Microsoft has unveiled the second generation of its Surface Laptop Studio during its recent event, following a two-year gap since the previous model. The new iteration retains the same 14.4" PixelSense touchscreen display boasting a 120Hz refresh rate. It has been upgraded with the latest 13th Gen Intel Core i7 H-series Processor and offers multiple graphics options, including the NVIDIA RTX 2000 Ada Generation GPU, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050, or NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU.
Microsoft claims that this is their most potent Surface device to date and asserts that it delivers twice the graphics performance compared to the MacBook Pro M2 Max. In response to user feedback from the initial Surface Laptop Studio, the company has modified the design of the Laptop Studio 2 to incorporate both a USB-A port and a microSD card slot.
Furthermore, the company has introduced an AI-enhanced full HD Studio Camera with an expanded field of view. This camera enhances the natural feel of face-to-face video calls by employing Eye Contact correction and Automatic Framing, ensuring that users are consistently centered within the frame.
The device offers three distinct modes: Laptop mode for productivity, Stage mode for streaming, and Studio mode for creative activities. Additionally, it provides the convenience of drawing and sketching using the Surface Slim Pen 2, which features built-in storage and charging capabilities.
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio 2 Specifications -
|Display||14.4-inch (2400 x 1600 pixels) PixelSense Flow Display with up to 120Hz refresh rate 10-point multi-touch, 3:2 aspect ratio, Dolby Vision IQ, VESA DisplayHDR 400 certified|
|Processor||Quad Core 13th Gen Intel Core i7-13700H processor with Intel Iris Xᵉ Graphics, 6GB GDDR6 GeForce RTX 4050 / 8GB GDDR6 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 / 8GB GDDR6 RTX 2000 Ada Generation Laptop GPU|
|RAM/Storage||16GB / 32GB / 64GB LPDDR5x RAM, 512GB/1TB/2TB Removable solid-state drive (Gen 4 SSD) options|
|Keyboard||Moving (mechanical) keys, full row of function keys (F1-F12), Windows key and dedicated buttons for media controls, screen brightness Backlight, Precision Haptic touchpad|
|Camera||1080p Full HD camera with wide field of view, Windows Studio Effects with Auto Framing, Eye Contact, and Background Blur, Windows Hello 2.0 face authentication camera|
|Audio||3.5mm headphone jack, Dual far-field Studio Mics, Quad Omnisonic speakers with Dolby Atmos|
|Weight||1.89kg (Iris Xe) / 1.98kg (NVIDIA)|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 6E ax, Bluetooth 5.3, 2 x USB-C with USB4/ Thunderbolt 4 (with DisplayPort and Power Delivery), USB-A 3.1, MicroSDXC card reader, Surface Connect port|
|Battery/Charger||58Wh battery with up to 19h (Iris Xe) / 18h (NVIDIA) battery life with typical usage|
Pricing and Availability -
The Surface Laptop Studio 2 will be available from October 3rd in the USA, and the pre-order has already started. It is currently not listed in India. Considering that the first generation was introduced in India a year after its initial launch, it is reasonable to anticipate the device's availability in India next year.
Surface Laptop Studio 2 Prices are -
- Core i7/16GB RAM/512GB SSD/Intel Iris Xe – USD 1999.99 (Rs. 1,65,540 approx.)
- Core i7/16GB RAM/512GB SSD/NVIDIA GeForce RTX4050 – USD 2,399.99 (Rs. 1,98,650 approx.)
- Core i7/32GB RAM/1TB SSD/NVIDIA GeForce RTX4050 – USD 2,799.99 (Rs. 2,31,760 approx.)
- Core i7/64GB RAM/1TB SSD/NVIDIA GeForce RTX4060 – USD 3,299.99 (Rs. 2,73,145 approx.)
- Core i7/32GB RAM/1TB SSD/NVIDIA RTX 2000 Ada – USD 3,599.99 (Rs. 2,97,975 approx.)
- Core i7/64GB RAM/2TB SSD/NVIDIA GeForce RTX4060 – USD 3,699.99 (Rs. 3,06,255 approx.)