Last week, Microsoft started selling its first combined Surface Studio 28-inch display. Today we have the opportunity to see the first unboxing and review of the main competitor of the iMac.
The official presentation of Surface Studio took place in October. The increased interest in the new product called as its unusual design and additional equipment. Microsoft monoblock made on the basis of a 28-inch display aspect ratio 3:2 and a 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. Thus, developers of a monoblock has expanded the functionality of the system for professional Studio use Surface as a graphics tablet for drawing with stylus.
Touch input Surface in Studio also possible with the new peripheral device in the form of a washer called Surface Dial. Thanks to this device becomes available a more intuitive way of scrolling, zooming and navigation.
All versions Studio Surface is equipped with Intel 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. The number of peripheral ports: Mini DisplayPort, Ethernet, SD card reader, audio input and output and three USB 3.0 ports. In the presence of the front 5-megapixel camera and 2.1-channel speaker system.
The budget configuration 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.
Fully loaded, 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.