Average speed and some strange resolutions overshadow the normal design. But for those who prefer true laptops over convertible tablets, a new member of the family is worth a look: the Surface Laptop Studio.
Like the old Surface Book, the Surface Laptop Studio wants to be a regular laptop that can destroy the keyboard when scrolling or typing with the Surface Pen. But where the Surface Book's screen can be removed completely from its base, the Laptop Studio has a screen attached to a foldable hinge — not quite unlike the old Surface Studio desktop it's named for.
So where does the Surface Laptop Studio fit into the new Surface line? How does it fit into the old Surface Book design? And how does it compare to other large-screen laptops from other PC makers?TABLE OF CONTENTS A solid choice for a laptop, if the oddly limited port design is an alternative to a Surface Book? not exactly. Surface Slim Pen 2 performance and battery life tip: Quad-core problems Good Good Bad Ugly Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio From $1,600 at Microsoft From $1,600 at Adorama. The old Surface Book is all about how it handles metal, making it smoother than the aluminum surface on the MacBook Air or Pro, and feels comfortable on my wrists and palms.
But the Surface Book's weird straw hinge is gone, making the laptop studio look more like a regular laptop. I say "more like" because it's still an odd design - most high-end professional laptops have some sort of cone or curved design in their design that reduces hard lines and reduces bulk. The Surface Studio Laptop is clearly flat and slab-like, rounded at all four corners but angled sharply elsewhere. src="https://safirsoft.com/picsbody/2110/11030-1.jpg" alt="https://safirsoft.com Surface Laptop Studio review: A weird and buildable computer"> Most of the time, the Surface Laptop Studio is just like any old laptop. Andrew Cunningham
From top to bottom, the Surface Laptop Studio looks much like a regular laptop, with a stylish backlit keyboard, large one-piece keyboard and 14.4" 2400 x 1600 x 14.4" display as thin as other Surface devices, The monitor uses an aspect ratio of 3:2 to normal 16:9 (or 16:10 standard) which creates additional vertical space for photos and documents.Ads
The screen supports a fast refresh rate of 120Hz, which makes the new Windows 11 animations look wonderfully attractive. Unlike the Surface Pro 8, the Studio laptop uses faster refresh rates by default. According to the i1DisplayStudio colorimeter, the screen has a contrast ratio of 1675:1 (for an IPS panel) of 1675:1 and a maximum brightness of 506 nits. coverage, which supports 100 of the sRGB range but only 84 of the DCI-P3 range. Many laptops in this price range, including Apple, Dell, Lenovo, HP and other PC makers, can display this wider color gamut, but most screen-focused Surface devices still don't.
Both the keyboard and the integrated display are great because they are commonly found in Microsoft products. The keyboard's sleek durability and portability are about the same as that of the latest Dell XPS 13 and 15 laptops or post-licensing Apple MacBook keyboards. The paddle screen may be more shocking to some people, although it may sound familiar to older Mac users: The crack screen doesn't have a physical joint, so it doesn't "click" in the traditional sense. As Apple has been doing on its MacBooks for years, Laptop Studios uses haptic feedback to simulate the feeling of a physical click.
After years of using a MacBook, I don't care about that feeling, sometimes I prefer this type of crackpad because the "click" effect is exactly the same across the entire page - and it's a lot less sound than actual clicks. But if this is your first experience with a touchpad, you may be a little familiar with it. Windows settings allow you to adjust the strength of touch feedback. I think this works best with touches that work all the way through, but I've set it up on macOS as well, but you can turn it on or off if you prefer.
Surface Laptop Studio review: A strange and buildable computer
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