The Microsoft launch event in October was eagerly anticipated, and the one thing all the tech insiders were looking for was information on what we now know as the Surface Studio. This all-in-one, groundbreaking device joins the current lineup of the Surface Book, Surface Pro 4, and Surface 3, boasting a host of new features.
With prices starting at just under $3,000, you might wonder what you’ll be getting to justify the price, but you’ll no doubt be pleased to learn that even the most basic specification is not to be ignored. The 28-inch Surface Studio claims to be the thinnest monitor ever. With creative professionals in mind, it provides users with the option of a desktop and drafting surface for everyday computing, as well as design work. The display can be placed in an upright position or at a low angle on a table, providing flexibility for different working styles.
With a whopping 1TB hard drive, there’s also 8GB of RAM and Intel’s award-winning Core i5 processor, promising you super-fast operation, however you use it. Microsoft released a limited amount of Surface Studio units for the holiday season, meaning that getting your hands on one before Santa comes down the chimney this year will be a real treat.
Kensington Surface Studio Locking Kit
A day after the Surface Studio announcement, Kensington introduced a Locking Kit for the Surface Studio. It’s currently the only physical security product for the Surface Studio that was developed in collaboration with Microsoft engineers, giving owners the ability to lock their Surface Studio down to deter potential thieves. Designed and produced specifically for the Surface Studio as part of the official Microsoft “Designed for Surface” program, the Locking Kit gives the user a lock adapter and the patented MiniSaver Keyed Lock, which work in unison to ensure the highest level of security. The adapter connects to a reinforced attach point underneath the Surface Studio, providing a seamless solution that looks like it’s part of the device.
However don’t just take our word for it – just like every other lock Kensignton makes, the Locking Kit for Surface Studio has been put through a host of quality control tests that go above and beyond industry standards, surviving tough push/pull tests and attacks with implements. We’ve thought of everything – including letting you order free replacement keys through the secure, cloud-based Register & Retrieve™ program.
And if you already own a Surface Pro 4 and are looking for a bit of protection, the Blackbelt 2nd Degree Rugged Case has fast become the case of choice for professionals using the Surface at work, currently ranking as the top case for the Surface Pro 4 on Amazon.
It’s clear that Microsoft is bringing something very special to the table with their Surface products. However, you’ll definitely want to own the best physical security solution available, and the Kensington Locking Kit for Surface Studio seamlessly attaches with the innovative device to provide the most secure system on the market.