In recent years, Apple seems to have stolen the limelight in the computing industry, but on the other side at Microsoft they have been quietly doing their R&D work. Their latest release, Surface Studio, is an integrated desktop for creative types such as photographers and designers. The 12.5 mm ultra-thin, 28-inch 3:2 PixelSense offers true-to-life colour display technology with 10-point multi-touch and is able to display 1:1 actual size of the object. The resolution is 4500 x 3000 pixels with 192 DP which delivers 63% more pixels than a 4K TV of the same size.
The Zero Gravity Hinge allows the screen to effortlessly transform from the standard Desktop Mode to the 20-degree angled Studio Mode, so that users can create in a true and natural way as if they are creating on a piece of paper on a drafting board. As well as the Surface Pen, the new wireless rotational peripheral Surface Dial has adaptive haptic feedback and 3,600 points of precision. It also enables users to create custom controls that suit their specific needs and guarantee a smooth creative process. Additionally, Surface Dial supports both onscreen and off-screen interactions.
Technically, Surface Studio is powered by quad-core 6th Gen Intel Core processor with up to 4GB GPU GDDR5 memory, up to 2TB Rapid Hybrid Drive and NVIDIA GeForce GTX for running heavy desktop softwares, the latest PC games and VR experience.
Renowned photographer Jeremy Chan commented that the touch display of Surface Studio allowed him to work directly on screen. Together with the Surface Pen and the handy Surface Dial, the new set up has greatly improved his concentration and productivity, while the price is only a fraction of an Apple iMac. Visit Jeremy Chan’s page to find out more about his work.