And just like that, Microsoft has become an absolute master of design. Ever since the company pioneered the new form factor with the original Surface, it has been innovating on this front nonstop.
To great results, often.
Case in point, the newly unveiled Surface Laptop Studio.
This shiny new device is the newest member of the Surface family, and introduces a new form factor that combines the Surface Book and Surface Studio models. And things go beyond just looks here, as Microsoft calls this the most powerful Surface ever.
The device ditches the traditional detachable display from the earlier generation Surface Book models for one that swivels in front to transform into multiple modes. The display can even lay completely flat to allow for drawing on the screen.
Speaking of the display, the Laptop Studio sports a 14.4-inch PixelSense touchscreen with support for the Surface Pen. And just like the Surface Pro 8, it houses a 120Hz high refresh rate panel.
Thunderbolt 4 ports are also included that let users run multiple 4K displays through a single port.
Internally, the device sports the 11th generation Intel H35 chips, with configuration options of up to 32GB of RAM and 2TB of storage. Graphics duties are handled by the NVIDIA RTX 3050Ti that should give it enough horsepower for gaming and heavier workloads.
Other prominent hardware features include quad speakers with Dolby Atmos support, a 3.5mm audio jack, studio microphones with echo control, and a 1080p webcam with AI powered adjustments for better visuals.
The Surface Laptop Studio is available for preorder now in select markets.
And thing start at $1,599.99.