Microsoft's Surface Studio "redefines" desktop computers


The desktop computer went a bit by the wayside as laptops and tablets became more affordable. Computing giant Microsoft unveiled a new device that transforms the desktop and enables those working in the creative space to do more with their computer. 

The Microsoft Surface Studio is part of the "Surface" range of devices. You may remember that the 2-in-1 Surface 1, 2, 3 and 4 were sold as "the tablet that replaces your laptop". The Surface Studio is the desktop that replacing everything.

"We totally believe that Surface changes the way you produce, the way you create, the way you learn," said Panos Panay, who leads Microsoft's devices team. "The product I'm going to show you is all of that — but it's one step further. It's going to seem familiar, but it's going to feel different."


"Every now and then in pursuing our mission, we see the opportunity to create a new category of device," said Microsoft's Windows VP Terry Myerson. "We seize these moments to create something so much more than a product." Here's the full rundown of the specs:

  • Display: 28-inch 4500 x 3000 PixelSense LCD (192 PPI), 3:2 aspect ratio, Adobe sRGB and DCI-P color settings, 10-point multitouch
  • Processor: sixth-generation Intel Core i5 or Core i7
  • Storage: 1TB or 2TB hybrid drive
  • Memory: 8GB, 16GB, or 32GB of RAM
  • Graphics: GeForce GTX 965M 2GB (in Core i5 Studio) or GTX 980M 4GB (in Core i7 Studio)
  • I/O: 4 USB 3.0 (one high power), 3.5mm headphone jack, SD card slot, Ethernet, Mini DisplayPort
  • Wireless: 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Cameras: 5MP front camera with Windows Hello support, 1080p video rear camera
  • Sound: Stereo 2.1 Dolby audio

The Surface Studio will be available "in limited quantities", ranging in price from $2,999 to $4,199.

Jessica Kelly, 

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