Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio
Specifications of the Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio
Here are the specs of the Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio with descriptions of its features. For comparison against other laptops, you can use the "Compare Specs" button.
|Laptop Type||Convertible 2-in-1 laptop
This laptop can convert itself into a tablet PC or be used in stand and tent modes.
It belongs to the laptop maker's premium-class lineup.
The laptop offers high performance needed for heavier tasks like multimedia creation or design. On the negative side, high-performance laptops tend to consume more battery power than the standard ones. Read more about performance of this notebook in the CPU, GPU, RAM, and Storage sections below.
The 14.4-inch diagonal offers a decent screen real estate that's close to the common 15.6", while enabling a compact laptop design.
|Touchscreen||Finger multi-touch input
The screen supports finger touch input, including multi-touch gestures.
Active digitizer pen input
The screen supports active digitizer pen input, besides the common finger multi-touch input. In comparison to simple capacitive pens you can use on any touchscreen, active digitizer pen input provides advanced features like pressure sensitivity. Check with the laptop seller whether the active pen is included in the package.
|Screen Resolution||2400 x 1600 pixels
This screen resolution provides a decent picture sharpness and a lot of space on the display for the user interface and apps. It’s better than the popular Full HD, but it isn't as good as the premium-class 4K Ultra HD and similar.
|Other Display Specs||IPS type
Displays based on IPS technology provide much wider viewing angles than the budget-class TN screens.
3:2 aspect ratio
The 3:2 aspect ratio makes the screen taller than the common 16:9 ratio. 3:2 is more suitable for document editing and productivity than the video-centric 16:9.
High refresh rate of 120Hz
The 120Hz display refresh rate is higher than the common 60Hz. It enables smoother movement of objects on the screen. It's important for gaming and watching fast-paced action and sports. The 120Hz rate also makes webpage scrolling much smoother than on the basic 60Hz displays.
|About Laptop Display||Learn about laptop PC displays here.|
|Processor (CPU)||Intel Core i5-11300H 11th Gen
The i5-11300H is a powerful processor. It’s designed for heavier computing besides everyday tasks. Therefore, it’s good for video and photo editors and other heavy programs. On the negative side, it isn’t as powerful as the Core i7 H series and doesn’t provide power efficiency of the mid-tier laptop CPUs.
Intel Core i7-11370H 11th Gen
The i7-11370H is a powerful laptop processor, good for heavier duties like video and photo editing and gaming, besides everyday tasks. However, it isn’t as power efficient as the common mid-range laptop CPUs.
|About Processors||The laptop's processor (CPU) is the main chip of the system and a very important computing performance factor.
The multiple CPUs listed above mean you have multiple CPU options at the time of the laptop purchase.
|Graphics (GPU)||Intel Iris Xe graphics
The Iris Xe graphics of the 11th and 12th Gen Intel Core processors delivers an improved, yet still basic, 3D gaming performance over the widely used Intel UHD. But, it greatly lags behind the gaming-class GPUs like the Nvidia GeForce GTX / RTX series found in gaming-class laptops. Overall, the Iris Xe is suitable only for light gaming.
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti 4GB
The GeForce RTX 3050 Ti is much more powerful than the basic and common integrated laptop graphics processors. It's capable of running smoothly all modern PC games. It's also slightly better than the standard non-Ti RTX 3050. However, there are even faster GPUs in the RTX lineup - the 3060, 3070 and 3080. You should consider them if you want to maximize performance for gaming on high resolutions and high detail settings.
|About Graphics Processors||Graphics processor (GPU) is the main factor for 3D gaming performance. It also affects performance of other graphics intensive tasks like some image and video editing operations.|
|System Memory (RAM) Size||16GB RAM
16GB and greater RAM sizes are recommended for heavy multitasking, gaming, and specialized programs that require a lot of RAM.
32GB is recommended for extremely heavy multi-tasking and special applications. For most users, everything above 16GB is an overkill.
|About RAM||System memory (RAM) size determines multi-tasking capability of a laptop - how many tasks and programs you can run at the same time. Some programs and games may require large RAM to run properly.
The multiple options above mean there are multiple laptop configurations with different RAM choices.
Learn about RAM of laptop PCs here.
|Data Storage||256GB SSD
256GB is a decent capacity. If you tend to download and store a lot of large files like movies and install many programs, 512GB or more is a better choice.
512GB storage capacity is recommended if you store a lot of large files and install many programs.
1000GB (1TB) SSD
1TB is an excellent storage capacity. The sizes above 512GB, including 1TB, are recommended for those who store a lot of large files.
2000GB (2TB) SSD
2TB is a huge storage capacity and rarely used in laptops. The size is for those who store a lot of large files.
|About Data Storage||Storage capacity determines how much data you can store on your laptop.
The SSD type of storage provides noticeably smoother user experience than the old HDD type.
The multiple storage options above mean there are multiple laptop configurations with different storage choices.
Learn about laptop PC data storage here.
|Keyboard & Input||Keyboard without dedicated number pad
The laptop has no separate numeric pad you can typically find on the right side of the keyboard on many laptop models.
Keyboard backlight makes typing in dark environments easier.
Active digitizer pen (optional)
|Speakers & Audio||Quad speakers
The device has four speakers instead of the usual two speaker system.
Combo microphone and headphones audio jack
This laptop has the ordinary 3.5mm combo audio jack that supports both headphone output and microphone input simultaneously.
|Camera||Front-facing web camera
Laptops usually feature a frontal webcam located on the display bezel. This laptop is no exception.
Full HD 1080p resolution
This is a high laptop web camera resolution in comparison to the common 720p. But, 1080p is low in comparison to resolutions of modern smartphone front cameras.
The dedicated infra-red face recognition cameras in laptops are used for Windows Hello log-ins, without password typing.
|Wireless & Networking||Wi-Fi 6 802.11AX wireless
The 802.11AX is the latest Wi-Fi wireless networking standard. It’s also known as Wi-Fi 6. When connected to 802.11AX-compatible routers, the 802.11AX modules in laptops bring improvements over the older standards in terms of data transfer speeds and multi-device connectivity.
This laptop has a built-in Bluetooth module. It enables you to wirelessly connect the computer to Bluetooth peripherals like Bluetooth mice and keyboards, as well as to smartphones, and other compatible devices.
|USB Ports||2 x USB-C
A pair of compact Type-C USB ports.
|Video Output Ports||Video out via USB-C
The laptop can deliver digital video output via USB-C.
|Media Card Reader||None
The laptop has no SD card slots. For reading from and writing to SD and microSD memory cards, you'll have to use a separately sold memory card reader via a USB cable.
|Other Features||Slot for additional SSD
The device features a user-accessible slot for an additional removable SSD storage module.
Thunderbolt 4 is a high-speed peripheral connectivity technology for compatible devices. The Thunderbolt connection goes via USB-C interface.
Surface Connect port
A proprietary Microsoft Surface port for charging, docking, and compatible accessories.
|Battery||58 WHr capacity|
|About Battery||This battery capacity is excellent. However, high-performance laptops like this tend to consume a lot of battery power, especially under heavy load.
The battery life varies depending on usage, settings, and other factors.
|Casing Material||Magnesium + aluminum|
|Windows Version||Windows 11 Home
Windows 11 Home is aimed at the regular home and office computer users. Only select business users need the Professional edition.
Windows 11 Pro
Windows 11 Pro version adds some business-specific features in comparison to the standard Windows 11 Home.
A typical laptop warranty length.
|Year of Release||2021|
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