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Best Surface Studio 2 Alternatives 2022

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Surface Studio 2 (Image credit: Daniel Rubino / Windows Central)

Are you interested in the Surface Studio 2 but can't lay down $3,500 for one? Perhaps you should consider some alternatives built by Microsoft's partners, the best of which we have listed here. Whether you're interested in design, display, or raw power, there's something for everyone in the Windows All-in-One (AIO) market. AIOs are perfect for people who want to keep their desk clean and tidy with fewer wires and bits all over the place.

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Whether you're looking for something with a beautiful display like the Acer Aspire AiO (opens in new tab), or something beautifuly designed like the Dell Inspiron 27 (opens in new tab), we've got a recommendation for everyone. Even the original Surface Studio (opens in new tab) is a great pick, if you can find it for a good price.

If you're looking for a Surface Studio 2 alternative because you just can't afford the Surface Studio 2, the Surface Studio 1 is a great idea. The Surface Studio 1 and Surface Studio 2 are very similar on the outside, the only major differences being with what's on the inside. Now, the Surface Studio 1 is using older hardware, with a much less powerful GPU and slower mechanical hard drive, so keep that in mind if you do decide to go with the original Surface Studio.

We're also huge fans of the HP Pavilion 27 (opens in new tab) thanks to its simple design. It has great speakers, a beautiful display, and is a great all rounder.

Zac Bowden
Zac Bowden

Zac Bowden is a Senior Editor at Windows Central. Bringing you exclusive coverage into the world of Windows 10 on PCs, tablets, phones, and more. Also an avid collector of rare Microsoft prototype devices! Keep in touch on Twitter: @zacbowden.