Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio Review – The Perfect 2 in 1?
I want to thank microsoft for sending over the surface laptop studio to me. Ive been using it the past few days, microsoft did not pay me for this video. So all the opinions about this device are mine be sure to give this video a thumbs up. It helps out with the youtube algorithm and subscribe for more content. Like this, the surface laptop studio that ive been using the past few days, has the 11th gen intel core i7 processor, with 32 gigs of ram one terabyte of storage and nvidia geforce, rtx, 3050 graphics and the platinum colorway. At first glance, the surface laptop studio looks pretty similar to the other products in the microsoft surface, lineup, especially the surface book 3, with its very minimal profile and design and that same platinum, colorway. This device is actually meant to replace the surface book 3. So it only makes sense to compare the two one of the first things i noticed was the platform that the laptop is sitting on this acts, as not only a platform, but also has events for the cooling system, which makes sense from a functionality standpoint, but does Feel a bit awkward at first when holding the device. The platform also acts as a storage for the surface pen, which is great because i always thought the profile of the surface book 3, with the surface pen attached to the side, fell out of place. But now you can easily hide the surface pin 2 underneath the second layer of the laptop.
Another thing i noticed right away was the new keyboard design and larger trackpad youll, also notice that the laptop looks very similar to the macbook pro. The bezels are pretty thin and they added some curvature to the corners of the display. Now lets take a moment to talk about the track pad something that i feel like windows – computers, didnt, do a great job in the past when it came to designing the actual size of the trackpad. Along with just the overall experience. So windows devices have historically been known to have pretty terrible small track pads that were not super functional. I definitely often right right clicked when i was trying to left click. Even the surface book 3 has a track pad that, in my opinion, was way too small. Considering how large the device is, when you buy a 15 or 16 inch laptop, i definitely expect that you should be able to use the laptop comfortably without needing peripherals like an external mouse or keyboard. The good news about microsofts, surface laptop studio trackpad is that they made a few upgrades to make the trackpad experience a lot better. The trackpad for one comes with haptics. If youre a mac user, you shouldnt have a hard time transitioning to the surface laptop studio. I remember when i first switched over to pc one of the more difficult things about transitioning from mac to pc was the trackpad experience? Luckily, the surface laptop studio trackpad is much larger than its predecessor, and i found myself not reaching for my mouse.
As often as i usually do, when using a windows device, even with video editing in premiere pro, where i usually like to use at least an external bluetooth mouse, like the mx master iii, i found myself not necessarily needing to do that and having a comfortable workflow And experience using the keyboard and trackpad service laptop studio comes with two usbc thunderbolt: 4 ports: a service connect port which ill definitely be using a lot now lets talk about the display Music. Arguably, the most innovative part of the surface laptop studio. The display is bright and theres that true to life, color contrast youll, also notice that scrolling feels so much more natural and smooth, because the surface laptop studio display refreshes at 120 hertz now i know some of you are probably asking. Is that variable 120 hertz? Is it always at 120 hertz? Basically, the laptop will decrease and refresh rate to save battery. This is the most innovative part of the laptop everything else is pretty standard, even though one can argue its hard to find a really powerful device. That also has dedicated graphics and microsoft is definitely offering that, with this surface laptop studio, the display can rotate freely because of the versatile screen that creates multiple modes. You can put the laptop in the regular laptop mode. You can also put it in studio mode, which is when the screen is flipped down and then theres. Another mode called stage mode, which is really just in between studio and laptop mode.
Definitely do think this new hinge is more practical. It not only makes the laptop lighter it has a 13.3 inch chassis, so you might be asking who is this laptop for as someone who does a bit of everything i work as a full time software engineer, i also do content creation on the side that varies From photography, work, video work and obviously youtube content, i really do think this laptop is great for pretty much anybody, especially if youre someone who wants to have a laptop that does everything you may want to have a more minimal setup where you dont have an ipad And you just have one laptop: that does it all, so, no, i think that this is really a great device. I do think people are going to be on both sides of the fence when it comes to the design of the platform layer. I personally, like the profile of this new device, the bezels are thin enough. Its a larger display than it seems – and i find it really comfortable to consume content through ill, definitely be using this laptop for a ton of content creation. Work ill definitely be using it for programming through visual studio code and visual studio. If youre a developer, you should have no problem programming through visual studio or visual studio code using this device. The base model is configured with 16 gigs of ram and 256 gigabytes of storage. I definitely recommend upgrading to at least 512 gigabytes of storage, especially if you expect to use this laptop for multiple years as your main device, so thats the surface laptop studio.
I think this hinge and platform layer is really innovative and really challenges the way we think about how a laptop should look and function with all. That being said, i hope you all enjoyed this video. I definitely want you all to comment down below im curious. What your thoughts are on this laptop be sure to give this video a thumbs up. Dont forget to subscribe to the channel for more content like this, and if you want to see a windows, 11 video, so many things to talk about when it comes to windows. 11, i have to make a fully dedicated video, as always. Thank you all for watching this video. I greatly appreciate it and have a blessed rest of your week.