Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio release: A new laptop-tablet hybrid with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050Ti, starting from ~RM6711

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Among the many Microsoft products that were showcased a few hours ago, Microsoft was proud to announce the Surface Laptop Studio as the most powerful Surface they have ever built. Compared to the predecessor, the Surface Laptop Studio got a major redesign especially the display. Let's see what does it have in store for us.

From the product teaser video, the most evident change is the display that isn't removable anymore. In fact, it can be now pulled forward and Microsoft is calling it studio mode thanks to the Dynamic Woven Hinge. It may look like a regular tablet mode but Microsoft wants to avoid that for a good reason, as it isn't compact as you think. Nevertheless, studio mode allows the user to do creative writing, sketching and even gaming.

Like the Surface Pro 8, the 14.4-inch PixelSense Flow display supports up to a 120Hz refresh rate and Dolby Vision. You can also find the latest 11th Gen i5 or i7 processors, alongside Intel Iris Xe graphics or an NVIDIA RTX 3050 Ti GPU with 4GB of VRAM (for i7). The RAM capacity is huge too with either 16GB or 32GB, there's also 2TB of SSD storage that is removable.

Another expected feature is none other than the Thunderbolt 4 ports (2x), Surface Connect charging port and thankfully, an audio jack port. With this, you can pair it up with 4K monitors and potentially turn this laptop into a full-fledged gaming PC. It's interesting that Microsoft is indirectly changing the direction because the Surface lineup has never been linked to gaming over the years.

The Surface Laptop Studio pre-order has already begun in the US and the starting price is $1599.99 (~RM6711). Would be really cool if Microsoft Malaysia imports this into the Malaysian market but we can't imagine how much the local price set will be. Stay tuned for more trending tech news at TechNave.com.