Microsoft is Infuriating.

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Comments • 5 798

  • Jxshua Yuzn
    Jxshua Yuzn 12 hours ago


  • Chronicle
    Chronicle Day ago

    i like the little "you're winner" at 5:52 from big rigs over the road racing

  • GreatFrogSage
    GreatFrogSage 3 days ago

    Glasswire really likes Linus for some reason.

  • ерунда сэндвич

    Microsoft is not creative

  • Stephen M
    Stephen M 9 days ago +1

    Is that a power ranger hoodie?

  • Shooshy sushi
    Shooshy sushi 9 days ago

    9:49 DANNY DONT YOU KNOW, DANNY DONT YOU KNOW, DANNY DONT YOU KNOWOHOHOHOHOHHHHHHH. Shut up, I know it’s Africa... but still, whatever

  • Sandeep N
    Sandeep N 10 days ago

    I wonder if you ever liked something ?

  • V. Sriram Sundar
    V. Sriram Sundar 11 days ago +6

    5:20. That's what Apple did with the new 2019 iMac.

  • Tanmay Singh
    Tanmay Singh 15 days ago +2

    Watching it on a surface studio 1

  • Brian Kitchens
    Brian Kitchens 16 days ago +4

    The game show bit got me legit LOL-ing.

  • AquaSheep Gaming
    AquaSheep Gaming 16 days ago +1

    what are you talking about. I paused on those specs and was like "what, they're pretty good!" Linus- "INFURIATING!" me- what.

  • TK
    TK 17 days ago +1

    So theres no dial now? Does it support the old dial?

  • Braden
    Braden 18 days ago +2

    Honestly at this point I feel like tech companies are knowingly releasing dated shit piled high with issues, both large and small. Just so they can release a better version later on in hopes of making ALL THA MONIEZZ. You see this a lot in the gun industry, for those of you who can relate. *cough cough* *Glock*

    • Braden
      Braden 15 days ago

      @Alpay Take the Glock 43x for example; they release a single stack subcompact pistol (Glock 43). Well one bleh about it was that you needed a base plate so that you could get a full grip (grip was short). So they release the 43x with a full length grip. However it's made horribly from top to bottom...even though they had a perfect functioning 43. So we assume they created the 43x first, then put out the 43 so that people would want a full grip one, and the cycle continues.

    • Alpay
      Alpay 15 days ago

      Now I wanna know what glock does....

  • Tay Gumi
    Tay Gumi 21 day ago

    only 480p with AV1. :S But it's beta. :D

  • Mick Bouschor
    Mick Bouschor 24 days ago +1

    Sicckk sweatshirt brooo

  • Oakley Dokie
    Oakley Dokie 24 days ago +1

    Sad. It's ALMOST everything I would want. If only it had the power!

    • Shooshy sushi
      Shooshy sushi 9 days ago


  • atohms
    atohms 25 days ago +1

    This is just perfect for digital drawing. This is what is is aimed for. Sketching artists. Not gaming, not video editing. Just drawing and painting & for now it’s the perfect machine to do so. & it kicks apple in the ass... coming from a 15years apple user.

  • Bohumír Pospíšil
    Bohumír Pospíšil 29 days ago

    8:13 “so we did the meth”

  • Bill Gates
    Bill Gates 29 days ago +1

    You know how much that a graphic monitor cost more than that fucking PC, right?

  • Desolo Zantas
    Desolo Zantas 29 days ago +1

    Windows just needs to round of their edges. Lol

  • Oliver White
    Oliver White Month ago +1

    Linus, the audio quality and the picture quality of your videos is second-to-none! 😊

    • Oliver White
      Oliver White 9 days ago

      @Shooshy sushi Haha. Yeah, MKBHD has excellent audio and picture quality as well. 😊

    • Shooshy sushi
      Shooshy sushi 9 days ago

      Oliver White MKB4K was not pleased with your comment

  • Paul
    Paul Month ago +1

    Shocking Hoodie.

  • Jason Lee
    Jason Lee Month ago +1

    I miss Channel Super Fun content

  • jameswalker199
    jameswalker199 Month ago +1

    If they sold this as just a monitor, I'd probably buy it. Wacom are pretty much unchallenged as the "professional grade" tablets, which is why they are so expensive, if the quite literal definition of a monopoly, Microsoft, stood up, Wacom would probably crap themselves.

    • 7Write4This9Heart7
      7Write4This9Heart7 11 days ago

      ​Same with Gaomon! They make really good art tablets for really good prices! Also XP Pen (Artist)!

    • maxie cat
      maxie cat Month ago +1

      well, huion is not that bad either tbh as i know many professionals that use it(me included..less the pro part ofc xD) and is more then happy with it^^

  • Charlie Mastergeko4
    Charlie Mastergeko4 Month ago +3

    This is basically a Mac Mini, a fancy touchscreen that breaks with no effort, and a fancy stand all bolted together to make this $4,000 monstrosity.

    • Random Person
      Random Person 23 days ago +1

      Clearly you didnt watch it when he said, how expensive Wacom is.

  • Edwin Au Yeung
    Edwin Au Yeung Month ago +1

    Microsoft got owned here lol

  • Deveede021
    Deveede021 Month ago +33

    Linus: 7th gen CPU isn't gonna cut it in 2018
    Me with a literal potato for a CPU sweating neavously

  • Endji Infographiste
    Endji Infographiste Month ago +1

    5:55 LOOL

  • Christy Stall
    Christy Stall Month ago +1

    Power rangers anybody?

  • Martingguru
    Martingguru Month ago


  • Bluelightzero
    Bluelightzero Month ago +1

    Ever since this specific video, I noticed that all your videos have black bars top and bottom.

    • TheHammerGuy
      TheHammerGuy Month ago

      This is because they have switched videos to 18:9 aspect to fit phones with such screen ratios
      Problem? I now have black bars on the sides of my phone.
      My phone has a 19:9 ratio (no notch tho)

  • Kees Mills
    Kees Mills Month ago

    Ok, why does this video have Hindi subs?!

  • tripledouble crunchwrapbox

    Please tell me you let him keep it

  • Atos
    Atos Month ago +1

    Linux Master Race

  • Dakota Jones
    Dakota Jones Month ago

    3:55 Heh...

    HTHAMMACK1 Month ago +2

    LOL! Meanwhile Apple is asking $6000 for a PC that only has an 32GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD. That doesn't even include a monitor. For that, you need to chip in another $5000 which is more than the entire Surface Studio 2. You could buy two Surface Studio 2s for the price of one Mac Pro base model, and still have almost $3000 left over.
    I'd agree the Surface Studio 2 needs to be more powerful, and perhaps separate the monitor and the PC part. Having said that, it's not near the ripoff the Mac Pro is.

    • Azeria
      Azeria Month ago +1

      “For that you need to chip in another $5000” no you don’t, you could hook up literally any monitor to it, from a £20 from a recycling centre to a £100,000 video wall.

  • Toxically Masculine

    for about the same price you can get an imac pro that... doesn't have a touchscreen at all

    • Toxically Masculine
      Toxically Masculine Month ago +1

      it's actually a really good price if you compare it to a computer with similar specs plus a wacom monitor/tablet of around the same size. it's definitely not as good a tablet in terms of accuracy or pressure sensitivity, but it's a better monitor than anything wacom has, and obviously it's integrated so that's nice. but yeah i'd agree that it's stupid that they don't sell the screen on its own. i don't get the point of desktops like this. why does the actual computer chassis need to be so small? it's on your DESK, and the screen already makes it too large and heavy to be called "portable." so if it's already spending most of its time on a desk, and it's already a hassle to transport it, why bother with the tiny chassis? i think i speak for the majority of media & computing professionals when i say i'd prefer to have a nice touch display like that, paired with a really powerful desktop, whatever the size. unfortunately the selection of standalone touch displays out there just aren't worth buying. there are some chinese ones on amazon at shockingly low prices but i'm naturally very skeptical of the quality, and many of the reviews support that assumption. so i just have to make do with a regular old tablet and a regular old display. there aren't any good touch monitors either (like for your fingers) which i find so bizarre considering almost all laptops past the $400 price point have touchscreens now, with the exception of macbooks. for a long time i've been considering trying to buy a replacement laptop touch display on ebay and put together a wooden chassis for it, but it needs a power supply and drivers and there's not a lot of information available about that stuff. i'm surprised nobody's done that though. just like i'm surprised there are so few reputable desktop touch displays available.

  • זורי Zect
    זורי Zect Month ago +1

    How it feels to use Wacom Cintiq on Surface Studio?

  • OldPossum
    OldPossum Month ago +28

    $3000 screen on a $500 micro desktop

  • RunFor OurLives
    RunFor OurLives Month ago +3

    Would love to see you guys compare this to the new MacPro and XDR monitor 🤣🤣
    Pro enough for yea?

    • Random Person
      Random Person 23 days ago +1

      @Devara FT iMac Pro does not have touch screen.
      This thing competes with Wacom Cintiq Pro.

    • Devara FT
      Devara FT Month ago

      totally different thing tho. This thing equivalent is iMac Pro

  • AlonellyFox
    AlonellyFox Month ago +1

    I've always wondered why artists, engineers and editors don't get a gaming computer instead of this... abomination.

    • Random Person
      Random Person 23 days ago +1

      Because they need a touch screen to draw. You will always find those "Artist reviews.." videos of Surface product. Surface lineup is actually cheaper than Wacom.

  • Nick Figueroa
    Nick Figueroa Month ago +1

    Bro this computer is amazing the screen is the best ive ever seen better than even a mac pro. And no I am not an apple hater or Microsoft hater either

  • ᚛ Vyper ᚜
    ᚛ Vyper ᚜ Month ago

    He's just a blabbing ignorant because he doesn't get the audience that machine is aimed to. He's not a designer, more of a showman stuck in his early 20s PC gaming phase.

  • Zes
    Zes Month ago

    no such thing as infuriax or creatx or cool or better or insultx or not, doesnt matter, cepitx, do, be, say any nmw and any s ok

  • The Echo Conversation

    Maybe about 10 years ago I seen this guy and then he became of an a..hole complaining about almost everything but, The Guy Speaks The then again still waiting on what he's really going to keep so I can buy.

  • Flufflebut
    Flufflebut Month ago +1

    lol the problem with Microsoft trying to get into the professional market is just that: pros aren't as stupid when it comes to shopping, and DO value utilitarian functionality.
    Only leeway is because there is so little competition/choice in the high end pro market, I imagine Microsoft is hoping, fair enough, to carve out a captive consumer base they can charge extortionate rates to, like Wacom, Red, Adobe, and the like do.

  • Flufflebut
    Flufflebut Month ago +4

    Microsoft: adds middling studio grade stylus supported screen
    also Microsoft: adds an outdated CPU with a pathetic base clock speed that can barely handle Photoshop, and no upgradability
    me: why bother making a screen for drawing if the PC can't handle it??

  • Maxwell's Deamon
    Maxwell's Deamon Month ago

    Give me this as a Display please....

  • Lewis Balentine
    Lewis Balentine Month ago

    A $4200 RDP thin client ?

  • Spartan S027
    Spartan S027 Month ago +1

    Is that fucking NSP? Linus, you are a man of class and culture.
    Oh, also, $4200? Yeah no, I built my PC for like $1000.

  • murph1329
    murph1329 Month ago +15

    Had to watch this again after the 999 apple stand announcement

    • Shooshy sushi
      Shooshy sushi 9 days ago +2

      God damn it, I forgot to buy the monitor... and the computer. Now all I got is a metal slab and my nsp music

    • V. Sriram Sundar
      V. Sriram Sundar Month ago +2

      Yeah. Apple is completely money minded.

  • Paige FORLONG
    Paige FORLONG Month ago +1

    in Australia and new Zealand its 5-7 thousand dollars

  • Matthew Gray
    Matthew Gray Month ago +3

    Microsoft is to worried about how it looks. They just need to make the base bigger so they can stuff more stuff in!! I honestly don't think the professionals who use this would mind that extra space if it meant they got a performance boost.
    And one more thing;
    I know it is a touch screen and the difficulties it can make in the manufacturing process, but if they could fit an 8k screen in there? I bet every artist in the land would be interested in it.
    As an engineer, it MUST be able to run very large 3D software. MUST!

    • reshi p
      reshi p Month ago +1

      microsoft makes high end designer computers, you can buy cheaper from other suppliers

  • Amiibo Alec
    Amiibo Alec Month ago +1

    The surface studio 2 at least gets a better cinebench score than my fx-8350. Though for $65, it gives me all the performance I need as an amateur game streamer without a monitor above 900p

  • Juan Jose Carretero
    Juan Jose Carretero Month ago +1

    What about dead zones on WSP3/4/Book??? and Microsoft isn't doing sh**t about it !

  • Jaren Means
    Jaren Means Month ago no thanks

    • Random Person
      Random Person 23 days ago +1

      Didnt know Macs had a touch displays. LOL

  • Arddrake
    Arddrake Month ago +1

    I would love to just buy the monitor. And I mean think about it - they already poured all that money into R&D and they already have the manufacturing all set up. Why not try and pull success out of what up to now has been something more closely associated with defeat? Since the unveiling of the original Surface Studio people were asking for just the monitor. I don't see how it would hurt Microsoft to provide it as an option.

  • Sam Shehan
    Sam Shehan Month ago +2

    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 months ago +1

    Microsoft turned into Apple with the Surface Studio 2.

  • Rohan Jain
    Rohan Jain 2 months ago +1

    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 2 months ago +1

    Lmao! C Correct Lol!!!🤣🤣🤣

  • Super Kitty
    Super Kitty 2 months ago

    Its Just A Ripoff Of The Apple Imac

  • 7Write4This9Heart7
    7Write4This9Heart7 2 months 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 2 months ago +1

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

  • brooke
    brooke 2 months 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 2 months ago +2

    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 2 months ago +1

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

  • Cory Beyers
    Cory Beyers 2 months ago +2

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

  • rlui123
    rlui123 2 months ago +6

    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.

    • Random Person
      Random Person 23 days ago

      Wacom sells them and has proved there is a market.

    • Alex Porter
      Alex Porter Month ago

      @JayJapanB And the stand costs $1,000 😂

    • JayJapanB
      JayJapanB Month ago

      Apple sell a $5000 monitor, without a stand.

    • Alex Porter
      Alex Porter 2 months ago

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

    • Alex Porter
      Alex Porter 2 months 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 2 months ago

    Can you connect an external GPU?

    • 7Write4This9Heart7
      7Write4This9Heart7 2 months 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 2 months 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 23 days ago

      @Random Person Or if you want a drawing tablet specifically, you CAN go for Wacom (the Cintiqs and Mobile Studio Pros), but they're ridiculously priced. Their competitors, like Huion and Gaomon(sp?), are really good and WAY cheaper!

    • Jody Bruchon
      Jody Bruchon 23 days ago +1

      @Random Person Buy a Wacom Intuos tablet. They are pressure-sensitive, angle-sensitive, and not tied to one computer. Almost all tablet touchscreens are non-drawing touchscreens; they handle touches and have gross pressure sensitivity, but they are unsuitable for drawing.

    • Random Person
      Random Person 23 days ago +1

      How will you draw without a touchscreen

    • 7Write4This9Heart7
      7Write4This9Heart7 2 months ago +1

      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 2 months ago +2

    “Basically no wobbling” *Table wobbles like crazy*

  • OrangetangyOrka
    OrangetangyOrka 2 months ago +1

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

  • Hex
    Hex 2 months ago +1

    Maybe they should just be sellig this as a monitor

  • ᚛ Vyper ᚜
    ᚛ Vyper ᚜ 2 months ago +1

    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 2 months ago +1


  • Harry Potter
    Harry Potter 2 months ago +1

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

  • who8myfish
    who8myfish 2 months ago +1

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

  • Dylan Cartner
    Dylan Cartner 2 months ago

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

  • Pierre Kuchmann
    Pierre Kuchmann 2 months ago +1

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

  • oniros80
    oniros80 2 months ago +1

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

  • Collin Black
    Collin Black 2 months ago

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

  • TH3MS
    TH3MS 2 months ago


  • Lizard King
    Lizard King 3 months ago

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

  • Eric Freiberg
    Eric Freiberg 3 months ago +1

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

  • Lsdude420
    Lsdude420 3 months ago +1

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

  • Evo Maldonado
    Evo Maldonado 3 months 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.

    • Caleb M
      Caleb M 23 days ago

      @Random Person I didn't say that, I claimed that people buy iMacs for the screen. Which is true.

    • Random Person
      Random Person 23 days ago

      @Caleb M except iMac screens are nothing to write home about.

    • Caleb M
      Caleb M Month ago

      That wasn't relevant I just wanted to dump on iToddlers.

    • Caleb M
      Caleb M Month ago

      I asked a buddy of mine what the resolution of his iPhone XR was and he told me it was liquid retina, unaware that it's barely over 720p.

    • Caleb M
      Caleb M Month ago

      You just described every iMac as well

  • _Marluxia
    _Marluxia 3 months ago +8

    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~

    • Shooshy sushi
      Shooshy sushi 9 days ago

      _Marluxia what ever happened to the pen and paper? I miss 1996:(

  • StormyHotWolf88
    StormyHotWolf88 3 months ago +2

    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 3 months ago +2

    But linus, what about the Wacom mobile studio pro?

  • Bernhard Scholtz
    Bernhard Scholtz 3 months ago +1

    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

  • Something Random
    Something Random 3 months ago +1

    Surface sucks idiots who like it

  • Calebobvs
    Calebobvs 3 months ago

    Ninja sex party

  • PhantomHOfficial
    PhantomHOfficial 3 months ago +7

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

  • Will collin
    Will collin 3 months 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 3 months ago

    plaz fortnite

  • Oliversfilmsdotcom Films
    Oliversfilmsdotcom Films 3 months ago +3

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

  • Andrew Song
    Andrew Song 3 months 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.