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Microsoft releases the Surface Laptop Studio in Europe and the UK for cheaper than expected prices

The Surface Laptop Studio relies on 35 W processors. (Image source: Microsoft)
The Surface Laptop Studio relies on 35 W processors. (Image source: Microsoft)
Microsoft has finally started selling the Surface Laptop Studio outside North America. The unusual laptop is available from £1,449 in the UK and €1,699 in Eurozone, but starts at £1,899 and €2,199 with a GeForce RTX 3050 Ti GPU. The Surface Laptop Studio will ship later this month.

Microsoft has brought the Surface Laptop Studio to Europe, including the UK. Launched last year in North America, the Surface Laptop Studio succeeds the Surface Book 3, albeit with a different form factor and a lower resolution display. Still, the Surface Laptop Studio supports a 120 Hz refresh rate, which cannot be said for the Surface Book 3.

The Surface Laptop Studio starts at £1,449 in the UK and €1,699 in the Eurozone. However, the base model lacks a dedicated GPU. Instead, the configuration relies on the Iris Xe Graphics G7 built into the onboard Core i5-11300H processor. While the Iris Xe Graphics G7 iGPU may be powerful enough for some light gaming, it only offered about a third of the GeForce RTX 3050 Ti's gaming performance in our tests.

By contrast, Microsoft charges at least £1,899 and €2,199 for the Surface Laptop Studio with a GeForce RTX 3050 Ti GPU. Undoubtedly, these are high prices for an entry-level GPU, but they are cheaper than   Incidentally, GeForce RTX 3050 Ti models only come with the Core i7-11370H and a 102 W charger. Also, these configurations weigh 80 g more than the iGPU-siblings.

Microsoft will begin shipping all Surface Laptop Studio configurations on February 22. Additionally, pre-orderers will receive a complimentary Surface Slim Pen 2. Typically, the Surface Slim Pen 2 costs £119.99, for reference.

CPU RAM Storage GPU Power Supply Battery Weight UK price EUR price
Config 1 Intel Core i5-11300H 16 GB 256 GB Intel Iris Xe Graphics 65 W 58 Wh 1.74 kg £1,449 €1,699
Config 2 Intel Core i5-11300H 16 GB 512 GB Intel Iris Xe Graphics 65 W 58 Wh 1.74 kg £1,649 €1,899
Config 3 Intel Core i7-11370H 16 GB 512 GB NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti 102 W 58 Wh 1.82 kg £1,899 €2,199
Config 4 Intel Core i7-11370H 32 GB 1 TB NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti 102 W 58 Wh 1.82 kg £2,479 €2,799
Config 5 Intel Core i7-11370H 32 GB 2 TB NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti 102 W 58 Wh 1.82 kg £2,879 €3,199

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Alex Alderson, 2022-02- 1 (Update: 2022-02- 1)