Microsoft just broke the internet with their new device – Surface Studio

26 October 2016| Post by Graham

AuthorGraham

It’s not often we write about Microsoft here at Limely. I’m sure most creative-types would agree, the iMac & Mac Pro rule every keystroke and hand-gesture in the average creative office. But this is special.

Today – Microsoft just launched one heck of a beautiful piece of hardware, their new Surface Studio.

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This is Microsoft’s first ever unibody desktop PC, marketed to be in direct competition with the infamous iMac. But what’s different about this guy is that it does a lot more than just stand up proudly on the desk…

WHAT’S THE SPECS?

We’re talking a Nvidia 980 GPU (graphics card), 32GB of RAM, 2TB of hybrid (SSD/SATA) storage, multiple USB 3.0 ports, mini DisplayPorts, SD ports, Ethernet port and a well received 2.1 virtual surround sound audio package.

WHAT ELSE HAS IT GOT?

Microsoft has also thrown in their Bose-style, ‘Surface Dial’ – a wireless input knob for radial two-handed interactions. You can even place the dial on the screen and Surface Studio will offer you additional in-app interaction suggestions, a great example of UX design!

The computer has the facility to sit vertically ala your iMac but also can be laid almost flat (20-degree angle) for users who like to ‘paint’ whilst standing up, or for those who like to present their ideas in close proximity among a group of people stood around a machine.

It also boasts the thinnest 28-inch 5K LCD Monitor display ever made! Forged in an aluminium chassis, with a heavy focus on colour calibration accuracy.

WHAT’S THE DAMAGE?

The Surface Studio is available for pre-order today for $3,000 (roughly £2,400) and we expect these to fly out the door for the holiday period this year!

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