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
|Price||From $$2399 to $4649|
Student and teacher discounts may apply
|From||Microsoft Online or Harvey Norman, JB Hi-Fi and approved Microsoft resellers|
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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
|Display||14.4” PixelSense Flow 120Hz touch |
2400 x 1600 (201 PPI)
Aspect ratio: 3:2
Nits: supports HRD 500
Gamut: Not disclosed by supports 100% sRGB
Dolby Vision decode/downmix
|Processor/GPU||10nm 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
|Windows||Windows 11 Home – Pro at extra cost|
|Size/Weight||323.28 x 228.32 x 18.4 (i5/i7 1.75kg/1.82kg)|
|Memory||16GB or 32GB LPDDR4x RAM soldered to the motherboard|
|Storage||Removable SSD: 256 GB, 512 GB, 1TB, 2TB SSD not user upgradable|
|Battery||i5: 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.
|Wireless||Wi-Fi 6: AX |
|Ports||2 x TB4/USB 4.0|
3.5mm headphone jack
Surface Connect port
Ambient light sensor
|Camera Front||1080p Windows Hello face authentication|
|Audio||Dual far-field Studio Mics|
Quad Omnisonic speakers with Dolby Atmos Decode/downmix
|Keyboard and Trackpad||Backlight Mechanical – QWERTY, full row of F1-F12, Windows key and dedicated buttons for media controls, screen brightness|
|Hinge||Dynamic Woven Hinge for frictionless movement|
|In the Box||i5 65W and i7 102W charger|
CyberShack’s view – nice design and lots to covet
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.