The Surface Laptop Studio follows in the footsteps of the Surface Book lineup, and brings about one of the most compelling laptops in Microsoft’s history. Microsoft could have gone for more powerful hardware, but in the end it probably won’t matter too much, as the unique form factor is probably the biggest selling point here.
The Surface Laptop Studio follows directly in the footsteps of the Surface Book line of premium convertible laptops, and just in time for Windows 11. That does mean that the Surface Book 3 was the final version of Microsoft’s unique laptop with a removable tablet display, but in so many ways the Surface Laptop Studio feels like the perfect fusion of the Surface Laptop and the Surface Book.
Pretty much every single complaint we’ve had with the Surface Book has been addressed here. The U-series chips have been replaced with Intel Tiger Lake H35 processors, the touchpad is bigger and uses a new haptic sensor and the gigantic bezels are a thing of the past.