As expected, Microsoft has announced its first All-in-One PC called Surface Studio at today’s Imagine What You’ll Do event in New York. While rumors had been floating around for quite a while, details had still been rather scarce. Now after today’s announcement we know a lot more about this impressive new member of the Surface range of devices. In this post you’ll find everything you need to know about Surface Studio!
Surface Studio is an absolute powerhouse. Here’s what future buyers will get in terms of hardware:
- Display: 28-inch PixelSense Display, 10-point multitouch, 4500 x 3000 (192 ppi, 3:2 aspect ratio)
- Color settings: Adobe sRGB, DCI-P3 and Vivid Color Profiles
- CPU: 6th Generation Intel Core i5 or Core i7
- GPU: Nvidia Geforce GTX 965M (2 GB GDDR5 memory) or 980M (4 GB GDDR5 memory)
- RAM: 8 GB, 16 GB or 32 GB
- Storage: 1 TB or 2 TB
- Ports: 4 USB 3.0, full-size SD card reader, Mini Displayport, 3.5 mm headset jack
- Cameras: Windows Hello face sign-in camera, 5 MP front-facing camera with 1080p HD video
- Audio: dual microphones, Stereo 2.1 speakers with Dolby Audio Premium
- Weight: 9.56 kg
- Included in the box: Surface Studio, Surface Pen, Surface Keyboard, Surface Mouse, Power cord with grip-release cable
Showcasing it on the Surface Studio, Microsoft also introduced a hockey puck-like device which allows users to quickly access different features and functions combined in an on-screen menu called Surface Wheel. To get a better idea how this actually works I recommand you watching this YouTube video over at the Surface channel.
Surface Keyboards and Surface Mouse
Alongside the Surface Studio Microsoft also announced two new Surface-branded keyboards as well as an updated Surface mouse.
First of all there’s the standard Surface Keyboard which is included in the box of the Surface Studio but can also be bought separately from the Microsoft Store for $129.99 in the United States. Of course you can use it not only with Surface Studio but all devices supporting Bluetooth 4.0 and running Windows 10 (Mobile) / 8.1 / 8 or Mac OS 10.10.5/10.11.1/10.11.4 or Android 4.4.2-5.
Secondly, there’s the Surface Ergonomic Keyboard which can also be pre-ordered at the Microsoft Store for $129.99 in the US.
Last but not least Microsoft also introduced a new Surface Mouse which can be pre-ordered for $49.99.
Microsoft has already uploaded a promotion video on YouTube showing the Surface Studio in all its beauty. You can watch it here.
As of now, the Surface Studio is available for pre-order starting today in the US. Prices range from $2’999.00 to $4’199.00. Microsoft has not yet announced if and when Surface Studio will be available outside of the US, although Microsoft Switzerland claims availability in Switzerland is planned for 2017.
This article will be updated as soon as now details are known.