A brand new Surface Studio all-in-one PC that aims to compete with Apple’s iMac. Microsoft took the stage to introduce the powerful workstation designed for the creative process. Announced Surface Studio and here is the complete break down of its specs, features, release date and price information.
Microsoft has made it clear that it will no longer play safe in its attempt to revitalize its business and marketplace of the Windows 10 platform. The Surface Studio is testament to that theory and as had been rumored, comes sporting a whopping 28-inch display, designed as a desktop PC but, can be leaned to 20-degree drafting angle.
Closer look at the new hardware announcements from today, the all-new PC Surface Studio by Microsoft in detail below.
Microsoft Surface Studio
The Surface Studio features a 28″ 4500 x 3000 (4.5K) LCD PixelSense transformable display coming in at a 3:2 ratio, 192ppi, and packing over a billion colors. Microsoft is also calling it the thinnest LCD display ever built coming in at 12.5mm thickness. The display is of course a touch-sensitive one, but being termed as “Studio”, the machine boasts True Colors with Microsoft aiming to “render the deepest reds possible.”
The tiny box attached in the center basically packs all of the components that powers this computer.
This is Microsoft’s first all-in-one desktop, Surface Studio is a gorgeous PC that rivals the iMac, while adding various design and software features you won’t find on Apple’s system. Surface Studio is powered by Windows 10, and it is designed to work seamlessly with the upcoming Creators Update.
One of the main highlights of Surface Studio would be its screen resolution with PixelSense Display, which can switch between DCI-P3 color and RGB on the fly – this feature will undoubtedly appeal to graphic designers. Design-wise, the Surface Studio is no iMac clone, thanks to 80 custom-tuned springs which turns the display into a versatile piece.
The display can be leaned back to an angle allowing that beautiful 28-inch display to lay down nearly flat on the desk. This, in combination with Surface Dial and Surface Pen accessories, allow creators to interact with the screen size on a PC like never ever before. The new Surface Dial accessory (without PC) in particualr brings contextual controls and functions alive on the desktop, compete with haptic feedback.
Naturally, Microsoft also revealed a companion wireless keyboard and mouse, in case you need more than that sleek touchscreen to get you through your tasks. It definitely comes with a Surface Pen in the box, but not included is the Surface Dial, a wireless aluminum puck that lets you use gestures to manipulate functions on different Surface-compatible apps.
A model with a more powerful Core i7 CPU and 16GB RAM, and the top of the range Surface Studio goes up a crazy 32GB RAM backed by the same processor. As far as storage is concerned, you get a 2TB Hybrid SSD on the particular model. All this is backed by a 4GB NVIDIA GeForce 980M GPU.
The Surface Studio is also available for pre-order today, starting at $2,999 for a configuration with a 6th-generation Intel Core i5 CPU, 1TB of internal storage, 8GB of RAM and a 2GB Graphics card.
Gamers in particular should know that Surface Studio comes with a built-in support for the Xbox One Wireless controller protocol. Meaning that you won’t need any dongles to connect yor controller to the desktop. For connectivity, there are 4 USB 3.0 ports, an Ethernet port, Mini DP, and a 3.5mm audio jack.
The Studio also has a built-in SD card slot to further expand memory space externally. Surface Studio has a “mic array” as well which allows users to invoke and speak to Cortana from across the room.
There’s a new Surface Pen, Surface Mouse and Surface Keyboard as part of the package from Microsoft. The Surface Dial, as mentioned should be bought seperately, is sold as a different accessory for $99.99.
Surface Studio can be pre-ordered right now, with release date set for 15th December 2016.
The base model of Surface Studio has already been listed above and it comes in three different configurations, pricing for the two are as follows:
-2TB / Intel Core i7 – 32GB RAM / 4GB GeForce 980M GPU: $4,199
-1TB / Intel Core i7 – 16GB RAM / 2GB GeForce 965M GPU: $3,499
-1TB / Intel Core i5 – 8GB RAM / 2GB GeForce 965M GPU: $2,999
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