What you need to know
- Microsoft's Surface Laptop Studio just launched in the UK.
- The non-detachable 2-in-1 can pop into a variety of postures to accommodate different workflows.
- The Surface Laptop Studio starts at £1,449, with its highest-end model costing £2,879.
Microsoft's Surface Laptop Studio is now available for purchase in the UK. The non-detachable 2-in-1 is the most powerful Surface device to date and is available starting at £1,449. If you'd like a model with maxed-out specs, you can pick up a Surface Laptop Studio with an Intel Core i7, 32GB of RAM, and a 2TB SSD for £2,879.
The Surface Laptop Studio has a unique form factor that separates it from other convertibles. Unlike the Lenovo Yoga 9i 15 that flips around or the Surface Pro 8 that features a detachable keyboard, the Surface Laptop Studio's display can pop forward and rest at different angles. You can use the device with the screen completely flat or keep it at an angle that's optimized for interacting with touch and a stylus.
|Intel Core i5, 16GB RAM, 256GB storage, Iris Xe||£1,449|
|Intel Core i5, 16GB RAM, 512GB storage, Iris Xe||£1,649|
|Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB storage, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti||£1,899|
|Intel Core i7, 32GB RAM, 1TB storage, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti||£2,479|
|Intel Core i7, 32GB RAM, 2TB storage, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti||£2,879|
In his Surface Laptop Studio review, our executive editor Daniel Rubino said the device is a "powerful, flexible, workstation-style PC perfect for artists, engineers, and some light gaming."
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Mine was delivered earlier today. Initial impressions are great so far.
After my experience with the Surface Pro 4 battery discharging when off, I'll stick with my Razer Blade and Core X combination for business use... Have an ASUS G17 Advantage Edition for personal use...
The reviews I saw all complained about the heat being pushed out the sides rather than the back, onto the users hand, assuming they are using a mouse. All said this was extremely irritating. It does seem a nice improvement to the Surface Book, but another very niche product with a very premium price with underwhelming specs. And with the vastly superior 12th gen chips now available, it all seems a bit, well, late....
I've had once since launch and love it. The form factor is very useful and more lappable than the SP. I haven't noticed any heat issues, even when enjoying the occasional round of Skyrim. The only second Gen improvement is to make the hinge tighter so you can vary the angle of the screen more, other than that no issues.
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