Microsoft introduced the Surface Studio, a touchscreen all-in-one desktop computer. Its 12.5mm thick, has a 18-inch PixelSense display, GeForce 980M, an Intel i7 processor, 2TB of storage, and up to 32GB of memory. It also has a “zero-gravity hinge” that allows the screen to be tilt at different angles, allowing for creative work. These tiny computers start at $2,999.
The Surface Dial is also a new device by Microsoft. The device provides haptic feedback and allows for twisting to select item from a menu screen. Along with the Surface Studio users can place the Dial directly onto the screen for contextual software control. The Surface Dial will be out in November at $99.99, but comes free with Surface Studio preorders,.
Microsoft did not show off a new Surface Book, instead they upgraded its latest model to include an Intel i7 processor and a bigger battery, supposedly able to reach up to 16 hours of battery life. The Surface Book i7 will be available in November for $2,399.
Microsoft envisions everyone as being creative and this push into products that allow for creativity might just be the beginning. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella came up on stage and said that he wants to empower everyone with a new creative platform using 3D content, AR, and the integration of Windows and gaming.