Surface Studio 2 now up for preorder in the UK, includes free Surface Headphones

Surface Studio 2
Surface Studio 2 (Image credit: Windows Central)

Preorders are now live for the Surface Studio 2 in the UK, with prices starting at £3,549 (opens in new tab). What's more, Microsoft is also throwing in a free pair of Surface Headphones who take the leap early and put in a preorder.

While only preorders are going live today, you won't have to wait long to get your hands on a Surface Studio 2. Release dates for all three configurations are set for February 2.

The Surface Studio 2 was originally unveiled in October alongside the Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2, and Surface Headphones. The all-in-one PC is largely the same as its predecessor on the outside, with the exception of an added USB-C port.

On the inside, however, Microsoft has added quite a bit of power to the package. The Surface Studio 2 now comes with Intel's 7th Gen Core i7-7820HQ processor and can be equipped with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 graphics. Those are far from being the latest tech from either Intel or NVIDIA, but they represent major upgrades from the original Surface Studio's 6th Gen Intel processor and GTX 980M graphics.

For £3,549, the base model includes 16GB of RAM and 1TB of storage. For £4,249, you can step up to 32GB of RAM and added NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 graphics, while £4,749 will net you an upgrade to 2TB of storage.

For more on Surface Studio 2, be sure to check out our full review, in which we came away very impressed with Microsoft's updated offering despite the steep price. Otherwise, if you live in the UK, you can go ahead and get your preorder in now (opens in new tab).

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Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the former Editor-in-Chief of Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl

  • I always worry about obsolescence of specs when looking at non-upgradeable PCs. I could never go for something like this when the specs are already more than a generation behind, as it just means that it would have to be replaced that much sooner, and it is too expensive for that. I really wish they would make the PC a replaceable component so that it could be upgraded in the future without making the entire system/monitor obsolete.
  • Maybe future models however the issue is really the graphics card as there is hardly a market for MXM Graphics cards (cards found in most AIOs and laptops). If there was a standardised market than it would be a no brainer but there isn't and OEMs do not sell standalone MXM graphics cards. We already have a market for laptop processors which is usually a lower clocked and lower TDP version of the a desktop processor and RAM for extremely small NAS solutions + Home theater pcs (SO-DIMMS). For Storage we have M.2 now for extremely small factor storage but nothing for graphics cards. With the advent of better APUs and ARM SoC's it's one market that will never fully mature. Plus most people aren't opening up their laptops to upgrade it's GPU as OEMs never really offered that option. They want to sell you a new laptop every year (instead of doing the right thing and allowing you to upgade yourself) thus fuelling the single use and throwaway society.