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.
Intel Core i7
The internals include an Intel Core i7 processor in addition to an Nvidia 980M graphics chip.
The new PixelSense display is 28 inches across. At 13.5 million pixels, it offers 63 percent more pixels than a 4K television.
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.
DCI color space
The Surface Studio is designed for graphics professionals and includes support for the DCI-P3 color space.
The Surface Dial
The $99 Surface Dial offers "easy access to shortcuts, controls, drawing tools and more." It can also adjust the device's volume.
The Dial lets you scroll through web pages or Word documents.
Dial can edit graphics
You can edit, rotate and manipulate objects in supported graphics applications.
Integrated webcam and mic array
The Studio offers a mic array and an HD camera that can also support the Cortana digital assistant.
Ultrathin LCD layer
The LCD layer of the screen is only 1.3 mm thick.
Inputs include an SD card reader plus USB.
The Surface Studio will be available in "limited quantities" in time for the holidays.
On sale at Microsoft stores
Placing the Dial on the screen brings up customized graphics, including a rotate overlay.
Pen attaches magnetically
Upright or laid flat
Microsoft just announced its new touchscreen desktop workstation complete with pen and dial wheel tools to bring creativity and efficiency to every Windows workflow.