This Is The Most Expensive Surface Studio Money Can Buy

This Is The Most Expensive Surface Studio Money Can Buy

Microsoft’s answer to the traditional desktop computer is coming. And it’s expensive.

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The convertible 28-inch screen is touch sensitive, 12.5mm thick and boasts a retina-scorching 13.5 million pixels. It’s undoubtedly gorgeous — so much so that Surface chief Panos Panay was practically caressing the thing on stage.

So how much would you expect such a luxurious device? Australian pricing isn’t out yet, but judging by the US pricing, it’s going to be a doozy. You could opt for the low test configuration which runs $US3000 ($3925). But at full specs, you’re looking at $US4200 ($5495), according to the company’s preorder page. Four thousand and two hundred US dollars. That’s about $US1000 ($1308) more than a maxed out Surface Book or even a 15-inch Macbook Pro. For that much money you could also buy approximately 200,000 Chromebooks.

What does that kind of scratch get you? An Intel i7 processor, 32GB of RAM, a 4GB NVidia GPU, a 2 TB solid state hard drive for storage, a keyboard, pen and mouse. The weird Dial peripheral (the one that looks like a cross between a paperweight and a weed grinder) will run an extra $US100 ($131) and the ergonomic keyboard variant is another $US120 ($157). All for a beautiful machine that seems far too easy to put your elbow through.