Microsoft has upgraded its Surface Studio All-in-one PC for content creators to the Surface Studio 2. The system is claimed to have 50% faster graphics performance using Nvidia GTX1060 or GTX1070 cards. It continues to have a 28″ ‘Pixelsense’ display with pen and touch support and 4500 x 3000 (3:2) format and supports the ‘Surface Dial’ controller that was introduced with the original Studio unit. Colour support is sRG or DCI P3 as well as a ‘Vivid’ mode. The system has an Intel core i7 1TB or 2TB of storage and 16GB ($3,499) or 32GB of RAM ($4199).
Connectivity includes 4 USV 3.0 ports and an ethernet port. Dual UltraHD (at 30fps) external monitors can be supported, although Microsoft is not currently listing the output connectors. The unit has a USB Type-C connector but at the launch event, it wasn’t clear if it supported DisplayPort or Thunderbolt.
Microsoft told us that the external displays are supported through HDMI ports although we couldn’t see them on any of the images on the Microsoft website and we found them from the back and both sides!