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New Surface Studio AiO rocks GTX 980M, 4.5K display

Microsoft's Surface PC is here, and it's a stylish and powerful all-in-one that sports a transforming 4.5K display

By: Derek Strickland from Oct 26, 2016 @ 13:07 CDT

Microsoft today revealed the Surface Studio, an ultra-thin transforming all-in-one aimed at transforming your desk into a fully-fledged workstation studio.

As we reported, Microsoft's new transforming all-in-one is called the Surface Studio, and is aimed at 3D artists and businesspeople who need a sleek, versatile and powerful PC.


The Surface Studio is incredibly thin and flexible, and sports a forge aluminum body. Apart from its power, the all-in-one's selling point is its unique transforming display, which can mold into a number of different form factors including a traditional PC setup to a slanted artist's canvas or even completely flat like a tablet. The Surface Studio is stationary, however, unlike the Surface Book.


The Surface Studio rocks a high-end 28-inch 4.5K (4500 x 3000) resolution PixelSense display with 192 DPI and 3:2 aspect ratio, featuring 10-point multi-touch and Surface Pen functionality. Microsoft claims this is the "thinnest display ever made," clocking in at just 1.3mm.

The Surface Studio comes in multiple configurations, complete with a quad-core Skylake 6-Gen Intel i7 or i5 CPU, 8GB, 16GB of 32GB of DDR4 RAM, discrete NVIDIA GeForce GTX 900-series graphics including a 2GB GTX 965M or a 4GB GTX 980M, and 1TB or 2TB hybrid drives for storage.


Surface Studio is powered by Windows 10 Pro and starts at $2,999 for the Intel Core i5/1TB storage/NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M 2GB GDDR5/8GB DDR4 RAM option, with the most powerful configuration (Intel Core i7/2TBGTX 980M/32GB DDR4 RAM/2TB) costing $4,199. Pre-orders also come with a free Surface Dial.

Check below for more information, including full Surface Studio specifications.


"Whether upright in Desktop Mode or lying flat in Studio Mode, Surface Studio delivers amazing versatility to enhance the creative process. Touch, draw, visualize, and develop your ideas-just like you would on a sheet of paper. And when used with a unique set of tools like Surface Pen, Surface Dial1, and Windows Ink, you'll have even more control over the way you create."

  • Sketch, paint, and draw on the 28-inch PixelSense Display
  • Work upright in Desktop Mode or flat in Studio Mode
  • Collaborate and share work with teammates
  • Run professional-grade software
  • Log in with facial recognition technology
  • Built with innovative counterbalanced hinge

Surface Studio Specifications