Microsoft has just announced its new creator-centric device, called the Surface Laptop Studio. It is positioned as a replacement and successor to the Surface Book line. So, let’s get into the specs, features, availability, and expected price of the Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio in Nepal.
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio Overview:
Design and Display
Starting with the design, the Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio is encased in a magnesium-aluminum case. It has a full-sized keyboard, a Precision Haptic touchpad, and a 180-degree Dynamic Woven Hinge. The hinge lets you slide the display forward over the attached keyboard to turn it into a tablet.
Moreover, you can use it in Laptop, Stage, and Studio mode. The laptop flaunts a 14.4-inch PixelSense Flow display with a 120Hz refresh rate, 3:2 aspect ratio, and 2400 x 1600 pixels resolution. The screen comes with Dolby Vision support and is also compatible with Surface Pen.
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Under the hood, the Laptop Studio draws power from Intel Core i5-11300H or i7-11370H. Likewise, the graphics are handled by Intel’s integrated Iris Xe GPU on the i5 variant, while the i7 model gets dedicated graphics in the form of GeForce RTX 3050 Ti (4GB GDDR6 VRAM) from NVIDIA.
In terms of memory, it can be configured with up to 32GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 2TB of SSD storage. Fueling the device is a 56.3Wh battery that the company claims can provide up to 19 hours of battery life.
Moreover, the Surface Laptop Studio boots on Windows 11. It has a TPM 2.0 chip for enterprise security and also supports Windows Hello face authentication.
Rest of the specs
Aside from this, this device comes with two USB 4.0/Thunderbolt 4, a Surface Connect port, and a headphone jack. For wireless connectivity, it supports Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1. Over on the audio, there are dual far-field Studio microphones from Microsoft and quad Omnisonic speakers with Dolby Atmos support.
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio Specifications:
- Dimensions: 12.7 x 9.0 x 0.7 inches
- Weight: 1.7 kg (i5) / 1.8 kg (i7)
- Display: 14.4 inches, 2400 x 1600 (201 PPI), 3:2 aspect ratio, Dolby Vision, 120Hz refresh rate, Surface Slim Pen 2
- Chipset: Intel Core i5-11300H / Core i7-11370H
- Memory: 16/32GB LPDDR4x RAM, Up to 2TB SSD
- Graphics: Integrated Intel Iris Xe (i5) / NVIDIA RTX 3050 Ti 4GB (i7)
- Software: Windows 11
- Camera: Front-facing 1080p IR camera
- Audio: Quad speakers with Dolby Atmos, two far-field Studio mics
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1
- Battery: Up to 19 hours (i5), Up to 18 hours (i7)
- Security: Firmware TPM (Hardware TPM 2.0 only on enterprise version)
- Ports: 2x Thunderbolt 4/USB 4, 1x 3.5mm audio jack, 1x Surface Connect
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio Price in Nepal and Availability
The price of Surface Laptop Studio starts at USD 1,599.99 for the i5, 16GB/256GB model and goes up to USD 3,099.99 for the i7, 32GB/2TB variant. We expect the price of the Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio to start at NPR 220,000, if and when it launches in Nepal.
|Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio||Price in the US||Price in Nepal (Expected)|
|Intel i5, 16GB RAM, 128GB SSD, Iris Xe||USD 1,599.99||NPR 220,000|
|Intel i5, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Iris Xe||USD 1,799.99||NPR 245,000|
|Intel i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, RTX 3050 Ti||USD 2,099.99||NPR 285,000|
|Intel i7, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD, RTX 3050 Ti||USD 2,699.99||NPR 365,000|
|Intel i7, 32GB RAM, 2TB SSD, RTX 3050 Ti||USD 3,099.99||NPR 420,000|
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