For a $2,999 price point, you might wonder -- is the Microsoft Surface Studio desktop really worth it? I tested one recently and found myself being drawn to a few important features that made it worth the high price even compared to similar models from Dell and even Apple.
1. Incredibly high resolution
This was one of the surprises for me, because I sometimes don’t like extremely high-res displays. They might be clear, but the color quality sometimes suffers. And, in some cases, the extra resolution doesn’t really help with detail work in Photoshop and other apps because you don’t really notice the difference. The Studio uses a resolution of 4500 x 3000 pixels, and believe me, you notice. For photos, I was able to zoom in and make fine adjustments to pixels in ways I couldn’t do on any laptop or on my normal 2K resolution display. Even normal Word documents looked better on the Studio’s display without any jagged text.