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Started sales of “killer” iMac from Microsoft at a price of $3000

Microsoft will proceed to supply their own PC Studio Surface, which the media has dubbed “killer” iMac. The device is characterized by a delicate touch 28-inch display with ultra-high resolution and a special stand that allows one movement to tilt the computer screen.

Whose share of the market encroached Microsoft Surface Studio was an easy guess. I must say that in his desire to “squeeze every penny” of the “creative class” Apple is not alone – prices on Surface Studio on Windows 10 was not the most humane: from $2999 to $4199.

The first pre-orders a candy bar from Microsoft have already started to desktop computers. Delivery Surface Studio on a commercial scale will also begin this week. Initially it was assumed that the first shipment of AIO PC Microsoft start only in December or even early 2017.

Increased interest in Surface Studio caused his unusual design and additional equipment. The product is made on the basis of a 28-inch display aspect ratio 3:2 and resolution of 4500 x 3000 pixels.

The thickness of the screen of a monoblock is 12.5 mm. Thanks to the original design of the machine base, tilt, and screen orientation can change from vertical to almost horizontal positioning. Thus, developers of a monoblock has expanded the functionality of the system for professional use Surface Studio as a professional graphic tablet for drawing with stylus.

All versions Surface Studio equipped with the Intel families Core i5 or i7 processor of the sixth generation, and discrete graphics NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M, up to 32 GB of RAM and an integrated hybrid drive with a 1 TB or 2 TB.

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Each system has a large set of peripheral ports including Mini DisplayPort, Ethernet, memory card reader under a memory card format SD, audio input and output and three USB 3.0 ports. Built-in dual microphone supports voice input with the help of technology Cortana, built-in front-facing 5-megapixel camera with 1080p video recording supports Windows Hello for user authentication. Built-in 2.1-channel speaker system supports Dolby Audio.

Early reviews of Microsoft Surface Studio brought novelty generally favorable reviews concerning the design, ergonomics and performance, but the majority is still dissatisfied with the prices which are high even by Western standards.

The budget configuration Microsoft Surface Studio, performed on Intel Core i5 processor, 8 GB RAM, graphics with 2 GB VRAM and 1 TB drive will cost about $3000. A mid-range configuration on Intel Core i7, 16 GB RAM, graphics with 2 GB VRAM and 1 TB drive would cost $3500.

Maximum High-end equipment Microsoft Surface Studio on an Intel Core i7 with 32GB of RAM, discrete graphics with 4GB of video memory and storage capacity of 2 TB is estimated at $4200.

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