Microsoft has launched its first ever PC, the Surface Studio, at an event in New York on 26th of Oct, 2016. It is available for pre-order in the U.S. through Microsoft retail Stores, Microsoft Store.com, and BestBuy.com and will be available in limited quantities from mid-December in the US for $2,999, $3,499, or $4,199, depending on hardware configuration.
The Microsoft Surface Studio features an all-in-one form factor with arguably world’s thinnest LCD monitor at 12.5mm. The LCD display is a 28-inch beast with a resolution of 4500 x 3000 pixels 4.5k Ultra HD PixelSense multi-touch display. Microsoft claims that this delivers 63% more pixels than a state-of-the-art 4K TV. It also has a Surface Pen, Surface Keyboard, and Surface Mouse. The counterbalanced hinge lets you easily switch Desktop Mod and Studio Mode.
Microsoft also announced a new input device called Surface Dial ($100) that integrates with Windows 10 to work with the Surface Pro 4, Surface Book, and Surface Studio for a faster, easier, and more creative way of scrolling , zooming , and navigating. The Surface dial also comes with unique features which is exclusive to Surface Studio, on apps as Sketchable, mental canvas, drawboard pdf,etc that allows you to quickly access shortcuts, adjust colors fast, and rotate or scale your canvas to achieve a finer level of control.
Microsoft Surface Studio is a new category of device, designed to put you at the center of the creative process. Turn your desk into a Studio.
Microsoft Surface Studio in a Nutshell:
- 28-inch (4500 x 3000 pixels) PixelSense multi-touch 3:2 Display
- Quad-core 6th Gen Intel Core i5 or i7 processor
- 8GB/16GB/32GB RAM; 1TB/2TB rapid hybrid drive options
- 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M GDDR5 / 4GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M GPU GDDR5 GPU
- 5MP front-facing camera with 1080p HD video
- Surface Pen, Zero Gravity Hinge, TPM chip for enterprise security
- 3.5mm headset jack, Stereo 2.1 speakers with Dolby Audio Premium, Dual microphones
- 4 x USB 3.0 ports, Full-size SD card reader (SDXC compatible), Mini Displayport
- Wi-Fi: 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0, Xbox Wireless built-in
Microsoft Surface Studio Pricing (US):
- $2,999 (Rs. 2,00,450 approx.) – 1TB / Intel Core i5 – 8GB RAM / 2GB GPU
- $3,499 (Rs. 2,33,870 approx.) – 1TB / Intel Core i7 – 16GB RAM / 2GB GPU
- $4,199 (Rs. 2,80,657 approx.) – 2TB / Intel Core i7 – 32GB RAM / 4GB GPU