Microsoft Surface Studio is fast, beautiful, but expensive
Microsoft’s Surface family now consists three members; Surface Pro, Surface Book and newly announced Surface Studio. Available in limited quantities, Studio is the the largest member of the family.
To start with, Microsoft Surface Studio is “world’s thinnest LCD monitor ever built”. That is because Microsoft put nearly everything to its base.
However, its screen’s only feature is not the thinness. Coming only in one size, 28-inch, Surface Studio offers a 4K display with a feature called TrueTone, providing an extended color output. Like the Surface Book, Studio also has a 3:2 aspect ratio, but with 192 pixels per inch.
Nevertheless, moving the parts from the screen to the base does not mean you are losing any high-end feature. Powered by either 6th-generation Core i5 or i7, you are even getting a dedicated graphic card. Depending on the processor, Studio comes with GeForce GTX 965M 2GB or GTX 980M 4GB. There are also many choices with the RAM. The choices for the RAM starts from 8 and goes the way to 32GB, but you have only two options for the storage; 1 or 2TB.
But keep in mind, those features are more than enough as the target audience is the designers. Hence, the new Surface Book supports the Surface Pen and the new Surface Dial. The dial is basically an accessory which can be used either directly on the screen or wirelessly. The main purpose of the dial is to trigger menus and some options allowing you to adjust the volume or brightness. You can even use it to scroll through the documents or change the colors of the note.
Microsoft Surface Studio can be preordered starting from today and will be the shipped in next year with a starting price of $2999.