The original Surface Studio set a new gold standard for desktop computers when it launched shy of two years ago and now the Surface Studio 2 looks to eclipse it with better hardware in every way. With an updated processor, graphics card and brighter screen, Microsoft’s new desktop might look like a complete win. However, a closer look at the upgraded specs and the higher price has us feeling otherwise... Is Microsoft's more recent workstation the better of the two? Come with us as we pit the Surface Studio 2 against the Surface Studio in a head-to-head match up.Surface Studio 2 vs Surface Studio designDesign-wise nothing at all has changed about the Surface Studio whether you’re looking its screen, the computer base or the whole of the exterior. That said, while we weren’t expecting the Surface Studio 2 to jump to a 30-inch screen, we were impressed that main computer box didn't needed to grow a single millimeter to accommodate stronger components.The … [Read more...] about Surface Studio 2 vs Surface Studio: is it time to upgrade?
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Microsoft has completely updated its line of Surface PCs -- and launched its first high-end noise-cancelling headphones, too. The company unveiled a new Surface Pro 6 tablet, Surface Laptop 2 and Surface Studio 2 all-in-one desktop PC at a media event in Manhattan, and surprised with its entry into the world of high-end headphones with the Surface Headphones. It also unveiled a slew of new features for Windows and Office 365.Panos Panay, Microsoft's Chief Product Officer, said the Surface Pro 6 is 67 percent more powerful than the previous model, 2017's Surface Pro, and will start at $899. The Surface Laptop 2 will start at $999. Both will be available on Oct. 16. As expected, the new models are mostly modest spec refreshes and some new colors, including matte black. Anyone looking for radical redesigns -- or even the addition of USB-C -- will need to wait for 2019, at least.Here's an overview of the new products.Surface Pro 6Starts at $899, available Oct. … [Read more...] about Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2, Surface Studio 2 and Surface Headphones: Everything Microsoft just announced
On Oct. 2, Microsoft will try to steal the spotlight from Apple and Amazon, and the zillion products they collectively announced in September -- and get ahead of whatever Google has planned for its upcoming event on Oct. 9 (hint: it's the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL).According to the latest industry rumors, Microsoft intends to use its October event to show off the next version of its Surface portfolio, which could include new or updated hardware, software and services. But given the breadth of Microsoft's business, the unpredictability of the Surface line and the fact that Microsoft hasn't announced anything officially, we still don't know exactly what we're in for. Watch: How to watch this fall's biggest tech announcementsMicrosoft has an uneven track record when it comes to the Surface line, varying between periods of radical experimentation (e.g., the original Surface Pro, the Surface Studio PC) and modest, incremental upgrades (e.g., the 2017 Surface Pro). The company has often said it … [Read more...] about Microsoft Surface: Rumored specs, features, leaks, price, release date
New Surface devices will be arriving at some point, but for now Microsoft offers four Surface device families within its portfolio comprising the Surface Pro, Surface Laptop, Surface Book and Surface Studio. The latest to launch is the Surface Book 2, the updated version of the Surface Book, which comes in 13 and 15-inch versions. Each Surface has a touchscreen, but only three of them are "mobile", as one of them is an eye-catching all-in-one that sits on a desk and one of them runs a sandboxed version of Windows known as Windows 10 S.Confused about which one might be the one for you? No worries. It's not as complicated as it first seems and to help you figure out the differences between them all and work out which is the best for your requirements, we've compared each of the four Surface device families spec-by-spec to give you a better idea of which is best for you.Quick summaryThe Surface Pro is the cheapest Surface device overall. It's a Windows 10 Pro PC that also offers … [Read more...] about Which is the best Microsoft Surface device for you?
Here we go again: Mac vs PC, Apple vs Microsoft. This time around, it's the battle of the top-tier all-in-ones, the upcoming iMac Pro up against the Surface Studio. They're both high-end devices primarily targeting creative and media professionals, but there are as many differences as there are similarities between them, and there's a lot to break down. Want to read more about the iMac Pro? We have an iMac Pro review and our comparison of the iMac vs the iMac Pro. You can also read our comparison of all the 'pro' Macs. Price and availability Before we dive into the hardware itself, let's take a look at two of the most important questions: when can you buy them, and how much do they cost? The Surface Studio is out now in both the UK and the US, and starts from £2,999/$2,999 for the base model. There are two other configurations available, with the mid-range going for £3,549/$3,499, and the top-tier version priced at £4,249/$4,199. But if you thought the Surface Studio was … [Read more...] about Head to head: the megapowerful iMac Pro vs Microsoft’s Surface Studio