Foldable Desktop Coming Soon from Microsoft

Foldable Desktop Coming Soon from Microsoft

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Microsoft announced on Wednesday that it’s developed its first-ever desktop PC.

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“We totally believe that Surface changes the way you produce, the way you create, the way you learn,” said Panos Panay, a leader with Microsoft devices. “The product I’m going to show you is all of that — but it’s one step further. It’s going to seem familiar, but it’s going to feel different.”

It boasts a spectacularly thin LCD with its sleek design. In fact, Microsoft claims it’s the “world’s thinnest LCD monitor ever built.” The touchscreen is enclosed in forged aluminum that measures 28 inches across.

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Based on advertising, it’s clear the PC is targeted toward artists, photographers, designers and illustrators. However, it’s perfect for any creative profession that would love to have innovative technology at its fingertips. The 3:2 ratio has 192 pixels per inch. An Intel 6th generation processor powers the computer. The arms holding the screen fold down to a 20 degree orientation.

“These chrome arms were meant to completely fade into the background,” said Panay in the debut.

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The built-in microphone lets users talk with Cortana, Microsoft’s version of Siri, using simple voice commands.

Specs for the Surface Studio:

28 inch 4500 x 3000 PixelSense LCD display

6th Generation Intel Core i5 or i7

1 TB or 2 TB hybrid drive

Stereo 2.1 Dolby audio

5 MP front camera with Windows Hello support; 1080p video rear camera

The desktop starts at $3,000 and is available for preorder now. Depending on hardware specifications, the Surface Studio can cost as much as $4,200.

Via Microsoft