Updated 14 Feb 2018

Microsoft

Surface Studio

Snapshot: The Microsoft Surface Studio is a 28-inch all-in-one computer. It has an Intel Core i5-6440HQ @ 2.6GHz processor and 8GB RAM. What's the performance like?

Surface Studio
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$5199

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Test results

Overall score
76
Performance
?/10
Design and use
?/10
Display
?/10

Good points

  • Good performance.
  • Very easy to use.
  • Has 4 USB 3.0 ports.
  • Has a 1TB HDD.
  • Has separate graphics RAM.

But

  • No DVD drive.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Performance (50%)
Design and use (30%)
Display (20%)

The tests we use to measure a computer's performance reflect everyday usage. Our tests look at processor and graphics performance as well as memory and storage. We compare a computer’s performance using cross-system benchmarking software to test and compare on different operating systems, such as Windows 10 and macOS Sierra.

Design and use is split into a tester assessment (40%) and an expert panel assessment (60%). The tester assessment consists of testing the recovery options, screen adjustment, manuals and information and sound quality. Our panel of three professional users assess the design, style, and keyboard and mouse use.

Display is assessed on colour, brightness and contrast (55%); glare/surface reflections (20%); viewing angle where applicable (10%); and blu-ray playback where applicable (15%).

Key data

Model

Avg price
$5199

Specifications

Screen size (inches)
28
Max screen resolution
4500 x 3000
Screen tilt (degrees)
-3 to +72
Processor (Intel core)
Intel Core i5-6440HQ @ 2.6GHz
Number of cores
Quad
CPU
6th Gen/Skylake
Video (GPU)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M
Video RAM (GB)
2
HDD
1TB
SSD
64GB
RAM (GB)
8
WiFi
b/g/n/ac
DVD+/-RW drive
×
Dimensions W x D x H (mm)
637 x 220 x 544
Weight (kg)
9.5
Annual energy cost
$34.28

Features

USB 3.0/2.0
4/0
Thunderbolt
0
VGA
×
Display port
×
HDMI input
0
HDMI output
0
Card reader
Touchscreen
Speakers
Security lock slot
×
IR receiver
×
Operating system (OS)
Windows 10 Pro, 64-bit
Mountable
×
Notes
Microsoft has a Rapid hybrid drive with a 64GB SSD component for speedy access to regularly used data.