01-26-2017 05:20 AM
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  1. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    Well, now that Microsoft has officially rocked our socks off with the Surface Studio announcement... Who's going to get one? This thing is cool as all get out!

    The thinnest display ever, and it's a touch screen! And that form factor. Damn!

    Microsoft announces "Surface Studio", an all-in-one touch PC for creators | Windows Central
    10-26-2016 11:15 AM
  2. James Falconer's Avatar
    I have to admit, the Surface Studio looks pretty hot. I'd definitely love to spring for one, just not sure if that's doable at the moment :)
    10-26-2016 11:40 AM
  3. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    I'd love one, too. Very impressive device. However, being only a casual artist, a casual Word user, and a casual musician, I'm not thinking that I'm their target buyer for the Studio. It would simply be a $3000.00 Netflix/email/web browser for me. Can't justify that no matter how I slice it. So, I'll have to pass....and no matter how hard Guytronic tries to talk me into getting one, i will resist. :D
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    10-26-2016 01:04 PM
  4. Guytronic's Avatar
    I'll have to pass....and no matter how hard Guytronic tries to talk me into getting one, i will resist. :D
    Accepted at lots of locations throughout the world!
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    Just in case ...Lol...
    10-26-2016 03:41 PM
  5. Great deal's Avatar
    However, being only a casual artist, a casual Word user, and a casual musician,
    You fit the device perfectly, its a PC and a device for creatives, no need for 2 devices like a lot of people have.

    If they made one with a handle to make it easy to move round the home then i might actually get one and start relearning to draw. If I had kids, id also have one in each of their rooms, imagine the possibilities and creativity unleashed with these.

    EDIT: Im getting one when version 2 or refresh is out with Kaby and a better graphics card.
    Last edited by Great deal; 10-27-2016 at 05:25 AM.
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    10-27-2016 04:40 AM
  6. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    You fit the device perfectly, its a PC and a device for creatives, no need for 2 devices like a lot of people have.

    If they made one with a handle to make it easy to move round the home then i might actually get one and start relearning to draw.
    I see what you're saying, but I'm just a hobbyist. From what I saw, it looks like they are really going after professionals, first, then hobbyist with some cash to burn. Would I use it for those artistic purposes if I had it? Heck yeah! But, it would still be a hobby purchase, and I'd need a little more justification than that to spend the money they are asking. It's a fair price. Just out of my range. :)
    I agree on the need for portability, but if you view it more like an architect's drawing table, it makes sense to keep it bound to the desktop.
    10-27-2016 05:13 AM
  7. DCW1000's Avatar
    I ordered one along with the new ergonomic keyboard seven minutes after Satya Nadella said goodbye. The Dial turns out to be a freebie for the time being -- as it ought to be, given the prices these units are commanding. Actually, they should have thrown in the keyboard too, but I'm grateful for any kind of discount.

    Going into Panos Panay's segment I didn't think the Studio would be a tool that appealed to me, though I expected to appreciate the engineering and imagination that went into its design. My current setup, which features a big monitor hanging off a Surface Book, is almost ideal for general purpose work, and the "creative" in me, if such even exists, just uses the Book by itself when I feel like drawing or composing. But I had completely failed to foresee the focus on creativity tools in the RS2 update, and when Panos got into part two of his presentation my jaw hit the table as I realized this device was WAY more capable than I had expected it to be. So I decided to defer every other item on the wish list for a year or more in order to grab one of these. Delivery in mid-December, they say. It'll be tough to wait.
    10-27-2016 07:32 PM
  8. Scienceguy Labs's Avatar
    ^ Cool! Keep us posted.
    Hope you enjoy it.
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    10-27-2016 08:10 PM
  9. Migi2015's Avatar
    I'm planning to pre-order 12 of these and never open the boxes. Need to boost MS revenue.
    10-27-2016 09:40 PM
  10. Migi2015's Avatar
    I ordered one along with the new ergonomic keyboard seven minutes after Satya Nadella said goodbye. The Dial turns out to be a freebie for the time being -- as it ought to be, given the prices these units are commanding. Actually, they should have thrown in the keyboard too, but I'm grateful for any kind of discount.

    Going into Panos Panay's segment I didn't think the Studio would be a tool that appealed to me, though I expected to appreciate the engineering and imagination that went into its design. My current setup, which features a big monitor hanging off a Surface Book, is almost ideal for general purpose work, and the "creative" in me, if such even exists, just uses the Book by itself when I feel like drawing or composing. But I had completely failed to foresee the focus on creativity tools in the RS2 update, and when Panos got into part two of his presentation my jaw hit the table as I realized this device was WAY more capable than I had expected it to be. So I decided to defer every other item on the wish list for a year or more in order to grab one of these. Delivery in mid-December, they say. It'll be tough to wait.
    Can you explain why you need this device vs say a Dell XPS 27 or some other cheaper setup?
    10-27-2016 09:41 PM
  11. JaimitoFrog's Avatar
    planning to get one. Waiting for education discount to show up.
    10-28-2016 12:16 AM
  12. DCW1000's Avatar
    Can you explain why you need this device vs say a Dell XPS 27 or some other cheaper setup?
    Basically it's personal experience. My Microsoft gear has held up better than the numerous Dells I have owned and repaired over the years, and on the few occasions when a MS device put its feet in the air the company replaced the item for me immediately. Cheaper stuff? I don't want to tar all value manufacturers with one shop's products, but in the past I bought a couple of eMachines when I needed to save money, and by the time I got upgraded memory, graphics and comm cards in them, I might as well have bought at the high end in the first place.

    "Need" is probably the wrong word to characterize my view of the Studio. Too much is always enough, so this machine is likely to be way more than adequate for everything I want to do while providing excess capacity for the increased demand I may place on it as time goes by.
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    10-28-2016 02:50 PM
  13. Reflexx's Avatar
    As a digital artist, I soooo want one. I just know that I'd regret it 2 yrs from now when I would want to upgrade my PC.

    This makes me sad.
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    10-28-2016 03:27 PM
  14. olyar15's Avatar
    I want one. I'm just a computer hobbyist, so I have no way to justify buying one. That hasn't stopped me from looking at my bank account and thinking, "hmm, how many months of eating ramen would it take to buy this thing?"

    And from someone who pre-ordered the first surface book, I am actually very happy that they didn't go with a Pascal GPU. MS definitely did the smart thing and go with mature technology. That should have given the software engineers enough time to polish the system and make sure it works right out of the box. Just look at threads like this: http://forums.windowscentral.com/mic...fore-dies.html
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    10-28-2016 04:54 PM
  15. worldspy99's Avatar
    My wife recently started learning animation. In 8 days flat, she created her own 10 minute movie with 8 different scenes, voice overs etc. I think she might probably want to get one of these as she has been clamoring to get a larger screen device. Will go to the MSFT store near by to check it out in person. Might be with the 2016 tax return, he, he....
    10-28-2016 05:32 PM
  16. kittengirl's Avatar
    I would surely like to get one for both Photoshop and digital embroidery design (which I'm just learning). My husband suggests I wait for them to upgrade the internals, but I tried one out at the store today and was quite impressed. I was only there very briefly though, so actually don't even know which version they have on the floor. I had to wait, and there were others behind me waiting so I just spent a few minutes with it. They had three of them on display. One was right up front and an employee was demoing that one, and then two off to the side that you could play with.
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    10-30-2016 06:37 PM
  17. Reflexx's Avatar
    I would surely like to get one for both Photoshop and digital embroidery design (which I'm just learning). My husband suggests I wait for them to upgrade the internals, but I tried one out at the store today and was quite impressed. I was only there very briefly though, so actually don't even know which version they have on the floor. I had to wait, and there were others behind me waiting so I just spent a few minutes with it. They had three of them on display. One was right up front and an employee was demoing that one, and then two off to the side that you could play with.
    I believe that most of the ones that were on display were the i5 model.

    So if you really wanted to, you could get the i7 and have something that is already more than you currently need.
    10-31-2016 05:07 PM
  18. James Falconer's Avatar
    As a digital artist, I soooo want one. I just know that I'd regret it 2 yrs from now when I would want to upgrade my PC.

    This makes me sad.
    Still, if this is the best tool you can use at the time, wouldn't it be worth the investment? Sell it when upgrade time comes?
    11-01-2016 11:32 AM
  19. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I'm not at all interested. I prefer tower form factor for desktop PCs. All in one that isn't upgradeable is useless to me.
    11-01-2016 11:47 AM
  20. Reflexx's Avatar
    I'd love one, too. Very impressive device. However, being only a casual artist, a casual Word user, and a casual musician, I'm not thinking that I'm their target buyer for the Studio. It would simply be a $3000.00 Netflix/email/web browser for me. Can't justify that no matter how I slice it. So, I'll have to pass....and no matter how hard Guytronic tries to talk me into getting one, i will resist. :D
    Or maybe having a Surface Studio would inspire and encourage you to delve deeper into your art and allow you to give the gift of your talents to the world.

    Or you could just be selfish and hide all that talent.

    So the decision is, do you want to be selfish and not get a Surface Studio, or do you want to do some good for mankind and get one?

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    11-01-2016 12:11 PM
  21. Reflexx's Avatar
    I'm not at all interested. I prefer tower form factor for desktop PCs. All in one that isn't upgradeable is useless to me.
    I know what you mean.

    While it would be far from useless for me since it would be enough for 85% of what I do, I can't justify the purchase because I'd still need to keep a tower around for some work. That means another desk with another computer.

    Mind you... if I had $4200 just laying around this would probably be my first impulse buy. Then I'd have to look for space for it.

    But in time, I expect that I'd get tired of moving from PC to PC, and I'd end up spending all my time on my more powerful computer. And it would only get worse as time went on and I could upgrade my tower and the power difference would be bigger and bigger.

    But if the monitor was separate... oh boy. I'd go into debt for it.
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    11-01-2016 12:15 PM
  22. Reflexx's Avatar
    Still, if this is the best tool you can use at the time, wouldn't it be worth the investment? Sell it when upgrade time comes?
    I have been working out scenarios in my head where I can try to justify it. haha

    I do 3D work though. And while this would more than handle most of the modeling, it wouldn't be ideal for rendering.

    Then again... I could just use my other PC purely for rendering. Ack! There I go... trying to justify it...

    ...but it could be done...

    ...too much money...

    ...but think of the workflow efficiency improvements...

    ...not needed. Need to be leaner with budget...

    ...but time is money, and the could improve time in asset creation...

    ...could just get a Cintiq...

    ...but a Cintiq won't have that pixel density. Eyes will get tired faster...

    ...ack!
    11-01-2016 12:16 PM
  23. JaimitoFrog's Avatar
    Pre ordered the i7/32MB/2TB version on BestBuy, and they show release date of Dec 15. Perhaps they got an allotment of units that is separate from MS Store, the latter now shows only 2017 delivery.
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    11-01-2016 03:13 PM
  24. mtf1380's Avatar
    I want one sooooo bad! I just placed an order for a 65" Z65D 4K TV last night (I was hoping I could fix my 65" Panasonic Plasma V10, but after changing, or testing all the boards it still will not stay powered on for more than 10mins), if I wouldn't have had to buy the TV, I was definitely going to get the middle Surface Studio....I still might (once the TV pill goes down:)
    11-15-2016 03:03 PM
  25. DUNK88's Avatar
    looks way to good but I'm going to have to pass on it for now. I do like it being an all in one
    11-19-2016 02:13 PM
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