Meet the new Surface Laptop Studio 2

Hannah Bell By Hannah Bell - October 3rd, 2023
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Surface Laptop Studio 2 is the all-in-one laptop for creativity and entertainment. With a winning combination of versatile design and incredible performance to power the most demanding apps. You can instantly transform from 14.4” touchscreen laptop to perfectly angled display for entertainment, to creative canvas for drawing and sketching. Powered by Windows 11, it’s the ultimate powerhouse laptop.

I am obsessed with the premium design of the Surface Laptop Studio 2. I have been using the first generation every day since it came out, I love the dynamic woven hinge which enables seamless transitions between a powerful laptop for productivity, entering stage mode for a perfectly angled display for collaboration and entertainment, and studio mode, a creative canvas for drawing, sketching and taking notes.

You can see and do more on the bright, vibrant 14.4” PixelSense™ Flow touchscreen with true-to-life colour and up to 120Hz refresh rate. The screen has Surface’s signature 3:2 display ratio which gives you approximately 18% more vertical screen space which ideal for editing photos and videos, creating social content, or designing your next masterpiece. And of course, you can still house and charge your Surface Slim Pen 2 under the lip of the keyboard so it's always ready for whenever creativity strikes!

But what’s different about the second generation of the Surface Laptop Studio? The first thing that screams out at me is the introduction of 2 new ports! A USB-A port and a microSD card reader! As someone who uses their device for creating content every day, this is such a welcomed edition! And of course, you still have 2 x USB-C thunderbolt 4 ports and your trusty Surface connect port.

Let’s explore a bit further and talk about some of the internal upgrades to power your productivity and creativity!

Surface Laptop Studio 2 has a few different configurations available to best suit your needs and your budget. Featuring:

  • 13th gen intel core i7 processors, built on the intel evo platform and delivering up to 2x more compute power than ever before
  • Up to 64GB RAM and a blazing fast SSD with up to 2TB of storage
  • Design, draw and edit with the latest NVIDA Laptop GPUs
  • A dependable connection when you need it most. New Wi-Fi 6E.
  • Omnisonic® speakers and Dolby Atmos®.
  • Sound your best with far-field Studio Mics with Voice Clarity.
  • Slim Pen 2’s tactile feedback makes inking more like pen on paper.
  • And now, designed with inclusivity in mind, you now have the ability to customize the new Precision Haptic touchpad. Adjust click force, finger detection, and right-click area.

The Surface Laptop Studio 2 offers users the best of Microsoft. Not only is this the most powerful Surface device, but this device really shines with Windows 11 or when you pair it with the perfect subscriptions, like Microsoft 365* and Xbox Game Pass*.

With Windows 11 and Surface Laptop Studio 2, you have security built-in to the operating system and the hardware with TPM 2.0 and Windows Hello. Right from the Windows 11 out of box experience, I can set up my device to recognise my face and seamlessly sign me in using Windows Hello. And while we’re speaking about what this camera can do, the Surface Laptop Studio 2 features a Surface Studio Camera with Wide Field of view, that works with Windows Studio Effects for eye contact correction and Automatic Framing always keeping you centered in the picture. 

Both Windows 11 and Microsoft 365* are optimised for touch and pen of the Surface Laptop Studio 2 and you can get more done and make the most out of your screen real estate with Surface’s signature 3:2 aspect ratio giving you more vertical screen space and helpful Windows 11 features like snap layouts.

Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio 2 - Tablet Mode for Creativity
A creative canvas for drawing, sketching and taking notes.
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio 2 - Gaming
Great for productivity, creativity, and gaming too!

Not only is this powerhouse great for being productive and creative, but it’s also great for gaming! If you game on Xbox and PC, I’d recommend looking into the Game Pass Ultimate subscription*, where you get access to over 100 games that you can install on your Xbox or Surface Laptop Studio 2 or you can even pair your Xbox controller and stream games through Cloud Gaming.

Pardon my pun, but we have barely scraped the Surface of everything this device has to offer – with 3 modes you can seamlessly transition between to best suit the ways you work, the addition of a USB – A and microSD card reader, refreshed internal components and some amazing new experiences powered by Windows 11. Bring your ideas to life with the most powerful Surface ever, Surface Laptop Studio 2 is the designed to adapt to your workflow and power the best of Microsoft’s innovation.

Written By

Hannah Bell

Master Trainer on behalf of Microsoft New Zealand. Empowering people to get the most out of their tech since ages ago!

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