Microsoft is announcing the Surface Laptop Studio today, a successor to the Surface Book line of powerful laptops. It presents a total redesign for Microsoft’s flagship laptop, ditching the removable display in favor of one that pulls forward to transform from laptop into tablet (or what Microsoft calls Studio mode).
The most immediate and obvious change to this Surface Book successor is the display and hinge. The 14.4-inch PixelSense display supports up to 120Hz and Dolby Vision. Microsoft is using a new flexible hinge, which it says is durable and allows this laptop to transition between modes much like the larger Surface Studio. The Surface Laptop Studio supports three modes: laptop, stage, and studio.