Microsoft’s Surface Studio

The Surface Studio by Microsoft is available for pre-orders now. For hands-on demos, this Surface Studio will be available in Microsoft stores but will be shipped in a limited number in the coming days. With price starting at $2,999, this all in-one-PC will let developers to create on-screen use cases. This will help them to do different things such as changing colors while they are performing other activities like digital painting, switching between tools, or adjusting the scale.


This laptop is more flexible for a creative pursuit as it contains a unique hinge on the back side. According to Panay Panos of Microsoft, this model is designed to make a difference in the way people create.

Microsoft’s Surface Studio is all-in-one PC with a 28-inch PixelSense display. With a 3.2 display ration, this the thinnest display that has ever been built by Microsoft. It contains an Intel Core Processor, an NVIDIA GPU, a 2TB hybrid hard drive is designed to combine SD and HD storage, a haptic feedback controller puck device along with integrated 2.1 speakers. It also contains touchscreen, four USB 3.0 ports, a 32GB RAM, Audio, Ethernet, SD, and a Mini Display Port. The base of the laptop small square box lying between the Chrome supports and under the display and contains speakers, ports, and the drive.

The display of the Surface Studio is designed to engross a user’s attention. The 13.5 million pixel makes up for a 192 PPI density is developed not to reveal spate pixels no matter where it is viewed from.

“True Color” is a feature included in the Surface Studio can allow the creators to change the color space. This is really a good option for filmmakers who work in DCI-P3; they can easily switch to sRGB and see how their content looks on a TV that does not have P3 color specification support.

It also features “True Scale” which can display print products at exact scale on the screen. According to Microsoft, one inch on the screen is exactly the same one inch we see in reality.

The Surface Studio’s hinge consists of the two chrome arms that are attached to the base of it. According to Panay, these are designed to be reflective on purpose to further help it to fade to background. It is tactic used to less the user’s responsiveness to the actual hardware and worked more as a marketing tool than an actual effective measure.

The “linear mic array” is another feature that has the ability to recognize the user’s voice from across the room. The inclusion of Cortana in Windows 10 makes it work like an Echo-like speaker.

For graphic professionals, the Surface Pen in Surface studio is an amazing option. It works with the display screen very logically and provides users with software tools like color sliders as in other apps.

Together the hinge and the Surface Pen make the True scale feature really interesting. The hinge actually allows going from upright to flat working device without any struggle. This makes it possible for writing on screen in full speed on a 1:1 8.5×11 piece of virtual paper.

Microsoft on its devices display onstage also demonstrated its Surface Dial. This is another input device which is different from keyboard and mouse. It has a built-in global control which makes it work throughout the Windows at the system level. It can work by being placed directly on the display screen can work as laid out on the desk like a keyboard. The Surface Dial functions work separately for every feature it is used. It manages to work with Surface Pro 3, Surface Book, and Surface Pro 4 for off-screen functions.

Ben Wolstenholme, Madfire’s founder actually carried out a demo of the surface studio. He used it to create an animated comic thumbnail for his app. he explained briefly the way he applied the same workflow on paper and in various steps. But then he admitted that the Surface Studio made it possible to do everything digitally and in a very accurate manner.

Via: Tech Crunch