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Surface Studio all-in-one has the thinnest LCD ever made, plus a new Dial gadget

Microsoft's new Surface Studio is a 28-inch touchscreen all-in-one that offers an optional Surface Dial input device.

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Surface Studio

Microsoft has announced its newest hardware, the Surface Studio, which has a 28-inch touchscreen and an Intel Core i7 processor onboard. It will be available for $3,000. Microsoft offers the Surface Dial as an optional $99 accessory.

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Intel Core i7

The internals include an Intel Core i7 processor in addition to an Nvidia 980M graphics chip.

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PixelSense display

The new PixelSense display is 28 inches across. At 13.5 million pixels, it offers 63 percent more pixels than a 4K television.

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Thinnest LCD ever

The display is 12.5 millimeters thick and weighs 13 pounds. Microsoft says a series of hinges makes the screen adjustable forward, backward and down as if it were weightless.

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DCI color space

The Surface Studio is designed for graphics professionals and includes support for the DCI-P3 color space.

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The Surface Dial

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Surface Dial

The $99 Surface Dial offers "easy access to shortcuts, controls, drawing tools and more." It can also adjust the device's volume.

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Scroll

The Dial lets you scroll through web pages or Word documents.

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Dial can edit graphics

You can edit, rotate and manipulate objects in supported graphics applications.

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Integrated webcam and mic array

The Studio offers a mic array and an HD camera that can also support the Cortana digital assistant.

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Ultrathin LCD layer

The LCD layer of the screen is only 1.3 mm thick.

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Inputs

Inputs include an SD card reader plus USB.

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Adjustable hinge

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Lie flat

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Availability

The Surface Studio will be available in "limited quantities" in time for the holidays.

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Side view

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Back view

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The hinge

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CAD

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On sale at Microsoft stores

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Rotate

Placing the Dial on the screen brings up customized graphics, including a rotate overlay.

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Mouse

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Pen attaches magnetically

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Upright or laid flat

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Microsoft just announced its new touchscreen desktop workstation complete with pen and dial wheel tools to bring creativity and efficiency to every Windows workflow.

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Gloss screen

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Writing music

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Drawing pictures

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