Microsoft at its Surface Event at New York City yesterday announced the second generation Surface Studio 2. The Surface Studio 2 is on similar lines to the company’s first generation Surface Studio but comes with upgraded hardware.
The Surface Studio 2 comes with a new liquid crystal technology with a 28-inch display. The company has enhanced the brightness of the device with the Surface Studio 2 now 38 percent brighter and features 22 percent contrast.
The device is powered by an Intel Core 7th Generation i7 processor which is not the latest generation chips. The thought behind Microsoft not using the latest chip in the 2nd generation Surface Studio could be attributed to be a cost saving measure and allowing the company to sell maximum number.
The all in PC comes with 32GB of RAM and provides a maximum storage of up to 2TB. The 2nd generation device also supports the Surface Dial which will be sold separately by the Redmond Giant.
The Surface Studio 2 also comes with USB-C and four different USB 3.0 ports along with a Gigabit Ethernet port and microSD card reader. Microsoft has also confirmed that the device will be sold at a starting price of $3,499 for the 16GB RAM and 1TB of storage variant.
The second variant which comes with 32GB RAM and 2TB storage has been priced at $4,799. Microsoft has also announced a third configuration or variant of the Surface Studio 2 with 1TB of storage and 32GB RAM which will be sold at $4,199.
Microsoft has already opened pre-orders for the Surface Studio 2 and the device will be shipping on November 15th. At its event, Microsoft also announced the Surface Pro 6 and Surface Laptop which will also go on sale this month.