Microsoft’s New Flagship Surface Laptop Studio

Microsoft recently announced a new generation of Surface devices at their Microsoft Surface event, including the Surface Laptop Studio. The Surface Laptop Studio is Microsoft’s newly designed flagship laptop that is meant to act as a successor to the Surface Book line of computers.

Similar to other Surface models, the Surface Laptop Studio is a 2-in-1 device that is both a laptop and tablet, but with Microsoft’s “boundary-pushing design” and a new “Dynamic Woven Hinge” that pulls forward to transform between various modes of usage including laptop, stage, and studio. The exterior casing is constructed from magnesium and aluminum, and the device is available in a platinum finish.

The star of the show is the 14.4-inch PixelSense flow display on the Surface Laptop Studio that has a resolution of 2400 x 1600px and up to 120hz refresh rate with support for Dolby Vision. The display is of course touchscreen and also compatible with Microsoft’s Surface Slim Pen 2, which can be magnetically attached and charged under the keyboard of the device. The Surface Laptop Studio also features a 1080p webcam with Windows Hello for authentication, dual far-field studio mics, and quad omnisonic speakers with Dolby Atmos support.

In terms of performance, the Surface Laptop Studio is powered by either an i5 or i7 quad-core Intel 11th Gen H Series processor. The i5 models feature Intel Iris X graphics, while the i7 models will boast a NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti with 4GB of VRAM. Users can choose between either 16GB or 32GB of RAM, and up to 2TB of removable solid state storage. Another welcome addition to the Surface Laptop Studio is the inclusion of Thunderbolt 4. The device has 2 USB-C Thunderbolt 4 ports, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and 1 Surface Connect port.

The newly designed Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio starts at $1,599.99 and is available to pre-order now with orders shipping on October 5th.