Microsoft is Infuriating.

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  • Sam S
    Sam S 21 hour ago

    What a shame on the processor, I was considering this for my work, looks like I'll be looking else where, especially since nothing can be upgraded. For $3500+ you would think you could do whatever you wanted with it. Not so high end after all.

  • IceCreamJunkie
    IceCreamJunkie 2 days ago

    Microsoft turned into Apple with the Surface Studio 2.

  • Rohan Jain
    Rohan Jain 7 days ago

    It’s shit. Using Low grade mobile processors, low grade ssd, no thunderbolt, a gpu that does not support 10 bit external colour. A complete rip off. It’s more expensive than an iMac 5K. Wayy more

  • Nathan Gutierrez
    Nathan Gutierrez 9 days ago

    Lmao! C Correct Lol!!!🤣🤣🤣

  • Super Kitty
    Super Kitty 10 days ago

    Its Just A Ripoff Of The Apple Imac

  • 7Write4This9Heart7
    7Write4This9Heart7 10 days ago

    Huh. Video felt like it ended at a funny place, almost midsentence. But I loved it! Shame how MS drops the ball a lot on their own products (especially with their irrepairability/non-upgradability...). Plus, THAT INSANE PRICE for THIS?! It's cool, sure, especially that dial, but not worth it!

  • Pompompela
    Pompompela 10 days ago

    Hm, if I'd buy this. I'd keep it off the internet, or solely whitelist trusted websites, lol.

  • brooke
    brooke 11 days ago +1

    would be interesting to see you guys compare the surface lineup to wacom's run of cintiqs or even the newer huion kamvas pro line! as someone looking to build for creative work, it'd be interesting to see how you find the screens to hold up as displays as well as tablets
    also compare the color within the displays as they're meant for people working with that in mind

  • Ross Ylitalo
    Ross Ylitalo 11 days ago +1

    I always click on Linus Tech Tips when I want the straight scoop, and I always get it! Thanks again for yet another top-shelf review!!

  • MurKS
    MurKS 12 days ago

    Why don't they make this very device their new XBOX ?

  • Cory Beyers
    Cory Beyers 14 days ago +1

    Riley is the best thing to happen to this channel in years.

  • rlui123
    rlui123 15 days ago +3

    It's just an $800 computer + $4000 screen.
    If they sold the screen separately they will fail harder.
    The monitor market for $4000 screens is almost non-existent.

    • Alex Porter
      Alex Porter 14 days ago

      Plus, besides the 7th Gen processor, the specs justify the price

    • Alex Porter
      Alex Porter 14 days ago

      Don't forget that you're also getting $250 worth of accessories plus a specialized power cable that doesn't give way to random tugs

  • Edward Booker
    Edward Booker 16 days ago

    Can you connect an external GPU?

    • 7Write4This9Heart7
      7Write4This9Heart7 10 days ago

      Since there's no Thunderbolt/USB-C (as far as I could tell, anyway), guessing not! Could be wrong, though!

  • Jody Bruchon
    Jody Bruchon 20 days ago +1

    Never buy a Surface. Touchscreens are garbage user interfaces and the machines are MASSIVELY OVERPRICED. I have never met someone with a Surface who truly LIKED the thing.

    • 7Write4This9Heart7
      7Write4This9Heart7 10 days ago

      PLUS, you can't repair or upgrade basically anything, and on the Al Cantara(sp?) Surface machines, if something breaks/dies, you destroy the keyboard and everything else to attempt to repair/replace (read: you can't anyway, so don't bother), so it's almost even MORE irrepairable/unupgradable! Yikes!

  • Intet Mane
    Intet Mane 21 day ago +1

    “Basically no wobbling” *Table wobbles like crazy*

  • OrangetangyOrka
    OrangetangyOrka 22 days ago +1

    Can we just appreciate the drawing that the graphic design dude drew? Cause that was awesome!

  • Hex
    Hex 23 days ago

    Maybe they should just be sellig this as a monitor

  • ᚛ Vyper ᚜
    ᚛ Vyper ᚜ 23 days ago

    I'm surprised this so called 'tech influencer' is in his late 40s and still doesn't get not everyone wants/need the maxed out specs and the look of a tacky gaming PC. For example, most of designers only use Photoshop or Illustrator. 16GB RAM and a decent graphic card is more than enough to get any graphic job done. An i5 is more than enough to keep the machine powerful, quiet, cool and energy efficient. We don't need to swap out GPU as soon a new one comes out. We don't need to keep that tacky box on the desk ready to be unscrewed once a week or to be shown off in all his tacky fans and LEDs tackiness. That's the case of the Surface Pro. A design machine will probably serve for 5-7 years as is.

  • Foster Lindsay
    Foster Lindsay 24 days ago


  • Harry Potter
    Harry Potter 24 days ago

    "No wobble"
    Puts it on a rickety-ass table for the video.

  • who8myfish
    who8myfish 25 days ago

    Profit margins must be skinny after they pay Samsung for that bananas nice display.

  • Dylan Cartner
    Dylan Cartner 25 days ago

    Honestly bro YOU are infuriating- all I want for Christmas is for you to shut the fuckkkk upppp

  • Pierre Kuchmann
    Pierre Kuchmann 28 days ago +1

    That moment when linus deliberatly answers the wrong option to have free castration

  • oniros80
    oniros80 29 days ago

    Why can't they just sell the display and let me use my own PC?

  • Collin Black
    Collin Black Month ago

    PLEASE get Chewbacca out of the videos. I can't stand that stupid looking douchebag.

  • TH3MS
    TH3MS Month ago


  • Lizard King
    Lizard King Month ago

    AHHHAHAHAHHAHAHHA my xps 13 gets cinebench of 632 this thing is awful ;D

  • Eric Freiberg
    Eric Freiberg Month ago

    The Surface Studio is an even more overpriced Mac mini with an already connected (touch-) display...

  • Lsdude420
    Lsdude420 Month ago

    Lol fuck microsoft. I love seeing them fail. Monopolistic douchebags.

  • Evo Maldonado
    Evo Maldonado Month ago +9

    When you buy the Surface Studio, you're buying it for the screen, that's it.
    It's pathetic and huge waste of potential.

  • _Marluxia
    _Marluxia Month ago +5

    It's kinda sad that a screen for drawing like that would be considered a *good* price at $2000. I've been using Wacoms but when Huion gets its hands on the etched glass screen design I'm gonna switch it out!
    With that being said, a review of these kinds of products from your artists would be really niiiiiice~

  • StormyHotWolf88
    StormyHotWolf88 Month ago +1

    Jeez Linus, You are on point with exactly what I said about it. I wish I could just have the monitor and have the freedom to build up the tower. My computer is 8 years old, but I've had the ability to swap out parts and add new ones. I'm not about to surrender that ability for the Studio 2.

  • EDJ Development or Game Masters

    why would microsoft have something that is ONLY ON APPLE allso why would you go for more than 60 voliume allso touch screen costs money and its fine for most AND FINALY its for artists so who cares, theres probably external parts that inprove youre computer and finaly dollars means nothing to me because im in the uk
    i mean i now know you mentioned the touch screen thing but...

  • EDJ Development or Game Masters

    outdated because it is C H E A P _i think_

  • Bucket O milk
    Bucket O milk Month ago +1

    But linus, what about the Wacom mobile studio pro?

  • Bernhard Scholtz
    Bernhard Scholtz Month ago

    Checking at the almost halfway mark of 2019 for the Surface Studio 2, All I can say is that the graphic options can decided between a 1060 and 1070, you can get 1-2 TB of storage and a 16-32 GB processor, sounds good, but it still has that 7th gen i7

  • Evan Avery
    Evan Avery Month ago

    Surface sucks idiots who like it

  • Calebobvs
    Calebobvs Month ago

    Ninja sex party

  • PhantomHOfficial
    PhantomHOfficial Month ago +2

    Windows 10 has a low blue light mode built in the notification tab

  • Will collin
    Will collin Month ago

    Maybe When they designed it, the 8th gen processor did not existed so you are alking without knowledge. Even if it is slow as you syi, the pen capability makes it better than a faste computer

  • Abdalla Hussein
    Abdalla Hussein Month ago

    plaz fortnite

  • Oliversfilmsdotcom Films

    Too slow? but it's already too slow, and I'm a Macbook user

  • hendon ixasedron
    hendon ixasedron Month ago

    idunno if microsoft has some sort of non-compete clause with wacom but honestly they can easily just compete them out of existence if they just stop doing this silly shit.

    Like come on. Make a 24 inch surface monitor, price it at under 2k, I guarantee it'll be disruptive.

  • Prince Vegeta
    Prince Vegeta Month ago +1

    The surface line is good. But I prefer HP for laptops and I just build my regular pc.

  • Alex Johnson
    Alex Johnson Month ago

    9:51 i see that NSP

  • T S
    T S Month ago


  • Jet Black
    Jet Black Month ago +1

    I would hackintosh it xD

  • Goofball Gaming
    Goofball Gaming Month ago

    MS have no idea when it comes to logical

  • Patrick Angelo
    Patrick Angelo Month ago

    in my opinion, a surface studio without touch is pointless. dont @ me

  • Susan Pratt
    Susan Pratt Month ago +2

    I love the screen, dial and pen, but they could have put a new processor, GPU, at least 2 TB SSD, up to 64 ram, and the ports in the front as you mentioned. A better mouse a good quality keyboard. Better speakers. I hope Microsoft is listening for feedback. I would love for them to make it upgradeable.
    If Apple would make the 27 inch I-Mac a touchscreen that moves around like the Surface Studio, an Apple Dial, and Pen, with more circulation the I-Mac would be even more awesome. Apple finally upgraded the CPU, GPU, and you still have the ram door to upgrade to 64 GB.

  • Michael Simkins
    Michael Simkins Month ago


  • Harvy Tan
    Harvy Tan Month ago

    I mean if you're gonna draw just get a tablet, or even the latest iPad Pro

  • Felix Tsang
    Felix Tsang Month ago

    Loved the sketch

  • honda driver
    honda driver Month ago

    why would a cad engi need 8 cores ?
    this gay leper is off his rocker today with this one

  • Lesleigh Walker
    Lesleigh Walker Month ago

    Nah I wouldn't even recommend it for professional artist. The pen quality sucks and the pressure sensitivity is super low. You can feel the pressure of the pen pushing in the screen and no body likes the feeling of drawing on glass for several hours straight. If you occasionally draw it's fine but I wouldn't recommend it for people who work on art 40 hours a week.

    Best bet is to get a Cintiq and customize a PC.

  • Milita Andrei
    Milita Andrei 2 months ago

    2:39 That's what she said

  • Deyvson Moutinho Caliman

    It should be just a monitor that you could plug into any hardware.

  • VicFroman
    VicFroman 2 months ago +2

    I like your new format of character's testing the pcs

  • Phyyl
    Phyyl 2 months ago

    They should make the screen ONLY and allow for use with any other computer. I'd buy 3 of those screens (2 non-touch and 1 touch) and pay a goooooood price for them. I love the design but I don't want the computer that's behind all that

  • TitaniumAsterion
    TitaniumAsterion 2 months ago +1

    YASSSS! Microsoft!! 😎

  • adam heeley
    adam heeley 2 months ago

    From what I have heard, it is better to have fewer cores for content creation with a higher base GHZ. Plus I dont know anyone that could take full advantage of 8 cores.

  • jonp96
    jonp96 2 months ago

    9:49 DAN!!!!!!!!

  • Maverick Bonato
    Maverick Bonato 2 months ago

    Buy a i9 1080 gaming pc and a high end Wacom display tablet and keep the rest, muuuuch better lel.

  • Lenny Just Lenny
    Lenny Just Lenny 2 months ago +1

    It is like a Mac mini mixed with the Samsung space monitor

  • SSchithFoo
    SSchithFoo 2 months ago

    Mechanical keyboards suck. Some of us like chicklet style scissor switches coz we have sexy fingers.

  • Manuel85
    Manuel85 2 months ago

    no third support leg to slid on the table? gonna suck once those support stands gets loose n sloppy...

  • Your Highness
    Your Highness 2 months ago

    It cant play Crysis.

  • Deadpool
    Deadpool 2 months ago +1

    hahahaha that cinebench score, LOL. My i7 8750H in Acer Predator does consistent 1274 everytime with -0.150v undervolt and fans at max.

  • Dee Dubya
    Dee Dubya 2 months ago +3

    I have no interest in the amazing Microsoft surface produicts (as I'm not an artist/architect) or any Apple product whatsoever (icky) but this is one of your finest videos Linus. Beuatifuly shot. edited and produced. I have rewatched it like 4 times. Amazing work team.

  • Mitch Johnson
    Mitch Johnson 2 months ago

    NOBODY BUT ARTISTS WANTS A TOUCHSCREEN IN A DESKTOP! Seriously, Linus's ridiculous obsession with touch screens is so annoying.

  • Jacob Taylor
    Jacob Taylor 2 months ago

    You couldn’t pay me to use Microsoft again. The only thing they did right, was the console.

  • sqWEezY cHeEzsE bAlLs 4K

    Can it run crysis

  • carlos Nuno
    carlos Nuno 2 months ago

    Pleaseeee do a review of the new Lenovo a940

  • cannibal bf
    cannibal bf 2 months ago

    Can u game on it

  • Minjae Song
    Minjae Song 2 months ago

    Linus: "way-com"
    Me: wut?

  • Serge Bassil
    Serge Bassil 2 months ago

    I would prefer a 24 inch screen with higher specs or lower price.

  • Zack Kidder
    Zack Kidder 2 months ago +3

    i love that ninja sex party was one of the videos being played.

  • Harrison Klapos
    Harrison Klapos 2 months ago +1

    JUST MAKE A SURFACE PRO MICROSOFT. Simple stop being cheap

  • Alex
    Alex 2 months ago

    Why does the thumbnail look like he’s going to say “mating force” ???

  • Steven Truong
    Steven Truong 2 months ago

    no... fucking.... way.... my i7 4790 that I got for $150 is better than this???? LMAOOOO
    (Shout out to my uncle cause I got it that cheap perfectly brand new because he worked at Intel in Portland Oregon)

  • Kandii
    Kandii 3 months ago

    I hate to say it but I want they thing so badly

  • SilverXXPhoenix
    SilverXXPhoenix 3 months ago

    It really aggravates me that Linus is using a Wacom tablet that is designed for drawing and digital design as a comparison to a full computer just for the sake of the touchscreen. There is much more to the $2,500 price tag than the touch screen itself. You are getting all the hardware that is packed into the device, plus the pen, and also the Wacom drivers, which have been tuned much further and had much more effort and R&D money invested in them than Microsoft. Linus really should just stay away from the drawing and digital art scene in future videos unless he gets a professional graphic artist to review his scripts beforehand.

    DANCERMACHINE 3 months ago

    The best of the video (for me) is his hoodie

  • Drago1995
    Drago1995 3 months ago

    and no DVD player

    DZHEX 3 months ago

    big rigs reference FTW

  • Cobus Knoetze
    Cobus Knoetze 3 months ago

    your table wobbles too much

  • Will Norris
    Will Norris 3 months ago +17

    Anyone else notice they were playing NSP - Africa?

  • theuser1045
    theuser1045 3 months ago

    But.... it runs windows so it sucks

    DOTA2MAS7ER 3 months ago

    an intel hexacor cpu, WE GOT ONEEE

  • Tag Police
    Tag Police 3 months ago

    Why the fuck not have OLED?

  • Justin Johnson
    Justin Johnson 3 months ago

    I love your Black Ranger hoodie!

  • DR Paquette
    DR Paquette 3 months ago

    There are now optional graphics tablets and all in ones much cheaper than the Wacom. Huion and XP Pen are just as good, if not better for digital art and support more platforms. ( (

  • Jeremy Willis
    Jeremy Willis 3 months ago

    OOOH- I want to see some of the wacom cintiq knock-offs! Make it happen, Linus!

  • supr tubr
    supr tubr 3 months ago

    Wow the linus media grup is listening to Crab Reave

  • totallyfrozen
    totallyfrozen 3 months ago +1

    Linus says, “has basically no wobble while you’re drawing on it”
    Shows a guy drawing on it while you can see the thing wobbling.
    This channel never disappoints.

    • sNajlicious
      sNajlicious 2 months ago

      look again sherlock

    • gena138
      gena138 2 months ago +1

      That was the whole table wobbling, no the device...

  • Parthetic
    Parthetic 3 months ago

    Tomb raider might have been running slow bc the graphics were automatically defaulted to the integrated graphics. You have to change that in the nvidia control panel

  • Alka N
    Alka N 3 months ago

    you rly need i9 9900k for drawing ? 7820 is cooler and fits better in small factor case

  • zkummer2359
    zkummer2359 3 months ago

    They should have used a 6700K; at least that way they could have put Windows 7 on there. :P

  • Stefan Etienne
    Stefan Etienne 3 months ago

    Microsoft and many others see Apple’s accomplishments in the high priced premium market and so, they desire the same.

  • ThatViRatio
    ThatViRatio 3 months ago

    Black Ranger..