The Microsoft Surface Studio 2+ is a sequel to the rest of the business'' all-in-one series of computers. Recent rumors suggested that the long-awaited Microsoft Surface Studio 3 may be released this year. However, it appears that the Surface Studio 2+ has been given instead.
The Surface Studio, which features a 28-inch touchscreen, is the largest component of Microsoft''s Surface range of tablets, 2-in-1s, and laptops, and has a distinctive look that compliments the all-in-one design with a simple drawing interface. However, our Surface Studio 2 review was a popular feature on our list of the most popular applications since 2016.
The Surface Studio has earned its place among the finest notebooks for serious artists thanks to a sleek, elegant design that is both technically and in its designs. Based on Microsoft''s announcement, the Surface Studio 2+ has gotten far behind what they have become.
Everything you need to know about Microsoft Surface Studio 2+ is here.
Price and availability for Microsoft Surface Studio 2+
The Microsoft Surface Studio 2+ will be available on October 25 for a starting price of $4,299. For those who want a 28-inch screen, an 11th gen Intel Core i7-11370H processor, an Nvidia GeForce laptop GPU, 32GB of RAM and 1TB SSD storage.
Microsoft Surface Studio 2+: Design
The Surface Studio 2+ retains the same basic exterior design as its predecessors. As we mentioned in our review of the Surface Studio 2, this product of all-in-one computers may not be as well-known as the Apple iMac, but its design is one of the most refined of all-in-one models we have reviewed. Due of that, the Surface Studio 2+ is not a problem with a revolutionary new design.
The 28-inch touch-screen screen is mounted on a Microsoft-assisted, dual-hinge stand that allows you to adjust the screen both upright and for easier desktop use. The low angle makes the screen more comfortable and flexible. The hinge also allows for both angle and height adjustments.
The Surface Studio 2+ includes its PC components in the stand''s base. The base is square, with rounded corners and a rounded rear end that also includes all of the PC''s ports. Keeping the display flexible and unencumbered by extra force is a factor.
Microsoft Surface Studio 2+: Ports
The Surface Studio 2+''s square-shaped base has a rounded back end, which matches the curve of the bottom hinge on the stand. The computers ports include three Thunderbolt 4/USB-C ports, two USB-A ports, a 3.5mm headphone jack and an Ethernet port.
Port placement was one of the major issues with the Surface Studio 2 and it was possible for history to repeat with the Surface Studio 2+. With all of the ports on the back of the machine, and with the unusual curved surface on that front panel, the Surface Studio''s ports were difficult to reach, making it more difficult than usual to completely plug things in. Good to go hands-on with this device to see if the port situation is still an issue.
Microsoft Surface Studio 2+: Display
The Surface Studio 2+ has a 28-inch PixelSense display that has a 3:2 aspect ratio and a 4500 x 3000 resolution. This is something we will not be surprised by. After all, the Microsoft PixelSense display is the company''s response to Apple''s Retina branding, which has some notable improvements. This resolution of 4500 x 3000 is above and beyond 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160), and this is the only all-in-one display we''ve seen
Every display is color calibrated before it''s shipped, ensuring display quality is at its best right out of the box. Built-in color settings are optimized for sRGB, DCI-P3, and Vivid modes. The previous model did not have true HDR capability, although it should be possible to run a secondary display (via USB-C) that provides HDR-enabled footage.
Microsoft Surface Studio 2+: Performance
The Surface Studio 2+ has an 11th gen Intel Core i7-11370H processor, an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 laptop GPU, 32GB of RAM, and a 1TB SSD, all of which should boost muscle despite the outdated CPU.
Microsoft claims that the Surface Studio 2+ has a 50 percent faster CPU speed than the Surface Studio 2 and is five times higher than the original Studio. Besides, the new all-in-one has doubled the Surface Studio 2''s graphics performance.
Microsoft chose to utilize a last-gen Tiger Lake CPU rather than a current-gen Alder Lake processor. However, given that the Surface Studio 2+ is powered by an 11th gen Intel processor, it should surpass the Surface Studio 2 which was also powered by a 7th gen Intel processor. Of course, it should go with a new all-in-one feature ourselves to evaluate its overall performance.
Microsoft Surface Studio 2+: Software
The Surface Studio 2+ comes with Windows 11 Pro. Microsoft 365 Business Standard, Microsoft 365 Business Premium, and Microsoft 365 Apps are also available for 30-day trials.
Microsoft Surface Studio 2+: Outlook
The Surface Studio 2+, similar to the Microsoft Surface Pro 9, isnt a revolutionary device. Based on what the Redmond-based technology giant revealed, this new all-in-one retains the same basic design as its predecessor, while tossing in some upgraded internal components for good measure. These upgrades, along with its overall useability as a PC and digital canvas, might make it a year-best computer for certain individuals.
In the near future, we anticipate to examine the Microsoft Surface Studio 2+. When this happens, you should properly compare it to its predecessor and similar devices on the market.