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For repair help with your Microsoft Surface Book, check out our troubleshooting page:

Microsoft Surface Book Troubleshooting

Background and Identification ¶ 

The Surface Book is the first full-featured laptop in the Surface family. With a secondary battery and integrated graphics card, the display portion, known as the "clipboard" is detachable, and can function independently of the keyboard dock. When connected, however, the Surface book takes advantage of an additional battery and an optional dedicated graphics card for high-performance computing.

Both the clipboard and keyboard components have a machined magnesium housing. The Book is easily identifiable by its dynamic fulcrum hinge, which expands when open to evenly distribute the clipboard's weight. The model number, 1703, is also present on the bottom of the clipboard, next to the SurfaceConnect port.

Technical Specifications ¶ 

Platform

  • CPU: Intel Core i5 (2.4 up to 3.0 GHz, 3 MB cache, 15 W) or i7 (2.6 up to 3.4 GHz, 4 MB cache, 15 W)
  • GPU
    • i5: Intel® HD graphics 520
    • i5/i7: NVIDIA GeForce GPU with 1 GB GDDR5 memory
  • RAM: 8 GB or 16 GB RAM
  • Storage: 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB, or 1 TB Solid State Drive

Display

  • 13.5” PixelSense 3000 × 2000 (267 PPI) LCD
  • Aspect ratio: 3:2
  • 10 point multi-touch

Connectivity and Wireless

  • Ports
    • Two full-size USB 3.0
    • Full-size SD™ card reader
    • SurfaceConnect
    • Headset jack
    • Mini DisplayPort
  • Wireless Communication
    • 802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking
    • IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible
    • Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology

Camera

  • 5.0MP front-facing camera
  • 8.0MP rear-facing camera with autofocus, with 1080p HD video recording
  • Dual microphones, front and rear-facing
  • Front-facing stereo speakers with Dolby Audio Premium

Sensors

  • Ambient light sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Magnetometer

Operating System: Windows 10 Pro

Battery: Up to 14 hours of video playback

Dimensions

  • Size: 12.30” x 9.14” x 0.51 - 0.90” (312.3mm x 232.1mm x 13.0 - 22.8mm)
  • Weight: Starting at 3.34 lbs

Additional Information ¶ 

Surface Book Official Page

Surface Book General Info

Anandtech review of surface book

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