It’s all about the touch
Microsoft’s Surface family of products gets a huge upgrade and we are mighty excited. The brand new device is christened as Surface Studio is an entirely new class of product that transforms from a workstation into a powerful digital canvas in seconds. In turn letting users create content on an ultra-thin monitor, in the most creative manner possible.
The 28in LCD monitor features a ultra-HD 4.5K screen, offering 63 percent more pixels than a high-end 4K TV. Surface Studio brings versatility to the desk quite literally because it can be used with pen, touch and the Surface Dial, the last one being the new input device that most creatively lets you use two hands on the screen to compose and create in most innovative ways possible. Powering the Surface Studio is the 6th Generation Intel Core processors accelerated by a discrete NVIDIA GeForce GPU.
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Coming back to one of the most interesting bits about the Surface Studio, is the Surface Dial. Using which you can now navigate through your work space in a much quicker and effortless manner. The Dial also enables a set of unique experiences exclusive to Surface Studio. Hence, if you place the Surface Dial directly on the screen, it brings up a set of digital tools specific to the app that is open, allowing creators to more seamlessly move through their workflow. For example, if you are an artist, you can now change the color or the size of their brush tip as you paint without having to move the pen away from the screen. The combination of Dial, pen and touch creates a more immersive and tactile way for people to create in digital environments. Surface Dial can be pre-ordered now, though only in the U.S. through Microsoft Stores, MicrosoftStore.com, select Best Buy locations and at BestBuy.com, and will be available for $99 ERP USD starting Nov. 10
Time to Float
Microsoft has introduced something called the Zero Gravity Hinge that lets you move the screen and alternate between the various steps of the creative process. When the screen transitions from Desktop Mode to Studio Mode, it sits at a 20-degree angle, the same angle as a standard drafting board. This makes it ideal for sketching, writing and designing content. Also launching as a free update in early 2017 is Windows 10 Creators Update that will allow anyone to create, share and experience in 3-D and mixed reality. With this update, Microsoft Edge will be the first browser to fully embrace 3-D.
To sum things up, the Surface Studio will be offered at an estimated price of $2,999 which will demand robust performance if the product has to succeed. We care mighty excited to take it for a spin. Hopefully that will happen soon enough.
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