Surface Studio: meet the iMac killer

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There have been some rumors for some time now, that Microsoft has been working in an All-in-One, well, the rumors just came true and the new computer is called Surface Studio, not only is very attractive, but is also brilliant, in a level that can threat the Apple iMac market.

Let’s take a closer look at the new Microsoft killer, starting with the monitor. The Surface Studio is equipped with a 28” PixelSense display, that has the impressive thickness of just 12.5mm.

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Not only the screen is impressive in the design side, but it’s also quite amazing in the specifications side, beating a 4K display in terms of pixel density, packing 13.5 million pixels at a resolution of 4500×3000, which is 63% more denser than the average 3840×2160 4K display. In top of that, it comes with TrueColor technology, which results in a better color reproduction, and it has a 10-point multi-touch technology. And finally, it’s equipped with a 5MP Windows Hello-ready front camera, a 10MP rear camera, and a microphone.

Screen Specifications:
– 28-inch PixelSense display
– 4500×3000 resolution, with 13.5 million pixels
– TrueColor technology
– 5MP Windows Hello-ready front camera; 10MP rear camera
– Integrated microphone

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Now let’s take a look at the core of this Beast. Microsoft did not spare in terms of components, let’s take a look at what is under the hood. So, this beast comes equipped with an Intel quad-core Skylake processor, has a massive total of 32GB of RAM, 2TB of storage, a 270W PSU, and finally a Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M.

In top of that, it has four USB 3.0 ports, an SD card reader, an Ethernet Jack, a mini DisplayPort-out, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and a headphone jacket.

Core Specifications:
– Intel quad-core Skylake processor
– 32GB of RAM
– 2TB of storage
– Integrated 270W PSU
– Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M

Now, not only this new Surface is compatible with peripherals as the Surface Pen, Surface Keyboard or Surface Mouse. But it also comes rocking a new and interesting one, the Surface Dial.

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The Surface Dial is pretty much like an old radio dial in concept, but a lot different in functionality. Once it’s placed on the Surface Studio screen, allows users to manipulate color selections, making them able to change colors on the fly, it helps to adjust tools, and when it’s off screen, let’s you adjust the volume of the songs, and more. It’s compatible with the Surface Book and Surface Pro 4, it’s battery powered, comes only in silver color and costs $99.99.
The price of the Surface Studio will start at $2.999, and the pre-orders are already available at Microsoft Stores, Microsoft Online Store, and BestBuy.com. Some lucky ones may still get their Surface Studio’s during the holydays, but mostly they will be shipped by early 2017.

Watch it in action!

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