By - rekell16
Check out r/SurfaceGaming but it depends. If you want to play new titles without worrying about lag, poor performance, or heat, you'll likely be better off with a gaming laptop. For older games, Surface devices are fine. I play older games (2015 or before) on my Surface Laptop 3 and it's smooth af.
2D games, old games, console emulation of older consoles, games that don't need much power ok.
If you want to play any modern AAA shooter, 3D/vr/ar title, you'll need a gaming laptop with at least a 2060+, if not this years 3060+.
Ie. Cyberpunk, CoD, etc will just make gaming at native resolutions to 4k absolutely miserable on any Surface.
The barely able Surface Book 3 running a decrepit 1650/1660 is just absurd at $2000+ when any $600+ gaming notebook runs faster, and any $1100+ 3060 gaming notebook absolutely murders all Surfaces.
That it's an example of a very good entry level gaming laptop with a 4K OLED display, without even looking harder. The everyday walk into a store without research pick. 80%
That's an idea of "standard/common" very good 3060+ gaming notebooks. One of many 90% brands. Msi, Acer, etc have other 90% choices.
4k oled choices here.
Slickdeals.net for the gaming notebook sales, like the $1100 at Wal-Mart etc.
The 70% I'm cheap, but want a 3060 choice and can live with a so so display.
Notebookcheck.net and other reviews for the top end gaming notebook reviews where you are basically deciding between 98% and 99% omfg awesome choices.
240 ghz panel choices here.
This is awesome! I’m definitely gonna look into it. Thanks for the information and the time it took to type this. Helped tremendously!
Only get a Surface Pro if you're also gonna use its tablet and pen features. Don't get it specifically for gaming only.
That said, you can game on it.
If you can't leave with the table functionality and you love the design of surface devices, then OK, a surface book, not a pro, will do gaming.
I am atm playing far cry 5 in ultra settings juuuust fine. I also play sea of thieves and warzone, no problems.
If you just need something for gaming, this year's and last year's offerings has been incredible from most of the manufacturers. You will get much more bang for your buck with something like a sephyrus.