Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio with Slim Pen 2 Launched in India
On February 15th, Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio was made available in India for the first time. A year after its launch in the US, the tablet is geared for developers, creative professionals, designers and gamers.
In various configurations, it claims to give “the power of a desktop, the portability of a laptop, and a creative studio,” according to the company’s description.
Quad Omnisonic speakers with Dolby Atmos are included, as well as a 14.4-inch PixelSense Flow touchscreen with a refresh rate of 120Hz. According to Microsoft, this is the most powerful Surface laptop to date.
Features and characteristics of Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio
As recently as September last year, Microsoft’s Surface Laptop Studio was released in the US market. Magnum and aluminum cases are included in the package. With a Dynamic Woven Hinge that allows the display to be positioned in numerous ways, it runs Windows 11 out of the box.
Microsoft allows the device to be transformed from a standard notebook to a tablet or a canvas through the use of the special hinge. Underneath the keyboard, a magnetic attachment for the Surface Slim Pen 2 is provided.
Another feature of the convertible laptop is its ability to be used in three distinct modes: Laptop Mode, Stage Mode, and Studio Mode.
Laptop mode offers a regular laptop-like experience, Stage mode is used for gaming, streaming, docking, and presentation by pulling the display forward to an angle where the keyboard is covered but the touchpad is exposed. The third mode is called Studio Mode where it can be used like a canvas or for writing notes.
Surface Laptop Studio sports a 14.4-inch PixelSense Flow Display with 2,400×1,600 pixels resolution, 10-point multi-touch support, and up to 120Hz refresh rate. The display also comes with a 201ppi resolution, a 3:2 aspect ratio, and Dolby Vision support.
Under the hood, Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio is powered by quad-core 11th Gen Intel Core H35 processors (up to 11370H) paired with up to 32GB of LPDDR4x RAM and up to 2TB of SSD storage. The Intel Core i5 models feature Intel Iris Xe integrated graphics and the ones with Intel Core i7 processors come with up to an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti dedicated GPU with 4GB of GDDR6 memory.
The device comes with Windows Hello face authentication, 1080p front-facing camera, dual far-field Studio Mics, and Quad Omnisonic speakers with Dolby Atmos. Security options on Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio include Firmware TPM for enterprise-grade security and BitLocker support, enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in, and Windows enhanced hardware security.
Connectivity options on the Surface Laptop Studio include two USB Type-C ports (USB 4.0/ Thunderbolt 4), a 3.5mm headphone jack, Surface Connect port, Wi-Fi 6, and Bluetooth v5.1.
The laptops with Intel Core i5 processors are claimed to offer up to 19 hours of typical device usage and come with a bundled 65W Surface Power Supply adaptor.
The models with Intel Core i7 processors are claimed to offer up to 18 hours of typical device usage and come with a 102W Surface Power Supply adaptor.
The laptop measures 323.28×228.32×18.94mm. As per the details provided by Microsoft, the Surface Laptop Studio with Intel Core i5 processors weigh 1.7kg, and the ones with Intel Core i5 processors i7 processors have a weight of 1.8kg.
Price and availability of the Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio in India
Starting February 15, preorders for the Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio will be accepted via commercial authorized resellers and select retail and online partners in India.
With an Intel Core i5 11th-generation processor, 16GB of DDR4 RAM, and 256GB of storage, Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio retails for INR. 1,56,999 (commercial pricing) and INR. 1,65,999 (consumer price).
At INR. 3,43,499, the top-of-the-line model has an 11th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM and 2TB of storage space.