Microsoft’s answer to the traditional desktop computer is coming. And it’s expensive.
The convertible screen 28-inch is touch sensitive, 12.5 millimetres thick, and boasts a retina-scorching 13.5 million pixels. It’s undoubtedly gorgeous — so much so that Surface chief Panos Panay was practically fondling the thing on stage.
So how much would you expect such a luxurious device? You could opt for the low test configuration which will set you back $3,000. Official UK prices haven't yet been announced, but that translates to roughly £2,500. At full specs, you’re looking at $4,200 (around £3,400) according to the company’s preorder page.
Three thousand four hundred pounds. That’s about £800 more than a maxed out Surface Book or even a 15-inch Macbook Pro. For that much money you could also buy approximately 200,000 Chromebooks.
What does that kind of scratch get you? An Intel i7 processor, 32GB of RAM, a 4GB NVidia GPU, a 2 TB solid state hard drive for storage, a keyboard, pen, and mouse. The weird Dial peripheral (the one that looks like a cross between a paperweight and a weed grinder) will set you back an extra $100 (roughly £80) and the ergonomic keyboard variant is another $120 (around £100). All for a beautiful machine that seems far too easy to put your elbow through.