It’s far from the first all-in-one Windows PC. The Microsoft Surface Studio, however, might be the first one digital creatives will absolutely go nuts for. Simply put, it’s way more than a good-looking computer, integrating an adjustable monitor position that enables a very unique function for the form factor.
Unlike other all-in-ones, the PC’s touchscreen monitor doesn’t simply tilt and pan. Instead, you can pull it right down to the desk surface and position it at a tilted angle (maximum of 20 degrees), similar to when you work on a tablet. That puts it at a great angle for drafting, sketching, and similar creative work.
The Microsoft Surface Studio comes with a 28-inch PixelSense display that, at 12.5mm in thickness, makes it the slimmest LCD monitor ever. Like other modern all-in-ones, the setup puts the PC hardware on the base, which helps free up the monitor and enable the ultra-slim frame. That display, by the way, comes with a 10-point multi-touch interface and 4,500 x 3,000 resolution, which totals to 192 PPI – 63 percent higher than the density of the 4K TV sitting in your living room.
Features include a sixth-gen Intel Core i5 or i7 processor, up to 32GB of RAM, two choices in GPU (either a Nvidia GeForce 965M or a 980M), hybrid storage up to 2TB, a 5-megapixel webcam, 2.1-channel speakers, dual mics, and the usual assortment of ports and connectivity options. It also comes bundled with a keyboard and mouse, as well as Microsoft’s Surface Pen.
Pricing for the Microsoft Surface Studio starts at $2,999.