On October 26, 2016, Microsoft unveiled the Surface Studio at its Windows 10 event. The Surface Studio is basically an all-in-one PC with a highly adjustable interactive screen. The device also packs Surface Dial and Surface Pen. Surface Dial lets you store, customize, access, and navigate your ideas. Surface Dial is an unconventional way of interacting with touchscreen technology. With the help of Surface Pen, you can write, draw, or mark documents digitally.
A Stylish and Minimal Design to Suit your Workstation
Surface Studio is designed in order to match you and your workspace. It has got a minimal and modern design that sits perfectly on your desk, with clean lines and a small footprint. It is designed to run the latest versions of Microsoft Office and Windows. The Surface device takes full advantage of every transformation, including Windows Ink Workspace.
Microsoft says Surface Studio is designed for the creative process. It is creative, gorgeous, and flexible. You can turn this elegant device into a desktop drafting table. This beautifully crafted device supports touch input, through finger or hand or Surface pen.
Studio Offers a Huge Canvas for your Art
The Surface Studio has got a 28-inch PixelSense Display that gives you a huge canvas for all kinds of work. You can use it like a PC, or draw on it like a drafting table. The screen of Surface Studio is large and incredibly thin, and it lets you visualize ideas as you paint, edit, and design.
You can paint, write, and draw in a natural way when Surface Studio is down in Studio Mode. The Zero Gravity Hinge moves the display weightlessly from a vertical point, down into studio mode with one hand. Let your ideas come to reality with 13.5 million pixels of true-to-life color and clarity.
Studio has to Offer these Interesting Features
- Software: It runs on 6th generation Intel Core processors and a NVIDIA GeForce dGPU.
- Zero Gravity Hinge: The Zero Gravity Hinge in the Surface Studio helps in moving the display effortlessly from a vertical point, down into Studio mode with one hand.
- Camera: It has a 5MP front camera that comes with 1080p HD video recording.
- Speakers & Microphones: It has Stereo 2.1 speakers with Dolby Audio Premium and packs dual microphones and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
- Storage: The storage capacity in Surface Studio has two options: 1TB and 2TB.
- Game Playing: With Surface Studio, you can play your games with up to eight paired XBox Wireless controllers. It does need USB or special receivers.
- Surface Dial: With the help of Surface Dial, you get quick access to the brush settings. You can make fast and fluid color adjustments, and rotate or scale your canvas to achieve better control.
- Surface Pen: Surface Pen is a tool for creation. Surface Pen gives you 1024 levels of pressure sensitivity, has a 12-month battery life. It also works with Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book.
Surface Studio is Bit Over-priced
The Surface Studio is priced a bit high at $2,999. It was made available on pre-order and a limited number of units were shipped. It is now available at the Microsoft Stores.
The Final Verdict
With the launch of a device like Surface Studio, Microsoft has made a big leap and given us a premium product. It is seen as a product that could elevate Windows as a whole.
The Surface Studio is a device with a stylish and minimal design and offers a premium set of features. This device is specifically made for the artists. It’s great how Surface Studio would help you in getting your entire creative plan in just one place.
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