As promised, the Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio is now available for pre-order in Malaysia. This product is Microsoft’s flagship laptop – replacing the Surface Book lineup – so naturally, it has some capable hardware and an interesting design.
Three variants of the Surface Laptop Studio are offered in Malaysia. The base model with an Intel Core i5-11300H processor, Iris Xe Graphics, 16GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD retails at RM7,399. The Core i7-11370H configuration, on the other hand, costs RM9,399.
For that kind of money, it packs a faster Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 Ti GPU, 16GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD.
Interestingly, there’s also another Core i5 variant of the Surface Laptop Studio for RM11,999. While it has the same Iris Xe integrated GPU as the base model, it features much more RAM and SSD storage at 32GB and 1TB respectively. It’s worth noting that this configuration is exclusive to Harvey Norman.
The most unique selling point of the Surface Laptop Studio is its “Dynamic Woven Hinge,” which allows the laptop to transition between three modes: laptop, stage, and studio. Laptop is self-explanatory, while stage props up the 14.4-inch PixelSense Flow display (2400 x 1600 at 120Hz) right behind the trackpad; much like Acer’s ConceptD 3 Ezel.
As for studio, it’s…basically transforming the Surface Laptop Studio into a tablet. But tipping the scales at 1.7kg and 1.8kg for the Core i5 and Core i7 models respectively, this is not exactly a lightweight machine.
The Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio is now available for pre-order in Malaysia with a RM7,399 starting price. It is set to start shipping from 8 March onwards.