The buzz was wrong and they got it right at the same time. Microsoft has announced the next model of its All-in-One computer, but the news is so few that Redmond’s company has chosen to just add a “plus” in the product name. So the new Surface Studio 2+ will arrive with Intel’s 11th generation processor, plus graphics in the hands of nvidia RTX 3060.
Of course, I won’t discuss the obvious: the new Surface Studio 2+ is faster and more powerful than the model released in 2018. However, not as much as it should and could offer.
At microsoft’s presentation on Wednesday (12), the part dedicated to the All-in-One computer was short, probably because it did not have so much news to announce about the gadget. Overall, the exterior is basically the same as its predecessor, with a 28-inch PixelSense touch screen, but with Dolby Vision support.
Three USB-C inputs with Thunderbolt 4 are welcome additions, as are the 1TB SSD of internal storage. When it’s bad, a 32 GB DDR4 is definitely interesting.
On the other hand, it’s impossible not to be discouraged when you come across Intel’s 11th generation chip, the Core i7-11370H. It’s been almost two years of this processor, remembering that we’re approaching the 13th. Even so, the upgrade in the graphics part gives a breath of heart with Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 3060. In this way, more demanding programs will run well satisfactorily on this machine.
Our goal was to send Surface Studio 2+ to market as soon as possible, especially to many of our business customers. So we focused on stability and supply with good known parts because the difference from 11th to 12th Generation in the H series was not something we needed to force.
Pete Kyriacou, Vice President of Program Administration at Microsoft, for The Verge