The unveiling took place at the October 2016 event in New York City, and alongside the demos Microsoft prepared for its guests, the company also very proudly had a booth to showcase the hardware inside this engineering marvel. In the booth Microsoft showed off all the mechanical parts that make up the “Zero Gravity” hinge and how it looks when the hinge is assembled attached to the display and in the base. The company said that it had tried creating a hinge to move the display with motors, but it didn’t work as well as the hinge see now. While the Surface Studio tech specs are well-known, the company also showed how 32GB of memory, 2TB of storage, an Intel Core i7 processor, and power supply got crammed into such small base. In the gallery, you can also take a look at all the hardware individually, including power supply, cooling system, hard drive, speakers, and motherboard, which comes with the processor, graphics, and memory solder in. This slideshow requires JavaScript. Unfortunately, Microsoft said that you won’t be able to take the Surface Studio base apart to upgrade any of its components. (In case you were thinking on upgrading the hard drive to a Solid-State Drive.)

Pricing and availability

You’ll be available to buy a Surface Studio starting December 15th, 2016, but pre-orders are open now at the Microsoft Store (see link below). It starts at $3000 for the base model featuring a Core i5 and 8GB of RAM, while the Core i7 with 16GB of RAM costs $3500, and $4200 for the Core i7 and 32GB of RAM model. Microsoft says that the device will be available in limited quantities, which means that if you want one, you better pre-order one now.

Surface Studio | See at Microsoft Store

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