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.
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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.
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.