Microsoft built Surface Studio 2 for creatives who require high graphics, fast processing and vibrancy from their hardware. With its large 28-inch PixelSense touch display, the tech fades into the background allowing space to focus.
Surface Studio 2 has a 50 percent faster GPU, is 38 percent brighter, with 22 percent more contrast. With 4,096 levels of pressure, tilt sensitivity for drawing and sketching, and best-in-class ink latency, this new surface looks set to become the ultimate creative canvas. When in Studio Mode, (the one that’s not desktop mode), Surface Studio is a slim digital workspace. It’s just 12mm thin.
Microsoft says fans love the vibrancy of the luminous display, describing it as a “floating sheet of pixels.” Surprisingly, Surface Studio isn’t equipped with the latest 8th generation Intel Quad Core processors like the new Surface Pro 6 or Surface Laptop. It’s equipped with a 7th generation processor.
Here are the tech specs:
- 1TB or 2TB solid-state drive (SSD)
- Resolution: 4500 x 3000 (192 PPI)
- Colour settings: sRGB, DCI-P3
- Aspect Ratio: 3:2
- Supports up to two 4K UHD (@30Hz) or single 4K UHD (@60Hz) external displays
- 16GB or 32GB (DDR4) Memory
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5 memory
- Or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB GDDR5 memory
- Intel Core i7-7820HQ
- 4 x USB 3.0 (one high power port)
- Full-size SD card reader (SDXC) compatible
- 1 x USB-C
- 3.5 mm headphone jack
- 1 Gigabit Ethernet port
- 5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p HD video
- Dual microphones
- Stereo 2.1 speakers with Dolby Audio Premium
Microsoft’s Surface Pro 2 is an expensive piece of technology. Prices range between AUD $5,499 and $7,499. Surface Studio 2 is available for pre-order and is expected sometime in 2019.