The rumbles were wrong and right at the same time. Microsoft has announced the next model of its All-in-One computer, but the news is so few that the Redmond company chose to just add a “plus” to the product name. So the new Surface Studio 2+ will arrive with Intel’s 11th generation processor, in addition to graphics in the hands of the Nvidia RTX 3060.
Of course, I won’t argue the obvious: the new Surface Studio 2+ is faster and more powerful than the model launched in 2018. However, not as much as it should and could offer.
At Microsoft’s presentation on Wednesday (12), the part dedicated to All-in-One computer was short, probably for not having so many news to announce about the gadget. Overall, the exterior is largely the same as its predecessor, with a 28-inch PixelSense touchscreen but with Dolby Vision support.
Three USB-C ports with Thunderbolt 4 are welcome additions, as is the 1TB SSD of internal storage. In terms of RAM, a 32GB DDR4 is definitely interesting.
On the other hand, it is impossible not to be disheartened when faced with Intel’s 11th generation chip, the Core i7-11370H. It’s been almost two years of this processor, remembering that we are approaching the 13th. Even so, the graphics upgrade gives a boost to Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 3060. That way, more demanding programs will run well on that machine.
Our goal was to get the Surface Studio 2+ to market as soon as possible, especially to many of our commercial customers. So we focused on stability and providing good known parts because the difference between 11th and 12th Gen in the H-series wasn’t something we needed to force.
Pete Kyriacou, vice president of program administration at Microsoft, for the The Verge
Surface Studio 2+ pricing and availability
There is only one model of the Surface Studio 2+, it costs $4,299. If the person wants to add a keyboard, mouse and stylus to the package, the price changes to $4,499, or $23,816.83 for a direct conversion.
With information: Engadget.