Microsoft Surface Studio 2 became official today, together with the Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2. The Studio 2 comes 2 years after the first model, which was meant for photo and video editors and people who really needed a strong desktop for productivity.
The product is already up for preorder right now, priced at $3,499. The device will be shipped by November 15th and it looks stylish as hell. It’s got a brighter screen compared to the OG Studio and also upgraded hardware. This beast has a big 28 inch screen with a 4500 x 3000 pixel resolution and touchscreen input. It also supports pen input of course, plus it plays nicely with the Surface Dial accessory.
The stand of the Surface Studio 2 is very versatile and it lets you switch from the desktop monitor view to a sort of canvas, which makes it easier to draw on and edit on. Inside there’s an Intel Core i7-7820HQ, even though I was expecting a Core i9 even, or at least a Core i7 8th gen. There’s also a GTX 1060 or 1070 graphics card, up to 32 GB of RAM and up to 2 TB of SSD.
Video calls and Windows Hello happen thanks to a 5 MP front camera and since this is an AiO it also has integrated 2.1 stereo speakers with Dolby acoustics. Connectivity is all right: WiFi ac, Bluetooth 4.0 and Gigabit Ethernet, plus 4 USB 3.0 ports and one USB Type-C port. An SDXC card reader is also here. Accessories aren’t lacking, since we get a Surface Keyboard, a Surface Mouse and a Surface Pen.
The price starts at $3499 for the Core i7, 16 GB RAM and 1 TB storage model, moves on to $4199 for the same config, plus GTX 1070 and 32 GB of RAM. Finally, the highest end model is $4799 and offers GTX 1070, 32 GB RAM and 2 TB of storage.