Microsoft has unveiled a new all-in-one PC at its “Imagine What You’ll Do” event in New York City. The Surface Studio is a desktop that looks similar to Apple’s iMac. At its event, Surface chief Panos Panay said the Surface Studio is built for creators and professionals.
The Surface Studio features a 28-inch PixelSense display, with the thinnest display, according to Microsoft. The Surface Studio has a touch screen, 32GB RAM, a 2TB hybrid drive that combines HD and SD storage, four USB 3.0 ports, Ethernet, Audio, SD and Mini DisplayPort, and the new Surface Dial. The speakers, ports and drive are in the base, which is a square box that’s under the display.
According to Panay, the Surface Studio’s display is designed to immerse the user as much as possible. The display includes a feature Microsoft is calling TrueColor, which allows creators to “render the world…as he or she believes it needs to be rendered.” The Surface Studio’s monitor can switch from DCI-P3 color and RGB on the fly, which is going to appeal to graphic designers. Microsoft also revealed a companion wireless keyboard and mouse.
The display also features True Scale, which allows it to display print products at original scale on the screen. “One inch on the screen is one inch in real life,” Panay said at Microsoft’s product event on Wednesday.