Alongside the Surface Laptop 5, Microsoft at its recently held a hardware launch event, also introduced Surface Studio 2+ (Studio 2 Plus), whose predecessor debuted back in October 2018. It comes with the same display as the last-gen model but features a new Core i7-11370H, which is a quad-core 35W chip. Studio 2+ also features an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 GPU.

Microsoft Surface Studio 2 Plus launched

Microsoft Surface Studio 2 Plus Specifications

The new Surface Studio 2+ arrives with almost the same design and appearance as 2018’s Surface studio. However, it features some changes in the internal hardware.

It is powered by a quad-core 35W Intel Core i7-11370H chip, which is basically the same CPU that was packed inside the Surface Laptop Studio. In addition, it comes with an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 GPU, which is an upgrade from the GTX 1070.

As mentioned, the Surface Studio 2+ comes with almost the same display as its predecessor. It has the same 28-inch PixelSense display, which offers a 4,500 x 3,000-pixel resolution and a 60 Hz refresh rate. While its display dimensions are identical to the previous model, Studio 2+ does come with a thinner base. However, it still weighs over 9 kg.

Microsoft Surface Studio 2 Plus positioning

Further, the Surface Studio 2+ is offered with 32 GB of DDR4 RAM and 1 TB of storage. It comes with a 3.5 mm headphone jack, a Gigabit Ethernet, two USB 3.1 Type-A, and three USB Type-C (USB 4.0/Thunderbolt 4) ports.

Microsoft Surface Studio 2 Plus ports

Surface Studio 2+ Price and Availability

The Surface Studio 2+ comes in a sole 32GB RAM + 1 TB storage variant. The machine is definitely not cheap. It retails for $4,499.99 and will go on sale on October 25.


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