Microsoft has made another big push into hardware. At its event in New York on October 26, the company announced a new its first ever All-in-One desktop under the Surface brand. Called Surface Studio, the device takes on Apple Mac. Featuring a impressive design, the Surface Studio comes with accessories like Surface Pen and the new Surface Dial. Here’s a peek into the all-new Microsoft Surface Studio — specifications, availability and more
Microsoft Surface Studio features what is claimed to be the thinnest touch screen LCD display. It is 12.5mm thin, supports 10-point touch and has a resolution of 4500 x 3000 pixels. The display also features a built-in palm rejection function that protects against false touch inputs.
Finally the Wait is Over — Microsoft Launches Its Ever First Desktop PC Surface Studio
Microsoft Dial Surface Desktop
Microsoft also introduced a new accessory called Studio Dial. The Dial functions as a secondary mouse as well as offers some interactive features. Users can put the round puck-shaped Dial on the PC’s screen and hold it to display a radial menu of tools for different applications.
Here are some more specifications:
- Display: 28-inch 4500 x 3000 PixelSense LCD (192 PPI), 3:2 aspect ratio, Adobe sRGB and DCI-P color settings, 10-point multitouch
- Processor: sixth-generation Intel Core i5 or Core i7
- Storage: 1TB or 2TB hybrid drive
- Memory: 8GB, 16GB, or 32GB of RAM
- Graphics: GeForce GTX 965M 2GB (in Core i5 Studio) or GTX 980M 4GB (in Core i7 Studio)
- I/O: 4 USB 3.0 (one high power), 3.5mm headphone jack, SD card slot, Ethernet, Mini DisplayPort
- Wireless: 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
- Cameras: 5MP front camera with Windows Hello support, 1080p video rear camera
- Sound: Stereo 2.1 Dolby audio
The processors powering the Surface Studio vary as per the various models. While the $2999 model features Intel Core i5 processor with 8GB RAM, the $3499 and $4199 models feature Intel Core i5 processor + 16GB RAM, and Intel Core i7 processors + 32GB RAM respectively.
Since the Surface Studio is also targeted at photographers and videographers, it requires a powerful GPU. While the $2999 and $3499 model come with Nvidia GeForce GTX 965M 2GB, the premium $4199 variant includes the GeForce GTX 980M 4GB GPU.
Surface Studio is priced at $2999, $3499 and $4199, based on different hardware configurations.
Microsoft has already started taking pre-orders for the device and says that the shipping will start by next year.
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