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When the Surface Studio was first announced nearly two years ago, it was praised for its innovative design and space age Surface Dial accessory. However, the all-in-one PC was also widely criticized for the fact that it featured Intel Skylake processors at time when Kaby Lake parts were commonplace. In addition, Microsoft also relied on older NVIDIA GeForce GTX 900 Series GPUs. For a device that retailed for $3,000+, this was a tough pill to swallow for some in what was supposed to be a high-end professional computer. Microsoft will hold an event on October 2nd where it is widely expected to launch a refresh of several key Surface hardware products. One of the devices... Read more...
If you're a fan of Microsoft's Surface family of PC hardware, mark October 2nd on your digital calendar. That is when Microsoft will announce the latest round of updates for its hardware family. We're likely to see across-the-board updates, with the exception of the Surface Go, which launched just a few months ago. Microsoft's Surface Pro is due for a redesign, and it’s likely that the device will take some cues from the smaller Surface Go including a slightly more rounded design and the inclusion of USB-C (or Thunderbolt 3) ports.  Surface Pro When it comes to what powers the next Surface Pro, there's no question that that company will want to use 8th generation... Read more...
The Surface Pro tablet is already a very versatile mobile computing, especially when paired with the Type Cover which turns it into a competent productivity machine. For those that need a bit more than what Microsoft offers with the official Surface Dock, Kensington has its own take on boosting productivity with the SD7000 Dual 4K Surface Pro Docking Station. What first grabs your attention is the fact that the SD7000 in effect turns your Surface Pro into a miniature Surface Studio. It has an articulating hinge that lets you interact with the Surface Pro's display in an upright position or at the perfect angle to meet your viewing or writing/drawing needs. It also allows you to magnetically attach... Read more...
When it comes to Windows-based computers, Microsoft’s Surface family are among the best on the market thanks to first-party status, handsome designs, great performance and excellent build quality. However, products like the Surface Book and especially the Surface Studio aren’t exactly “affordable” machines by any stretch of the imagination. The Surface Pro, Surface Laptop, Surface Book and Surface Studio start at $799, $999, $1,349 and $2,999 respectively As a result, Microsoft is looking to entice buyers that would have otherwise passed on Surface hardware with the new Surface Plus and Surface Plus for Business financing programs. Subject to credit approval, regular consumers looking into Surface... Read more...
Leading up to the launch of new MacBook Pros in October, it was pretty well understood that Apple’s Mac hardware lineup was a bit stagnant. Its MacBook Pros had been without any meaningful updates in over a year, while its Mac Pro professional desktop [still] has gone over three years without any updates. Couple that with the fact that the public and critical reception to the new 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pros (with and without the Touch Bar) have been overly critical, it stands to reason that some Mac users are looking for alternatives — even if it means leaving the relative comfort of macOS. One such company that has benefited is Microsoft, which says that its Surface lineup has seen a sales... Read more...
We saw in a teardown analysis earlier this week how difficult it is to perform at-home repairs and upgrades on Microsoft's recently announced Surface Studio all-in-one desktop, which comes with several core components soldered to the motherboard, but what about the hockey puck shaped Surface Dial accessory that goes along with it? Don't hold your breath hoping that it's any less difficult to work on. About the only thing that can be done on the Surface Dial without a bucket of courage and years of experience is swap out the pair of AAA batteries as needed. The rubber bottom protecting the battery compartment is held on with magnets and pops off with ease—there's no annoying adhesive holding it... Read more...
Microsoft recently announced its first desktop PC, the Surface Studio, a sleek looking all-in-one with some unique features. As is the trend these days, the Surface Studio is pretty thin. It's also not a system that is easy to repair at home, a teardown analysis reveals. Much of the reason for that is because Microsoft opted to solder several key components to the motherboard. Getting into the 21-pound Surface Studio isn't all that difficult, though finding a pathway isn't all that obvious, either. Flipping the AIO on its base reveals a strip of air vents that border the entire bottom panel. In each of the four corners there is a rubber foot. Each one hides a Torx screw that must be removed in... Read more...
The takeaways from two separate keynotes from Apple and Microsoft last month couldn’t have been any more different. Microsoft unveiled the 28-inch Surface Studio all-in-one and wowed those in the tech community with its articulating display and Surface Dial input accessory. Apple, on the other hand, drew scorn for its new MacBook Pro family, which the press (and even those in the Mac community) felt missed the mark. The backlash was so strong, in fact, the even Apple’s Phil Schiller was somewhat surprised. Are we now living in a world where Microsoft is being seen as the innovator, while Apple is continually banging the “thinness at all costs” drum? Whatever the case, the engineering marvel known... Read more...
  Microsoft wowed an incredibly receptive audience last month with its Surface Studio announcement. Surface Studio is a 28-inch touch screen all-in-one powered by Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors, and features an innovative screen tilting mechanism which is a boon for professional content creators. However, perhaps one of the most intriguing aspects of Microsoft’s hardware keynote was the reveal of the Surface Dial, which is a hockey puck-esque accessory that can be used in conjunction with the Surface Studio (and other Surface hardware) as an alternative form of input. We were given a brief glimpse of what Surface Dial can do in the intro video for Surface Studio, but Microsoft is now... Read more...
Welcome back for the episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks webcast. In this episode, Marco, Paul, and Dave chat about Microsoft's Surface Studio all-in-one PC, the ASUS ZenBook 3 ultrabook, the Alienware 13 R3 gaming notebook with OLED display, NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti graphics cards, Netgear's Orbi Mesh router, giveaway details and more! Show Notes: 01:30 - Hands On And First Impressions Of The Microsoft Surface Studio AIO PC 02:11 - Microsoft’s 28-inch Surface Studio Slays All-in-One Form-Factor With Zero-Gravity Hinge, Innovative Surface Dial Input 06:15 - Tables Turn As Microsoft Innovates While Apple Iterates 18:50 - Asus ZenBook 3 Review: An Intel Kaby Lake-Powered... Read more...
One of the most talked about tech products of past few months (with perhaps the exception of the iPhone 7) has to be Microsoft's Surface Studio. Microsoft wowed tech enthusiasts with its 28-inch content creation machine that comes standard with an innovative Surface Dial accessory that allows you to invoke menus and controls in your favorite applications. Today at the Adobe MAX conference, Dell teased its own content creation system, and it looks rather fascinating with its dual displays. There’s a primary display that you might find in any typical all-in-one machine, but there’s also a secondary display that can be used for touch input. You can swipe and perform multi-touch gestures with... Read more...
For years, Apple has championed its ability to control every aspect of the products that it designs and builds, including the operating system. Apple has used this tight integration to great effect with both its iPhone smartphone family and its lineup of Mac desktops and notebooks, tying them all together with iCloud. Historically, Microsoft relied on ecosystem partners and OEMs to build machines that make use of its software products. However, the company came around to its own branded product portfolio approach with its Surface/Surface Pro line of tablets and expanded that vision with the Surface Book and most recently, the Surface Studio.  But in Microsoft’s move to compete with... Read more...
Microsoft unveiled its first all-in-one desktop system yesterday, known as the Surface Studio. Just in case you missed the announcement, you can find our initial coverage of it right here. We’re not going to rehash all of the specifications and main features again, but to quickly reiterate and provide a little more background, the new Surface Studio is a premium, all-in-one PC that’s outfitted with an Intel processor, NVIDIA graphics, and hybrid storage system. It also has a super-thin, ultra-high resolution 28” / 125mm thin touch display that is optimized for color accuracy and wide viewing angles. The Surface Studio also includes a new Surface Dial that offers a new input method, and of course,... Read more...
It’s been rumored for months that Microsoft would be unveiling a new Windows 10-powered all-in-one flagship. We’ve seen patent drawings, have covered specs leaks, and have gotten a few hints from Microsoft. Well, Microsoft's ever-exuberant Panos Panay today announced what we’ve all been waiting for: the Surface Studio. The forged aluminum Surface Studio is a gorgeous all-in-one that features a 28-inch PixelSense touch display with a 3:2 aspect ratio and 192 pixels per inch over a 4500x3000 resolution (or a little under 5K). According to Panay, this is the thinnest LCD display ever built at just 1.3mm thick. As for specs, you’ll find Intel 6th Gen (Skylake) Core i7 or Core i5 processors, up to... Read more...