A long-awaited update to the Studio desktop lineup is finally here with the Surface Studio 2. The company announced the successor to the 2018’s Surface Studio 2 at its annual hardware event on October 12. So, here are all of the upgrades Microsoft Surface Studio 2 Plus brings to the table, as well as the expected price in Nepal.
Microsoft Surface Studio 2 Plus Overview:
The Surface Studio 2 Plus, for the most part, hasn’t gotten many changes. The internals has been updated in accordance with the time. And this is most likely why Microsoft is calling it ‘ 2+’ instead of Studio 3 even after 4 years.
The Studio 2 Plus has the same appearance as the Studio 2. The thick bezels on all four sides remain, as does the 28-inch PixelSense touchscreen. The display is mounted on stands that Microsoft refers to as “Zero Gravity Hinge”. What’s great about this hinge mechanism is that you can angle it upright for desktop use or lower it completely for more comfortable use of the compatible stylus.
A squared box attached to the stands serves as a base for the Studio desktop. It also houses all of the PC components. All of the necessary ports are also located on the back end of this base.
Furthermore, the Surface Studio 2 Plus’s display has a 4500 x 3000-pixel resolution and a 3:2 aspect ratio. The color gamut includes sRGB and DCI-P3, with a contrast ratio of 1,200:1. The panel also supports Dolby Vision.
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Inside, the Studio 2 Plus is powered by an 11th gen Intel Core i7-11370H CPU. 12th gen Alder Lake silicon has been on the market for almost a year now, and Intel has even announced the 13th gen processors a while ago. So it’s surprising that a brand-new 2022 machine comes equipped with a CPU that’s a generation or two old.
The RTX 3060 Laptop GPU handles graphics, and Microsoft promises twice the graphics performance of the original Surface Studio 2. There is only a 32GB DDR4 memory option and a 1TB SSD available.
Rest of the specs
In terms of connectivity, the Studio 2 Plus includes Thunderbolt 4 support on all three USB Type-C ports. This port can now be used to connect high-resolution monitors or external GPUs. Rest, there are two USB Type-A ports. To note, Microsoft has removed the SD card reader this time.
Microsoft Surface Studio 2 Plus Specifications:
- Design: Zero-gravity hinge
- Display: 28-inch PixelSense display, 3:2 aspect ratio, 1200:1 contrast ratio, Dolby Vision, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- Resolution: 4500 x 3000 (192 PPI)
- Processor: 11th-generation Intel Core i7-11370H
- Graphics: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop (6GB GDDR6)
- RAM: 32GB DDR4
- Storage: 1TB SSD
- Audio: Stereo 2.1 speakers with Dolby Atmos, Dual far-field Studio Mics
- Webcam: Front-facing 1080p Full HD camera
- Biometric: Windows Hello facial authentication
- Ports: 3 x Thunderbolt 4 / USB4 (Type-C) port, 2 x USB 3.1 Type-A, 3.5mm headphone jack, 1 x Gigabit Ethernet
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax, Bluetooth 5.1
- Colors: Platinum
Microsoft Surface Studio 2 Plus Price in Nepal and Availability
After that, if you want to buy Studio 2 Plus, it will set you back USD 4,299.99. This price doesn’t include accessories like the keyboard, mouse, and compatible stylus. Pre-orders begin today, and shipping begins on October 25th. We expect the price of Microsoft Surface Studio 2 Plus to be NPR 680,000, if and when it launches in Nepal.
|Microsoft Surface Studio 2 Plus||Price in the US||Price in Nepal (Expected)|
|Core i7-11370H, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD||USD 4,299.99||NPR 680,000|
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