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

Surface Studio 2 picture

Surface Studio

Surface Studio picture
Key Features
What's new
What's missing
Availability
IntroducedOctober 2, 2018October 26, 2016
Pre-orderedOctober 2, 2018October 26, 2016
ReleasedNovember 15, 2018December 15, 2016
PricingIntel® Core™ i7
• $3,499 - 16GB/1TB/GTX 1060
• $4,199 - 32GB/1TB/GTX 1070
• $4799 - 32GB/2TB/GTX 1080
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
Software
Pre-Installed OSWindows 10 ProWindows 10 Pro
Built-in AppsMicrosoft Office 365 30-days trialMicrosoft Office 365 30-days trial
Display
Size28 inches28 inches
Resolution• 4500 x 3000 (192 PPI), 13.5M Pixels
• Native 2 x 96 DPI scaling
• 4500 x 3000 (192 PPI), 13.5M Pixels at 192 DPI
• Native 2 x 96 DPI scaling
Technology• PixelSense™ Display
• Contrast ratio typical: 1200:1
• Brightness: 515 nits
• Aspect ratio: 3:2
• 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
• PixelSense™ Display
• Contrast ratio typical: 1100:1
• Aspect ratio: 3:2
• Color: DCI-P3 individually color-calibrated
• Color profiles: sRGB (standard), DCI-P3 (Cinema), Vivid (P3-D65)
Internal Specs
CPU7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-7820HQ
4 cores, 8 threads, 8MB, 2.90 GHz up to 3.90 GHz, 45W
6th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-6440HQ
4 cores, 4 threads, 6MB SmartCache, 2.60 GHz up to 3.50 GHz, 45W

6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-6820HQ
4 cores, 8 threads, 8MB SmartCache, 2.70 GHz up to 3.60 GHz, 45W
GraphicsIntegrated Graphics Intel® HD Graphics 630

Discrete Graphics
• NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX™ 1060 (6GB GDDR5)
• NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX™ 1070 (8GB GDDR5)
Integrated Graphics Intel® HD Graphics 530

Discrete Graphics
• NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX™ 965M (2GB GDDR5)
• NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX™ 980M (4GB GDDR5)
Memory
16 GB32 GB
DDR4 RAM
8 GB16 GB32 GB
DDR4 RAM
Storage
1 TB2 TB
BGA PCIe NVMe SSD
1 TB (64GB SSD)1TB (128GB SSD)2 TB (128 SSD)
Rapid Hybrid Drive Storage
Network• Ethernet: 10/100/1000Mb (Gigabit)
• Wi-Fi: 802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking, IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n compatible
• Bluetooth Wireless 4.0 technology
• Xbox Wireless built-in
• Ethernet: 10/100/1000Mb (Gigabit)
• Wi-Fi: 802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking, IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n compatible
• Bluetooth Wireless 4.0 technology
• Xbox Wireless built-in
Battery
SizeN/AN/A
Battery LifeN/A
N/A
Power SupplyInternal power supply with AC inlet
Grip-release cable (AC power cable)
Internal power supply with AC inlet
Grip-release cable (AC power cable)
Exterior
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)
Weightup to 21 lbs (9.56) kgup to 21 lbs (9.56) kg
CasingPhysical buttons: Volume, PowerPhysical buttons: Volume, Power
Colors
Platinum
Silver
Keyboard and Trackpad• Included Surface Keyboard
• Included Surface Mouse
• Included Surface Keyboard
• Included Surface Mouse
Ports• 4 x full-size USB 3.0
• 1 x USB-C
• Full-size SD™ card reader (SDXC compatible)
• 3.5mm stereo headphones/microphone jack
• 1 x Gigabit Ethernet
• 4 x full-size USB 3.0
• 1 x Mini DisplayPort
• Full-size SD™ card reader (UHS-II performance)
• 3.5mm stereo headphones/microphone jack
• 1 x Gigabit Ethernet
Camera & Audio
Camera• Windows Hello face sign-in camera, enterprise-class authentication
• 5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p video support
• 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
• Stereo microphones
• Stereo 2.1 speakers with Dolby® Audio™ Premium
• 8 x speakers in the display
• 2 x speakers in the base
Misc
Sensors• Ambient light sensor• Ambient light sensor
Surface Pen• 4096 levels of pressure
• Tilt sensing
• Best in class latency
• Paper feel
• 0.1mm precision
• Magnetic storage
• 1024 levels of pressure
• Magnetic storage
Surface DialSupports both on-screen and off-screen interactionSupports both on-screen and off-screen interaction
Security• TPM chip for enterprise security, biometric security;
• Interface for Kensington Lock Kit for Surface Studio
• 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
WarrantyOne-year limited hardware warrantyOne-year limited hardware warranty