Last September, Microsoft introduced an entirely new category of Surface devices: the Surface Laptop Studio brings the benefits of the variable desktop model to a mobile form. Now there are first details about the upcoming launch in Europe. Unfortunately, Microsoft has been silent about this until now: Now the online magazine ALumia from Italy has discovered the first indications of the imminent market launch of the new Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio. Details about the possible euro prices have also been leaked. That’s why the Surface Laptop Audio will be available February 22.
Several leaks so far
There are several websites that have already provided the new device with a placeholder page – including electronics retailer Euronics and Microsoft itself. This is common, but these newly created products are usually well hidden, only stored internally and thus undetected. On websites in Italy and Great Britain you can see that Microsoft is preparing the market introduction. So far, five different configurations have been discovered.
1730 euros Expected for base model
The UK starting price is £1449, which works out to around €1730. The cheapest Studio laptop comes with an Intel Core i5 chip and 16GB of RAM, while the most expensive model costs £2879 and offers a Core i7 version with 32 GB of RAM and 2 TB of storage. Microsoft announced the new Surface Laptop Studio in September 2021 with the latest Intel processors, Nvidia GPU and more, but the device has not yet been officially launched in Europe. In the fall it was already clear that it would take a while before Microsoft would actually bring the Surface Laptop Studio to the market. Euro prices have not yet been mentioned. Incidentally, the price has fallen sharply at retailers since the market introduction in the US. For example, BestBuy recently offered a $300 discount.
Specs (Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio)
|Windows 11 Home/Pro, Windows 10 Pro
|14.4 inch PixelSense Flow Touch Display, 2400 x 1600 pixels, up to 120 Hertz, 3:2 format, 10-point multi-touch, contrast 1500:1, 201 ppi, Dolby Vision
|Intel Core i5-11300H, Core i7-11370H
|Integrated Intel Iris Xe Graphics (i5), Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050ti 4GB (i7), Business Versions Nvidia RTX A2000 4GB (i7)
|random access memory
|16.32 GB LPDDR4x RAM
|256, 512 GB, 1 or 2 terabyte SSD
|1080p video camera, compatible with Windows Hello
|TPM, Windows Hello facial recognition
|Two far-field studio microphones, Quad Omnisonic speakers with Dolby Atmos
|Surface Connector, 2x USB C (USB 4.0/Thunderbolt 4), 3.5 mm jack, WLAN axis, Bluetooth 5.1
|Ambient light sensor, accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, Windows Hello, precision touchpad, Surface Slim Pen 2 compatible
|Black, Platinum Gray
|Unibody magnesium design
|322.58 x 228.6 x 17.78mm
|i5 models 1742.9g, i7 models 1820.2g
|i5 models up to 19 hours, i7 models up to 18 hours (manufacturer information)
|from USD 1599 (euro prices to follow)
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