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Microsoft Surface Studio 2

Microsoft Surface Studio 2
alaScore 99

16 reviews

Apr, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 reviews of Microsoft Surface Studio 2. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size. The design is also appreciated, but reviews are divided on the usability. Many are negative about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Microsoft Surface Studio 2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 99/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Thomas Newton (trustedreviews.com)

Microsoft Surface Studio 2: First look at super ‘spensive sketching slab

 

The monolithic Microsoft Surface Studio 2 looks like heaven for digital artists - but those eye-watering prices are kinda hellish

Creative folk will love the Microsoft Surface Studio 2, due in part to the fact you’re better able to zoom in, rotate and alter your work from every possible angle. The colour fidelity promised by the sRGB mode should also be a real plus. But that...

Feb, 2019

Expert review by : Joe Osborne (techradar.com)

Microsoft Surface Studio 2 review

 

The ultimate digital drafting table

Brighter display ; Higher contrast ratio ; PCIe SSDs ; Big performance improvements

Still pricey ; Arguably dated parts inside

Still the most robust digital drafting table around, Surface Studio 2 wasn’t meant to compare well against most computers. For the digital artist or other visually-focused content creators, Surface Studio 2 will be the one to beat – dated parts and all.

Apr, 2019

Expert review by : Daniel Ostanek (expertreviews.co.uk)

Microsoft Surface Studio 2 release date and specs: Everything you need to know

 

All the details on Microsoft's new all-in-one PC, the Surface Studio 2

Lastly, while both the Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop 2 don’t support USB-C connection, the Studio 2 includes a solitary USB-C port, alongside four full-fat USB 3.0 ports, mini DisplayPort and an SD card reader.

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Creative Bloq Phil Galloway (3dworldmag.com)

Hands on: Surface Studio 2 review

 

Is this powerful new all-in-one PC worth the investment?

All-in-one capabilities ; Tilt screen ; Upgraded performance

Pen lacks sensitivity in comparison to other models ; No option to upgrade

As an all-in-one drafting table, creative centre and home PC, the Surface Studio 2 ticks all the boxes. For digital creatives in particular, it is one workstation that's going to be hard to beat.

Feb, 2019

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Surface Studio 2 review: A better all-in-one PC twist

 

The Surface Studio 2 successfully fixes many of the issues we had with the original model, especially when it comes to graphics performance. Still, Microsoft didn't go as far as it should have when it came to modern hardware. And that's tough to...

Better GPU options than before ; Screen is still gorgeous ; Its unique screen hinge is still unmatched ; Faster storage

CPU could be more modern ; No GTX 1080 ; No Thunderbolt 3 for external GPUs

So is the Surface Studio 2 worth it? For a certain type of creative consumer, one who demands a flexible display and powerful hardware, it could be. But at the very least, it's an easier sell than before.

Dec, 2018

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Matthew Buzzi (pcmag.com)

Microsoft Surface Studio 2

 

Microsoft's Surface Studio 2 is a beautiful, pricey all-in-one desktop for artists, content creators, and professionals wedded to pen input. It packs components peppier than the original's, and a downright stunning screen.

Elegant all-in-one digital creation solution. Snappy performance. Super-thin, spectacular display that reclines. Accurate touch input for art/design work. USB-C support. Bundled Surface Pen.

Expensive. CPU could be beefier, considering separated base. Video out via USB-C, not a dedicated port.

Bottom Line: Microsoft's Surface Studio 2 is a beautiful, pricey all-in-one desktop for artists, content creators, and professionals wedded to pen input. It packs components peppier than the original's, and a downright stunning screen.

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Dan Seifert (theverge.com)

Microsoft Surface Studio 2 review: form meets function

 

The new Studio retains all of the looks of the prior model, but backs them up with useful upgrades

Gorgeous, bright high-resolution display ; Fast performance ; Can run modern AAA games with ease ; Compact footprint with built-in support for pen input

Has a generation-old laptop processor ; High price tag ; No Thunderbolt 3 support ; Limited upgradeability options

But overall, it’s really hard to not instantly want a Surface Studio 2 from the first time you sit down in front of it. It’s a visually stunning, highly capable desktop computer with a versatility you won’t find anywhere else. I can use it to write,...

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : ZDNet Editors (zdnet.com)

Microsoft Surface Studio 2, Xiaomi Mi MIX 3, Acer Chromebook Spin 13, and more: Reviews round-up | ZDNet

 

From Microsoft's versatile digital drawing board to a smartphone with a built-in crypto wallet and high-quality security cameras, here's the kit we reviewed in February.

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Cliff Joseph (zdnet.com)

Microsoft Surface Studio 2 review: A powerful digital drawing board Review | ZDNet

 

With its adjustable 28-inch touchscreen and stylus, the Surface Studio 2 offers designers a versatile platform that simply isn't available from rival all-in-one desktop PCs.

High-definition display with 3:2 aspect ratio ; 'Zero gravity hinge' with drawing-board mode ; Surface Pen included ; Stronger CPU, GPU and SSD performance

Expensive ; Only one CPU option available ; Limited build-to-order options ; No expansion slots

Feb, 2019

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Brian Westover (tomsguide.com)

Microsoft Surface Studio 2 Review: The Best Is Back

 

When Microsoft introduced the Surface Studio, the company made a bold move, staking out a claim for the traditionally staid Microsoft as the biggest innovator in the PC world. And two years later, the Studio is still a one-of-a-kind machine. The touch...

Excellent design lets you use as a desktop or drawing board ; Flexible hinge ; Excellent display quality ; Strong audio ; Best-in-class pen support

Pricey ; Inconvenient port placement ; Hardware is dated from the start

The Microsoft Surface Studio 2 is the best touch-screen all-in-one you'll find for drawing and digital creation, but even with updated hardware, this device is not as amazing the second time around.

Nov, 2018

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Audio Premium
Built-In Microphone:Y
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Number of Speakers:2

Design

Cable lock slot:Y
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Product colour:Silver

Display

3D:N
Aspect Ratio:3:2
Contrast ratio (typical):1200:1
Detachable display:N / Y
Display brightness:515
Display diagonal:71.1
Display Resolution:4500 x 3000
HD type:4K Ultra HD / Ultra-Wide Quad HD
LED Backlight:Y
Panel Type:LCD
Screen shape:Flat
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:Y

Graphics

CUDA:Y
Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:6 / 8
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:64
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
NVIDIA G-SYNC:Y
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x591B
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel® HD Graphics 630
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4 / 4.5

Memory

Internal Memory:16 / 32
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 32

Multimedia

Built-in Camera:Y
Camera HD type:Full HD
Camera resolution:1920 x 1080
Camera signal format:1080p
Total MegaPixels:5
Windows Hello:Y

Networking

Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.1
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Keyboard Included:Y
Mouse included:Y
Power cord included:Y
Quick start guide:Y
Warranty card:Y

Pen

Accuracy pen:0.1
Pen included:Y
Pressure levels:4096
Wireless pen:Y

Performance

Market positioning:Graphic design
Placement supported:Vertical
Product Type:All-in-One PC
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack:Y
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:N / Y
On/off button:Y
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1

Power

Autonomy mode:N

Processor

64-bit computing:Y
Bus type:DMI / DMI3
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:64
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):34.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1600,2133,2400
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM,DDR4-SDRAM,LPDDR3-SDRAM
PCI Express configurations:1x16,1x8,2x4,2x8
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.9
Processor cache:8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Kaby Lake
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:7th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 8th gen Intel® Core™ i7
Processor frequency:2.9
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:i7-7820HQ
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-7800 Mobile Series
Processor Socket:BGA 1440 / FCBGA1440
Processor threads:8
System bus rate:8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:Y
Intel TSX-NI:Y
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
Processor ARK ID:97496
Processor package size:42 x 28
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y

Software

Bundled software:Microsoft Office 365 30-day trial
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:WINDOWS 10 PRO
Trial software:Microsoft Office / Microsoft Office 365 30-day trial

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y
Compatible memory cards:SD,SDHC,SDXC / SD,SDXC
HDD Capacity:2048
Number of HDDs installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1
SSD capacity:1000 / 1024 / 2000 / 2048
SSD interface:NVMe / NVMe,PCI Express
Storage Media:HDD / SSD
Total HDDs capacity:2048
Total SSDs capacity:1000 / 1024 / 2000 / 2048
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1024 / 2000 / 2048

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12.5 / 250
Depth (without stand):1.25
Height :438.9
Height (without stand):43.9
Weight:20.9 / 9.56
Width:637.4
Width (without stand):63.7