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Microsoft Surface Studio 2 (2018)

Microsoft Surface Studio 2 (2018)
alaScore 96

28 reviews

Feb, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 reviews of Microsoft Surface Studio 2 (2018). The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size. The usability also gets good feedback. Many are less positive about the reliability and price.

design, usability, size

price, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Microsoft Surface Studio 2 (2018) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = 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.

Jun, 2019

Expert review by : Tim Danton (expertreviews.co.uk)

Microsoft Surface Studio 2 review: A creative tablet that defies logic

 

It's a wonderful tool for artists and graphic designers, but the Surface Studio 2 is a purchase of the heart rather than the head

Stylish design ; Faster than its predecessor ; Upgraded Surface Pen ; Fantastic display

Expensive ; Noisy when pushed ; Outdated processor

If you’re the kind of person who takes a logical approach to buying computers, there really is no justification for buying the Surface Studio 2. Even if you’re a graphics artist or a designer, there are much better value offerings out there. It doesn’t...

Apr, 2019

Expert review by : Creative Bloq (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

Expert review by : Luke Larsen (digitaltrends.com)

Review: Microsoft Surface Studio 2

 

If the Surface Studio 2 can't win over Mac fans, nothing can

Exceptional design, build quality, The best screen we’ve ever tested, Great graphics performance, Super-fast SSD, Starts at 16GB of RAM

Overpriced for an older processor, Niche appeal

The Surface Studio 2 is meant for a very specific group of people, namely creative professionals who’ve been dissuaded by Apple’s recent moves. Though it looks the same on the outside, the updated components and display make for a much-improved overall...

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Matthew Buzzi (pcmag.com)

Microsoft Surface Studio 2

 

In its time, the original Microsoft Surface Studio was the most elegantly realized vision of a swift all-in-one desktop and a digital, pen-enabled drawing board combined. Digital art creation, engineering, architecture, and other professions that...

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.

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

 

So, for the new, $3,499 and up, Surface Studio 2 Microsoft did the obvious things: it kept the design and features exactly the same, but it greatly improved the internal specifications. The Studio 2 has a more powerful processor, significantly better...

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 : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Microsoft Surface Studio 2 review

 

Improves an incomparable all-in-one

The Microsoft Surface Studio 2's combination of a huge, color-accurate display with excellent pressure-sensitive stylus responsiveness and tiltable hinge design still leads in its class. And the updated graphics card delivers notably better performance...

The new USB-C connection doesn't support Thunderbolt 3 for fast external storage, daisy chaining or an external GPU. It's also stuck in the past (for this class of system) with a quad-core CPU. The otherwise excellent display doesn't support hardware...

Remaining the leader for intensive stylus input, the Microsoft Studio 2 seamlessly melds form and function for professional art and design. But it has a few weaknesses that might be deal breakers for people who need a lot of fast storage or more power.

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Lauren Goode Gear (wired.com)

REVIEW: MICROSOFT SURFACE STUDIO 2

 

Microsoft's Surface Studio 2 has everything you ever wanted in a creative desktop, and costs more than you probably ever wanted to spend.

Do you need the Microsoft Surface Studio 2 for your day-to-day work? Probably not, unless you’re a serious multimedia professional. Even then, you’ll have to make a critical choice between the Mac and Windows ecosystem, and for some people, that’s a...

Nov, 2018
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