Microsoft Surface Studio PC: World’s Thinnest LCD: Microsoft at the Windows 10 event in New York city announced the addition of a newer member to the family i.e. Surface Studio. Based on feature “Truescale” to let the user get a real size picture of “What you see is what you get” for every images & creation one may be interested in. Team Leader of the Microsoft’s device team, Panos Panay quoted
“We totally believe that Surface changes the way you produce, the way you create, the way you learn”
“Surface Studio is everything like that & moreover one step further. I might look familiar, but its going to feel different”
Microsoft Surface Studio PC: World’s Thinnest LCD:
The Surface Studio was unveiled with All-in-One factors which were “World’s thinnest LCD monitor ever built” with just 12.5mm of thickness, it boasts 13.5 million pixels on the 28 inches forged aluminum enclosed touch screen. According to Panay this much of display (i.e. 3:2 aspect ratio with 192 pixels per inch) output is almost 63% more than a 4K television.
This product mainly focuses on artists, photographers & designers who are in need of high-end horsepower & a pixel perfect display. It is Optimized for taking full advantage of the “Creators Update” to Windows 10 which also brings several features like 3D update for Microsoft Paint.
Adjustable with a Hinge:
It is provided for easy adjustments for the full utility of the Surface Studio as Touchscreen display with a “Zero Gravity Hinge”. It is designed to fold down at 20-degree angle at the desk very similar to a drafting table, with the hinge technology.
What’s Inside Surface Studio: Power Packed:
The newly announced Surface Studio comes with a powerful pack (Hardware) inside that are:
- 6th generation Intel i5/i7 Core processor.
- 4GB Nvidia GeForce GPU – GTX 980M.
- Up to 32 GB of RAM.
- 2TB hard drive.
- 4 USB 3.0 jacks.
- A Mini Display port.
- An SD card slot.
- An Ethernet port
- Single dedicated power cable.
The Studio also supports several accessories with it including the Surface Pen & a new Radial accessory i.e. Surface Dial (a metal wheel) which can be directly placed on the Studio to enhance the menus & other features like scrolling during document reading etc. With a built-in palm rejection for the touch screen user will not be allowed for any false inputs through the touch screen.
A front facing camera which is 5 MP with Windows Hello Support & a rear camera for video of 1080p will be featuring the device. As far as sound is considered it is enhanced by the use of Stereo 2.1 Dolby Audio. Microsoft if offering the Studio with a wireless connectivity with 802.11ac wi-Fi & Bluetooth 4.0 for easy connectivities.
With a built-in microphone array, it will be easy to activate the Windows 10 very personal assistant i.e. Cortana from across the room.
It will be most probably available by the end of the year and preorders have already begun. The Surface Studio will be available for $2,999, $3,499 or $4,199 depending on the hardware options you choose. It will also be showcased in the stores after the release, so you may get it that way too.
Overall Surface Studio:
It seems like Microsoft’s hardware division is directly ramping up in competition with numerous Windows PC vendors now. Also taking on the Apple’s iMac, that is a popular desktop for professionals in the list. With the features like 3D Paint, the Surface Dial & its unique feature definitely Microsoft has moved on one level up than expected and as quoted by the team leader for Microsoft devices (Panos Panay).