Ok, so first of before we get into the details, we will first need to discuss what the Surface Studio really is. The Surface Studio is basically an additional device category to Microsofts' Surface line. It is an all in one desktop which enables users to do multiple tasks. It's safe to say that this product is good for those who are designers, photographers, video editors and website designers & developers. The Surface Studio is set to be released sometime around December 2016 and January 2017 according to multiple reports.
The surface studio has an outstanding 28-inch display in which the company states that it is the thinnest LCD display currently out in the market as it is only 12.5 millimetres in thickness. Microsoft also claims that the screen is PixelSense screen which basically means that it provides 13.5 million pixels which makes it a higher resolution than an 4K television. This display would be outstanding for designers and video editors, as it will enable them to edit and create high quality media content. It also has a great contrast ratio (1100:1), which will enable it to be viewed clearly from all adjusted angles. The display is also a touch or stylus display, which will enable users to manage and operate their tasks via their hands or a stylus pen which can also be bought from Microsoft.
This is probably the biggest and main feature added to the Surface Studio. It enables users to adjust the height of the monitor to a 20 degree drafting screen. This setting has been implemented for the Surface stylus and Surface dial accessories. The Studio mode will also enable the users to lean on the screen just like real painting canvases without any interference to their work or project, this will allow designers and artists to naturally develop new artistic ideas.
Graphics: The graphics that come with the Surface Studio depends on the type of model. The Lower and middle models come with the 'NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M 2GB GPU GDDR5 memory' whereas the higher specification model come with the 'NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M 4GB GPU GDDR5 memory'
Processor: The brain power of this All-In-One desktop is the Intel Quad Core i5 or i7 CPU chip which is also similar to to the iMacs processor.
Storage: The hard drive storage is quite decent, the cheaper models come in 1 TB of storage whereas the most expensive model comes with 2 TB of storage. The type of hard drive that is built within the Surface Studio is called 'hybrid drive', which is basically another way of saying that it's a SSD drive.
Memory (RAM): The Surface Studio comes with 8GB, 16GB, or 32GB of memory (RAM)
Front Camera: The all new Windows Hello2 face sign-in camera 5.0MP also comes with 1080p HD video recording.
Audio: This device has dual microphones which enables higher quality voice recording, it also has the dolby audio premium sound which makes it very efficient for audio and video playback as well as voice and video conferances.
The price is very expensive when compared with Apple's iMac. The minimum and cheapest model for the Surface Studio comes to a price of $2999.00 (£2,453.21 current currency rate), this price compared with the iMac is a huge leap, the highest hardware specs for the iMac is £1759. As you can see the huge price different. Again we think that the Surface Studio is way to expensive for the average consumer, and therefore recommend the iMac which is set at a more reasonable price with reasonable specifications.