Surface Laptop Studio 2 specs, features, and analysis

Here's what you need to know about 2023 Surface Laptop Studio 2 including price, display info, CPU, RAM, storage, battery, and more.

Availability

Surface Laptop Studio 2
Released2023
Release Date
  • Introduced: September 22, 2023
  • Pre-ordered: September 22, 2023
  • Released: October 3, 2023
Pricing
  • $1,999.99
    i7-13700H 16GB 512GB Intel Iris Xe
  • $2,499.99
    i7-13700H 16GB 512GB RTX 4050
  • $2,799.99
    i7-13700H 32GB 1TB RTX 4050
  • $3,299.99
    i7-13700H 64GB 1TB RTX 4060
  • $3,599.99
    i7-13700H 32GB 1TB RTX 2000 Ada
  • $3,699.99
    i7-13700H 64GB 2TB RTX 4060
Generations
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio 2 Price
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio 2 (2023) - 14.4" Touchscreen - Intel Core i7, 64GB RAM, 2TB SSD, Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060, Windows 11, Platinum Color Copilot
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio 2 (2023) - 14.4" Touchscreen - Intel Core i7, 64GB RAM, 2TB SSD, Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060, Windows 11, Platinum Color Copilot
By Microsoft
$2,839.99
$3,699.99 23% OFF
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio 2 14.4" Touchscreen Convertible (Floating Slider) 2 in 1 Notebook - 2400 x 1600 - Intel Core i7 13th Gen i7-13700H Tetradeca-core (14 Core) - Intel Evo Platform -
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio 2 14.4" Touchscreen Convertible (Floating Slider) 2 in 1 Notebook - 2400 x 1600 - Intel Core i7 13th Gen i7-13700H Tetradeca-core (14 Core) - Intel Evo Platform -
By Microsoft
$1,339.99
$1,409.99 5% OFF
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio - 14.4" Touchscreen - Intel® Core™ i7 - 32GB Memory - 2TB SSD - Platinum
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio - 14.4" Touchscreen - Intel® Core™ i7 - 32GB Memory - 2TB SSD - Platinum
By Microsoft
$1,699.00
$3,099.99 45% OFF
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio 2 14.4" Touchscreen Convertible (Floating Slider) 2 in 1 Notebook - 2400 x 1600 - Intel Core i7 - Intel Evo Platform - 64 GB Total RAM - 2 TB SSD - Platinum - Inte
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio 2 14.4" Touchscreen Convertible (Floating Slider) 2 in 1 Notebook - 2400 x 1600 - Intel Core i7 - Intel Evo Platform - 64 GB Total RAM - 2 TB SSD - Platinum - Inte
By Microsoft
$3,199.00
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio 2 14.4" Touchscreen Convertible (Floating Slider) 2 in 1 Notebook - 2400 x 1600 - Intel Core i7 13th Gen i7-13800H 2.50 GHz - Intel Evo Platform - 64 GB Total RAM
Microsoft Surface Laptop Studio 2 14.4" Touchscreen Convertible (Floating Slider) 2 in 1 Notebook - 2400 x 1600 - Intel Core i7 13th Gen i7-13800H 2.50 GHz - Intel Evo Platform - 64 GB Total RAM
By Microsoft
$2,849.00

Exterior

Surface Laptop Studio 2
Dimensions12.72” x 9.06” x 0.86” (323.28 mm x 230 mm x 22 mm)
Weight
  • 4.18 lb (1.89 kilograms)
    Intel® Iris® Xe graphics model
  • 4.37 lb (1.98 kilograms)
    NVIDIA® graphics models
Colors
Platinum
Casing: Magnesium and Aluminum
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Keyboard:
    • Activation: Moving (mechanical) keys
    • Layout: QWERTY, full row of function keys (F1-F12)
    • Windows key and dedicated buttons for media controls, screen brightness
    • Backlight.
  • Precision Haptic touchpad:
    • Largest surface touchpad to date.
    • Supports up to Five-finger multitouch gestures.
    • New touchpad features to improve accessibility.

Display

Surface Laptop Studio 2
Size14.4 Inches
Info14.4-inch PixelSense™ Flow HDR Touchscreen Display
  • Resolution: 2400 x 1600 (200 PPI)
  • Refresh rate: up to 120Hz
  • Aspect ratio: 3:2
  • Contrast ratio 1500:1
  • Color profile: sRGB and Vivid
  • Individually color-calibrated display
  • VESA DisplayHDR 400 certified
  • Dolby Vision IQ® support
  • Touch: 10-point multi-touch
  • Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5 display
  • SDR: 500 nits maximum (typical)
  • HDR: 650 nits peak luminance

Ports

Surface Laptop Studio 2
Ports
Left (3)
  • 1 x USB-A
    USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10 Gbps)
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 4
    40 Gpbs, USB 4.0 (40 Gbps), DisplayPort, Power Delivery
Right (3)
  • 1 x Surface Connect+
    Magnet Charging, Surface Dock
  • 1 x headphone jack
    Headphone/Microphone
  • 1 x microSD card slot

Internal Specs

Surface Laptop Studio 2
Processor
  1. 13th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-13700H
    14 cores, 20 threads, 2.40 → 5.00 GHz, 24MB SmartCache, 45W

Geekbench 5 Single Core

Surface Laptop Studio 21
13th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-13700H1,750100.00%
01,750

Geekbench 5 Multi-Core

Surface Laptop Studio 21
13th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-13700H14,321100.00%
014,321
Integrated Graphics
  1. 13th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-13700H
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    96 Execution Units, 400 → 1500 MHz
Memory
16GB 32GB 64GB
6400 MHz LPDDR5x RAM
Discrete Graphics
  • Optional NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4050 Laptop GPU with 6GB GDDR6 vRAM
    2130 MHz boost clock speed, 80W maximum graphics power
  • Optional NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4060 Laptop GPU with 8GB GDDR6 vRAM 
    2010 MHz boost clock speed, 80W maximum graphics power
  • Optional NVIDIA® RTX™ 2000 Ada Generation Laptop GPU with 8GB GDDR6 vRAM
    2115 MHz boost clock speed, 80W maximum graphics power
Storage
512GB 1TB 2TB
Removable PCIe Gen 4 NVMe SSD
Fans Number2
Cooling InfoActive Cooling

Connectivity

Surface Laptop Studio 2
Wi-FiWi-Fi 6E: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax compatible.
BluetoothBluetooth Wireless 5.3 technology

Battery

Surface Laptop Studio 2
Size
  • 58.0 Wh
    Nominal battery capacity.
  • 56.3 Wh
    Minimum battery capacity.
Battery Life
  • Up to 19 hours of typical device usage
    Intel® Iris® Xe graphics model.
  • Up to 18 hours of typical device usage
    NVIDIA® graphics models.
  • Up to 16 hours of typical device usage
    NVIDIA® graphics models with 2TB SSD.
Power Supply
  • 102W power supply
    Intel® Iris® Xe graphics model 
  • 120W power supply
    NVIDIA® graphics models

Software

Surface Laptop Studio 2
OS
  • For Consumer: Windows 11 Home
  • For Commercial: Windows 11 Pro
Built-in Apps
  • Preloaded Microsoft 365 Apps
  • Microsoft 365 Family 30-day trial
  • Xbox Game Pass Ultimate 30-day trial

Camera & Audio

Surface Laptop Studio 2
Camera
  • Full HD front-facing Surface Studio Camera
  • 1080p Full HD camera with wide field of view
  • Windows Studio Effects with Auto Framing, Eye Contact, and Background Blur
  • Windows Hello 2.0 face authentication camera
Audio
  • Dual far-field Studio Mics with Voice Clarity
  • Quad Omnisonic™ speakers with Dolby Atmos®

Misc

Surface Laptop Studio 2
Inking
  • Supports Microsoft Pen Protocol (MPP)
    4096 levels of pressure Tilt sensing Best in class latency Paper feel 0.1mm precision
  • Supports Tactile signals with Surface Slim Pen 2
  • Integrated Surface Slim Pen 2 storage for charging under the keyboard
Sensors
  • Ambient light sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
Security
  • Hardware TPM 2.0 chip for enterprise-grade security and BitLocker support
  • Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in
  • Windows 11 Secured-core PC
In the box
  • Surface Laptop Studio 2
  • Power supply
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Safety and warranty documents
Warranty
  • One-year limited hardware warranty
  • Surface for Business customers: Includes Advanced Exchange, an expedited replacement service, at no additional cost
MoreHinge
Dynamic Woven Hinge made of woven fabric with embedded cables that can bend 180 degrees.
Accessibility Features
  • Surface Precision Haptic touchpad with adjustable click sensitivity, right-click area, and adaptive touch mode
  • Compatible with Surface Adaptive Kit
  • Compatible with Microsoft Adaptive Accessories
  • Includes Windows Accessibility Features
Serviceability Replaceable components include:
  • SSD
  • AB cover module (display)
  • C cover (including keyboard, touchpad, and pen charger)
  • D-Plate + battery
  • Motherboard
  • Cosmetic plate
  • Charging Port (Surface Connect connector)
  • MicroSDXC card reader
  • USB-C® and USB-A port connectors
  • Audio jack

Key Features

Surface Laptop Studio 2
At Glance
Released in Late
2023
3:2 2.4K
14.4”
2400p 60~120Hz
Weight
4.18 lb
1.90 kg
Powered By
Intel Core i7-13700H
14C/20T, 2.40 → 5.00 GHz
Geekbench 5
1,750
Single Core
Geekbench 5
14,321
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
96 Execution Units, 400 → 1500 MHz
Configurable up to
64GB
6400 MHz LPDDR5X
NVIDIA GeForce
RTX 4060 
8GB GDDR6

Photos

Our analysis and reviews

Surface Laptop Studio 2 image

Creadit: Microsoft

What we like

Reasons to like about Surface Laptop Studio 2.

Supports Windows 11

Surface Laptop Studio 2 exceed all minimum system requirements for Windows 11.

RequirementsSurface Laptop Studio 2
Secure BootYes
TPM 2.0 TPM 2.0
ProcessorIntel Core i7-13700H
4GB RAM16GB → 64GB
64GB Drive256GB → 2TB
2 Cores CPU14 cores
All-day battery life of up to 19-hours

According to Microsoft, the Surface Laptop Studio 2 lasts up to 19 hours of battery life.

  • Up to 19 hours of typical device usage
    Intel® Iris® Xe graphics model.
  • Up to 18 hours of typical device usage
    NVIDIA® graphics models.
  • Up to 16 hours of typical device usage
    NVIDIA® graphics models with 2TB SSD.
Upgradable storage

Surface Laptop Studio 2 comes with a single removable M.2 SSD slot that you can replace and upgrade in the future. Learn more

Storage SlotsSurface Laptop Studio 2
M.2x1
Supports discrete graphics

Configurable up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060  8GB GDDR6

What we don't like

Reasons not to like about Surface Laptop Studio 2.

Non-upgradable memory

The memory on Surface Laptop Studio 2 is soldered to the motherboard, and there is no additional RAM slot for expansion. Since you can't change or add more RAM after you buy, you want to make sure you pick the configuration with the right amount of memory at the initial purchase. Learn more

MemorySurface Laptop Studio 2
Slots0 - Onboard
TypeLPDDR5X
Speed6400 MHz

What's new

Improvements over its predecessor.

Much faster CPU performance

Intel Core i7-13700H inside Surface Laptop Studio 2 has a 194% better multi-core CPU performance score than the Intel Core i7-11370H inside Surface Laptop Studio.

Geekbench 5 multi-core score
Surface Laptop Studio 2 - Intel Core i7-13700H
14,321
Surface Laptop Studio - Intel Core i7-11370H
4,864
Surface Laptop Studio - Intel Core i5-11300H
4,441
Supports larger memory

Surface Laptop Studio 2 supports a larger memory capacity than the Surface Laptop Studio. It supports up to 64GB versus 32GB of system memory on the Surface Laptop Studio.

Max system memory size
Surface Laptop Studio 2
64 GB
Surface Laptop Studio
32 GB
Supports faster memory

Surface Laptop Studio 2 supports a faster memory speed than the Surface Laptop Studio. It supports up to 6400MHz versus 4267MHz of system memory on the Surface Laptop Studio.

Memory type and speed
Surface Laptop Studio 2 - LPDDR5X
6,400 MHz
Surface Laptop Studio - LPDDR4X
4,267 MHz
Has two more ports and slots

Surface Laptop Studio 2 has more ports and slots count than the Surface Laptop Studio. It has six versus four amount of ports and slots on the Surface Laptop Studio.

PortsSurface Laptop Studio 2Surface Laptop Studio
headphone jackYesYes
microSD card slotYesNo
Surface Connect+YesYes
Thunderbolt 4Yes x2Yes x2
USB-AYesNo
Total64
More versatile connectivity

Surface Laptop Studio 2 has better versatile I/O connectivity than the Surface Laptop Studio. It has four versus two commonly used ports and slots on the Surface Laptop Studio.

PortsSurface Laptop Studio 2Surface Laptop Studio
headphone jackYesYes
Thunderbolt 4YesYes
microSD card slotYesNo
USB-AYesNo

What's missing

Downsides over its predecessor.

About 9% heavier

Surface Laptop Studio 2 weighed 4.18 pounds, 9% heavier than the 3.83 pounds Surface Laptop Studio.

WeightSurface Laptop Studio 2Surface Laptop Studio
Pound
4.18 lbs.
3.83 lbs.
Kilogram
1.90 kg
1.74 kg