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Microsoft Surface Studio 2 (2018, 28-inch)

Microsoft Surface Studio 2 (2018, 28-inch)
alaScore 98

25 reviews

Jan, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 reviews of Microsoft Surface Studio 2 (2018, 28-inch). The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and usability, whereas many are negative about the reliability and price.

design, usability, size

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Microsoft Surface Studio 2 (2018, 28-inch) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Surface Studio 2 review: A better all-in-one PC twist


The Surface Studio 2 successfully fixes many of the issues we had with the original model, especially when it comes to graphics performance. Still, Microsoft didn't go as far as it should have when it came to modern hardware. And that's tough to...

Better GPU options than before ; Screen is still gorgeous ; Its unique screen hinge is still unmatched ; Faster storage

CPU could be more modern ; No GTX 1080 ; No Thunderbolt 3 for external GPUs

So is the Surface Studio 2 worth it? For a certain type of creative consumer, one who demands a flexible display and powerful hardware, it could be. But at the very least, it's an easier sell than before.

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Luke Larsen (

Review: Microsoft Surface Studio 2


If the Surface Studio 2 can't win over Mac fans, nothing can

Exceptional design, build quality, The best screen we’ve ever tested, Great graphics performance, Super-fast SSD, Starts at 16GB of RAM

Overpriced for an older processor, Niche appeal

The Surface Studio 2 is meant for a very specific group of people, namely creative professionals who’ve been dissuaded by Apple’s recent moves. Though it looks the same on the outside, the updated components and display make for a much-improved overall...

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Matthew Buzzi (

Microsoft Surface Studio 2


In its time, the original Microsoft Surface Studio was the most elegantly realized vision of a swift all-in-one desktop and a digital, pen-enabled drawing board combined. Digital art creation, engineering, architecture, and other professions that...

Elegant all-in-one digital creation solution. Snappy performance. Super-thin, spectacular display that reclines. Accurate touch input for art/design work. USB-C support. Bundled Surface Pen.

Expensive. CPU could be beefier, considering separated base. Video out via USB-C, not a dedicated port.

Microsoft's Surface Studio 2 is a beautiful, pricey all-in-one desktop for artists, content creators, and professionals wedded to pen input. It packs components peppier than the original's, and a downright stunning screen.

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Dan Seifert (



So, for the new, $3,499 and up, Surface Studio 2 Microsoft did the obvious things: it kept the design and features exactly the same, but it greatly improved the internal specifications. The Studio 2 has a more powerful processor, significantly better...

Gorgeous, bright high-resolution display, Fast performance, Can run modern AAA games with ease, Compact footprint with built-in support for pen input

Has a generation-old laptop processor, High price tag, No Thunderbolt 3 support, Limited upgradeability options

But overall, it’s really hard to not instantly want a Surface Studio 2 from the first time you sit down in front of it. It’s a visually stunning, highly capable desktop computer with a versatility you won’t find anywhere else. I can use it to write,...

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (

Microsoft Surface Studio 2 review


Improves an incomparable all-in-one

The Microsoft Surface Studio 2's combination of a huge, color-accurate display with excellent pressure-sensitive stylus responsiveness and tiltable hinge design still leads in its class. And the updated graphics card delivers notably better performance...

The new USB-C connection doesn't support Thunderbolt 3 for fast external storage, daisy chaining or an external GPU. It's also stuck in the past (for this class of system) with a quad-core CPU. The otherwise excellent display doesn't support hardware...

Remaining the leader for intensive stylus input, the Microsoft Studio 2 seamlessly melds form and function for professional art and design. But it has a few weaknesses that might be deal breakers for people who need a lot of fast storage or more power.

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Lauren Goode Gear (



Microsoft's Surface Studio 2 has everything you ever wanted in a creative desktop, and costs more than you probably ever wanted to spend.

Do you need the Microsoft Surface Studio 2 for your day-to-day work? Probably not, unless you’re a serious multimedia professional. Even then, you’ll have to make a critical choice between the Mac and Windows ecosystem, and for some people, that’s a...

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : ZDNet Editors (

Microsoft Surface Studio 2, Xiaomi Mi MIX 3, Acer Chromebook Spin 13, and more: Reviews round-up | ZDNet


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Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Cliff Joseph (

Microsoft Surface Studio 2 review: A powerful digital drawing board Review | ZDNet


With its adjustable 28-inch touchscreen and stylus, the Surface Studio 2 offers designers a versatile platform that simply isn't available from rival all-in-one desktop PCs.

High-definition display with 3:2 aspect ratio ; 'Zero gravity hinge' with drawing-board mode ; Surface Pen included ; Stronger CPU, GPU and SSD performance

Expensive ; Only one CPU option available ; Limited build-to-order options ; No expansion slots

Feb, 2019

Expert review by : Brian Westover (

Microsoft Surface Studio 2 Review: The Best Is Back


Microsoft's Surface tablets and laptops may be well-known, but for artists and creative pros, there's only one Surface PC to consider: the Microsoft Surface Studio 2 ($3,499 to start, $4,199 as reviewed).

Excellent design lets you use as a desktop or drawing board, Flexible hinge, Excellent display quality, Strong audio, Best-in-class pen support

Pricey, Inconvenient port placement, Hardware is dated from the start

The Microsoft Surface Studio 2 is the best touch-screen all-in-one you'll find for drawing and digital creation, but even with updated hardware, this device is not as amazing the second time around.

Nov, 2018

Expert review by : Bryce Durbin (

Review: Microsoft Surface Studio 2


Wow, it's huge.

The Surface Studio 2 is clearly aimed at professional artists & designers. If you can afford the hefty pricetag ($3499 for the minimum specsk, $4799 for 2 TB & 32 GB RAM), this is a great device for your studio practice.

Nov, 2018

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