Microsoft Windows 10 Creators update release schedule announced; Surface Studio, Book set to hit stores in more regions

Rohit KVN
Microsoft Windows 10, Surface Studio, price, specifications

After months of testing, Microsoft has finally announced the Windows 10 Creators software update release schedule and also expanded the availability of the Surface Studio and the Surface Book in more global markets.

The Redmond-based technology major has revealed that the much expected Windows 10 Creators firmware will be rolled from April 11 onwards. It is a free software update. Since, the release is carried out in phases, it will take a few weeks to reach all corners of the world.

Also read: Top 5 smartwatches that will make you look classy and adventurous

What's coming in Windows 10 Creators update?

The new Windows 10 Creators update brings enhanced Edge browser, advanced 3D paint application, new MyPeople app, which allows users to pin their favourite contacts to the Windows task bar and easily drag and drop any document, photo or video right on top of the contact for easy sharing.

More from IBTimes India: Virat Kohli not being childish or silly, just telling Australia enough is enough

Users will also get unique notifications, called "Shoulder Taps," from the pre-selected people, and easily open and see an integrated view of emails, IMs, shared documents and more, all in one place.

Another notable aspect of the new Windows 10 Creators update is that it will allow gamers to create and enjoy live game streams, and customized eSports tournaments on the multiplayer network including Xbox Live.

Microsoft Surface Studio and the new Surface Book releasing in new markets:

Microsoft's new Surface Studio and the Surface Book, which were launched in late October 2016 in US, will soon make their way to more markets.

More from IBTimes India: Everything you need to know about the UDAN scheme in 11 tweets

The Surface Book (with Performance) base model will be available for pre-order in Austria, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden. Switzerland, the United Kingdom and Canada from March 30 onwards at official Microsoft e-store and will hit store shelves on April 20.

Even Australian and New Zealand consumers can also pre-book today, but it will be available for purchase on April 27.

New Surface Book:

For those unaware, the 2016-series Surface Book keeps the design aesthetics of its sleek predecessor, but comes with major upgrades in terms of processor speed, battery and performance. It is boasts the sixth generation Intel Core i7 processors and packs more than twice the graphics processing power as the original Surface Book and also 16 hours of battery life.

Microsoft, new Surface Book, price, specifications

More from IBTimes India: World's first and tallest groundscraper will be attached to an asteroid off-Earth!

With such high-performance configuration, Surface Book users will able to simulate 3-D CAD models with thousands of parts. Designers and developers can also render large files quickly, and gamers can play power guzzling graphic-rich games without worrying about any lag.

Surface Studio:

The Surface Studio is the Microsoft's first fully-branded Desktop. Like the Surface series laptops, it has elegant design language and flexible enough to make stand it upright and use it as normal desktop and or lay it on its back up to 20-degree angle, the same angle as a standard drafting board, making it ideal for sketching, writing and designing, like we do on tablets.

It also boasts mammoth 28-inch screen with PixelSense display technology having 4.5K resolution, which is said to deliver 63 percent more pixels than a state-of-the-art 4K TV. It is compatible with Pen, touch and Surface Dial.

[Note: Surface Dial is a new peripheral designed in a shape of a hockey puck, which has to be placed right on the Surface Studio screen. It integrates with Windows 10 to work with Surface for a faster and more intuitive way to scroll, zoom and navigate. It is sold separately for $99.99 a piece]

Microsoft Windows 10 , Surface Dial, features

Under-the-hood, it houses top-of-the-line hardware including the 6th Generation Intel Core processors backed by NVIDIA GeForce GPU, which guarantees smooth and immersive graphics performance and the power to run professional programs such as Siemens' NX software and 3D modeling firmware.

Watch this space for latest news on Microsoft products.

Key specifications of Surface Studio and new Surface Book (2016):

Models Microsoft Surface Studio Microsoft Surface Book
Display 28-inch PixelSense screen
  • Resolution: 4500 x 3000p
  • Pixel density: 192 dpi (dots per inch)
  • Color settings: Adobe sRGB, DCI-P3 and Vivid Color Profiles, Individually color calibrated
  • Touch: 10-point multi-touch
  • Aspect Ratio: 3:2
  • Surface Pen compatible
  • Zero Gravity Hinge
13.5-inch PixelSense display
  • Resolution: 3000 x 2000p
  • Pixel density: 267 ppi (pixels per inch)
  • Aspect ratio: 3:2
  • Touch: 10 point multi-touch
OS Latest Windows 10 series OS Windows 10 Pro with
Office 365 30-day trial
Processor Quad-core 6th Gen Intel Core i5 or i7 6th Gen Intel Core i7
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M 2GB GPU GDDR5 memory/ NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M 4GB GPU GDDR5 memory NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M 2GB GDDR5 memory
RAM 8GB/16GB/32GB 8GB/16GB
Storage Rapid hybrid drive- 1TB/2TB Solid state drive (SSD) options - 256GB/512GB/1TB
Cameras, video and audio Camera:
  • Windows Hello face sign-in camera having 5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p HD video recording

Audio:

  • Dual microphones
  • Stereo 2.1 speakers with Dolby Audio Premium
  • 3.5mm headset jack
Camera:
  • Windows Hello face sign-in camera (front-facing)
  • 5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p HD video
  • 8.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p HD video

Audio:

  • Stereo microphone
  • Stereo speakers with Dolby audio Audio Premium
Battery ---------- Up to 16 hours of video playback
Wireless connectivity Wi-Fi: 802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking, IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n compatible
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology
Xbox Wireless built-in

802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking; IEEE
802.11a/b/g/n compatible
Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology

Ports
  • 4 USB 3.0
  • Full-size SD card reader (SDXC compatible)
    Mini
  • Displayport
  • 3.5mm headset jack
    Compatible with Surface Dial onscreen interaction
Surface Book
  • Two full-size USB 3.0
  • Full-size SD card reader
  • Surface Connect
  • Headset jack
  • Mini Displayport
Add-ons Security:
  • TPM chip for enterprise security
    Enterprise-grade protection with Windows
  • Hello2 face sign-in

Physical buttons:

  • Volume and power
  • Surface Pen
  • Surface Keyboard
  • Surface Mouse
Casing- Magnesium;
Color- Silver;
Physical buttons- Volume, PowerSecurity- TPM chip for enterprise security

Sensors ------------
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
  • Magnetometer
Dimensions Display:637.35 x 438.90 x 11.4 mmBase: 250.00 x 220.00 x 32.20 mm 312.3 x 232.1 x 13.0 - 22.8 mm
Weight 9.56kg 1.65kg
Package contents
  • Surface Studio
  • Surface Pen
  • Surface Keyboard
  • Surface Mouse
  • Power cord with grip-release cable
Surface Book
  • Surface Pen
  • Power Supply
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety and warranty documents (one year limited hardware warranty)
Price [In US]
  • Model 1: 1TB storage + Intel Core i5+ 8GB RAM+ 2GB GPU- $2,999 (€2,749/Rs. 2,00,678)
  • Model 2: 1TB storage + Intel Core i7+ 16GB RAM+ 2GB GPU-$3,499 (€3,208/Rs. 2,34,135)
  • Model 3: 2TB+Intel Core i7+ 32GB+4GB GPU-$4,199 (€3,850/Rs. 2,80,976)
  • Model 1: 256GB storage+ Intel Core i7+ 8GB RAM+ dGPU- $2,399 (€2,199/Rs. 1,60,528)
  • Model 2: 512GB storage+ Intel Core i7+ 16GB RAM+dGPU-$2,799 (€2,566/Rs. 1,87,295)
  • Model 3: 1TB+Intel Core i7+ 16GB+dGPU-$3,299 (€3,024/Rs. 2,20,752)

Related Articles