Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio review

The Surface goes pro with a fresh hinge design and more powerful innards. Meet the Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio…

Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio review
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Digital Camera World Verdict

The Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio takes the Surface laptop series into new ground, and aims to cater for the most demanding of users. Like other Surface computers it excludes quality throughout, including parts workstations tend to neglect, such as the speakers and webcam. However, the price ramps up significantly for the punchier variants and even these are not quite world-class performers.


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    Sleek hybrid hinge design

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    Quality keyboard and haptic touchpad

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    Smartly designed, quiet cooling


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    Display doesn’t cover 100% of DCI P3

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    High-spec models are expensive

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    Performance ceiling is not that high

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The Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio is part of the most venerable line of tablet-laptop hybrids. This is a brand new design in the family, and is arguably the best fit of all for camera users who want a computer for their home or studio rather than to take out and about every day. 

We say “camera users” rather simply photographers because the higher-end Microsoft Surface Laptop Studios have fairly punchy GPUs. These should appeal to videographers who want to speed up their workflow. 

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Andrew Williams

Andrew is a freelance technology writer specializing in mobile phones. You can find his articles on Wired, Techradar, Digital Spy, Mashable, Stuff and, of course, Digital Camera World.