Microsoft Surface Studio 2 changes the previous model two years after launch. The new All-in-One of the Redmond house acquires rightfully the title of Surface more powerful by hardware equipment significantly enhanced compared to the previous model. The new CPUs and GPUs come in the face of a form factor that has remained almost unchanged and is always characterized by the large 28″ touch display.
Inside the body are the seventh generation Intel Core i7 7820HQ CPU combined with the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 or 1070 GPU based on Pascal architecture, which takes the place of the previous GeForce GTX 980M. Also new for the display, brighter than 38 percent and with an improved contrast of 22 percent compared to the previous model – the resolution of 4500 x 3000 pixels remains unchanged.
Even the storage compartment has a significant difference compared to the previous Surface Studio: the hybrid configuration (SSD + HDD) leave to two exclusively based on large 1 or 2 TB SSD. The RAM provides for cuts of 16 or 32GB DDR4, then disappears the basic configuration of 8GB of the previous model. In the connection park, we point out the presence of the USB-C connector (without Thunderbolt support), absent in the first model.
The choice not to integrate 8th generation processors can turn up their noses, but the performance boost is still essential, especially on the GPU side (+ 50%). Surface Studio 2 is proposed in the basic configuration (Intel Core i7, 16GB of RAM and 1TB of storage) for $3,499, but it comes to $4,799 for the top (Intel Core i7, 32GB of RAM and 2TB). The first deliveries are scheduled for November 15 next in the US market. Further information on price and availability in other markets is awaited.
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