Posts tagged “Surface

Introducing Microsoft Surface Studio

True power, form and function — Microsoft has been giving us all three since the advent of the very first Microsoft Surface.  Sometimes misunderstood by some, but the value of this category is truly unmatched and unrivaled in many ways.  Yes, friends, our buddies in Redmond have not forgotten about the Pro market.
Desktop, redefined.
(Source: Surface, YouTube)

This product is truly a creative professional’s dream (if you’re a creative and this doesn’t make you tingle… please, rewatch the video).  This is not a product defined by apps, cute emojis or messaging effects, this product is defined by the amount of work you can get done, the different amount of tasks that can be completed and more.  The Surface Studio features a 28 inch PixelDense display that allows for user input right on the screen.  In addition, the Surface Pen staple is standard here with an all new Surface Dial that can be used in many actions across the OS — from changing songs, manipulating color palettes or diving layer by layer into an image using Microsoft Paint 3D.  Note that the Surface Dial will be included with the Surface Studio for a limited time, then will have to be bought separated at $99.  The display on the Surface Studio is entirely unique and will fold down to 20 degrees to allow for input by the user.  One could see this being used by designers, architects and more.
Microsoft Surface Studio declined to 20 degrees.

Microsoft Surface Studio declined to 20 degrees.

Bottom line:  The Microsoft Surface Studio is a big deal.  In a time where many of us in the tech community believe the only companies can innovate are Apple and Google, Microsoft continues to show us that although they’ve been late to the game, the products they are delivering are top notch, work well together and are helping to drive and shape the industry.  One thing that must be noted is that professionals have not been forgotten — way to go, Microsoft.

Microsoft Surface…things to note

The Microsoft Surface has been shown off to the world this week as a tablet with promise and one that could potentially be poised to take over a tablet market that is dominated by the Apple iPad and the Amazon Kindle Fire.  However, could Microsoft actually pull off creating a tablet to bring it’s deserving mobile device running Windows 8 to the light?

What makes the Microsoft Surface (or any tablet running Windows 8) special?

  • It is Microsoft, the same company that has held over 90% of the desktop market for years and many more years to come
  • Unique interface
  • Intel-based tablets will provide a true desktop experience in the palm of your hands; something that an iOS or Android device will never match

What are potential downfalls of the device?

  • Price.  The Microsoft Surface running Windows 8 Pro will be in the price range of Ultrabooks; which are out of the tablet market.  However, the RT version should fall within the range of other comparable tablets; yet, the user will be limited to the Metro interface.

Bottom line:  If Microsoft plays it’s cards right they could have a real winner on their hands.  However, the pricing of this product with greatly determine it’s success.