Surface Studio Background Microsoft

Microsoft introduced us all to the Surface Studio last week, the company’s first desktop PC. It is undoubtedly an awesome piece of kit and is destined to become a huge success. Indeed, just days after its launch, the Surface Studio has already sold out.

It is worth pointing out that the PC is not yet available. It will launch on December 15 but is currently up for pre-orders. It seems getting one may prove tough.

Selling out so quickly is great news for Microsoft, not least because the device is expensive. Indeed, Microsoft is not even marketing the Surface Studio as a consumer PC, this is a unit for professionals. The entry-level machine costs a whopping $2,999 and the most expensive is $4,199.

Microsoft denies that it was targeting Apple’s customers with the Surface Studio. Instead, the company says it was seeking to create a true high-end PC for Windows creators.

Still, it is undoubtedly the most Apple-y PC you can get on the Windows platform.

We covered the introduction of the Surface Studio last week.

Below are some of the key specs:

  • 28-inch PixelSense touchscreen with 3:2 aspect ratio
  • Up to quad-core Intel Core i7 processor (6th-generation ‘Skylake’)
  • up to 32GB RAM
  • up to 2TB ‘rapid hybrid drive’
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M graphics
  • HD webcam
  • Audio port
  • SD card slot
  • Mini DisplayPort
  • Ethernet port
  • 4 USB 3.0 ports
  • Stereo speakers with Dolby Audio Premium