliver 50 per cent more performance than the Surface Book 2, which offered a choice of Intel’s 7th-gen and 8th-gen processors. The Surface Book 3 offers Intel’s 10th-gen Ice Lake chips and a choice of GPUs: Nvidia’s GTX 1650 (Max-Q) and GTX 1660 Ti (Max-Q), as well as its Quadro RTX 3000 (Max-Q). Maximum memory soars to 32GB, and there’s a whopping 1TB storage option for

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