Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio 2022 – vale Book 3

The new Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio 2022 is here. It starts from $2,399 for an Intel 11th Gen ‘H’ series Core processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti graphics (i7 model). It features a 14.4”, 120Hz screen on a cantilever hinge for laptop, slate and presentation formats.

Or course, we led with the ‘from price’, but here is the ‘to’ price

  • i5, 16/256 or 512GB $2,399/2699
  • i7 16/512/1TB/2TB NVIDIA GeForce $3149/4049/4649

Add to that the Surface Slim Pen at $189.95 and other essentials.

Microsoft says you can build apps, edit videos, render animations, and enjoy smooth gameplay without breaking a sweat. Yes – that is correct.

Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio 2022

WebsiteProduct Page
PriceFrom $$2399 to $4649
Student and teacher discounts may apply
Warranty12-months ACL
FromMicrosoft Online or Harvey Norman, JB Hi-Fi and approved Microsoft resellers
MoreCyberShack Microsoft news and reviews

As we are yet to review this device, the details below are from Microsoft. Note that there are enterprise models that we have not included.

Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio 2022 specs

Display14.4” PixelSense Flow 120Hz touch
2400 x 1600 (201 PPI)
Aspect ratio: 3:2
Nits: supports HRD 500
Contrast: 1500:1
Gamut: Not disclosed by supports 100% sRGB
10-point multi-touch
Dolby Vision decode/downmix
Processor/GPU10nm 3.1/4.4GHz H35 i5-11300H, Iris Xe graphics (80 EU) GeekBench 5 single/multi 1286/4445
10nm, 3.3/4.4GHz H35 i7-11370H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti laptop GPU 4GB GDDR6 GPU memory, GeekBench 5 single/multi 1400/4869
WindowsWindows 11 Home – Pro at extra cost
Size/Weight323.28 x 228.32 x 18.4 (i5/i7 1.75kg/1.82kg)
Memory16GB or 32GB LPDDR4x RAM soldered to the motherboard
StorageRemovable SSD: 256 GB, 512 GB, 1TB, 2TB SSD not user upgradable
Batteryi5: Up to 19 hours of typical device usage
i7: Up to 18 hours
Microsoft’s tests are achievable, but real-world use is about 4-5 hours less.
WirelessWi-Fi 6: AX
BT: 5.1
Ports2 x TB4/USB 4.0
3.5mm headphone jack
Surface Connect port
Ambient light sensor
Camera Front1080p Windows Hello face authentication
AudioDual far-field Studio Mics
Quad Omnisonic speakers with Dolby Atmos Decode/downmix
Keyboard and TrackpadBacklight Mechanical – QWERTY, full row of F1-F12,  Windows key and dedicated buttons for media controls, screen brightness
Haptic Touchpad
HingeDynamic Woven Hinge for frictionless movement
In the Boxi5 65W and i7 102W charger

CyberShack’s view – nice design and lots to covet

Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio 2022 is the new Surface Book minus a tablet

Instead of a removable Book 3 style tablet screen, this has a cantilever hinge (like the Acer ConceptD Ezel). Book users will lament that, but the tablet suffered from poor battery life and flaky Magnetic Hinge. This offers a more reliable design.

It has 2 x Thunderbolt 4 ports, and the Surface Connect port to make the best use of the TB4 port. It still has a three-pole 3.5mm port.

Early international reviews comment on the excellent hinge design, bright, colour accurate, 3:2 screen and keyboard/trackpad (now 1.3” throw mechanical with haptic feedback). They also suggest battery life is shorter than claimed and that the H processor is mid-range in performance.

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