Microsoft unveiled its first-ever desktop PC on Thursday, delivering the Surface Studio. It takes the best aspects of the Surface laptops and puts them in a desktop form factor—and it looks amazing.

Sensing the stagnant development of the iMac, Microsoft decided to jump into this segment head-first and introduced the hybrid 28-inch Surface Studio. The Studio comes equipped with a beautiful PixelSense touch display that comes in an impossibly thin aluminum casing.

The casing is supported by a hinge that allows you to maneuver and put it nearly flat on your desk. It’s a pretty crazy feature. The Surface Studio also supports the Surface Dial, which will help adjust controls through it’s spinning function, like the volume or brightness. You can even put the Dial on the display and use it as a tool to work with the touch display and other Surface products.

The touch display, crazy hinge, and Dial accessory are all things the latest 5K iMac doesn’t have. The Surface Studio looks like a beast of a desktop that is certainly giving the iMac a run for its money, but with a starting $2,999 price tag along with a possible update to the iMac tomorrow, things might change quickly.

For a more comprehensive breakdown, check out our spec by spec table and gallery down below.

Surface Studio Gallery

iMac (2015) Gallery

Microsoft - Surface Studio Apple - 27-inch iMac (Late-2015)
Display Size 28-inch, 4500 x 3000 pixel display (193 ppi) 27-inch, 5120 x 2880 pixel display (218 ppi)
Resolution X 4500 5120
Resolution Y 3000 2880
Display Type PixelSense Retina 5K display with IPS technology
Operating System N/A OS X El Capitan (at launch)
  • Quad-core 6th Gen Intel Core i5 or i7
  • 3.2GHz quad‑core Intel Core i5 (Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz)
  • 8GB, 16GB, or 32GB RAM
  • 8GB (two 4GB) of 1867MHz DDR3 memory; four SO-DIMM slots, user accessible
  • Configurable to 16GB or 32GB
  • Rapid hybrid drive options: 1TB or 2TB
  • 1TB (7200-rpm) hard drive
  • Configurable up to 3TB hard drive, 3TB Fusion Drive, or 256GB or 512GB of flash storage (SSD)
  • Windows Hello face sign-in camera 5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p HD video
  • FaceTime HD camera
  • Dual microphones
  • Stereo 2.1 speakers with Dolby Audio Premium
  • 3.5mm Headset jack
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • Dual microphones
  • Stereo speakers
Input Output
  • USB 3.0 PORTS X 4
  • SD Card reader
  • Mini DisplayPort
  • SDXC card slot
  • Four USB 3 ports (compatible with USB 2)
  • Two Thunderbolt 2 ports
  • 10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45 connector)
  • Kensington lock slot
  • 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi wireless networking IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n compatible
Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0 Bluetooth 4.0
Height 25.09 inches (63.73 cm) 20.3 inches (51.56 cm)
Width 17.27 inches (43.87 cm) 25.6 inches (65.02 cm)
Depth 0.44 inches (11.2 mm) 8 inches (20.32 cm)
Weight 21.07 lbs (9.56 kg) 21 lbs (9.53 kg)
Colors N/A N/A