Rants and raves about software art & design, artsy fartsy style.
This morning Microsoft announced their Surface Studio, an all-in-one computer precisely targeted to artists and creatives. It features a 28" screen they claim is the thinnest LCD monitor ever, that boasts "63% higher resolution" screen than a 4k screen.
The Surface Studio is essentially an ultra premium Wacom Cintiq, complete with touch screen, palm rejection, and the introduction of the Surface Dial; an input device that Wacom users would probably find familiar. The Dial allows quick adjustments while painting/drawing on the tablet, much like the Wacom dial built into their tablets. However, the Dial can be used off the screen or have enhanced features when put on the screen. It also works with the Surface Book, Surface Pro 4, and Surface Pro 3. An artist on stage showcased his digital painting workflow live with the device using Adobe Photoshop.
Lastly, the Surface Studio has an expanded color gamut output for designers and artists as well as a Nvidia GTX 980m GPU.
Pre-order pricing starts at premium price of $2999, and ships this holiday.