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Microsoft Surface Studio

Microsoft Surface Studio
alaScore 100

37 reviews

Oct, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 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 really like the reliability and design. Some have doubts about the price, and comments about the size and usability are mixed.

design, reliability


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 (

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.

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Christopher Picaro (

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: (

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: Nathan Spendelow (

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 (

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

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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...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Nathan Spendelow (

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 (

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 (

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


Some Surface Studio devices should be arriving this week

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Lewis Painter (

iMac 5K vs Microsoft Surface Studio comparison review


Mac vs PC, it's the age-old debate between those that opt to use Apple's macOS and Microsoft's Windows 10 and with the announcement of Microsoft's Surface Studio, the debate is hotter than ever. We've pitted Apple's and Microsoft's all-in-one PCs...

While we admit that the Surface Studio is an impressive bit of kit, the extremely high price tag makes it hard to recommend over the iMac 5K – and we thought the iMac was pretty expensive after its recent price hike. The Surface Studio would only be...

Nov, 2016

Product Specifications


Audio system:Dolby Audio Premium
Built-In Microphone:Y
Built-in speaker(s):Y


Colour of product:Silver, White


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


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
On-board graphics adapter:Y


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


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


Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
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

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


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


Processor Cores:4
Processor family:6th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 6th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-xxx / Intel Core i7-xxx


Operating system installed:WINDOWS 10 PRO


Card reader integrated:Y
Compatible memory cards:SD / SD,SDHC,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 / 2128

Weight & Dimensions

Depth (without stand):1.14
Height (without stand):43.9
Width (without stand):63.7