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Microsoft unveils Surface Laptop Studio 2, the most powerful Surface

Microsoft has announced the second-generation Surface Laptop Studio, its most powerful Surface. Although the new version features the same form factor, it received multiple improvements inside and out, delivering customers a much better and capable laptop powerhouse.

The Surface Laptop Studio 2 is powered by Intel's latest 13th Gen processors, namely two i7 variants. Microsoft ditched Core i5-based variants for more powerful, albeit expensive, processor SKUs. To satisfy your graphics-demanding tasks, Microsoft equipped the device with NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 4050 and 4060 GPUs, plus there will be additional configurations with the NVIDIA RTX 2000 Ada Generation graphics.

A picture showacsing the Surface Laptop Studio 2

It is also worth noting that the Surface Laptop Studio 2 is the first computer with an Intel Neural Processing Unit, or NPU, for processing tasks and features relying on machine learning and artificial intelligence.

Memory also received a substantial upgrade. You can now equip the computer with up to 64GB of LPDDR5x RAM and 2TB solid-state storage.

A picture of the Surface Laptop Studio 2

Microsoft's most powerful Surface is almost visually identical to its predecessor. Still, you will notice a few notable changes outside. For example, there is now a USB-A port for old-school accessories and a microSD card slot, which was a strange omission in the original Surface Laptop Studio. Microsoft also upgraded the touchpad, equipping the computer with a Surface Precision Haptic touchpad featuring adjustable click sensitivity, right-click area, and adaptive touch mode.

The Surface Laptop Studio 2 has the same 14.4-inch PixelSense Flow Display with a variable refresh rate of up to 120Hz. However, Microsoft has upgraded it with HDR support, bumping the peak brightness to 650 nits.

A picture of the Surface Laptop Studio 2

Finally, like most modern Surface devices, the Surface Laptop Studio 2 lets you replace multiple components relatively easily. According to Microsoft, replaceable parts include the following:

  • SSD.
  • AB cover module (display).
  • C cover (keyboard, touchpad, and pen charger).
  • D-Plate + battery.
  • Motherboard.
  • Cosmetic plate.
  • Charging Port (Surface Connect connector).
  • MicroSDXC card reader.
  • USB-C and USB-A ports.
  • Audio jack.
A picture showacsing the Surface Laptop Studio 2

The Surface Laptop Studio 2 will be available starting at $1,999. Microsoft plans to ship the device next month. Stand by for our Specs Appeal article detailing the difference between the original and second-generation Surface Laptop Studio.

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