Microsoft introduces Surface Studio. Here is everything you need to know.

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Panos Panay, Microsoft’s leader of devices, unveiled a new all-in-one touchscreen desktop computer, the Surface Studio at its media event.

The Studio is targeted toward creative professionals and has features and design traits that make creating artwork with the device easier and beautiful as well.

Surface Studio, with its strikingly large, incredibly thin and vibrant 28” PixelSense Display, lets you visualize ideas as you paint, edit, and design. Then watch those ideas leap off the screen with 13.5 million pixels of true-to-life color and clarity. The zero-gravity, four-point hinge lets you move it from standard desktop position to a drawing surface, sitting at an angle of 20 degrees which seems to be a fine tilt for drawing, with the help of just one finger, and a base that stores everything needed to run the this ‘monster’ computer. 😀

Surface Studio comes in a whole new way using Surface Dial and Surface Pen. Press and hold the Dial, which looks like a sleek little jog wheel, to display a radial menu of tools to do the things you love depending on the applications like Adobe CC, Bluebeam, etc. Or, simply place Surface Dial directly on the screen during drawing app and watch as a color picker or a wheel of brush options appears. It runs on 2 AAA batteries (the swivel base comes off magnetically and those AAAs supposedly last a year) and communicates to the computer via BT-LE (Bluetooth Low Energy).

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This carefully crafted Microsoft Surface Ergonomic Keyboard provides unique palm rest and subtle changes to the keytop geometry, split spacebar, and naturally arched shape help protect you from hand and wrist strain while improving your typing form. Sculpted for your hand and designed for an elegant work space, Surface Mouse is the perfect partner for Surface, featuring premium precision pointing for exceptional accuracy.

Built for the latest version of Microsoft Office and Windows, Surface Studio takes advantage of every innovation, including Windows Ink Workspace. Just click the Eraser Button on Surface Pen to bring up all of your Inking apps.

So here is a quick look at the tech specifications:

Dimensions/Weight:

  • Display: 637.35 mm x 438.90 mm x 12.5 mm (25.1” x 17.3” x 0.5”)
  • Base: 250.00 mm x 220.00 mm x 32.2 mm (9.8” x 8.7” x 1.3”)
  • Product weight: 21 lbs max (9.56 kg max)

Display:

  • Screen: 28” PixelSense™ DisplayResolution: 4500 x 3000 (192 PPI)
  • Color settings: Adobe sRGB and DCI-P3 and Vivid Color Profiles, Individually color calibrated
  • Touch: 10 point multi-touch
  • Aspect Ratio: 3:2

Memory: 8GB, 16GB, or 32GB RAM 

Processor: 6th Generation Intel® Core i5 or i7

Security:

  • TPM chip for enterprise security
  • Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in 

Software: Windows 10 ProOffice 30-day trial 

Storage: Rapid Hybrid Drive options: 1TB or 2TB. 

Graphics:

  • i5 Intel 8GB: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 965M 2GB GDDR5 memory
  • i7 Intel 16GB: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 965M 2GB GDDR5 memory
  • i7 Intel 32GB: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 980M 4GB GDDR5 memory 

Connections & expansions:

  • 4 x USB 3.0 (one high power port)
  • Full-size SD card reader (SDXC) compatible
  • Mini DisplayPort 3.5 mm headset jack
  • 1 Gigabit Ethernet port

Camera, Video, and Audio:

  • Windows Hello1 face sign-in camera
  • 5.0 MP camera with 1080p HD video (front)
  • Dual microphones
  • Stereo 2.1 speakers with Dolby® Audio Premium3.5 mm headphone jack 

Wi-Fi: 802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking, IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n compatible

Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology

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Warranty: 1-year limited hardware warranty

You can pre-order the product from 26th October and price of a standard model is around 3000$. The Dial will come with the Surface Studio through December. After that, it’s a $99 add-on.

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