Microsoft could be selling standalone Surface Studio monitors

Edward Hudson By: Edward Hudson
2 minute read

Home » News » Microsoft could be selling standalone Surface Studio monitors

The Microsoft Surface Studio is Redmond’s latest all-in-one PC sporting chic design and powerful hardware along with a hefty price of $4,199. The Surface Studio’s main selling factor is probably its 28-inch PixelSense display, which boasts a resolution of 4500×3000 and 192DPI, — but it’s not currently on offer as a standalone product at the moment.

Microsoft can do away with the steep price tag and make it more reasonable by selling a standalone Surface Studio monitor. At the very least, that’s what many customers want the software giant to do, though Microsoft looks far from doing so. Fortunately, the clamor that consumers raised over at Microsoft Store did not fall on deaf ears. Chris Capossela, Microsoft’s chief marketing officer, recently said on the Windows Weekly podcast:

One of the fun things about having those stores is that you hear directly from the customers right away. And one of the most frequently asked questions in the Store is “can I just get the monitor without the CPU and hookup my existing machine.”

I think we’ve been surprised by that. We obviously designed the whole thing to work together and we weren’t thinking of it as kind of a monitor but it’s definitely feedback we have heard loud and clear.

There’s no doubt of the kind of power that the Surface Studio’s hardware brings to the table, either. It packs Intel’s 6th-generation 2.7GHz quad-core Core i7 processor, 32GB of RAM, a 4GB GPU, a 128GB SSD and a 2TB HDD. But Dell has an equivalent product going for a much lower price without the display. Selling the Surface Studio’s display as a standalone monitor would offer value to consumers looking for the perfect monitor to complement their already high-end machine.

But here’s the rub: Most of the cost for the Surface Studio goes to the display, with its hardware accounting for only a portion of that. To put things in perspective, the Cintiq Touch QHD costs $2,800 without a machine prior to the launch of Surface Studio. Cintiq slashed the price for its display by only $250 following the Studio’s release. The Surface Studio would be a game changer if Microsoft manages to sell it separately at the lowest possible price.

Read also:


Next up

Top 4 Blu-Ray creator software to create Blu-Ray videos

Daniel Segun By: Daniel Segun
Less than a 1 minute read

Blu-ray is, without doubt, the most powerful video content hub today, which is a marked improvement to the preceding DVD medium. However, its convenience of […]

Continue Reading

How can I recover PowerPoint passwords within minutes?

Daniel Segun By: Daniel Segun
5 minute read

Microsoft PowerPoint presentations usually contain important, sometimes classified, documents. Hence, most people tend to password-protect such documents against unauthorized access. However, what happens if you […]

Continue Reading

5 automated receptionist software for increased productivity

Madhuparna Sukul avatar. By: Madhuparna Sukul
Less than a 1 minute read

The reception desk is the face and voice of any organization. An automated receptionist software simplifies the entire process of visitor management. Whether it’s the customer, […]

Continue Reading