Microsoft Surface Studio Graphic Designers Wacom Tablets
Photo: MicrosoftToday’s Microsoft event, held in New York City, was dominated by one thing: the Microsoft Studio, a piece of desktop hardware starting at $2,999 that’s firmly aimed at “the artists and the creators.”But here’s the issue.While Windows still owns the world — various versions of Windows make up almost 90 percent of the total OS market share — within the world of graphic design Apple still rules.Walk into any office where people specialize in manipulating or creating images, and you’ll see an ocean of Macs.
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What creatives think of the Microsoft Surface Studio
Inside the base is a pretty powerful PC.The $3,000 model comes with an Intel Core i5 processor, 8GB of RAM, a 2GB GeForce GTX 965M GPU and a 1TB hybrid drive, while the high-end $4,200 model has a Core i7 CPU, 32GB of RAM, a 4GB GeForce GTX 980M graphics card and a 2TB drive.At those prices, with the incredibly high-spec display and the focus on Pen input, the Studio is clearly not meant for the average user.