We are looking to make a major update to our CAD station(s). My boss is really enthusiastic about the Microsoft Surface Studio. I like the concept of a "drafting table" for my work especially for the product areas that I could be moving into.
While most of the specs are pretty good, the Graphics looks to be a big hurdle for serious Solidworks use.
The top end model has the following specs. Things seem to built off of mobile/laptop hardware. Not bleeding edge, but very nice gear at the time this was under development.
Microsoft Surface Studio (Top end model)
|Price as reviewed||$4,199|
|Display size/resolution||28-inch, 4,500x3,000-pixel touch display|
|PC CPU||2.7GHz Intel Core i7-6820HQ|
|PC Memory||32GB DDR4 SDRAM 2,133MHz|
|Graphics||4GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M|
|Storage||2TB HDD / 128GB SSD|
|Networking||802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.0|
|Operating system||Windows 10 Pro (64-bit)|
What I am trying to determine is whether this could properly run SW. For the price I can build a monster workstation that should easily outpace this, but it won't have the nifty display.