Best answer: The best place to buy the Surface Studio 2 is straight from Microsoft. Until Nov. 15, 2018, it'll be up for pre-order and will remain for sale thereafter. Bundles are available to save you money on separate software, and you'll get a 30-day return policy, 90 days of phone tech support, 12 months of in-store support, and a training session to help get your Surface Studio 2 set up and performing as it should.
Microsoft: Surface Studio 2 ($3,499+)
What Surface Studio 2 configurations are available?
Straight from Microsoft, there are three different Surface Studio 2 bundles available. The cheapest costs about $3,499 and comes with a 7th Gen Intel Core i7-7820HQ processor (CPU) with four cores and a clock speed up to 3.90 GHz, a 1 TB solid-state drive (SSD), 16 GB of DDR4 RAM, and a NVIDIA GTX 1060 graphics card (GPU) with 6 GB of GDDR5 VRAM.
The most expensive option costs about $4,799 and comes with the same 7th Gen Intel Core CPU, 32 GB of DDR4 RAM, a 2 TB SSD, and a NVIDIA GTX 1070 GPU with 8 GB of GDDR5 VRAM.
All models have the same 28-inch PixelSense touch display with 4500x3000 resolution, 3:2 aspect ratio, and Surface Pen and Surface Dial support for a superior inking experience that includes 4,096 levels of pressure sensitivity and tilt support.
You'll also get the same array of ports, including four USB-A 3.0, USB-C, Ethernet, and an SD card reader, plus there's an IR camera for secure, fast logins through Windows Hello. The prices you see at checkout include the Surface Studio 2 itself, a Surface Pen, Surface Keyboard, and Surface Mouse.
Buying from the Microsoft Store gives you excellent support, including a 30-day return policy with no questions asked, a free training session to ensure your Surface Studio 2 is performing up to snuff, 90 days of tech support over the phone, and a full year of in-store tech support should anything go wrong.
Take advantage of Surface Studio 2 bundles
A Surface Studio 2 Essentials Bundle is an option when buying from Microsoft. All three Surface Studio 2 configurations can be bundled up with either Office 365 Home or Personal plans (which saves you about $20 on a one-year subscription), plus you get Microsoft Complete extended coverage for about $80 cheaper than usual.
If you're planning on grabbing Office 365 anyway — which includes 1 TB of OneDrive cloud storage with every subscription — you might as well save some money by picking up the bundle. Microsoft Complete extended coverage will also no doubt come in handy for those worried about the longevity of their device since it comes with an extended warranty, accidental damage protection, and extended technical support.
Which accessories make the most sense for the Surface Studio 2?
The Surface Studio 2 already comes with a Surface Pen, Surface Mouse, and Surface Keyboard, but you can add some functionality with other accessories.
The Surface Dial is key if you plan on using the Studio 2 for design or artwork (it supports full on-screen interaction), and picking up a quality docking station will help further turn the PC into a battle station.
Grab your Surface Studio 2 from Microsoft
If you're interested in the Surface Studio 2, head to Microsoft and check out preorder options available now until Nov. 15, 2018, and regular sale options available thereafter.
Surface Studio 2
The outlet for your creative ambition.
The new Surface Studio 2 has an unreal touch display with support for Surface Dial and Surface Pen, plus it has performance hardware inside, including dedicated NVIDIA graphics, to handle design and editing software. Pick it up straight from the Microsoft Store for bundle options and excellent warranty coverage.
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