avatarby Dan BartramOctober 30, 20160 comments


Microsoft’s newly announced Surface Studio seems to have been a hit with the masses as it’s now on backorder until 2017.

Pre-orders began only a few days ago on October 26 and in just four days has gone out of stock, with all models listed as not available for pre-order. The Surface Studio has a number of configuration options that start at $2,999 and go all the way up to $4,199 for the highest spec model.

The Core i5 variant did show shipping in December while the Core i7 models state it won’t ship until early 2017. However, it now seems that all variants have slipped to show shipments have been delayed until early 2017. Here’s the full specs of the Surface Studio to refresh your memory.

Microsoft Surface Specs

DisplayScreen: 28" PixelSense Display
Resolution: 4500 x 3000 (192 DPI)
Color settings: Adobe sRGB, DCI-P3 and Vivid Color Profiles, Individually color calibrated
Touch: 10-point multi-touch
Aspect Ratio: 3:2
Surface Pen
Zero Gravity Hinge
CamerasWindows Hello face sign-in camera 5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p HD video
ProcessorQuad-core 6th Gen Intel Core i5 or i7AudioDual microphones
Stereo 2.1 speakers with Dolby Audio Premium
3.5mm headset jack
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M 2GB GPU GDDR5 memory or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M 4GB GPU GDDR5 memoryButtons and KeyboardPhysical buttons: Volume and power
Surface Pen
Surface Keyboard
Surface Mouse
StorageRapid hybrid drive options: 1TB or 2TBSecurityTPM chip for enterprise security
Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello2 face sign-in
Memory8GB, 16GB, or 32GB RAMIn the boxSurface Studio
Surface Pen
Surface Keyboard
Surface Mouse
Power cord with grip-release cable
WirelessWi-Fi: 802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking, IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n compatible
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
Xbox Wireless built-in3
Connections and expansions4 USB 3.0
Full-size SD card reader (SDXC compatible)
Mini Displayport
3.5mm headset jack
Compatible with Surface Dial onscreen interaction
Dimensions and weightDisplay: 25.09 x 17.27 x 0.44 in (637.35 x 438.90 x 11.4 mm)
Base: 9.84 x 8.66 x 1.26 in (250.00 x 220.00 x 32.20 mm)
Weight: 21.07 lbs max (9.56 kg)

The Surface Studio isn’t exactly cheap so I doubt that Microsoft have completely sold out due to demand alone; it would appear that Microsoft only have limited availability for these units, perhaps to test how the market reacted. We could see the Surface Studio be restocked online earlier than the 2017 estimate as Microsoft ramp up production, but for now it seems anyone wanting one has quite a wait on their hands.

Did you pre-order a Surface Studio? Drop us a comment and let us know the model you went for and also what the estimated shipping date looks like.

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