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Microsoft Surface Studio

Microsoft Surface Studio
alaScore 100

39 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 reviews of Microsoft Surface Studio. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and usability. There are some mixed comments about the size, while some have doubts about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Microsoft Surface Studio is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 100/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Kevin Lee (techradar.com)

Microsoft Surface Studio review

 

Love at first sight

Seamlessly transitions between modes ; The best and biggest digital drawing board ; Impeccable build quality

All rearward ports ; Pricey proposition for most

The Surface Studio is a most impressive desktop that has already shaken up the all-in-one PC landscape, however, its exorbitant price makes it an extravagant dream for everyone but artists and illustrators.

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Christopher Picaro (pocket-lint.com)

Microsoft Surface Studio: A stunning all-in-one PC that doubles as a drafting table

 

Microsoft is taking a page out of Apple's playbook by catering to creators. If you get the Surface Studio for your home, there is a good chance you won't have any pens, paper, paint, or any other art supplies still around, because you won't need them....

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Microsoft Surface Studio review

 

Perfect it ain't - but the mother of all Surfaces is still one of the most desirable objects we've seen in years

Glorious screen ; Flexible design makes it easy to use ; A true object of beauty

Not enough power for high-end gaming ; High price - and stingy approach to extras ; Some Windows 10 glitches

The Surface Studio's stunning design and sheer audacity help it overcome its flaws to stand out as one of 2017's most exciting new products

Jul, 2017

Expert review by: Chris Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

Surface Studio vs 2017 iMac

 

Two of the best all-in-one PCs on the planet are the new Apple iMac and Microsoft's Surface Studio, but how to they compare on price, design and specs? Here's our Surface Studio vs 2017 iMac comparison review.

The iMac is a tough all-in-one to beat and with Microsoft going in at even higher price doesn’t help. Whether it’s worth paying extra for the Surface Studio largely comes down to whether you’ll benefit from it’s flexible design, touchscreen, the...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Nathan Spendelow (expertreviews.co.uk)

Microsoft Surface Studio review: Hands on with Microsoft’s retaliation to Apple's iMac

 

Microsoft launches its pricey Surface Studio PC, going head-to-head with Apple's long-running 5K iMac dominance

Expect my full Microsoft Surface Studio review soon.

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (cnet.co.uk)

Microsoft Surface Studio review

 

Everyone likes an underdog, and in the case of computer hardware, tech giant Microsoft is the dog at the bottom of the pile. After years of letting hardware partners like Dell, HP and Lenovo build an army of Windows laptops and desktops , Microsoft is...

The Surface Studio has a fantastic 28-inch screen with excellent color, mounted on smooth hinges that fold down to an artist-friendly angle. The excellent Surface Pen stylus returns and the new Surface Dial shows promise. Every model has good-to-great...

Surface Studio is extremely expensive, and doesn't include the flashy Dial accessory by default. It skips newer graphics chips that support VR hardware. Support for the Dial is limited right now, and even compatible programs don't always use it in a...

Microsoft's ambitious love letter to creative professionals is the touchscreen iMac of your dreams -- albeit crazy expensive and running Windows.

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: (which.co.uk)

Microsoft Surface Studio review

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The Microsoft Surface Studio is the company's foray into the all-in-one PC market, and judging by the specifications and sleek design, it wants to tempt away Apple iMac users. It comes at a price, and is squarely designed at professionals. We take a...

Expert review by: Nathan Spendelow (alphr.com)

Microsoft Surface Studio review: A big, beautiful all-in-one

 

The Surface Studio is a whole lot of computer, with a whole lot of price tag

If I were allowed to run through a PC World in a Supermarket Sweep style scenario where I was allowed to grab anything I wanted without paying, the Surface Studio would be one of the first items in my trolley. It’s brilliant and I want one, even if...

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Bob Al-Greene (mashable.com)

The Microsoft Surface Studio is an illustrator's dream

 

But what's up with that lame Dial?

Huge, gorgeous, immersive 4,500 x 3,000 display ; Easily adjustable hinge ; True color sRGB gives it an edge over Wacom Cintiq’s wonky color settings

Sensitive rear hinge needs a locking mechanism ; Surface Dial is a clumsy peripheral ; High price tag and Windows 10 are a hard sell for Mac loyalists

Artists will love the immersive, creative workstation that is the Microsoft Surface Studio, but the Surface Dial is a poorly thought out accessory.

Feb, 2017

Expert review by: Ingrid Fadelli , Joe Curtis (itpro.co.uk)

Surface Studio All-In-One: Microsoft is already shipping Surface Studio orders

 

Some Surface Studio devices should be arriving this week

Nov, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Audio Premium
Built-In Microphone:Y
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Number of Speakers:2

Design

Colour of product:Silver / Silver, White

Display

Aspect Ratio:3:2
Detachable display:N
Display diagonal:71.1
Display Resolution:4500 x 3000
HD type:Not supported
LED Backlight:Y
Screen shape:Flat
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2 / 4
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x191B
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel® HD Graphics 530
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Memory

Internal Memory:16 / 32 / 8
Maximum internal memory:32

Multimedia

Built-in Camera:Y
Camera resolution:1920 x 1080
Total MegaPixels:5

Networking

Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Drivers included:Y
Keyboard supplied:Y
Manual:Y
Mouse included:Y
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Performance

Product Type:All-in-One PC
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y

Ports & interfaces

Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Headphone outputs:1
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:4

Power

Autonomy mode:N

Processor

Bus type:DMI3
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:64
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):34.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1866,2133,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM,LPDDR3-SDRAM,DDR4-SDRAM
PCI Express configurations:1x16,2x8,1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.6
Processor cache:8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor code:SR2FU
Processor codename:Skylake
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:6th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 6th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-xxx / Intel Core i7-xxx
Processor frequency:2.7
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:I7-6820HQ
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-6800 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA 1440
Processor threads:8
Stepping:R0
System bus rate:8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:Y
Intel TSX-NI:Y
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Insider™:Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
Processor ARK ID:88970
Processor package size:42
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1,SSE4.2,AVX 2.0
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y

Software

Operating system installed:WINDOWS 10 PRO

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y
Compatible memory cards:SD / SD,SDHC,SDXC / SD,SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 2000
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 64
Storage Media:Hybrid-HDD+SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1064 / 1128 / 2128

Weight & Dimensions

Depth (without stand):1.14 / 1.25
Height (without stand):43.9
Weight:9.56
Width (without stand):63.7