Despite the love for the Mac in the professional creative community, Apple has left the door open as of late. With updates to beloved products likethe iMacandMac Profew and far between, some are wondering if they should turn elsewhere for their creative needs.
It’s the perfect time for Microsoft to fully embrace the Pro community in a way that keeps their needs in mind.The Surface Studio 2is just what they need — or at least, it desperately wants to be. With a beautiful 28-inch display, an updated processor and graphics card, and the same impressive tilt functionality for comfortable sketching, it has a lot of things going for it.
With a starting price of $3,500, it’s not for the faint of heart. But in return you get a computer unlike any other.
When the original Surface Studio came out in 2016, no one saw it coming. Microsoft making a desktop PC? It felt a little backwards at the time (though we did like the original). In retrospect, it made a lot of sense. The Surface line had always been about touchscreens and stylus integration, so why not bring it to an all-in-one PC that can transform into a digital drafting table? It feels like the kind of concept Apple would have gleefully made in the early 2000s.
As with most all-in-ones, the display is the centerpiece of the experience. As it was with its predecessor, the Surface Studio 2’s screen measures 4,500 × 3,000 pixels and 28 inches diagonally. It’s an odd screen resolution if you’re used to 1440p or 4K, but trust us, you won’t be concerned with the numbers once you see it with your own eyes.