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Unveiling Microsoft’s Surface Studio

Microsoft Surface Studio

Is Microsoft’s Surface Studio a reinvented computer or a new device all together?

The all-in-one computer named Surface Studio was announced just yesterday at Microsoft’s event in New York City, and has already become more popular than the iMac. The desktop model is now available on pre-order, with the cheapest model starting at $2,999 and the high-end ones reaching $4,199.

The new PC comes in the shape of a 28” display with the power of 13.5 million pixels and 4500×3000 resolution, making it 63 percent denser than a 4K screen. The 3:2 ratio screen is only 12.5mm thick, and it can slide up and down to as low as a 20 degree angle to give users a more comfortable drawing experience.

The Surface Studio comes with a revolutionary new gadget that will change the way you interact with your PC, the Surface Dial. By just putting the Dial on the screen, you will be able to use several types of tools and effects like colors and filters in graphic design apps.

When it comes to the specs, here is what we know so far: It has an integrated 270W PSU, 2TB “rapid” hard drive, and comes with 32GB RAM, a quad-core Skylake CPU, an Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M GPU with 4GB of VRAM, an integrated 2.1 surround speaker system, a rear-facing 10MP camera, and a Windows Hello-compatible front-facing 5MP camera.

However, the lower cost option is not as powerful, but still as impressive. It comes with a i5 CPU, a GTX 965M GPU with 2GB of VRAM, a smaller 1TB “rapid” hard drive, and can be requested with either 8GB or 16GB RAM.

The Surface Studio was built for the creative user, perfectly fit for designers and professionals within any creative industry. Not only is it perfect for arts and design, it runs both Windows and Microsoft Office perfectly, and you can even put it to the test with the 30-days trial version that comes along when you buy it.


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