Microsoft’s first-ever desktop PC blows away the Mac (MSFT)

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Computers are kind of boring, right?

Whether you’re a Mac fan or a PC person, I can hand you any laptop in the world, you can log into your Facebook and Google accounts, and do probably 90% of what you need to do. It means that, for a lot of people, one computer is pretty much interchangeable with any other.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. 

For the last two months, I’ve been using a Microsoft Surface Studio — a beautiful all-in-one PC, made with the goal of breathing new life into the tired old desktop computer. 

It’s Microsoft’s first-ever desktop computer, following the well-received Surface Pro tablet and Surface Book laptop lines. Starting at $2,999, it’s a piece of premium hardware that’s not for everyone. Still, I’m here to tell you that for the last two months, this machine has put a grin on my face every dang day. Here’s why:

It’s tempting to compare the Surface Studio to Apple’s iMac all-in-one PCs. They do share a certain design sensibility. But, in my opinion, the Surface Studio is so much more.

This is the Surface Studio. It’s got a giant, gorgeous 28-inch touchscreen display, and comes with a wireless keyboard and mouse. Just like this, it was enough to engender jealousy and admiration from coworkers.

It’s a fabulous computer, with enough processing power to handle all the tabs, Slack chats, and Steam windows I have open. But luxury doesn’t come cheap: The cheapest Surface Studio starts at $2,999; the tricked-out configuration I tested goes for $4,199.

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