24 September 2021
Microsoft has added a new 2-in-1 convertible laptop named Surface Laptop Studio to the Surface family. It is a feature-packed high-end offering that also costs a premium. The device is dubbed the Surface Book lineup replacement which means we are unlikely to see a new Surface Book in the future.
The Surface Laptop Studio sports a 14.4-inch PixelSense Flow touchscreen display with 2400 x 1600 pixels resolution. It supports up to 120Hz refresh rate, Dolby Vision, and Surface Pen stylus. The choice of processors is between 11th Gen Intel Core i5-11300H and Intel Core i7-11370H. This is paired with 16GB or 32GB of LPDDR4X RAM.
The laptop comes with 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, and 2TB removable SSD storage options. There is Intel Iris Xe GPU with the Core i5 model and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti GPU with 4GB memory on the Core i7 model. The two models are further said to last for up to 19 hours and 18 hours respectively on a single full charge. These come with 60W and 95W power supply respectively.
The connectivity options include two USB 4.0 ports with Thunderbolt 4, a 3.5mm headphone jack, a Surface Connect port, Bluetooth 5.1, dual-band WiFi, and in-built Xbox Wireless. There is a 1080p front camera for attending video calls and it can also be used for Windows Hello face authentication. On the software front, it offers a choice among Windows 10 Pro, Windows 11 Pro, and Windows 11 Home.
Surface Laptop Studio pricing:
- Intel Core i5 with 16GB/256GB and Intel Iris Xe GPU for $1,599
- Intel Core i5 with 16GB/512GB and Intel Iris Xe GPU for $1,799
- Intel Core i7 with 16GB/512GB and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti GPU for $2,099
- Intel Core i7 with 32GB/1TB and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti GPU for $2,699
- Intel Core i7 with 32GB/2TB and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti GPU for $3,099