Microsoft’s Latest Flagship Computer Is the Versatile Surface Laptop Studio

Sep 22, 2021

Category: Tech

At their Surface Event on September 22, Microsoft completely overhauled their lineup of Surface devices. The brand unveiled the upgraded Surface X, the refined Surface Duo 2, and the evolutionary Surface Go 3, Surface Pro 7+, and Surface Pro 8. But most exciting of all was an entirely new Surface product — the Surface Laptop Studio — which slides in as Microsoft’s newest flagship computer.

Right off the bat, the Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio is a good-looking piece of tech. That’s pretty much the case with all Surface devices, as the products are clearly aimed at taking a bite out of design-forward Apple’s market share. But there’s a lot more going on here than just a slick and pretty design. The Surface Laptop Studio features a revolutionary new Dynamic Woven Hinge that allows you to use the device three ways: as a standard laptop, in “stage mode” with the display pulled forward in front of the keyboard, or in tablet-like “studio mode” with the display flat on top of the keyboard. The laptop is aimed at all manner of creators, with the flexible 14.4” 120Hz PixelSense touchscreen display being complemented by some pretty beefy internals. Powering the device is a Quad-core 11th Gen Intel Core H Series processor along with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti laptop GPU for next-gen graphics. You’re also getting two USB 4.0 with Thunderbolt 4 ports, booming audio with Quad Omnisonic speakers powered by Dolby Atmos, and integrated charging storage and support for the new Surface Slim Pen 2 with haptic feedback (sold separately).

The Surface Laptop Studio comes loaded with Windows 11, and pricing starts at $1,600. It’s available for pre-order now from Microsoft, with the first shipments expected to go out at the beginning of October.

Purchase: $1,600+

Photo: Microsoft
Photo: Microsoft
Photo: Microsoft

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