Surface Studio vs iMac

Microsft started to produce the Surface RT and Surface Pro back on October 26, 2012, to push Windows tablet and 2-in-1 PC innovation for the competitive market. One of the Microsoft’s marketing strategy is to compare its Surface Pro to the MacBook Air. To expand this strategy, Microsoft has unveiled its Surface Book on October 26, 2015, to compare with the MacBook Pro.

Microsoft doesn’t stop there, in the Windows 10 event, Microsoft just announced the Surface Studio as an alternative to the Apple iMac. The Surface Studio features a 4500 x 3000 pixels 28-inch display with PixelSense technology that you can touch and write on it.

Here is the quick specs comparison between the Surface Studio and the Apple iMac:

Surface Studio vs iMac Specs Comparison

Microsoft Surface StudioApple iMac
Price$2,999 / $3,499 / $4,199$1,799 / $1,999 / $2,299
Dimensions25.09 x 17.27 x 1.26 inches
(63.73 x 43.89 x 3.22 cm)
25.6 x 20.3 x 8 inches
(65 x 51.6 x 20.3 cm)
Weight21.07 pounds (9.56 kg)21 pounds (9.54 kg)
OSWindows 10OS X Sierra
Display28-inch PixelSense touch27-inch Retina 5K
Resolution4,500 x 3,000 (192 ppi)5,120 x 2,880 (218 ppi)
ProcessorIntel Core i5 (3.5 GHz) / Core i7 (3.6 GHz)Intel Core i5 (3.2 / 3.3 GHz)
Memory8 / 16 / 32GB8GB
GraphicsNVIDIA GTX 965M / 980MAMD Radeon R9 M380 / M390 / M395
Storage1 / 2TB hybrid drive1TB HDD (7200 rpm) / 1TB Fusion Drive / 2TB Fusion Drive
PortsUSB 3.0 (x4), Mini Displayport, ethernet, SD card readerUSB 3.0 (x4), Thunderbolt 2 (x2), gigabit ethernet, SDXC card reader
Wireless802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0