“Killer” iMac? First look at the form factor bar with touch screen Microsoft Surface Studio for $3000

So, a family of computers Microsoft Surface now includes the monoblock model. At an event in new York was officially presented to the PC Surface Studio. The novelty, according to developers, need to poach from Apple experts, graphics designers, illustrators and other creative professionals. The device features a 28-inch touchscreen, ultra-slim and built-in hinge that lets you position the screen in both the horizontal and vertical position.

“We are convinced that Surface modifies the principles by which you create content, produce something new and learn, — said Panos Panay, who leads the team in Microsoft devices. The product that I am going to show you all is a new step forward. He will be familiar, but the feeling of him will be quite different”.

Studio Microsoft calls the world’s thinnest monitor. Its thickness is really small — only 12.5 mm (other sizes — 637,35 × 438,9 mm). Touch screen diagonal of 28 inches is enclosed in an aluminum housing. The display resolution of 4500 × 3000 pixels — 63% more resolution than 4K, which is used in the latest models of televisions.

I should add that when you create a competitor to the iMac, the emphasis was placed on the output the most accurate colors in the extended range (supported space to Adobe sRGB and DCI-P3), which is extremely important for photographers, videomontage, designers and other creative professions related to working with graphics.

Base Studio (dimensions 250 × 220 × 32,2 mm) can offer a wide range of connectivity options: 3.5 mm audio Jack, SD card slot, Mini display port, Gigabit Ethernet port and four USB 3.0 ports. The weight of the computer is of 9.56 kg. there is a 5 megapixel camera on the front side with support 1080p video and camera on the back with autofocus and support for 1080p video. There are two microphones and a built-in 2.1 Dolby audio system Audio Premium. Among the wireless standards supported Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 4.0 and Wireless Xbox.

Microsoft offers three basic configurations-Intel Core i5, 8 GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M 2 GB GDDR5; Intel Core i7, 16 GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M 2 GB GDDR5;
Intel Core i7, 32 GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M 4GB GDDR5.

Of course, the key feature of PC-monoblock is its possibility of turning into a huge tablet with working touch-sensitive surface: the candy bar format allows easy movement of the hand to position the display in almost the horizontal direction.

Surface Studio is designed to work not only with touch pen and touch touchpad new round Dial, which can be used as applying to the screen (in compatible applications, it gives new opportunities) and placing on the table. Dial is sold separately and costs $100.

Surface Studio will be on sale at a price of $2999 (about 190 000), the device in the top configuration will cost $4199 (almost 265 000).

Clifton Nichols

Clifton Nichols

Hi! I’m Clifton and I am a full-stack engineer with a passion for building performant and scalable applications that are beautiful and easy to use.

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