The Surface Laptop Studio 2 adds to its predecessor's design in various areas.
Microsoft has updated its flagship laptop and 2-in-1 machine. Available as the Surface Laptop Studio 2, the new device comes with Intel Raptor Lake-H processors, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 series GPUs, and an updated trackpad. Let's dive into the details of this impressive release.
The Surface Laptop Studio 2 starts at US$1,999.99, but for users seeking enhanced graphics performance with a dedicated GPU, there's an option priced at US$2,399.99.
Pre-orders Open Now
Microsoft has opened pre-orders for the Surface Laptop Studio 2, one of three new products that the company has introduced today. Like the Surface Laptop Go 3, the Surface Laptop Studio 2 retains its predecessor's overall design.
For example, Microsoft has carried over the 14.4-inch and 3:2 display from the original Surface Laptop Studio. Additionally, the hinge mechanism remains unchanged, allowing the Surface Laptop Studio 2 to turn from a conventional laptop into a quasi-tablet.
Moreover, Microsoft has added a USB Type-A port and a MicroSD card reader, as well as its predecessor's twin Thunderbolt 4 and Surface Connect ports. This ensures a wide range of compatibility and connectivity options for users.
The company has equipped the Surface Laptop Studio 2 with a Precision Haptic Touchpad too, which can recognize more hand gestures, as shown 1 minute into the video below. Unfortunately, the new Surface Laptop Studio still has a 58 Wh battery, which failed to impress us when we reviewed its predecessor.
Furthermore, Microsoft has equipped the Surface Laptop Studio 2 with the Intel Core i7-13700H or Core i7-13800H if you choose a 'for Business' model. This provides users with robust processing power, suitable for both work and entertainment.
Conversely, Microsoft sells its new Surface Laptop Studio with a choice between Intel Xe, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050, GeForce RTX 4060, or RTX 2000 Ada Generation GPU options. This extensive range of graphics choices allows users to tailor their device to their specific needs.
Microsoft complements the machine's CPU and GPU options with up to 64 GB of LPDDR5x RAM too, as well as 2 TB of PCIe 4.0 storage. This ensures that users have ample memory and storage space for their tasks, whether it's heavy multitasking or content creation.
Let's take a closer look at the pricing options for the Surface Laptop Studio 2:
- 16 GB RAM/512 GB SSD/Iris Xe iGPU - US$1,999.99
- 16 GB RAM/512 GB SSD/NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 dGPU - US$2,399.99
- 32 GB RAM/1 TB SSD/NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 dGPU - US$2,799.99
- 64 GB RAM/1 TB SSD/NVIDIARTX 2000 Ada Generation dGPU - US$3,599.99
- 64 GB RAM/2 TB SSD/NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 dGPU - US$3,699.99
These pricing options provide flexibility for users with varying needs and budgets, ensuring that there's a Surface Laptop Studio 2 configuration for everyone.
The Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio 2 is a significant upgrade, offering powerful performance, enhanced connectivity, and a range of configuration options to suit different users. While the battery capacity remains the same, the overall package is compelling for those seeking a versatile and high-performing 2-in-1 device.
With pre-orders now open, Microsoft aims to capture the attention of tech enthusiasts and professionals looking for a top-tier laptop-tablet hybrid.
Stay tuned for more in-depth reviews and user experiences as this exciting device hits the market.
For the latest updates and news on the Surface Laptop Studio 2, visit the official Microsoft Surface website.