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Microsoft's Surface Studio Is Built For Creativity

The company's first desktop computer doubles as a drafting table.
Microsoft's Surface Studio Is Built For Creativity

For the first time, Microsoft is making its own desktop computer. And the tech company wants you to draw all over it.

The Surface Studio is basically a desktop computer hooked to a massive touchscreen. The screen also folds down into something like a drafting table for more creative uses.

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It comes with a keyboard and mouse, but also with a stylus and a little clicky wheel called the Surface Dial. The dial can act as a peripheral to modify how the stylus is used.

The dial ships with the computer at launch but will eventually be sold separately for $100.

Like most of its Surface products, Microsoft is pitching the Surface Studio to creative professionals, artists and designers who want a high-powered, easy-to-use workspace — Apple customers, in other words.

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The Surface Studio starts at around $3,000, and Microsoft is taking preorders now.