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Microsoft Surface Studio

Microsoft Surface Studio
alaScore 100

35 reviews

Aug, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 35 reviews of Microsoft Surface Studio. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People really like the reliability. The design is also appreciated. The usability and price get negative reviews. Opinions are divided on the size.

design, reliability

price, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Microsoft Surface Studio is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 100/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Matt Smith (digitaltrends.com)

Microsoft Surface Studio review

 

Need it or not, you're going to want Microsoft's Surface Studio.

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Mark Hachman (pcworld.com)

Microsoft Surface Studio review: Creativity is a sublime, pricey experience

 

Microsoft's Surface Studio is a category-defining product whose gorgeous display and clever Surface Dial change the way we use PCs—for a lofty price.

A simply gorgeous 4.5K touchscreen ; Microsoft's optional Surface Dial significantly improves the experience ; Eliminates separate drawing tablet by letting you ink on the display

Placing all expansion ports on the rear of the base is inconvenient ; Massive display reflects quite a bit of light ; A premium experience with a premium price attached

The Surface Dial is the Surface Studio's most innovative accessory. Some Mac users might consider it Microsoft’s $100 version of the control knob, an accessory which debuted about four years ago as a wired controller for the Mac. (Griffin has anytime...

Apr, 2017

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Matthew Buzzi (pcmag.com)

Microsoft Surface Studio

 

The Microsoft Surface Studio is a gorgeous desktop PC and a capable digital creation tool in a single package. It brings innovation to a relatively stagnant space and provides an elegant solution to multi-product work for artists and designers.

Stunning design. Elegant all-in-one digital creation solution. Fast performance. Super-thin display with fantastic image quality. Responsive, accurate touch screen for art and design work.

Doesn't use the latest components. Lacks expandability options.

You might want to wait for version 2.0 with newer parts if you're concerned about performance. But I can assure you that in its current form, the Microsoft Surface Studio is a joy to use and work on. It's a beautiful, innovative marriage of form and...

Mar, 2017

Expert review by: Brett Howse (anandtech.com)

The Microsoft Surface Studio Review

 

Microsoft has only been in the PC system game for a few years now, but over the last couple of years they have made a lot of progress rather quickly. These days they have a solid foundation of products available, with the Surface Pro 4 being one of the...

The price on the Surface Studio is going to deter many people, but the Surface line seems to be more about offering a product that showcases the best of Windows 10, and Microsoft is leaving enough room for other manufacturers to come into the category...

Jan, 2017

Expert review by: Tom Warren (theverge.com)

Microsoft Surface Studio review: a beautiful invader of Apple's base

 

The last desktop PC I owned was a 2009 iMac. I now use a laptop every day for work, connected up to two monitors and a keyboard and mouse. Desktop computing hasn't really changed for nearly 40...

Stunning display with 3:2 aspect ratio ; Thin and handsome industrial design ; Pen, touchscreen, and Dial support

Old CPU and GPU ; Can't use as a monitor ; Dial needs more apps and a better base

Touch, pen, and Dial all in one display

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

Microsoft's Surface Studio proves desktops can still be cool

 

The Surface Studio is exactly the sort of twist on desktops you'd expect from Microsoft. It's fast and sports a gorgeous screen, but most importantly its screen-bending gimmick is actually useful. Just be prepared to spend a lot for the privilege of...

Powerful for most creative tasks ; Gorgeous display ; Screen tilting function is genuinely useful ; Responsive stylus ; Dial has the potential to be very useful

Limited to mobile graphics ; Expensive for the hardware you get ; No upgradeability

The Surface Studio is both familiar and new. It empowers us to work the way we always have, while also giving us entirely new modes of productivity. Personally, that's a philosophy I can get behind -- especially when you contrast it with Apple's habit...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Microsoft Surface Studio review

 

Everyone likes an underdog, and in the case of computer hardware, tech giant Microsoft is the dog at the bottom of the pile. After years of letting hardware partners like Dell, HP and Lenovo build an army of Windows laptops and desktops , Microsoft is...

The Surface Studio has a fantastic 28-inch screen with excellent color, mounted on smooth hinges that fold down to an artist-friendly angle. The excellent Surface Pen stylus returns and the new Surface Dial shows promise. Every model has good-to-great...

Surface Studio is extremely expensive, and doesn't include the flashy Dial accessory by default. It skips newer graphics chips that support VR hardware. Support for the Dial is limited right now, and even compatible programs don't always use it in a...

Microsoft's ambitious love letter to creative professionals is the touchscreen iMac of your dreams -- albeit crazy expensive and running Windows.

Nov, 2016

Expert review by: Brad Chacos (pcworld.com)

Meet the sleek Surface Studio all-in-one, Microsoft's first-ever desktop PC

 

Microsoft's $2,999 Surface Studio all-in-one represents the company's first foray into traditional desktop PCs—and a direct rival to Apple's 5K iMac.

Powering that many pixels takes significant hardware , and the Surface Studio doesn’t disappoint. Microsoft’s all-in-one packs a quad-core Core i7 processor, a 2TB “Rapid Hybrid Drive,” an Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M, and up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM—a crucial...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: (zdnet.com)

Microsoft Surface Studio, First Take: An appealing all-in-one debut, but the price is high

 

Microsoft turned heads and grabbed headlines when it unveiled the all-in-one Surface Studio towards the end of last year. The Studio combined the striking all-in-one design of Apple's iMac with Microsoft's own touch-screen technology for Windows, a...

Expert review by: Matt Safford (computershopper.com)

Microsoft Surface Studio Review and Ratings

 

The prettiest PC to land on our test bench, the Studio has a tilting screen and a pen that will appeal to digital artists with lots of cash or credit. The hardware is a step behind for the price, though, so waiting for an updated model might be smart.

Arguably, the nicest-looking all-in-one desktop ever designed ; Excellent beyond-4K screen ; Integrated power supply means no brick to hide

Expensive in every available configuration ; Last-generation graphics, CPU mean you can't watch streaming 4K content or plug in a VR headset ; No USB-Type C/Thunderbolt 3 ports ; Surface Dial costs $99 extra, needs better traction

A big part of the Surface Studio's appeal, apart from its attractive looks, is that there's nothing else quite like it.

Apr, 2017