Microsoft has launched the first Surface Laptop Studio. The device comes as the most powerful Surface yet. The all-new Surface Laptop Studio will succeed the Surface Book lineup. The Redmond based tech giant launched the latest Surface laptop with a major redesign. However, the company ditches the removable display design. Now, the display can be pull forward. This will transform the laptop into a Surface Studio. The device was launched at the hardware-focused event organized by the tech giant.
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio: Price and availability
The all-new Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio price starts at USD 1599.99 which is approximately Rs 118110. To recall, this price is identical to the launch price of Surface Book 3. To recall, Microsoft launched the Surface Book 3 last year as the Microsoft’s 2-in-1 device. The top-end model of Surface Laptop Studio comes with a price tag of USD 3099.99 which is approximately Rs 228850. The Redmond based tech giant launched multiple other products alongside the Surface Laptop Studio.
Just like other new Surface products, the all-new Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio will be first available on October 5. Additionally, the device will launch along with the release of Windows 11. As for the India availability, the Surface Laptop Studio is available on Microsoft India website along with a “coming soon” banner.
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio: Specifications
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio is one of the biggest announcements from the tech giant at the all-virtual Surface event. The tech giant brings the Surface Laptop Studio as an “evolution of Surface Book”. Additionally, the device is touted to be “built on the heritage of both Surface Book and Surface Studio”. The device will mainly target the developers, creative professionals, designers and gamers. The device will also work as on-the-go creative studio with its portability.
As for the display, the Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio supports a 14.4-inch PixelSense display. This display comes with a 120Hz refresh rate and touch support. Additionally, it also gets support for Dolby Vision. The display also comes with a screen resolution of 2400×1600 pixels. It is attached with a Dynamic Woven Hinge. This hinge allows the display to move in multiple angles. Additionally, the hinge will allow the device to transform from a traditional notebook to a tablet. The display of the Surface Laptop Studio is undetachable unlike the Surface Book 3. In Surface Book 3, the screen can be pull out from the keyboard and can be used as a tablet.
Microsoft is offering three distinct modes on the Surface Laptop Studio. These modes are:
1. Laptop Mode:
In the laptop mode, the Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio users get full keyboard and touchpad. This will offer a regular notebook-like experience. Also Read – Apple Beats Studio Buds launched in US, AirPods for Android Devices
2. Stage Mode:
The Stage Mode will allow users to move the display. In this mode, the user can pull the display forward. The display will move to an angle where the keyboard is not visible. Here, the touchpad is also exposed and it will allow gaming, streaming, docking and presentation in an immersive way.
3. Studio Mode:
In the Studio Mode, the display can also move on the top of the keyboard. This will allow users to access this laptop as a canvas or like a writing notepad. Also Read – Microsoft Surface Go 3 goes official with new processor option
The Surface Laptop Studio also has a spot beneath the keyboard. Here users can store the Surface Slim Pen 2. It magnetically connects to the Surface Laptop Studio and charges when not in use. For the hardware, the Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio is powered by the 11th Generation Intel Core i5 or i7 processors. Additionally, the Core i5 models will come with Intel Iris Xe Graphics. Whereas, the Core i7 chipset will get Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti GPU. The laptop comes with up to 32GB of RAM along with 2TB of removable SSD storage. Keep in mind, users have to purchase the Surface Slim Pen 2 separately.
Just like the Surface Pro 8, the Surface Laptop Studio comes with two USB Type-C port, Thunderbolt 4 ports. It will also come with the usual Surface Connect charging port. Beside this, the device also includes a studio microphone, a 1080p webcam for enhanced video conference experience. The touchpad on the Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio also comes with haptic feedback. Also Read – Microsoft Surface Pro 8 launched with Surface Slim Pen 2