Something for creators, players, makers, and thinkers
At the company’s October 26 event, Microsoft added a new category to its lineup of Surface-branded computers: Surface Studio. Targeting creative professionals, such as designers, artists, architects, and engineers, this high-end Windows 10 PC has a 28-inch, 3:2 aspect ratio display mounted on a “Zero Gravity” counterbalanced hinge that enables the screen to transition from desktop mode to “studio mode.”
Available for pre-order (release date December 15, 2016), Surface Studio is a workstation-class computer, and will be immediately compared to Apple’s 27-inch iMac, albeit at twice the price. Microsoft also showcased Windows 10 Creators Update, due for general release in spring 2017. The update introduces 3D design and interaction capabilities, providing a stepping stone into the immersive world of mixed- and virtual reality.