The Windows 10 Event that Microsoft held yesterday was a major success. Before the event, we had covered a list of things that Microsoft was expected to release at the event, and we did mention a Surface AIO PC. That Surface AIO PC has now released as the Microsoft Surface Studio. This comes out as the latest addition to the Surface series of devices. In addition to that, the company also announced an upgraded version of the Surface Book. Let us take a detailed look at what the company had to announce during this event:
Microsoft Surface Studio
Microsoft announced the Surface Studio, which is a new All-in-One PC specially intended for those in the design and creative industry. The device comes with an incredibly advanced look, features hardware specs that are a dream for anyone working with graphics. It comes with an all-metal body, and is touch enabled.
What makes the Microsoft Surface Studio special is the fact that it comes with a ‘Surface Dial’ which gives the Surface Pen users a whole new way to access and make use of the various tools that are available using their non-dominant hand. It comes with a thickness of 12.5 mm, and swivels at various angles. The screen can stay put at any angle, thanks to custom-engineered arms which each contain 80 parts including springs and counterbalances.
The Microsoft Surface Studio releases with a 28-inch screen, and uses an atypical 3:2 aspect ratio with a resolution of 4500:3000. Head of Microsoft’s hardware division, Panos Panay said that the resolution is 63% higher than 4K. The device comes with a 270W power supply, with a single cord that powers it all.
The specific hardware details have not been provided by the company at the event, but they were later available on the website. The Microsoft Surface Studio would release with CPU options of Intel’s Core i7 and i5. The graphic choices vary between Nvidia GeForce GTX 965M or 980M GPU. The device can support up to 32GB of RAM, and comes along with a 1TB or 2TB hybrid SSD. In addition to this, the device also features a 2.1 speaker system in the base.
The Microsoft Surface Studio comes with integrated XBOX wireless controller support, as well as high-quality front and rear cameras. It features a specially designed mic array for Skype. There are four USB 3.0 ports, an SD card reader, a headset jack, and Gigabit Ethernet port as well. The Microsoft Surface Studio is priced in at $2999 and would be available in limited quantity over the holiday season.
Microsoft Surface Book
Apart from releasing this gen-next Surface Studio, Microsoft also impressed the markets with the release of the gen-next surface book. Panos Panay announced at the event that a new Surface Book variant, which features twice the graphic processing power, and up to 16 hours of battery life is now available for pre-orders.
In addition to the new Surface Book, it was also announced that the Surface Dial would work with the Surface 3 and Surface 4 Pro devices. It is available for a price of $99. It would also work on the new and old variants of the Microsoft Surface Book. This new Surface Book has been priced in at $2399. All the new devices, needless to say, would run the Windows 10 OS.