New Surface Studio turns your desk into a creative studio
Microsoft announced Surface Studio, an innovative 28-inch all-in-one touchscreen Windows PC that doubles as a massive tablet to use with pen, touch or the new Surface Dial. The $3000 device 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. Surface Studio works beautifully 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.
Surface Studio is a new class of device designed for how people naturally create and bring ideas to life. 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, taking people through their workflow from end to end. Now architects can sketch their ideas with the Surface Pen, put them into production using powerful 3-D modeling software, and review and mark up plans with a client, all on one device.
Surface Dial is a new peripheral designed for the creative process. It integrates with Windows 10 to work with Surface for a faster and more intuitive way to scroll, zoom and navigate. The Dial also enables a set of unique experiences exclusive to Surface Studio. When you place the Dial directly on the screen, it brings up a set of digital tools specific to the app that is open, allowing people to more seamlessly move through their workflow. For example, with Surface Dial, artists can change the color or the size of their brush tip as they paint without ever moving the pen away from the screen. The combination of Dial, pen and touch creates a more immersive and tactile way for people to create in digital environments. Partners like BlueBeam Inc., Drawboard, Mental Canvas, Siemens PLM Software, Silicon Benders, Smith Micro Software, Inc. and StaffPad have already optimized their software to take advantage of the new experiences Surface Dial provides.
Price and Availability
Surface Studio is priced from $2,999 to $4,199. It is available for pre-order now in the U.S. through Microsoft Stores, MicrosoftStore.com and BestBuy.com, and will begin shipping in limited quantities this holiday with broader availability in early 2017.
The optional Surface Dial is available for $99 starting November 10, 2016. Currently it is free with Surface Studio pre-order (promotion expires December 1, 2016).