The Studio is the odd one out as the sole desktop option. But in keeping with the Surface philosophy, it’s quite flexible and multipurpose compared to your traditional all-in-one. Its 28-inch screen can move to assume the position of a high-resolution tablet with minimal input lag, which is beyond handy if you foresee drawing or 3D modeling with the Surface Pen.
Microsoft has announced a refresh for 2018, though it still may not deliver what power users are expecting out of a desktop that costs thousands. When it launches in November, it will
include a 7th Gen Intel Core i7 processor (Intel just announced the 9th Gen) and start with 16GB of RAM, a 1TB solid state drive, and a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 for graphics. Most of these specs are fairly large improvements over what came before, but even if the design is still impressive in the AIO market, the package seems to be behind the curve in terms of performance for your money.