Designed as an upgrade to their Surface Studio 2, the 2+ now has double the graphical capabilities of its predecessor and comes built expressly for Windows 11.
Earlier today, Microsoft announced a slew of hardware products under their Studio line (along with even an audio dock system for enterprise use with their Teams software). Debuted alongside next-gen announcements for the Surface Tab and Laptop, the company even revealed an upgraded version of their flagship all-in-one desktop system. Aptly titled the Surface Studio 2+ (since it’s an upgrade, not a next-gen), the desktop device comes with the same flexible, adjustable design as its predecessor, however with a few tweaks under the hood. The Studio 2+ sports a massive 28″ PixelSense™ touchscreen with support for a digital pen, with a virtually weightless, adjustable Zero Gravity Hinge connecting it to the main hub.
The Studio 2+ comes with an 11th Gen Intel® Core™ H-35 Processor under the hood (50% faster than the Studio 2) with 32GB DDR4 memory, enabling multitasking, working with large files, and conducting video calls right on the device. It even houses an NVIDIA® GeForce RTX® 3060 Laptop GPU with the latest RT Cores, Tensor Cores, and streaming multiprocessors, offering double the graphical productivity of its predecessor.
The Surface Studio 2+ comes with an abundance of essential ports including thunderbolt and USB-C inputs, a 3.5mm input, and a Gigabit Ethernet port. The 28″ display boasts a 3:2 aspect ratio and a 4500 x 3000 resolution with support for Dolby Vision and color calibration suited for most artist and creative-based applications. Gorilla Glass 3 on the top keeps the display unit protected against scratches, scuffs, and any other damage.
Other hardware specs include a front-facing 1080p camera with Windows Hello face-unlock, 1TB of SSD storage, Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity, stereo 2.1 speakers and dual far-field microphones, and finally a Surface Pen and Surface Keyboard that comes bundled with the Studio 2+. The Microsoft Surface Studio 2+ ships with a 1-year limited warranty, and impressively enough, is designed with replaceable components, enabling repairing and upgrading with time.
Pricing and availability details for the Microsoft Surface Studio 2_ are still forthcoming, and this piece will be updated once the information becomes available.