Turn your desk into a studio- this is the motto of Microsoft Surface Studio. When first time I saw this device I got amazed by its outlook only. The device is sexy from every angle.
As a designer, I can say this is one hell of a device that has gorgeous outlook with the power of processing a lot of data in no time.
Apart from the beauty what does it contains?
Let’s take a look at the general specifications of the device
It comes up with core i5 and core i7 processor. The GPU is up to 4 GB (NVIDIA® GeForce® GPU) and depending of device RAM can be extended to 32 GB. The screen size is 28’’. A great powerful device for any design works.
This might be the best performance device from Microsoft for any creative work. Seamlessly you can manage all of your design work on just 28 inches of digital canvas.
- Windows hello sign in with enterprise-grade security. You do not need to type a password.
- PixelSense display boasts 10-bit color depth, capable of rendering more than 1 billion possible colors.
- The Surface Studio display is of perfect size and incredibly thin, measuring 25.09″ by 17.28″ and only 0.49–0.34″ deep.
- You can easily fold it to create a drawing pad/board for your creative work.
- The display offers 1024 levels of Surface Pen sensitivity to recognize nuances in pressure.
- Surface Pen and Surface Dial interact with Windows Ink, so you can jot, write, sketch and scribble on the screen.
It’s to remember that the Surface Studio comes with only three accessories: Surface Pen, Surface Keyboard, and mouse. You have to but Surface Dial separately.
Depending on your budget your choices for the Microsoft Surface Studio are:
Intel Core™ i5
Intel® Core™ i7
If you are an All-in-one PC user, you are going to love the Microsoft Surface studio. Although this is not your regular desktop PC, it high-end specs and stunningly beautiful design always will make it unique in the crowd.
This is not just because the device is pretty sexy at the very first look, but when it is turned on the display resolution will make you say WOW!
The high resolution with 3:2 aspect ratio is mesmerizing indeed. Now, it is to remember that Microsoft is not long in the PC hardware system. But in the last 4 years, they have made tremendous achievement on this segment.
The company always tries to add value to their designs and make something unique for the end users. The surface studio and surface pro 4 all were planned with this lineup.
The unique thing about surface studio is the zero gravity hinge. It makes the surface studio easily moveable in any angle and converts the PC directly into a large digital drawing board.
Feel the Design Similarity with Apple’s Product Lineup
Mac users of iMac and MacBook can easily recognize the similarities in the design of the Surface Studio. The metal finishing with brushed metal and rounded corner and super thin display and the feel, it all points to the design concept of Apple.
Maybe Microsoft is now for the game to race with Apple’s unique but simple design. But, be sure that Microsoft Surface Studio is no simple or ordinary machine. Will all the accessories it’s pretty complex and a beast in the hand of any designer. This time even the haters of Mycroft’s products have to say at least once “I love it”.
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The Surface Dial
This piece of tech is really innovative from Microsoft. With the Surface dial, you can do more on a Surface Studio. The Surface dial can easily put on the screen and combine with the pen it can easily expand the use of menu and feedback to the digital space in real time. The menu consists drawing tools, controls, color choosing and more. You need to discover its use along the way.
Among all the accessories you can use with the Surface studio, this will surely make your work more comfortable. Good job here Microsoft.
The surface dial app makes it possible to access the frequently used brushes, color adjustment and rotating the designs or layout in real time.
Surface dial works with other apps like word, excel, PowerPoint, map, Cortana etc. The small device is powered by 2 AAA alkaline batteries.
Compatible for Surface Pro 4, Surface Book, Surface Studio and Operating System: Windows 10 Anniversary Update.
Although the product needs a lot of more updates and more developers should dive in the development of the dial. The Surface dial is a promising device from designer’s point of view, it needs to be adapted to more devices.
The surface studio is a promising device from Microsoft and I hope they will make additional updates and changes to make it a more powerful one. Unless the price goes a lot down this is still an expensive piece of machine.
Remember the time when you touched your touch screen when it is at an angle that it gives you pain. With surface studio, you can bend it like you are using a drawing board. With all the computing power it can boost up your creativity. But, many people will still think twice to get it for the price.
There are a lot of development undergoing for the device.
I hope Microsoft is going to cling with this lineup and make it a wonderful competition with Mac Lineup.