Microsoft Surface Studio: Tech Giants Microsoft released the Surface Pro 4 last year with the vision of a tablet that could finally replace smartphones and now, they seemed to have come up with a desktop which could very well contribute to the eradication of laptops in the modern day world. On October 26 earlier this year, Microsoft today took the wraps off its designer-oriented device, the Surface Studio All-in-One. The company unveiled the Surface Studio at a product launch event in New York , where it also announced the next version of Windows 10 , known as “Creators Edition”, which will be released in Spring 2017. Aimed squarely at artists and designers in need of high-end horsepower and a pixel-perfect display, the Surface Studio is Microsoft’s vision for the future of computing, offering a more “natural and immersive” way to create, according to Terry Myerson, executive vice president of Microsoft’s Windows and Devices Group.
#Display: . Just 13 mm thick, Microsoft claims the Surface Studio’s 3:2 ratio display to be the thinnest LCD computer monitor ever built — and one that boasts 13.5 million pixels on its 28-inch touchscreen (compared to 8.3 million pixels on a 4K screen). With a “4.5k ultra HD” screen, Surface Studio delivers 13.5 million pixels – or 192 pixels per inch, which is 63% more than a 4K television.
#Technical Specifications: The Surface Studio packs a sixth-gen Intel i5/i7 Core processor, a 4GB Nvidia GeForce GPU, up to 32GB of RAM and a 2TB hard drive. Along with a single dedicated power cable, ports include four USB 3.0 jacks, a Mini DisplayPort, an SD card slot and an Ethernet port. The GPU is also powerful enough for the latest PC games or virtual reality experiences, including HTC Vive, and supports Xbox Wireless, allowing you to connect up to four Xbox One-compatible controllers.
It sports a 1080p low-light-capable front camera and stereo 2.1 speakers powered by Dolby Audio Premium, making it ideal for video calls and also houses a front-facing infrared camera, giving you enterprise-grade security with Windows Hello.
#Studio Mode: Surface Studio’s display can easily be moved from upright Desktop Mode into Studio Mode thanks to Microsoft’s “Zero Gravity Hinge”. The monitor creates a stable 20-degree drafting table, optimised for use with the Surface Pen and Surface Dial.
#Surface Dial: The Surface Dial is an all-important accessory which is a major player with the Microsoft’s Surface Studio. It is a new wireless rotational device that claims to offer a faster and more intuitive way to scroll, zoom and navigate, as well as providing customisable controls and shortcuts within apps. It is a wheel-like shaped device and is of the size of a hockey puck which connects to the Surface Studio. It offers adaptive haptic feedback and 3,600 points of precision, and integrates with Windows 10 to work with any Surface device like the Surface Pro 4.
Microsoft Surface Studio Release Date
Microsoft’s UK store will be the first place to get the Surface Studio, and if past releases are anything to go by, the device will also be available from high-street retailers soon after. Microsoft has already started shipping some Surface Studio devices, although it had originally planned to start in mid-December. Some of the first people who pre-ordered Surface Studio received an email saying their order is on its way and should arrive this week. With pre-orders for the Surface Studio already open in the U.S, it will begin shipping in limited quantities over Christmas, with broader availability to follow in early 2017.
Microsoft Surface Studio Price
The Surface Studio by Microsoft comes with a price tag of $2,999 in the U.S post its availability. Unlike the mouse and keyboard, the Surface Dial however, is sold separately at a price of $100.