#SurfaceStudio #Microsoft – Surface Studio review round-up : Microsoft’s Surface line has been on a roll for the past few years, with new devices like the Surface 3 family, Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book being received to wide critical and commercial acclaim. With the new Surface Studio, Microsoft sets its sights on a new category of devices – the All-in-One PC with a “Surface” twist.
The Surface Studio has been reviewed by Digital Trends, CNET, Engadget and The Verge. You can click the blue links to see their full review or scroll down to read our four in one takeaway for the cliff notes version.
Much like a typical Surface, this one is a looker. The sentence, “This is one gorgeous computer.” sums up the critical opinion of the Surface Studio. It isn’t simply its minimalistic, understated design, or its aluminum “legs”, or even its beautiful screen that make it so, its the combination of all those factors put together that seemingly elevate the device for these reviewers.
When it comes to the display, the praise for the Surface Studio is unanimous. Engadget’s Devindra Hardawar says “Mostly, I appreciate the Surface Studio simply for having a big freaking screen.
After spending years writing on ultraportables and reading news apps on smartphones and tablets, I sometimes forget how nice it is to use a large screen where you can have a pile of windows thrown about, or simply view a full-size webpage next to a document for note taking.
It might just be me, but I’ve found that bigger displays simply let me be more creative.” Digital Trends’ Matt Smith says that their “Art Director was in love with the display, saying he found it “incredibly clear, the best Windows display [he’s] seen.” The high pixel density, combined with excellent colour accuracy, makes the Studio eligible for color-critical work right out of the box.”
The Verge’s Tom Warren has, even more, words of praise for the Surface’s screen, stating that “It’s stunning to look at and it’s truly one of the best desktop monitors I’ve ever used. It makes things feel oddly lifelike because you can’t see the pixels – text, videos, and pictures just look great on this thing.”