Surface Studio: Aspirational or Delusional?

Paul Thurrott
Surface Studio: Aspirational or Delusional?

Make no mistake, Microsoft’s recently announced Surface Studio is a stunner, with its 28-inch liquid-smooth 4.5K display. But only the one percent can afford this device. Given that reality, I don’t quite see the point.

Of course, Surface Studio launches into a different world than the one the original Surface faced in 2012. And while virtually all Surface devices since have been high-end products, Microsoft formally announced a strategy shift with last year’s releases of Surface Book and Surface Pro 4. Surface, we were told, was now a premium brand, and Microsoft would deliver the expected quality—and price tags—to match.

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