Microsoft Surface Studio; Desktop Solution For Professionals
At the recent Microsoft event not only did the company reveal the latest version of the Microsoft Surface Book but a new desktop was also introduced. A desktop unlike any that I have ever seen before and they are calling it the Microsoft Surface Studio. This is the desktop solution Microsoft is bringing to the table with content creators in mind. I have to say that this is a thing of beauty even though I am not at all easily impressed.
One thing that is noticeable is the fact that the design of the Microsoft Surface Studio is very appealing to say the very least and it does have a very professional look. One that would look great in a studio, so the name Microsoft Surface Studio.
The screen is inside a forged aluminum enclosure that makes it look clean, light and sturdy all at the same time. Microsoft claims that the enclosure in the Microsoft Surface Studio houses the thinnest LCD that has ever been created at 1.mm. This is the thinnest touch enabled desktop monitor at 12.5mm.
Microsoft is calling the screen tech true color technology. According to the company no matter how close you get to the screen you will not see a pixel, there will be no blur and the content that you will be viewing will be immersive. Microsoft Surface Studio offers 13,5 million pixels on the monitor and the company claims that the display is better than 99.5% of all display in the world.
The Microsoft Surface Studio offers a 3:2 aspect ratio and 192 PPI. The idea behind the Microsoft Surface Studio it the fact that what you see is what you get and as demonstrated by the company at the launch demo of the Microsoft Surface Studio 1 inch on the screen is 1 inch in real life. This is a subtle yet important feature that comes with this product. I am sure that this is something that content creators will appreciate.
The Microsoft Surface Studio has the following features:
- 270W integrated power supply
- Nvidia 980m GPU
- Core i7 Quad Core CPU
- 2TB Rapid HDD
- 32GB RAM
- 3 silent fans
- Xbox wireless controller integration built-in
- 2.1 surround sound speakers
- One cable solution
- Mic array
- HD camera
- Surface pen capabilities
- Surface Dial integration
Microsoft firmly believes that at heart everyone is a creative and the aim behind the Microsoft Surface Studio is to make the hardware behind Microsoft Surface Studio so transparent that you do not feel that there is something working between you and your work. The design focus is all stressing upon making the transition and the flow seamless.
The Microsoft Surface Studio brings a new perspective to the power of the pen. The Microsoft Surface Studio is based on the idea that you can pick up a pen pit it down and start your work immediately without any interruption or lag what so ever and I firmly believe that his device is something content creators will love and admire not only now but for the time to come as well.
They say that people with higher IQ have bad handwriting because they think fast and hence write fast so that they can savor their thoughts on paper. Microsoft has taken that fact into consideration when it comes to the Surface Pen and how it is optimized with the Microsoft Surface Studio.
The latency of the Surface Pen is like you are writing on an A4 paper. better yet the size of the Microsoft Surface Studio gives you the feel of working on a canvas and you can lean on the device as you would on an actual canvas. Talk about palm rejection, now you can lean on the Microsoft Surface Studio with your elbow when you are immersed in your work and that will not interrupt your workflow.
Another new thing that Microsoft has introduced with the release of the Microsoft Surface Studio is the Surface Dial which is an all new form of input for the Microsoft Surface Studio. You know those times when you are woking on a touch device with a stylus or pen and your other hand is free or resting on a mouse. Have you ever wished that you could have something that would enhance your productivity by letting you do something useful with your other hand as well, that is where the Surface Dial comes in.
The Surface Dial is built into Windows 10 and it allows you to select different objects in different applications. The Dial input changes as you switch from one application to another. The Surface Dial not only works off the screen when you talk about the Microsoft Surface Studio but it works alongside the device on the screen as well. With the Surface Dial, you can skip through pages in a document as well as undo or redo changes that you have made. These are just some of the functions that the Surface Dial allows you to do
If you do not have a Microsoft Surface Studio and you still want to use the Surface Dial for creative purposes then that is not an issue as the Surface Dial works with the Surface Book, Surface Pro 3 as well as the Surface Pro 4. If you own multiple devices then you can use the Dial with all of these. This adds to the functionality of the Surface Dial.
The whole idea behind the Surface Dial is that with both your hands on the screen or off the screen creators will not be able to do double the work, save time, increase productivity and branch out their ideas and express them better in a way that is powerful yet convenient. Interacting with the Surface Dial gives you a haptic feedback which allows you to feel what you are doing. This way you can keep your eyes on the display while your hands do the work. This increases the immersion for the Microsoft Surface Studio.
The Microsoft Surface Studio can be pre-ordered now and it will cost you $3,000, which is a lot of money but I think that even at that price it is a valuable product for the right person. The Surface Dial, on the other hand, will be hitting the market around the 10th of November and will cost $100.
What do you think about the Microsoft Surface Studio and the new heptic wheel, the Surface Dial?