Wow. Microsoft launched Surface Studio, a new category of device, designed to turn your desk into a studio on Wednesday.
Designed to put you at the center of the creative process the new high-performance computers and an updated Windows operating system also has the ability to showcase 3D content resulting in a “mixed reality.”
Expanding the Surface family, Surface Studio transforms from a workstation into a powerful digital canvas, unlocking a more natural and immersive way to create on the thinnest LCD monitor ever built. With a stunning ultra-HD 4.5K screen, Surface Studio delivers 63 percent more pixels than a state-of-the-art 4K TV.
The 28-inch PixelSense™ Display immerses the user in 13.5 million pixels of pure, true-to-life color, and the Zero Gravity Hinge allows the screen to effortlessly adjust to each stage of the creative process. When the screen transitions from Desktop Mode to Studio Mode, it sits at a 20-degree angle, the same angle as a standard drafting board, making it ideal for sketching, writing and designing.
The 6th Generation Intel® Core™ processors accelerated by a discrete NVIDIA® GeForce® GPU deliver smooth and immersive graphics performance and the power to run professional programs such as Siemens’ NX™ software,2 taking people through their workflow from end to end.
Surface Studio works beautifully with pen, touch and Surface Dial — a new input device designed for the creative process that lets you use two hands on the screen to compose and create in all new ways. The new device also was unveiled with some powerful accessories such as the Surface Dial. The Haptic feedback gives the user more of a responsive experience, which results in a quick and intuitive workflow.
Available for pre-order, the Surface Studio will set you back approximately $2,999 and will begin shipping in limited quantities this holiday with broader availability in early 2017.