Microsoft Launches Surface Studio

Last month, Microsoft hosted their product launch in New York City. They were expected to announce new Xbox news, launch new Surface PC hardware, and updates for Windows 10. At the launch, they showed off their new Surface Book, the tablet Surface Pro 4, and the star of the show, the Surface Studio.

The Surface Studio is the first desktop PC Microsoft has launched. According to Microsoft, it weighs 21 lbs max, has a 28” PixelSense™ Display, a screen resolution of 4500 x 3000 and supports a DCI-P3 color space with 30 bits per pixel. Its processor is a 6th Generation Intel® Core™ i5 or i7 and it runs on Windows 10.

The screen can fold from standing upright down to a flatter, “studio mode” display at 20 degrees. This allows creators to use the touchscreen desktop as a comfortable drawing board on which they can write and draw. The hinge, called a zero-gravity hinge because it is easy to move, allows the Studio to lower and rise into the different modes is built like a desk lamp. It uses a four-bar hinge and 2 connected bars to make changing its position easy. Ralf Groene, Microsoft’s head of industrial design, explained that a collaborative team was essential to building the Studio. “If the work is not good inside, the product cannot be good on the outside,” he says.

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Microsoft Surface Studio
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Rear of Surface Studio
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Folding mechanism of the Surface Studio

The Surface Dial, a silver hockey-puck-like-gadget, launched along with the Surface Studio desktop. The Dial accompanies the desktop and can display a menu of tools and act like a color pallette. It clicks, spins, and can detect screen position. The gadget is made for designers, and it will be up to developers to take advantage of it and integrate the Dial into their apps.

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Microsoft Surface Dial

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