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Microsoft’s Surface Studio and Surface Dial are now available for pre-order here

By Koh Wanzi - on 28 Jan 2018, 9:00am

Microsoft’s Surface Studio and Surface Dial are now available for pre-order here

Note: This article was first published on 18th January 2018.

Image Source: Microsoft

Microsoft has announced that its Surface Studio all-in-one machine and Surface Dial are now available for pre-order in Singapore.

The two devices are arriving alongside the Surface Book 2 and Surface Laptop, marking the first time that the entire Surface line-up has been available to local customers.

You’ll be able to place orders at the Microsoft Store, or with authorized retailers including Best Denki, Challenger, Courts, LOL by Epicentre, Harvey Norman, and Newstead.

In addition, commercial customers can place orders for the Surface Studio via resellers like AsiaPac Distribution, JK Technology, and UIC Asian Computer Services.

The Surface Studio is expected to be available in retail on 15th March 2018.

And now for the most important details of all, price. The Surface Studio will cost you a hefty S$6,488, although there’s a special price for eligible students, parents, and teachers that drops the price to S$5,839.20.

The system ships with the Surface Pen, Surface Mouse, and Surface Keyboard, but you’ll have to buy the Dial separately at S$159.  

Image Source: Microsoft

Unfortunately, the specifications are also slightly dated, given that the Studio was first announced in late 2016. Here’s a rundown of the key hardware:

  • 28-inch 4,500 x 3,000-pixel PixelSense Display
  • 6th-generation Intel Core i7 processor
  • 32GB RAM
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M 4GB
  • 128GB SSD + 2TB HDD
  • Windows 10 Pro

The Surface Dial can be paired with the Surface Studio to provide easy access to shortcuts, controls, and drawing tools, so it’s no surprise that Microsoft is releasing the two together. Additionally, the Surface Dial is also compatible with the latest Surface Pro for mobile creativity needs. Here are applications that you can use with the Surface Dial.