As expected, Microsoft has officially announced Surface Studio at its New York City press event. It’s the company’s first all-in-one PC running on Windows 10. It includes a 28-inch PixelSense display and Microsoft claim it is the thinnest LCD monitor ever made for an AIO PC.
Microsoft says the Surface Studio has an Intel Core i7 processor, along with 32GB of RAM and a 2TB hybrid storage drive. The graphics are handled by an NVIDIA chip, the GeForce GTX 980m.
The display can be lowered down at an angle for better access to its touchscreen. Microsoft also showed off a new accessory for the Surface Studio, called the Surface Dial. The cylindrical object is designed to be placed on the touchscreen, and it can be used to help create artwork on the display, as well as a menu control for accessing new feature for apps.
The controls for the Surface Dial have been integrated into Windows 10, and it has been created as a new way to input information beyond a keyboard, mouse or even a pen stylus. The Surface Studio also has an advanced microphone, which allows it to pick up voice commands from across the room, which can be answered by Windows 10’s Cortana digital assistant.
You can pre-order the Surface Studio starting today, October 26 for $2,999. Microsoft says the PC will be available in limited quantities this holiday season. You’ll be able to demo the device at brick and mortar Microsoft Store locations starting Thursday, October 27.
If you’re interested in picking up the handy new Surface Dial, you can pre-order it starting today for $100.