At an event in New York City on Oct. 26, Microsoft unveiled its first ever desktop PC: the Surface Studio. The computer, which is already available for preorder, boasts a number of features that make it well worth the price and hype. The key details are:
- A display that does more than show: The 28-inch touchscreen display with 13.5 million pixels will work with the Surface Dial, a new tool with haptic feedback and a series of menu options that make it easier to edit and create. It will also work with the Surface Pen.
- A screen that is true to life: The display comes with True Color and True Scale, two features that Microsoft believes will help creators make better designs and products. True Color includes more color output, and True Scale means whatever you see on your screen is how it will look in real life. Using 12-point font? What you see on your screen is what you'll get if you print it out.
- Write on the display without worrying: The Surface Studio display comes with a "zero gravity hinge," which lets you shift the display down to 20 degrees.
- Other specs: The Surface Studio is 12.5mm thin and has stereo microphones that work with Cortana, a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, four USB 3.0 ports, an SD card reader, and 32 GB RAM.
- Price: The Surface Studio will retail for $2,999. A limited number are shipping during the holiday, with a full release in 2017.
You can preorder the Surface Studio via Microsoft or Best Buy. See photos of the Surface Studio and Surface Dial ahead, and be sure to put this on your holiday wish list earlier than later.