Microsoft has launched its newest member of Surface family at yesterday’s Windows 10 event, the Surface Studio. It was already in the wind that the company’s latest desktop computer would be a jack of all trades, but what came first in my mind after seeing this was how creative and strong a company could play to offer you something like this.
It looked a lot like an iMac to me, when it was standing up straight, but one with no hump in the back. From the front, the Surface Studio is pretty much all screen, with a thinner bezel o all sides. However, unlike iMac, its bottom stand features four USB 3.0 ports; mini-DisplayPort, power, as well as power go.
Screen that makes you dive in
What makes me fell in love with it is the incredibly thin, 28 inch 3:2 display. The screen is gigantic, vivid, and bright, and comes with a built-in touch screen. You can write or draw anything on the screen using your hand or the Surface Pen that comes with the Surface Studio. You can also push it back and it will collapse back, helping you to draw on its screen. As Microsoft referred to it as zero weight, I actually felt no heft of the giant screen when I moved it with just one hand. But I recommend using two hands in case you need to adjust it to a more specific incline. The screen resolution is just under 5k, which you actually won’t notice. The Surface Studio is truly an all-in-one, great for playing games, working or coding when standing upright, and an amazing canvas when laying back.
With an extra $100, you will get another input tool named Surface Dial, which you can use as a scroll wheel. It’s definitely a useful tool when your mouse is on a brush tool.
The Surface Studio is available for preorder at $2,999 for a Core i5, 8GB RAM, 1TB storage, and a GTX 965M GPU. You will also get one with Core i7, 32GB RAM, 2TB storage, and a GTX 980M at $4,199. The price seems pretty high, but it was amazing enough to make me wish to have one of my own.