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At the Microsoft Surface Event today, the company announced their latest flagship laptop, the Surface Laptop Studio. Instead of releasing a new Studio all-in-one, they’ve decided to release this weird hybrid device that features the same screen design ethos, where it slides down for you to draw or write on and then all the way back up to let you use it as a real laptop.
It’s going to start at $1600, with the NVIDIA RTX 3050 Ti being limited to the i7 model, while the i5 gets the new Intel Iris Xe integrated graphics.
These processors are the 11th generation Intel quad-core H35 CPUs, which support Thunderbolt 4 via the two USB-C ports on the side of the device.
Compatible with the new Slim Pen 2, it’ll work with those fancy new haptic feedback sensors built in to give the impression of actually physically writing things onto a piece of paper.
As well, you’re getting a 120Hz refresh rate screen across the 14.4-inch touchscreen and support for Dolby Vision HDR.
Microsoft really wants this to be the all-in-one device, so during the event, they demonstrated not only its coding potential – proudly stating how fast it could compile – but also the gaming side of things, demonstrating Forza Horizon 5 running at high, 60FPS locally. Of course, to get used out of that 120Hz screen, you’ll need to probably bump it down a bit in terms of quality.
The Surface Laptop Studio releases alongside the rest of the Surface brand and Windows 11’s launch date of October 5th.
Costing $1600 for the base model (i5, 16GB RAM and 256GB SSD) and all the way up to $3099.99 for 32GB RAM and 2TB SSD with an i7, is going to be an incredibly expensive purchase if you want to go all out with it.
It’s available via Microsoft’s website right now.