Microsoft launches Surface Studio, its first desktop PC to compete with Apple

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  • October 31, 2016
Microsoft launches Surface Studio

Microsoft launches Surface Studio, its first desktop PC to compete with Apple. Surface Studio is the name of a new desktop, suspiciously like the iMac, which Microsoft says it has the “slimmest built to date” monitor.

The monitor, 28-inch, 12.5 millimetres thick and touch, is the jewel in the crown of this new computer with a higher resolution of a 4K monitor, in the words of Panos Panay, head of design ‘hardware’ in Microsoft. The screen can knock down to become a giant tablet on which work with a ‘stylus’ or hands.

Surface Studio is a unique piece of ‘hardware’ if we ignore their technical specifications. 32GB of RAM, quad-core i7 processor Skylake, 2TB storage and all encapsulated in a metal box of a tiny size.

Next to Studio, Microsoft has also introduced Surface Dial, similar to a ‘puck’ ice hockey and lets you interact with Windows 10 on Surface Pro 3, 4 and Book piece. For example, turning the wheel you can undo or redo actions in Office.

Microsoft launches Surface Studio

Surface Studio, technical specifications

  • 28-inch touchscreen with a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels
  • Intel Core i5 / i7
  • GB RAM 8/1632
  • 1/2 TB with hybrid configuration
  • Geforce 980M graphics card
  • Ports: audio jack, SD slot, mini display port, Ethernet, USB 3.0 (x 4)
  • Built in aluminum

Updating Windows 10

Windows 10 will have a new update, called Creators Update, which will emphasize the fun factor. According to Microsoft it is intended to enhance virtual reality and augmented reality and will be available in spring 2017.

One of the most important aspects of the upgrade is the closest connection to those people who will skip intermediate steps to make communication more fluid. He shared documents, images, videos or other material can be done with a couple of ‘clicks’ mouse.

In addition, Windows can also highlight all the messages sent to us the people closest, by way of notification on the taskbar, to keep track of the contacts that have more to do.

Microsoft has placed special emphasis on creating 3D content: whether images, animations or mixture of real elements and created by the computer. According to a signature is shown at the event, making a three-dimensional model of a sandcastle, for example, is as simple as to surround a ‘smartphone’ and a camera for the ‘software’ of Windows do all the work.

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