As fascinating as the Surface Studio might be, without one particular optional accessory, it’s really just a gigantic, but well endowed, Surface tablet. Microsoft all-in-one computer’s spellbinding appeal is thanks partly to the Surface Pen but probably more importantly thanks to the odd but fancy Surface Dial remote control. And to hammer down on how game changing this little puck can be, Microsoft has released not one, not even two or three, but five ads that show how, with the right app mixed with the right tool, great things can happen.
Surface All-in-OneAlthough there is not much this year regarding new hardware, a Surface All-in-One desktop (AIO) keeps popping up on our radar. Back in June, Digitimes initially reported the rumor, but through our sources we were able to corroborate the information.According to ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley, the device goes by the codename “Cardinal” and that it “could be positioned as a product that can turn your desk into ‘a studio.’ “Our sources point to a home/living room focus as well, which could tie into reports of Microsoft Home Hub (more on that below).