Microsoft has officially announced its new Surface Book 3 laptop, featuring a number of upgrades over its predecessor, and including Windows Hello facial recognition for biometric security.
The Surface Book 3 — which Microsoft refers to as its “most powerful laptop ever” — is powered by the latest Intel 10th-generation Core CPUs, as well as Nvidia discrete GPUs.
The laptop is being touted by Microsoft as one that can handle whatever you throw at it, be it for development, design, education, or gaming, and as such there are a number of GPUs users can choose from depending on what they need the machine to do.
With the Windows Hello integration, Surface Book 3 users can log into their device securely using facial recognition via the laptop’s camera, joining a growing list of devices that have added the functionality in recent years. The inclusion of the Windows Hello capability on the Surface Book 3 comes almost exactly a year after the biometric authentication platform received FIDO2 certification.
The Surface Book 3 is available for preorder now and shipping should commence on May 21st. It comes in 13 and 15-inch variations, with prices starting at $1,599, making it $100 more expensive than its predecessor.