Surface Studio 2+ is the official name for an updated version of Surface Studio with improved specifications and a new port layout on the rear panel. The appearance of the device remained the same.
So, the novelty received an Intel Core i7-11370H processor, which is also used in the Surface Laptop Studio. Microsoft says the new chip will provide up to a 50% performance boost over the 7th Gen processor in the Surface Studio 2. The GTX 1070 GPU has been replaced with the RTX 3060 mobile chip, which also delivers a significant performance boost.
With Surface Studio 2+, engineers decided to ditch the card reader in favor of three USB-C ports with Thunderbolt 4 support, which allows you to connect up to three external 4K displays to the device. The device also received Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision (HDR) certifications, upgraded studio microphones, and a new 1080p webcam for conferencing.
In addition, Microsoft has changed the internal layout of the device to make it easier for specialists to repair and replace components.
The Surface Studio 2+ will go on sale October 25 for $4,499, although it won’t be available in all countries at first. Microsoft will also sell a version without a keyboard, pen, and mouse for $4,299.
|Operating system||Windows 11 Pro|
|CPU||Intel Core i7-11370H|
|Graphic arts||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop|
|Display||28-inch, PixelSense, 60Hz, 4500×3000 (192 PPI), 3:2 aspect ratio, Gorilla Glass 3, Dolby Vision, sRGB, Vivid, 1200:1 contrast ratio|
|Ports||3x USB-C 4.0 with Thunderbolt 4 support
2x USB-A 3.1
1 x 3.5mm headphone jack
1x Gigabit Ethernet
|Audio||Two long-range studio microphones
2.1 stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos support
|Wireless connection||WiFi 6E: 802.11ax, Bluetooth 5.1|
|Camera||1080p front camera, Windows Hello support|
|Safety||TPM 2.0, Windows Hello face recognition, Secured-Core PC|