Microsoft Announces the Surface Studio

At its annual Surface Event, Microsoft’s corporate vice president for Surface Computing Panos Panay announced a new addition to the company’s Surface lineup: a 28-inch All-in-One which they are calling the Surface Studio. It is a 3:2 aspect ratio monitor Microsoft calls a “Pixel Sense Display”, featuring a 4500×3000 resolution (with around 62% more pixels than 4K resolution, combining to provide about 192 pixels per inch), as well as 10-point touch and Microsoft Pen support.


The screen itself is only 12.5mm thick, the actual hardware that powers the AIO is found in the base. The base has a hinge that is built in that allows the display to be moved seamlessly in a wide variety of angles. The system is powered by an Intel Skylake processor (configurable as a Core i5 or Core i7), your choice of an NVIDIA GTX 965 M 2GB or an NVIDIA GTX 980 M 4GB model, between 8GB and 16GB of RAM, 1TB or 2TB storage, which it is unclear if it is a SATA, SSD, or even SSHD drive.


Now this product is definitely geared towards creators and advertises its display as supporting both DCI-P3 and sRGB with a simple toggle on the Windows sidebar to switch between the two.

As far as pricing goes the base model (with a Skylake i5, GTX 965 M, 8 GB DDR4 and 1 TB storage) comes in at $2999, with the top model (packing a Skylake i7, a GTX 980 M, 32 GB of DDR4 RAM and 2 TB storage) upping the ante towards $4199.

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