Here is something I never thought I would say: Microsoft is going to be the iMac killer! OK, OK – don’t jump down my throat just yet. Hear me out on this one. You’re going to love what Microsoft is coming out with this holiday season.
Microsoft’s new computer is not only a PC, but it’s also a graphics tablet and drafting table. When I saw their video, I was really excited. Have you seen it yet? If not, check it out.
Microsoft is expanding their Surface lineup, with their newest ‘world’s thinnest LCD monitor’ that is a touch-based all-in-one desktop PC with a 28″ 4.5K PixelSense display. The 4500 x 3000 3:2 display sports 13.5 million pixels, which is 63% more pixels than a 4K television and is all part of Microsoft’s TrueColor display technology. Microsoft’s TrueColor implements the DCI-P3 color space, which photographers will really appreciate when they’re editing.
In addition, Microsoft also announced the Surface Dial. (I totally get why they called it a dial, since it is puck-shaped.) This device can attach itself to the screen of the Surface Studio or can be left on a desk and lets you interact and create in the most natural and immersive ways. From Microsoft’s demonstration we saw them use it with SketchUp app and the Surface Dial allowed the user to adjust colors, the size of ink, and a lot more. It really demonstrated exactly why, as photographers and editors, you’d want to use this dial.
The Surface Studio PC is available for pre-order now and there are three different configurations you can choose from. The price starts at $2,999 and goes up to $4,199.
Are you ready to turn your desk into a studio? Let us know in the comments section below what you think of Microsoft’s announcement, if this will kill the iMac, and if you plan on getting one. We’d love to hear your thoughts.