Microsoft Studio – Turn Your Desk Into Art-Lab

Recently, Microsoft announced the launch of the second version of Surface Book 2. This reminded me of the whole set of Microsoft Studio from 2016, which was incredible! With this set, you basically turn your own desk into a playground of your imagination and art skills.

It includes a huge screen on which you could draw, backed-up by really powerful hardware, which expands its skills even more. The Surface Book has made a name for itself as a tablet that can truly replace your laptop and the ultimate laptop with a 28inch display combined with a digital drawing pen, that turned out to be the best creative workstation.


The design of Microsoft’s Surface beats in all aspects any other laptop or such platform. Its simplicity on the outside makes it smooth, but the idea how sophisticated it is on the inside is amazing. Microsoft moved all the components at the base of the “holder”, which means that the screen could be considered as a detachable drawing sheet with a remarkable responsive touchscreen.The totally wireless set absolutely appeals to me – it gives you the sense of freedom and brings out the creativity within you. All the ports are located on the back of the basement, which enhances the idea of making it clear and simple.

It’s not just the Surface Pen that is included in this set, but yet another awesome accessory called a Surface Dial. It looks like a regular big volume button, that you use to change settings easier.It is really easy to use. You put it on the screen and when you push it in brings up a menu of options that you could scroll and choose from with turning the button, just as if you are changing the volume. When you stop on the needed option you just press it again and you perform “action”.

The Surface Studio includes also a Surface Keyboard ($129) that is really ergonomic and has unique palm rest and subtle changes to the keytop geometry, split space bar, and naturally arched shape that help protect you from hand and wrist strain, while improving your typing form. A wireless mouse ($49) that weights only 90g. is included too.

Specs and price

With this set, you could choose from few different options or build one with specs of your own choice. The RAM varies from 8gb to 32gb and you could pick from 6th Generation Intel Core i5 or i7. The specs and things that this Surface Studio could do are astonishing. It could really help you if you are dedicated to what you do. It’s easy to use, carry and maintain. If you are going to use it for work it would easily double your productivity. The price varies from $2,999 to $4,199, depending on how powerful you would like your Studio to be.

The version with i5 processor has 1TB storage, 8GB RAM and 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965 and is worth $2999.
On the other hand, the i7 version has 2 options :
-1TB storage, 16GB RAM and 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M that’s worth $3499
-2TB storage, 32GB RAM and 4GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M worth $4199

Here are the full specs of the Surface Studio:
 2.7GHz Intel Core i7-6820HQ (quad-core, 8MB cache, up to 3.6GHz)
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M (4GB GDDR5 VRAM)
Screen: 28.125-inch, (4,500 x 3,000) PixelSense Display
Storage: 2TB, 5,400 rpm Rapid Hybrid Drive Storage (128GB SSD)
Ports: 4 x USB 3.0, SD card reader, mini DisplayPort, headset jack
Connectivity: 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
Operating system: Windows 10 64-bit
Camera: 5MP Windows Hello camera
Weight: 21.07 pounds (9.56kg)
Size (display): 25.09x 17.27 x 0.44 inches (63.7 x 43.9 x 1.14cm W x D x H)
Size (base): 9.84 x 8.66 x 1.26 inches (25 x 22 x 3.22cm W x D x H)