Microsoft Surface Studio vs Apple iMac: Your Move, Apple!

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#SurfaceStudio #iMacMicrosoft Surface Studio vs Apple iMac: Your Move, Apple! : For the longest time, the name Microsoft was not a brand people lusted after. That has always been Apple, at least, for the past decade or so. But during the past 18 months this has slowly started to change; Microsoft appears to have got its mojo back.

And not just with Xbox and Windows 10, either. No, Microsoft is now making some of the best PCs on the planet in the form of its Surface lineup, which now includes hybrids, notebooks and, now, desktop PCs.

The latest BIG and IMPRESSIVE release is the Surface Studio, which is easily one of the most impressive looking PCs ever created. It literally makes my iMac look old and past it… and this must have come as quite a shock to Apple’s designers.

You could almost hear the gasps in Jony Ive’s nuclear-blast-white, personal design studio when Microsoft officially launched it.

Apple’s iMac is no slouch, though. It is older, but it also sports a beautiful 5K display.

The question for those in the All-in-one PC market is, which desktop PC is better? Here we take a look at both the high-end models of each PC.

Why the high-end? Because those are the best of the best, with the ultimate components inside. So without further ado let’s look at Microsoft’s Surface Studio vs Apple’s iMac.

MICROSOFT’S SURFACE STUDIO VS APPLE’S IMAC: SPECS

Microsoft Surface Studio

  • Display: 28in PixelSense Display at 4500 x 3000
  • CPU: 3.6GHz Intel Core i7
  • RAM: 32GB
  • Storage: 2TB hybrid drive
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M with 4GB GDDR5 memory
  • Ports: 4 USB 3.0, SD card reader, Mini Displayport
  • Connectivity: 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0

Apple iMac

  • Display: 27in Retina 5K Display at 5120 x 2880
  • CPU: 4.0GHz Intel Core i7
  • RAM: 32GB
  • Storage: 2TB Fusion Drive
  • Graphics: AMD Radeon R9 M395X with 4GB of GDDR5 memory
  • Ports: 4 USB 3.0, SD card reader, 2 Mini Displayports (aka Thunderbolt 2)
  • Connectivity: 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0

MICROSOFT’S SURFACE STUDIO VS APPLE’S IMAC: DISPLAY

Pixel-wise, technically the iMac has the better display. Though it’s an inch smaller it has a higher resolution of 5120 x 2880, which puts its PPI at 217. The Surface Studio’s display is larger at 28in, but it has a lower resolution of 4500 x 3000, which puts its PPI at 192.