Alongside the Surface Laptop 2 and the Surface Pro 6, Microsoft has also announced the successor to the AIO Surface Studio, the Microsoft Surface Studio 2, today, in the US. The new Surface Studio 2 is significantly powerful and faster than the original Surface Studio. Apart from this, Microsoft has also announced a new pair of headphones called the Surface Headphones.
Surface Studio 2
The Microsoft Surface Studio 2 features a 28-inch PixelSense Display with a resolution of 4500×3000 pixels, which results in a pixel density of 192 PPI. The 10-point multi-touch screen has a 3:2 aspect ratio. As for the display itself, each unit is said to be individually color calibrated to support sRGB, DCI-P3 and Vivid color spaces.
The Zero Gravity Hinge on the Surface Studio 2 allows users to tilt the display to extreme angles for convenient drawing experience. As it is meant for creators, the Surface Studio 2 comes with support for input through the Surface Pen, as well as Surface Dial for on-screen interaction. The Surface Pen included in the box offers tilt sensibility and up to 4096 levels of pressure.
The Surface Studio 2 uses a 7th Gen Intel Core i7-7820HQ processor, for running processor intensive tasks, while the GPU can be configured with either a GTX 1060 or a GTX 1070 from NVIDIA. As for the RAM and storage, the Studio 2 can take up to 32 GB of DDR4 memory and storage can be configured up to 2 TB of Solid State storage.
The Microsoft Surface Studio 2 comes with 4 USB 3.0 ports (of which, one is a high power port), an SD card slot, a USB C port, a 3.5 mm headphone jack, as well as a Gigabit Ethernet port. The wireless connectivity options include 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 as well as Xbox Wireless built-in, which lets users connect their Xbox controller to the Studio 2 wirelessly.
The Microsoft Surface Studio 2 comes with a 5 MP front-facing camera with Windows Hello Face authentication. It can shoot videos up to a resolution of 1080p. For the audio, the Studio 2 has Stereo 2.1 speakers with Dolby Audio Premium support. There’s also Dual microphones for video calling.
Pricing and Availability of Microsoft Surface Studio 2
The Microsoft Surface Studio 2 comes in at USD 3499 (INR 2,56,284 approx.) for the base variant and goes all the way up to USD 4799 (INR 3,51,502 approx.) for the high-end variant. The Surface Studio 2 is available for pre-order starting today, while the shipments start from November 15, 2018.