Microsoft today officially entered the PC market with the launch of its new all-in-one touchscreen desktop computer at its media event in New York.Dubbed Surface Studio, the convertible desktop features a massive 28-inch touch display, which according to Microsoft is the “world’s thinnest LCD monitor ever built” at 12.5mm.
Microsoft Surface Studio Specifications & Features:
The Microsoft Surace Studio features a 28-inch PixelSense Display (4500 x 3000 pixels) with a pixel density of 192ppi and 3:2 aspect ratio.The display outputs 13.5 million pixels, according to Panay, which is 63 percent more than a 4K television.It comes in three configurations – the base model features Quad-core 6th Gen Intel Core i5 Processor / 8GB RAM / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M 2GB GPU GDDR5 memory / and 1TB of rapid hybrid drive, the mid variant comes with Core i7 Processor / 16GB of RAM / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M 2GB GPU GDDR5 memory / and 1TB of rapid hybrid drive, while the top variant features 6th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, 32GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M 4GB GPU GDDR5 memory and 2TB of Rapid hybrid storage.
Connectivity options include 4 x USB 3.0, Full-size SD card reader (SDXC compatible), Mini Displayport, 3.5mm headset jack, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, and Bluetooth 4.0.There’s also a 5.0-megapixel front-facing camera with 1080p HD video.It also boasts Stereo 2.1 speakers with Dolby Audio.
The Surface Studio also supports various accessories including Surface Pen & the newly announced Surface Dial.The Surface Dial can be placed on the Surface Studio to trigger menus and other features like adjusting volume, screen brightness, or scrolling through a document.
Coming to the pricing the base variant of the desktop with 1TB SSD / Intel Core i5 / 8GB RAM / 2GB GPU is priced at $2,999, the 1TB / Intel Core i7 / 16GB RAM / 2GB GPU model costs $3,499, while the top 2TB / Intel Core i7 / 32GB RAM / 4GB GPU configuration will set you back by $4,199.All the varaints of Surface Studio comes included Surface Pen & Surface Dial.
The Surface Studio is available for preorders starting today and will ship in “limited quantities for the holidays,” according to Microsoft.