Microsoft has not just introduced Surface Laptop 3, Surface Pro 7 and Surface Pro X in New York, but also a look at “the future of the series” presents. And she has the talent. The Surface Neo is a dual-display 2-in-1 with Windows 10 X, the Surface Duo its little brother as a communicator with: Android.
In large with Windows 10 X, in small with Android
Two hinges connect two LCDs on the Surface Neo and the Surface Duo, and more than 60 hair-thin cables are used. In contrast to the foldable smartphones from Samsung and Huawei, two separate displays are used, not a foldable one. The Surface Neo both displays are 9.0 inches tall, the Surface Duo is 5.6 inches twice – when folded, it comes close to a large and comparatively thick smartphone. It is “the first surface for the trouser pocket“. When unfolded, the Surface Neo has an interrupted display of just under 13 inches, while the Surface Duo is just over 8 inches.
Both sides of the Surface Neo are 5.6mm thin, Microsoft speaks of the thinnest LCD, which currently exists. Surface Neo is 655 grams without the magnetically dockable keyboard and surface pen. The weight and thickness of the Surface Duo has not been mentioned by Microsoft yet.
According to Microsoft, the perfect 2-in-1 is the Surface Neo, because it seamlessly transforms form and function from tablet to notebook and back – more comprehensively than the Surface (Pro) so far with Windows 10 tablet mode can do. In addition to the hardware is also responsible for a new operating system: Windows 10 X.
Windows 10 X for dual display devices
Windows 10 X was specifically designed for use on two display devices. And what Microsoft has presented in New York is indeed beyond what was previously known by Windows 10. Also the Surface Duo should offer these possibilities, however on the basis of Android: The change with Satya Nadella as CEO accomplished new approach, also unusual partnerships enter, here experiences a new high point.
Both devices will be released in the Christmas business in 2020 and that has a reason, according to Microsoft: The Group is waiting for Intel Lakefield, because only with this architecture, the necessary computing power in such a small space with a long term is possible. But the software will probably need more time, so here Panos also brought the developers into the game as a reason for the early performance. Price expectations Microsoft has not yet called.