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Surface Laptop Studio

Key Features
What's new
  • New Surface Design - Another versatile design that allows switching between laptop mode, stage mode, and studio mode. The new design also packs all of its processing components in the base for a better cooling solution.
  • 14.4” 120Hz PixelSense™ Flow Display - It offers a much smoother drawing and browsing experience, Dolby Vision® support, and adjustable brightness from 2 nits up to 500 nits.
  • 11th Gen Intel® Tiger Lake H35 Processors - First for Surface uses a powerful 35W TDP processor with integrated Intel Iris Xe G7 graphics and up to 32GB of 4267 MHz LPDDR4x memory.
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3050 Ti or A2000 Graphics - Experience the latest feature set from NVIDIA's 2nd gen RTX architecture for the best gaming experience, and to accelerate your design, animate, and render tasks.
  • 2 x Thunderbolt™ 4 - Supports USB 4.0, 40Gbps transfer speed, DisplayPort, Power Delivery, Docking, and external GPU.
  • Fully Supports Surface Slim Pen 2 - Surface Laptop Studio supports new tactile signals for natural inking feels and included slim pen storage with built-in wireless charging.
  • Quad Omnisonic™ Speakers - First for Surface to include 4 speakers in a laptop that supports Dolby Atmos and Adaptive Equalization to deliver a rich spatial sound and best sound experience for different modes.
  • Precision Haptic Touchpad - It's the largest touchpad for Surface that is super responsive and lets you click anywhere with customizable haptic feedback.
  • More
    Up to 2TB SDD Supports DirectX 12 Ultimate Wi-Fi 6 Bluetooth 5.1 Fast Charging Preloaded with Windows 11
What's missing
  • No SDXC card slot
  • No Full-size USB-A port
AvailabilitySurface Laptop Studio
Released2021
Release Info
  • Introduced: September 22, 2021
  • Pre-ordered: September 22, 2021
  • Released: October 5, 2021
Pricing
  • $1,599.99
    i5-11300H 16GB 256GB Intel Iris Xe
  • $1,799.99
    i5-11300H 16GB 512GB Intel Iris Xe
  • $2,099.99
    i7-11370H 16GB 256GB RTX 3050 Ti
  • $2,699.99
    i7-11370H 16GB 1TB RTX 3050 Ti
  • $3,099.99
    i7-11370H 32GB 2TB RTX 3050 Ti
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio Price
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio - 14.4" Touchscreen - Intel® Core™ i7 - 32GB Memory - 2TB SSD - Platinum
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio - 14.4" Touchscreen - Intel® Core™ i7 - 32GB Memory - 2TB SSD - Platinum
By Microsoft
$1,899.00
$3,099.99 39% OFF
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio - 14.4" Touchscreen - Intel® Core™ i5 - 16GB Memory - 256GB SSD - Platinum
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio - 14.4" Touchscreen - Intel® Core™ i5 - 16GB Memory - 256GB SSD - Platinum
By Microsoft
$698.99
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio 2 (2023) - 14.4" Touchscreen - Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050, Windows 11, Platinum Color Copilot
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio 2 (2023) - 14.4" Touchscreen - Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050, Windows 11, Platinum Color Copilot
By Microsoft
$2,049.99
$2,399.99 15% OFF
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio - 14.4" Touchscreen - Intel® Core™ i7 - 32GB Memory - 1TB SSD - Platinum
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio - 14.4" Touchscreen - Intel® Core™ i7 - 32GB Memory - 1TB SSD - Platinum
By Microsoft
$1,681.00
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7/16/512
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio i7/16/512
By Microsoft
$750.00
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio 2 14.4" Touchscreen Convertible (Floating Slider) 2 in 1 Notebook - 2400 x 1600 - Intel Core i7 13th Gen i7-13700H Tetradeca-core (14 Core) - Intel Evo Platform -
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio 2 14.4" Touchscreen Convertible (Floating Slider) 2 in 1 Notebook - 2400 x 1600 - Intel Core i7 13th Gen i7-13700H Tetradeca-core (14 Core) - Intel Evo Platform -
By Microsoft
$1,339.49
DisplaySurface Laptop Studio
Size14.4 Inches
Info
  • 14.4” PixelSense™ Flow Display
  • Resolution: 2400 x 1600 (201 PPI)
  • Aspect ratio: 3:2
  • Contrast ratio: 1500:1
  • Refresh rate: 120Hz
    60Hz default.
  • Inking: GPU Ink Acceleration
  • Touch: 10 points multi-touch
  • Dolby Vision® support
ExteriorSurface Laptop Studio
Dimensions12.72” x 8.98” x 0.746” (323.28 mm x 228.32 mm x 18.94 mm)
Weight
  • 3.83 lb (1,742.9 grams)
    Intel Core i5 models.
  • 4.00 lb (1,820.2 grams)
    Intel Core i7 models.
Colors
Platinum
Casing: Magnesium and Aluminum
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Keyboard:
    • Activation: Moving (mechanical) keys
    • Layout: QWERTY, full row of function keys (F1-F12)
    • Windows key and dedicated buttons for media controls, screen brightness
    • Backlight.
  • Precision Haptic touchpad:
    • Largest surface touchpad to date.
    • Supports up to Five-finger multitouch gestures.
Ports
  • 2 x Thunderbolt™ 4
    USB-C interface supports USB 4.0, Power Delivery, DisplayPort, and data transfers up to 40Gbps.
  • 1 x Surface Connect+
    Supports charging and docking station.
  • 1 x Headset jack
Internal SpecsSurface Laptop Studio
Processor
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-11300H
    4 cores, 8 threads, 3.10 → 4.40 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 35W
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-11370H
    4 cores, 8 threads, 3.30 → 4.80 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 35W
Integrated Graphics
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-11300H
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    80 Execution Units, 400 → 1300 MHz
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-11370H
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    96 Execution Units, 400 → 1350 MHz
Discrete Graphics
  • Optional NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3050 Ti  with 4GB GDDR6
    For Consumer.
  • Optional NVIDIA® RTX™ A2000 with 4GB GDDR6
    For Business.
Memory
16GB 32GB
4267 MHz LPDDR4X RAM
Storage
256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
Removable M.2 NVMe SSD
ConnectivitySurface Laptop Studio
Wi-FiWi-Fi 6: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax compatible.
BluetoothBluetooth Wireless 5.1 technology
BatterySurface Laptop Studio
Size
  • 58.0 Wh
    Nominal battery capacity.
  • 56.3 Wh
    Minimum battery capacity.
Battery Life
  • Up to 19 hours of typical device usage
    Intel Core i5 models.
  • Up to 18 hours of typical device usage
    Intel Core i7 models.
Power Supply
  • 60W power supply
    Intel Core i5 models.
  • 95W power supply
    Intel Core i7 models.
SoftwareSurface Laptop Studio
OS
  • For Consumer: Windows 11 Home
  • For Commercial: Windows 11 Pro
Built-in Apps
  • Preloaded Microsoft 365 Apps
  • Microsoft 365 Family 30-day trial
  • Preloaded Xbox app
  • Xbox Game Pass Ultimate one month trial
Camera & AudioSurface Laptop Studio
Camera
  • Windows Hello face authentication camera (front-facing)
  • 1080p resolution front-facing camera
Audio
  • Dual far-field Studio Mics
  • Quad Omnisonic™ speakers with Dolby Atmos®
MiscSurface Laptop Studio
Inking
  • Supports Microsoft Pen Protocol (MPP)
    4096 levels of pressure Tilt sensing Best in class latency Paper feel 0.1mm precision
  • Supports Tactile signals with Surface Slim Pen 2
Sensors
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Magnetometer
Security
  • Hardware TPM 2.0 chip for enterprise security and BitLocker support
  • Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in
  • Windows enhanced hardware security
In the box
  • Surface Laptop Studio
  • Power supply
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety and warranty documents
Warranty
  • One-year limited hardware warranty
  • Surface for Business customers: Includes Advanced Exchange, an expedited replacement service, at no additional cost
MoreSupports Surface Dial
Supports off-screen interaction only.
Hinge
Dynamic Woven Hinge made of woven fabric with embedded cables that can bend 180 degrees.
Surface Laptop Studio Specs

Availability

On September 22nd, 2021, Microsoft unveiled the Surface Laptop Studio at a hardware event. The base model has an Intel Core i5-11300H processor, 16GB of 4267MHz LPDDR4X RAM, and a 512GB SSD, with a starting price of $1,599. The laptop is customizable with up to 32GB of RAM, a 2TB SSD, and a discrete GPU.

There are two GPU options for consumers: an integrated GPU or a 6GB NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3050 Ti. If you are a commercial customer, an additional NVIDIA® RTX™ A2000 with 4GB of GDDR6 is available.

The Surface Laptop Studio is one of four devices introduced by Microsoft at the event, alongside the Surface Duo 2, Surface Go 3, and Surface Pro 8. Pre-orders for the laptop began immediately after the event and ready for shipment by October 5th, 2021.

Surface Pro 8 and the rest of 2021 Surface family
Surface Laptop Studio and the rest of the 2021 Surface family

Tips and tricks

Learn how to fully utilize your Surface Laptop Studio with our tips and tricks. Our comprehensive guide will assist you in maximizing battery life, enhancing performance, boosting productivity, and efficiently solving any issues that may arise.

Update History

Catch up on the latest information about the second generation of Surface Laptop Studio features and fixes introduced via driver and firmware updates from Microsoft. Here are the last five releases:

2024
Jun
13
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    Addresses an issue that prevented DFCI removal via network, resolves a problem that caused taskbar flickering and occasional device freezing when using Surface Slim Pen, and provides a seamless experience when connecting two devices via USB-C for direct peer-to-peer communication.
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May
02
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    Enhance audio quality, improve the gaming experience for new games, and fix monitor display, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth connection issues.
    View
Mar
01
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    Improve Slim pen pairing and workflow and fix security vulnerabilities.
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Jan
25
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    Improve graphics stability, streaming performance, Surface Pen inking, docked monitor issues, and more.
    View
2023
Dec
15
  • Surface Laptop Studio Image
    Improves system performance and stability.
    View

Please visit our Surface Laptop Studio update tracker page for a complete driver and firmware update release timeline.

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FAQs

To help you understand more about the original Surface Laptop Studio, we have created a comprehensive list of FAQs that covers all aspects of the laptop, including its display, battery life, performance, software, and design.

1What processors are used in the 2021 Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio?

The 2021 Surface Laptop Studio uses 11th Gen Intel Tiger Lake H35 processors with the following configurations.

  1. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-11300H  4 cores, 8 threads, 3.10 → 4.40 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 35W Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics, 80 Execution Units, 400 → 1300 MHz
  2. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-11370H  4 cores, 8 threads, 3.30 → 4.80 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 35W Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics, 96 Execution Units, 400 → 1350 MHz
Surface Laptop Studio Processor
Source: Microsoft Mechanics
2Does Surface Laptop Studio support Windows Hello Facial Recognition?

Yes, it does! All Surface Laptop Studio models support Windows Hello Face Authentication (also known as Face ID), which allows you to sign in to your account faster, easier, and more secure with your face. It also has an improved Windows Hello Infrared (IR) camera that can recognize and log you in significantly faster.

Surface Laptop Studio Windows Hello Facial Authentication
Surface Laptop Studio Face Authentication.
3Does Surface Laptop Studio support Wi-Fi 6?

Yes, it does! All Surface Laptop Studio models have an Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 adapter as standard. The adapter supports the latest Wi-Fi 6 technology, offering better transfer speed (up to 2400 Mbps), battery life, and security. It also supports all previous Wi-Fi standards as well. Here are the complete supported Wi-Fi standards that Surface Laptop Studio supports:

  1. Wi-Fi 1: IEEE 802.11b, released in 1999.
  2. Wi-Fi 2: IEEE 802.11a, released in 1999.
  3. Wi-Fi 3: IEEE 802.11g, released in 2003.
  4. Wi-Fi 4: IEEE 802.11n, released in 2009.
  5. Wi-Fi 5: IEEE 802.11ac, released in 2014.
  6. Wi-Fi 6: IEEE 802.11ax, released in 2019.
Surface with AX200 Wi-Fi 6 Adapter
Surface Laptop Studio Wi-Fi 6.
4Does Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio have a USB-C port?

Yes, it does! All Surface Laptop Studio models have two USB Type-C ports as a standard. The port supports USB4 and Thunderbolt™️ 4 (with a speed up to 40Gbps or 5GB/s), display out, and charging. Both ports are located on the left side of the laptop. Here are the complete specs of the USB-C port.

  • USB Type-C port.
  • Supports USB4.
  • Supports Thunderbolt™️ 4.
  • Supports full 40Gbps or 5GB/s bandwidth.
  • Supports DisplayPort 1.4 Alt Mode and Digital Audio.
  • Supports two 4K@60Hz (3840×2160@60Hz).
  • Supports Power Delivery up to 100W charging rate.
  • Supports External Graphics.
Surface Laptop Studio Ports
Surface Laptop Studio Ports and Pen Storage

Surface Family

Surface Duo
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