10 Impressive Features in Microsoft's Surface Studio Desktop PC

 
 
By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 2016-10-26
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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    10 Impressive Features in Microsoft's Surface Studio Desktop PC

    Microsoft's Surface Studio all-in-one desktop PC boasts an outstanding design and Windows Pro. Here's why else it is arguably one of the company's best computers.
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    2 - Surface Studio Has a 28-Inch, Touch-Capable Screen
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    Surface Studio Has a 28-Inch, Touch-Capable Screen

    The Surface Studio will ship with a 28-inch display, making it one of the larger all-in-one PCs on the market. The screen features a resolution of 4,500 by 3,000 and boasts 192 pixels per inch. It also doubles as a touch screen that can simultaneously recognize up to 10 points of interaction. Overall, the Surface Studio's screen looks like a beauty.
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    3 - The Surface Pen Support Is Important
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    The Surface Pen Support Is Important

    In addition to touch support, the Surface Studio's display is compatible with Microsoft's Surface Pen. With the pen, users can draw on the screen, sign contracts, work inside design applications and more. The Surface Studio also has a "Zero Gravity" hinge that puts its screen nearly flat on the desk to make it easier to digitally write.
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    4 - There's Substantial Power Under the Hood
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    There's Substantial Power Under the Hood

    Microsoft is offering outstanding power options to Surface Studio customers. The company says that the computer will ship with sixth-generation Intel Core i5 or i7 processors. Customers can also get up to 32GB of RAM and a 2TB Rapid Hybrid storage drive. On the graphics front, customers can choose from the Nvidia GeForce GTX 965M or the GTX 980M, two GPUs that should be able to handle most design tasks.
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    5 - It Ships With Windows 10 Pro
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    It Ships With Windows 10 Pro

    Since the Surface Studio is designed for corporate users and sophisticated consumers, it's perhaps no surprise that Microsoft has included Windows 10 Pro in the device. Microsoft is also offering several other important Windows features, including Windows Hello, a security feature that lets users sign in after their face has been scanned by the computer's front-facing camera.
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    6 - There Are Plenty of Ports for Accessories
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    There Are Plenty of Ports for Accessories

    The Surface Studio will need some accessories to deliver the best experience, so Microsoft has bundled several ports in the device. The computer comes with four USB 3.0 ports, as well as an SD card reader. For those who want more displays, the Surface Studio has a Mini DisplayPort. And just in case its built-in wireless connectivity doesn't do the trick, the Surface Studio has a Gigabit Ethernet port.
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    7 - Microsoft Touts the Office Experience
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    Microsoft Touts the Office Experience

    The Surface Studio comes with a 30-day trial for Microsoft Office, a productivity studio that Microsoft says is even better on its new all-in-one PC. According to Microsoft, Office is optimized to work with the Surface Studio and, more specifically, with the Surface Pen. In fact, Surface Studio users can employ Surface Pen to write in documents and spreadsheets.
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    8 - It Includes Enterprise-Grade Security Features
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    It Includes Enterprise-Grade Security Features

    The security features built into the Surface Studio should prove appealing to enterprise users. First up, the computer has a built-in Trusted Platform Module to deliver encryption across the platform. Microsoft was also quick to note that its support for Windows 10 Pro means additional security features users will not find in the Home version. Add that to the aforementioned facial-recognition support via Windows Hello, and the Surface Studio should be able to fend off many potential threats.
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    9 - Surface Studio Has a Trim, Flexible Design
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    Surface Studio Has a Trim, Flexible Design

    Arguably one of the Surface Studio's most interesting features is its design. Unlike so many other all-in-one PCs that have bulky computer parts living behind the display, the Surface Studio tucks most of them away in a square box below the display that houses the Zero Gravity hinge. On the back of that box, users will find ports and the power cord, and thanks to the hinge, the screen should be able to move freely from prone to standing-up positions with ease. The Surface Studio is one of the more versatile computers the market has seen.
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    10 - It Comes With a Bevy of Accessories
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    It Comes With a Bevy of Accessories

    The Surface Studio comes with some impressive and stylish accessories. For instance, customers can buy the Surface Dial, a device that can sit on the screen and, when rotated, give users quick access to menu items and contextual information on what they're doing. Since the Surface Studio is an all-in-one PC, it's going to need a keyboard and mouse, and Microsoft is selling a specially designed Surface Ergonomic Keyboard. There's also a Surface Mouse for clicking around the operating system.
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    11 - Microsoft Put a High-End Price on the Surface Studio
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    Microsoft Put a High-End Price on the Surface Studio

    Microsoft said preorders start on Oct. 26, although the computer won't actually start shipping until December. Meanwhile, customers should be ready to shell out some cash. The Surface Studio starts at $2,999, and prices will go up based on the customizations customers want.
 

Microsoft is expanding its hardware lineup with an all-in-one desktop computer it's calling the Surface Studio. The computer, which was announced at a Microsoft media briefing on Oct. 26, is the first all-in-one PC from the company, and it looks like a winner. The Surface Studio comes with a high-resolution, 28-inch display that can both accept touch inputs and work with the Surface Pen. Its design is outstanding, featuring what Microsoft calls the Zero-Gravity hinge on the back that lets users push the screen down and use it like a big-screen tablet. Under the hood, users will find high-end components, including the Intel Core i7 processor, up to 2TB of storage and enough RAM to handle even the most resource-intensive apps. And like other Surface devices, it uses just about every feature available in Windows 10 Pro. Simply put, the Surface Studio stole the show at Microsoft's press event, and it's arguably one of the best computers the company has announced since it got into the PC hardware business. Flip through the following slides to learn more about the upcoming Microsoft Surface Studio.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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