Microsoft Surface Studio vs iMac (2015) Spec Comparison

Surface Studio is the first Microsoft's all-in-one super thin high-end device with a starting price of $2,999. How this device compared the same class all-in-one iMac from Apple.

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 Studio Apple iMac
Price $2,999 / $3,499 / $4,199 $1,799 / $1,999 / $2,299
Dimensions 25.09 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)
Weight 21.07 pounds (9.56 kg) 21 pounds (9.54 kg)
OS Windows 10 OS X Sierra
Display 28-inch PixelSense touch 27-inch Retina 5K
Resolution 4,500 x 3,000 (192 ppi) 5,120 x 2,880 (218 ppi)
Processor Intel Core i5 (3.5 GHz) / Core i7 (3.6 GHz) Intel Core i5 (3.2 / 3.3 GHz)
Memory 8 / 16 / 32GB 8GB
Graphics NVIDIA GTX 965M / 980M AMD Radeon R9 M380 / M390 / M395
Storage 1 / 2TB hybrid drive 1TB HDD (7200 rpm) / 1TB Fusion Drive / 2TB Fusion Drive
Ports USB 3.0 (x4), Mini Displayport, ethernet, SD card reader USB 3.0 (x4), Thunderbolt 2 (x2), gigabit ethernet, SDXC card reader
Wireless 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0