Design & Display
The Surface Studio is a one-of-a-kind all-in-one device from Microsoft, which features a floating display sitting on top of a robust base. Both of these are connected via a Zero Gravity hinge that can be used to adjust the reach and angle of the device for better visibility.
The base hosts the IO as well as all the components so that the display remains lightweight and easy to manoeuvre. The display itself is a massive 28-inch panel with a 3:2 aspect ratio and a maximum resolution of 4,500×3,000. It features a refresh rate of just 60Hz but comes with support for the Surface Pen and Slim Pen 2 for creativity applications.
Performance & Connectivity
On the inside, the Studio 2 Plus gets a massive upgrade, with the new model featuring the 11th gen Core i7-11370H processor. It has a max TDP of 35W and is paired with an NVIDIA RTX 3060 graphics card. Both components are designed for a laptop so that they can be more easily fit into such a compact form factor. They are paired with up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM and a 1TB SSD.
In terms of connectivity, you get three Thunderbolt 4 ports, in addition to two USB-A ports, an ethernet port, and a 3.5mm jack, all located on the back. Of course, there is also an option to connect other peripherals with the help of Bluetooth and WIFI.
Price & Availability
The Surface Studio 2 Plus is only available in a single variant, featuring the i7-11370H, 32GB of RAM, and a 1TB SSD. It comes with a hefty starting price of $4,299.99. If you want the keyboard, mouse, and pen along with the device, then you will have to shell out an eye-watering $4,499 fir the entire bundle. Just like the other Surface devices, the Surface Studio 2 Plus will go on sale from October 25.