1. tweedie's Avatar
    I am about to purchase a surface book but I am slightly confused on which models have a dedicated nVidia Geforce card and what doesn't. I am getting an i5 version with 256gb hd/8gb ram (model number SX3-00002 to be precise).

    The way I am reading the net is that i7 definitely has a dedicated graphic card, but SOME i5 does and some don't!

    So my question is.... what model numbers have dedicated graphic card and what doesn't? Does the SX3-00002 have one? Or am I mistaken that all i5 Surface books have a dedicated graphic card?
    10-18-2016 05:58 AM
  2. abhishek singh21's Avatar
    i5 series suface book has nVidia GeForce adapter ( 1gb) .

    here is more on that:> Microsoft Surface Book (Core i5, Nvidia GPU) Notebook Review - NotebookCheck.net Reviews

    this should apply to every SB with i5.
    10-18-2016 09:12 AM
  3. rdockrey's Avatar
    Some I5 series do and some don't. If it says dGPU in the description then it does. See here. Looks like the model you are looking at does.
    https://forums.windowscentral.com/e?...token=l7absP7x
    Last edited by rdockrey; 10-18-2016 at 11:55 AM.
    10-18-2016 11:22 AM
  4. tweedie's Avatar
    Some I5 series do and some don't. If it says dGPU in the description then it does. See here. Looks like the model you are looking at does.
    https://forums.windowscentral.com/e?...token=0BJeDWTd
    Link Broken? As for "dGPU" in the description - its on ebay, so it doesn't have that info. it does say "integrated graphic" which I am sure is incorrect for that model (SX3-00002) according to JohnLewis website of the same model.

    i5 series suface book has nVidia GeForce adapter ( 1gb) .

    here is more on that:> Microsoft Surface Book (Core i5, Nvidia GPU) Notebook Review - NotebookCheck.net Reviews

    this should apply to every SB with i5.
    That review is one of the reason why I am getting the "some models do and some don't" thoughts- everywhere in that article says "Nvidia graphics is optional so must imply that some i5 does and some don't as there is no i3 SB" etc). Which is why I am not 100% sure if the i5 I am getting contains that dedicated graphic or not.
    10-18-2016 11:35 AM
  5. abhishek singh21's Avatar
    you can always check with the vendor before buying whether it has a dedicated graphics card. What i have noticed is usually the one without dedicated graphics are cheaper than the one with dedicated. dont get confused by model numbers , but focus more on the specifications. ;)
    10-18-2016 11:48 AM
  6. orlbuckeye's Avatar
    The Base Prices are

    they tend to rotate 150.00 off different models. I bought the 1899 when it was 150 off.

    1499 i5 8gb 128gb no DGPU
    1699 i5 8gb 256 no DGPU
    ---------------------------------------------------
    1899 i5 8gb 256gb DGPU
    2099 i7 8gb 256gb DGPU
    2699 i7 16gb 512gb DGPU
    3199 i7 16gb 1tb DGPU
    10-18-2016 12:48 PM

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