Microsoft unveils the droolworthy Surface Studio and upgraded Surface Book with 16-hours of battery life

“Microsoft also announced new VR Headsets, 3D Paint and the Windows 10 Creators update”

Of late, Microsoft has been holding some pretty interesting events, revealing a bunch of new hardware and software with innovative ideas… something that’s been missing for a while from other manufacturers. Yesterday, at its keynote, the company unveiled the latest addition to its surface line-up – the Surface Studio.

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The massive all-in-one desktop comes with a 28-inch PixelSense touchscreen display. Just 12.5mm thick, the Studio features top-of-the-line specifications including an Intel Core i7 processor, up to 32GB of RAM and 2TB of storage. It also comes with a “zero-gravity hinge” that allows the screen to tilt down at a very sharp angle allowing you to use it like an extra large tablet for drawing and other creative work. And this is where the new Surface Dial comes in. It is a new input device for the Surface products that is shaped like a hockey puck . It comes with haptic  feedback and can be twisted and turned to select items and perform a variety of operations.

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Microsoft also announced a new and upgraded Surface Book. The new laptop comes with a quad-core Intel Core i7 SoC, and will reportedly offer up to 16 hours of battery life. The company has also upgraded the graphics capabilities of the device and also added an additional fan to keep things cool. In addition to this, announcements like 3D Paint, VR headsets as well as the Windows 10 Creators update ensure that creative artists have more say in their technology.

The Surface Studio is up for pre-order in the US starting at $2,999 (~Rs 2,00,500), and will be available from December 15th. The upgraded Surface Book i7 will set you back by $2,399 (1,60,400). Unfortunately, Indian availability and pricing is still unknown.