Microsoft announced 28-inch Surface Studio All-in-one bad boy with zero-gravity hinge, custom-tuned springs and 20 degree drafting angle but it is not cheap
Microsoft may not be launching too many smartphones recently, but as far as computers are concerned, it seems to be thriving. According to rumors, the company had an awesome all-in-one device in the works which supposed to go official today. And it did, just as expected. At a special “Imagine What You’ll Do” event in New York City, Microsoft announced a 28-inch Surface Studio All-in-one bad boy with zero-gravity hinge, custom-tuned springs and 20 degree drafting angle but it is not cheap.
Have $3,000 to spare? If so, you can get yourself the newest and the best addition to the Surface family.
Versions and pricing
The all-in-one desktop will arrive in three variants with each one having its own price. The most basic and cheapest model will cost $2,999 and for that price you will get Intel Core i5 Skylake CPU with NVIDIA GTX 965M 2GB GPU, 8GB DDR4 and 1TB of storage. If you throw in additional $500, that is $3,499 total, you can expect Intel Core i7 Skylake CPU with the same GPU and storage as the cheaper variant but with 16 GB DDR4. The most premium version comes with Intel Core i7 Skylake CPU, NVIDIA GTX 980M 4GB, 32GB DDR4 and 2TB of storage and will set you back $4,199.
The display is identical in all variants and is simply awesome. It measures 28 inches diagonally but is only 12.5mm thin which makes it “world’s thinnest LCD monitor ever built” according to Microsoft. The display has a 3:2 aspect ratio, offers 4500×3000 resolution which works out to 192ppi that is 13.5 million pixels or 63 percent more than a 4K television. The Surface Studio is a perfect solution for photographers, videographers, and designers or everyone who works with images since it supports expanded color output which is called “TrueColor.” True Scale, on the other hand, allows to render two A4 pieces of paper side by side at full resolution and at a higher DPI than most standard office printers.
With such a massive display you might be worried about stability but in this case it’s not an issue. The display rests on two arms which include unique ‘Zero Gravity Hinge’ and as many as 80 custom-tuned springs. This allows the screen to move seamlessly and be functional at any angle you wish. It can also take extra pressure in studio mode.
The top bezel of the screen houses a 5-megapixel Windows Hello-enabled camera and the base has four USB 3.0 ports, Full-Size SD card reader, Mini DisplayPort and 3.5mm headset port. The Surface Studio offers support for the Surface Pen which can be attached to the side of the display and it also comes with Surface Dial which is a new radial accessory. It can be placed directly on the screen for additional functionality such as trigger menus and other features like adjusting volume, screen brightness, or scrolling through a document.
The Surface Studio is available for pre-order starting today and will hit the stores during holiday season. If you want to take a good look before buying the device, it will be showcased in Microsoft retail stores ahead of its release. If you do decide that is the all-in-one device you need, you might want to order it rather sooner than later, since it will be available “in limited quantities.”