Microsoft's all-in-one PC, the Surface Studio, is finally here. After tablets and laptops, the Microsoft Surface family has also expanded to desktop computers.
After the launch of the Microsoft Surface Book last year, the Surface Studio is one of the most exciting products to come from Microsoft's kitty this year.
Features and specifications
"At Microsoft, our mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. With Windows 10, Microsoft Surface and the medium of Mixed Reality, we aim to empower the builders, the makers and the creators with the tools to create, collaborate and express themselves in new ways," Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft, said in a statement.
"We totally believe that Surface changes the way you produce, the way you create, the way you learn," Panos Panay, who leads Microsoft's devices team, said at the launch event. "The product I'm going to show you is all of that - but it's one step further. It's going to seem familiar, but it's going to feel different," Panay said.
He then unveiled the Surface Studio, touted to be the "world's thinnest LCD monitor ever built" at 12.5mm.
Features of the Microsoft Surface Studio
The 28-inch PixelSense touchscreen display is contained in a forged aluminum enclosure. The display outputs 13.5 million pixels, according to Panay, which is 63% more than a 4K television.
Microsoft Surface Studio supports expanded colour output, called as "TrueColor", imperative for photographers, videographers and designers.
The display has a 3:2 aspect ratio. The device also offers 'True Scale' with 192 pixels per inch pixel density display where 1mm on the screen equals the 1mm in the real world. The device is powered by 6th generation Intel Core i7 processors, has an Nvidia GTX 980M GPU in the top model and with a 965M in the lower-priced variants.
The device comes with a special controller in the form of a Surface Dial. The PC also features a zero gravity hinge and sits at a 20 degree angle, ideal for architects, painters, artists and writers.