Thursday, October 27, 2016

Surface Studio is now available for preorder. Starting at $2,999. Why?

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Microsoft just showcased the newest member of the Surface family at its New York Event today – the Surface Studio. It looks gorgeous with the thin display and magnesium (possibly) cased body. It works with a Surface Pen and the new accessory that is the Surface Dial.

The whole thing seemed perfect until the price was announced. The most barebones model starts at $3000! Yep, just like Hololens. I’m sure this thing blows balls but with that price, this just alienates most of the middle-class consumers (not their target market anyway) that would potentially opt this for the iMacall-in-one line. However, this is geared mostly for productivity professionals like editors, graphic designers and large companies. But still, that price made me love my Dell XPS 27 more.

Surface Studio Specs (see 360 jpg here)

  • Display: 28" PixelSense Display 4500 x 3000 (192 DPI) with touch
  • CPU: Quad-core 6th Gen Intel Core i5 or i7
  • RAM: 8GB, 16GB, or 32GB RAM
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M 2GB GPU GDDR5 memory or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M 4GB GPU GDDR5 memory
  • HDD: Rapid hybrid drive options: 1TB or 2TB
  • Ports: 4 USB 3.0, Full-size SD card reader (SDXC compatible), Mini Displayport, 3.5mm headset jack, Compatible with Surface Dial onscreen interaction.

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1TB / Intel Core i5 - 8GB RAM / 2GB GPU = $2,999
1TB / Intel Core i7 - 16GB RAM / 2GB GPU = $3,499
2TB / Intel Core i7 - 32GB RAM / 4GB GPU = $4,199

Preorder Surface Studio @ Microsoft Store

Watch the event recap below:

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