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Surface Studio 2 features

Surface Studio 2 has powerful performance designed to help you create, work, and more.

Note: You can upgrade your Surface Studio 2 to Windows 11. For more info, see Windows 11 System Requirements.

Get to know Surface Studio 2

Volume and Power buttons 


Ports and audio 

Surface Studio 2 comes with various ports that can be found at the back of the base:

  • 1 High power USB 3.0 port

  • 3 additional USB 3.0 ports

  • 1 Ethernet port

  • Power port for included power cable

  • 1 USB-C port

  • 1 SD card reader

  • 1 auxiliary audio in/out port

Note: When you unplug the power cable, unplug it from the wall first. The plug that’s attached to the base has a lock to keep it in place when you move your Surface Studio 2. If you need to unplug the power cable from the base, slide the plug away from the base to release the lock.


Surface Studio 2 has a 1080p camera and a Windows Hello sign-in camera.

A picture of the Surface Studio display, with labels identifying the position of the two cameras near the center at the top

Note: The serial number for your Surface Studio 2 is located on the bottom of the base.

Surface Studio 2 features

A brilliant screen for your ideas

Surface Studio 2 screen

Surface Studio 2 has a 28-inch, adjustable PixelSenseTM Display with 13.5 million pixels to bring your ideas, images, and drawings to life. Touch it. Draw on it. Visualize and develop your ideas like you would on a sheet of paper.

Transforms from Desktop to Studio

Whether you’re sketching your next great idea, collaborating with a team, or pitching your work, Surface Studio 2 is ready to adapt to wherever you are in the creative process.

Surface Studio 2 transforming from Desktop to Studio Mode

Hold the side of the screen and use the Zero Gravity Hinge to transform Surface Studio 2 from Desktop to Studio Mode. It’s the perfect height to write, draw, or doodle on your screen.

When you’re ready for a desktop again, lift the screen back up.

Professional-grade power and performance

Photo of Surface Studio, with Surface Mouse and Keyboard

Surface Studio 2 is up for anything. Our most powerful Surface yet, it has an Intel® Core™ i7 processor and a discrete NVIDIA® GeForce® GPU.  You can run professional-grade software like Adobe Premiere Pro, Solidworks, and Autodesk, and use unique tools like Surface Pen and Surface Dial to reinvent the way you create.

In addition to Surface Pen, Surface Studio 2 comes with a Bluetooth mouse and keyboard. They’re pre-paired and ready to go whenever you are.

Sign in with Windows Hello

Start screen with Windows Hello greeting

Say goodbye to your password. The front-facing infrared camera on your Surface Studio 2 is ready to use with Windows Hello – it’s faster and more secure than typing a password. Once it’s set up, your Surface Studio 2 will recognize your face, and only yours, almost instantly.

Make it your own

Write and draw naturally with the newest Surface Pen

We all think differently when we’re holding a pen. With 4,096 pressure points that respond to your touch, tilt for shading, and a natural-feeling rubber eraser, the newest Surface Pen and Surface Studio 2 work together to harness that change in perspective. Click the top of the Pen to launch Windows Ink Workspace, a place where you can take notes, sketch, and draw on your screen. Surface Pen attaches magnetically to the side of the display, so it’s always there when you need it.

Highest quality mouse and keyboard

Design is in the details, and it’s no different for the Surface Keyboard and Surface Mouse.

Surface Keyboard is built with a strong, soft-finished aluminum top case, and it pairs automatically with your Surface Studio 2 without wires getting in the way. Typing is fast, quiet, and responsive.

Surface Keyboard
To change keyboard settings, select the Start button, and then select Settings > Devices > Typing.

Surface Mouse is also wireless, with a 24-detent metal scroll wheel. Click and scrolling sounds were crafted to be quiet enough not to disturb, but distinct enough to hear.

Surface Mouse

To change mouse settings, select the Start button, and then select Settings > Devices > Mouse.

Surface Dial: A tool for the creative process


Surface Dial is a new way to interact with your Surface Studio 2 – change drawing tools like ink color and thickness without interrupting your creative flow.

Surface Dial is an optional accessory. Get one at a Microsoft Store near you.

Want to know more? Meet Surface Dial.

Tech specs


Display: 25.1” x 17.3” x 0.5” (637.35 mm x 438.90 mm x 12.50 mm)
Base: 9.8” x 8.7” x 1.3” (250.00 mm x 220.00 mm x 32.20 mm)


1TB or 2TB solid-state drive (SSD)


16GB or 32GB (DDR4)


Intel® Core™ i7-7820HQ


Screen: 28” PixelSense™ Display
Resolution: 4500 x 3000 (192 PPI)
Color settings: sRGB, DCI-P3, and Vivid
Individually color-calibrated display
Aspect Ratio: 3:2
Touch: 10 point multi-touch
Supports Surface Pen with tilt activation, Surface Dial* on-screen interaction, and Zero Gravity Hinge

External display support

Up to two 4K UHD (@30Hz) or single 4K UHD (@60Hz)


NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5 memory (with i7/16/1TB configuration)
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1070 8GB GDDR5 memory (with i7/32/1TB and i7/32/2TB configurations)


4 x USB 3.0 (one high power port)
Full-size SD™ card reader (SDXC) compatible
1 x USB-C
3.5 mm headphone jack
Compatible with Surface Dial* on-screen interaction
1 Gigabit Ethernet port


TPM 2.0 chip for enterprise security
Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in

Cameras, video, and audio

Windows Hello face authentication camera (front-facing)
5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p HD video
Dual microphones
Stereo 2.1 speakers with Dolby® Audio™


Windows 10 Pro

FREE upgrade to Windows 11 when available³


Wi-Fi: 802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking, IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n compatible
Bluetooth Wireless 4.1 technology
Xbox Wireless built-in2


Physical buttons: Volume, Power

What’s in the box

Surface Studio 2
Surface Pen
Surface Keyboard
Surface Mouse
Power cord with grip-release cable
Quick start guide
Safety and warranty guide


1-year limited hardware warranty


21 lbs max (9.56 kg max)

[1] System software uses significant storage space. Available storage is subject to change based on system software updates and apps usage. 1 GB= 1 billion bytes. See Surface storage for more details.

[2] Xbox Wireless controller support available in select global markets.

[3] Surface Studio 2 comes with Windows 10 Pro. Free upgrade to Windows 11 when available. The Windows 11 upgrade will be delivered late 2021 into 2022. Timing varies by device. Certain features require specific hardware. See

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