Surface Laptop Studio hands-on: Microsoft’s three-segment variant of a versatile laptop

Surface Laptop Studio

Microsoft’s next-generation 2-in-1 for creators Surface Laptop Studio It was also sold in Hong Kong recently. We borrowed one to play with it and see how powerful its three-stage variant design is.Let’s start with the basic specs: 14.4-inch 2,400 x 1,600 (201 ppi) touchscreen with support for refresh rates up to 120Hz, Dolby Vision HDR and Surface Slim Pen 2 Ultra-thin stylus with an “extremely durable” Dynamic Woven Hinge. There is a high-sensitivity 1080p camera at the top of the screen for video conferencing with dual microphones.

Surface Laptop Studio

Surface Laptop Studio

In terms of the main body, there are four-core 11th generation Intel Core H35 i5-11300H or i7-11370H processors to choose from, the latter adding NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Dedicated graphics processor (4GB GDDR6 RAM). The left side has two USB-C ports that support USB 4.0/Thunderbolt 4, while the right side has a 3.5mm headphone jack and Surface Connect port. (Every time I see the Surface Connect port, I think there is an SD card slot, alas…)

The less conspicuous is the Quad Omnisonic four-channel speakers that support Dolby Atmos, and with the Dolby Vision IQ audio-visual technology of the screen, there will be a good audio-visual experience. In addition, the Surface Laptop Studio has a battery life of up to 19 hours (the Core i7 version is deducted by about an hour).

Surface Laptop Studio

Surface Laptop Studio

To put it bluntly, Surface Laptop Studio is Surface Studio The laptop version of , also has a tilting screen design that lets you switch between laptop mode, studio mode and stage mode. In studio mode, the screen remains solid for easy touch and stylus operation.

Surface Laptop Studio

Surface Laptop Studio

The stage mode is actually a tablet mode, but with a weight of 1.74kg (1.82kg for the Core i7 model), it will be a bit difficult to hold the Surface Laptop Studio for a long time. If you want to use the stylus at the same time, it is recommended to put the laptop on the desktop first.

Surface Laptop Studio

Surface Laptop Studio

Under the Precision Haptic trackpad, there is a recessed space for the Surface Slim Pen 2 stylus, which is magnetically fixed and charged. Surface Slim Pen 2 has a built-in Microsoft G6 chip and haptic motor, and the haptic feedback and latency are significantly improved over the previous generation. Unfortunately, this accessory needs to be purchased separately.

Surface Laptop Studio

Surface Laptop Studio

The Surface Laptop Studio starts from HK$12,888. The Core i5 base version has 16GB LPDDR4x RAM and a 256GB SSD. To double the SSD capacity, you will have to pay an extra HK$2,000. The Core i7 version with RTX 3050 Ti starts at HK$16,888. Based on 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD, adding HK$5,000 can double the two, and adding HK$3,000 has a 2TB SSD.

Microsoft is now offering consumer coupons, with HK$700 off all Surface Laptop Studio products.You can also take a lookOther Surface dealsOh.

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