Surface Studio 2 vs. Surface Studio (1st Gen) – Detailed Specs Comparison

Here's what you need to know what's different between Surface Studio 2 & Original Surface Studio specs including CPU, RAM, storage, display, and more.

Surface Studio 2 vs. Surface Studio 1

Surface Studio 2 image

Surface Studio 2

Availability
Released20182016
Release Info
  • Introduced: October 2, 2018
  • Pre-ordered: October 2, 2018
  • Released: November 15, 2018
  • Introduced: October 26, 2016
  • Pre-ordered: October 26, 2016
  • Released: December 15, 2016
PricingIntel® Core™ i7
  • $3,499 - 16GB/1TB/GTX 1060
  • $4,199 - 32GB/1TB/GTX 1070
  • $4799 - 32GB/2TB/GTX 1070
Intel® Core™ i5
  • $2,999 - 8GB | 1TB (64GB SSD) | GTX 965M
Intel® Core™ i7
  • $3,499 - 16GB | 1TB (128GB SSD) | GTX 965M
  • $4,199 - 32GB | 2TB (128GB SSD) | GTX 980M
Surface Studio 2 Price
Microsoft Surface Studio 2 (Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 1TB) - Newest Version
Microsoft Surface Studio 2 (Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 1TB) - Newest Version
By Microsoft
$3,910.59
Microsoft Surface Studio 2 (Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 1TB) - (Renewed)
Microsoft Surface Studio 2 (Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 1TB) - (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$3,797.66
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
$2,699.00
$3,099.99 13% OFF
Surface Studio Price
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
$2,469.99
$2,699.99 9% 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
$1,599.00
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio, 14.4" Touchscreen, Intel 11th Gen Core i7 (Up to 4.8GHz), NVIDA GeForce RTX 3050Ti, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 512GB SSD, Win11h, Platinum, with MTC Stylus Pen
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio, 14.4" Touchscreen, Intel 11th Gen Core i7 (Up to 4.8GHz), NVIDA GeForce RTX 3050Ti, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 512GB SSD, Win11h, Platinum, with MTC Stylus Pen
By Microsoft
$1,899.99
DisplaySurface Studio 2Surface Studio
Size28 Inches
Info
  • Resolution: 4500 x 3000 (13.5M Pixels)
  • Density: 192 PPI
  • PixelSense™ Display
  • Brightness: 515 nits
  • Color: DCI-P3 individually color-calibrated
  • Color profiles: sRGB (standard), DCI-P3 (Cinema), Vivid (P3-D65)
  • Individually color-calibrated display
  • Corning® Gorilla® Glass
  • 10nm Oleophobic Coating
  • Touch: 10-point multitouch
  • Inking: designed together with Surface Pen
  • Supports Surface Pen with tilt activation, Surface Dial* on-screen interaction, and Zero Gravity Hinge
  • Resolution: 4500 x 3000 (13.5M Pixels)
  • Density: 192 PPI
  • PixelSense™ Display
  • Contrast ratio typical: 1100:1
  • Aspect ratio: 3:2
  • Inking: designed together with Surface Pen
  • Touch: 10 points multi-touch
  • Color: DCI-P3 individually color-calibrated
  • Color profiles: sRGB (standard), DCI-P3 (Cinema), Vivid (P3-D65)
ExteriorSurface Studio 2Surface Studio
Size Comparison
Dimensions
  • Display
    25.1” x 17.3” x 0.5” (637.35 mm x 438.90 mm x 12.50 mm)
  • Base
    9.8” x 8.7” x 1.3” (250.00 mm x 220.00 mm x 32.20 mm)
  • Display
    25.1” x 17.3” x 0.5” (637.35 mm x 438.90 mm x 12.50 mm)
  • Base
    9.8” x 8.7” x 1.3” (250.00 mm x 220.00 mm x 32.20 mm)
Weight
  • up to 21 lbs (9.56) kg
Colors
Platinum
Silver
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Included Surface Keyboard
  • Included Surface Mouse
Ports
  • 4 x full-size USB 3.0
  • 1 x USB-C 3.1
  • Full-size SD™ card reader (UHS-II performance)
  • 3.5mm stereo headphones/microphone jack
  • 1 x Gigabit Ethernet
  • 4 x full-size USB 3.0
  • 1 x Mini DisplayPort
  • 1 x Full-size SD™ card reader (UHS-II performance)
  • 1 x 3.5mm stereo headphones/microphone jack
  • 1 x Gigabit Ethernet
Internal SpecsSurface Studio 2Surface Studio
Processor
  • 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-7820HQ
    4 cores, 8 threads, 2.90 → 3.90 GHz, 8 MB Cache, 45W
  • 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-6440HQ
    4 cores, 4 threads, 2.60 → 3.50 GHz, 6 MB Smart Cache, 45W
  • 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-6820HQ
    4 cores, 8 threads, 2.70 → 3.60 GHz, 8 MB Smart Cache, 45W
Integrated Graphics
  • 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-7820HQ
    Intel® HD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1100 MHz
  • 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-6440HQ
    Intel® HD Graphics 530
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 950 MHz
  • 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-6820HQ
    Intel® HD Graphics 530
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1050 MHz
Discrete Graphics
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060
    Pascal Architecture, 6GB GDDR5 192-bit, 1404 → 1670 MHz, 1280 CUDA Cores.
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1070
    Pascal Architecture, 8GB GDDR5 256-bit, 1506 → 1683 MHz, 1920 CUDA Cores.
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 965m
    Maxwell Architecture, 2GB GDDR5 128-bit, 944 MHz + Boost, 1024 CUDA Cores.
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 980m
    Maxwell Architecture, 4GB GDDR5 128-bit, 1038 MHz + Boost, 1536 CUDA Cores.
Memory
16GB 32GB
2400 MHz DDR4 RAM
8GB 16GB 32GB
DDR4 RAM
Storage
1 TB 2 TB
BGA PCIe NVMe SSD
1 TB (64GB SSD) 1TB (128GB SSD) 2 TB (128 SSD)
Rapid Hybrid Drive Storage
ConnectivitySurface Studio 2Surface Studio
Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi 5: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compatible.
Bluetooth
  • Bluetooth Wireless 4.0 technology
Ethernet
  • Ethernet: 10/100/1000Mb (Gigabit)
  • Xbox Wireless built-in
BatterySurface Studio 2Surface Studio
Power Supply
  • Internal power supply with AC inlet
  • Grip-release cable (AC power cable)
SoftwareSurface Studio 2Surface Studio
OSWindows 10 Pro
Built-in AppsMicrosoft Office 365 30-days trial
Camera & AudioSurface Studio 2Surface Studio
Camera
  • Windows Hello face sign-in camera, enterprise-class authentication
  • 5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p video support
Audio
  • Stereo microphones
  • Stereo 2.1 speakers with Dolby® Audio™ Premium
  • 8 x speakers in the display
  • 2 x speakers in the base
MiscSurface Studio 2Surface Studio
InkingSupports Surface Pen
  • 4096 levels of pressure
  • Tilt sensing
  • Best in class latency
  • Paper feel
  • 0.1mm precision
  • Magnetic storage
Supports Surface Pen
1024 levels of pressure
magnetic storage
Sensors
  • Ambient light sensor
Security
  • Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in
  • TPM chip for enterprise security, biometric security;
  • Interface for Kensington Lock Kit for Surface Studio
In the box
  • Surface Studio 2
  • Surface Pen
  • Surface Keyboard
  • Surface Mouse
  • AC power cord with grip-release cable
  • Quick start guide
  • Safety and warranty guide
  • Booklet
  • Surface Studio
  • Surface Pen
  • Surface Keyboard
  • Surface Mouse
  • AC power cord with grip-release cable
  • Quick start guide
  • Safety, warranty and product documents
Warranty
  • One-year limited hardware warranty
More
  • Physical buttons: Volume, Power.
Surface Studio 2 Price
Microsoft Surface Studio 2 (Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 1TB) - Newest Version
Microsoft Surface Studio 2 (Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 1TB) - Newest Version
By Microsoft
$3,910.59
Microsoft Surface Studio 2 (Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 1TB) - (Renewed)
Microsoft Surface Studio 2 (Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 1TB) - (Renewed)
By Microsoft
$3,797.66
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
$2,699.00
$3,099.99 13% OFF
Surface Studio Price
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
$2,469.99
$2,699.99 9% 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
$1,599.00
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio, 14.4" Touchscreen, Intel 11th Gen Core i7 (Up to 4.8GHz), NVIDA GeForce RTX 3050Ti, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 512GB SSD, Win11h, Platinum, with MTC Stylus Pen
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio, 14.4" Touchscreen, Intel 11th Gen Core i7 (Up to 4.8GHz), NVIDA GeForce RTX 3050Ti, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 512GB SSD, Win11h, Platinum, with MTC Stylus Pen
By Microsoft
$1,899.99

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