This Is Microsoft’s Dual-Screen Surface Device

It’s (almost) here. Microsoft’s much-awaited dual-screen Surface device was just revealed by the company at its New York event. Along with the new Surface Pro 7, Surface Pro X, and the Surface Laptop 3, Microsoft today revealed the new dual-screen Surface device: the Surface NeoIt was internally known as Centaurus at Microsoft, and we have actually been writing about it for a long while.

Spoiler alert: the device is not ready yet, but it will be ready for Holiday 2020.

The device features a very complicated hinge design that allows you to fold the device and use it either as a single screen or use both the screens at the same time. Each side of the device is 5.6mm thin, it’s apparently the “thinnest LCD” that’s ever been created. It features a 9-inch display that, when unfolded, can turn into a 13-inch device.

The device is powered by Intel’s Lakefield processor. Microsoft and Intel worked together to reduce the size of the processor to make it thinner and fit it into the Surface Neo.

Microsoft’s new Surface device is powered by Windows 10X, the company’s new OS for these new kinds of devices. Windows 10X offers an improved interface that suits the dual-screen behaviour of the device perfectly, giving it a gorgeous look. You can work on two different apps on both the screens, and it includes loads of gestures that let you organise the apps wherever you want.

Surface Neo even comes with an actual hardware keyboard that lets you turn the device into an actual laptop, without needing you to type on the display. There isn’t a trackpad, though.

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  • karlinhigh

    Premium Member
    02 October, 2019 - 11:20 am

    <p>I'll be interested in hearing about durability with a 5.6mm mobile device LCD display. Microsoft can't have missed Samsung's problems, hopefully they can avoid a repeat performance of all that.</p>

    • anoldamigauser

      Premium Member
      02 October, 2019 - 12:31 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#473896">In reply to karlinhigh:</a></em></blockquote><p>Dual screens, not a folding screen.</p>

  • ErichK

    Premium Member
    02 October, 2019 - 11:22 am

    <p>So guys, think this will be able to be used like a phone?</p>

    • Skolvikings

      02 October, 2019 - 11:39 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#473897">In reply to ErichK:</a></em></blockquote><p>This is the size of a laptop.</p>

  • Thom77

    02 October, 2019 - 11:32 am

    <p>Damnit .. I said I wanted a reduced bezel Go …. not two Gos glued together.</p><p><br></p><p><br></p>

  • dontbeevil

    02 October, 2019 - 11:50 am

    <p> <span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0);">I'm gonna love to use all the UWPs on this device, like the latest adobe fresco, and don't forget to follow the UWP sessions at MS ignite twitter.com/gcaughey/status/1179080387491971078</span></p>

  • ronh

    Premium Member
    02 October, 2019 - 11:59 am

    <p>Mehedi,</p><p>the top middle picture shows that when the keyboard is moved to the front of the bottom screen, the uncovered part of the screen is the touchpad.</p>

  • Jonas Barkå

    02 October, 2019 - 12:33 pm

    <p>They do show how you get a trackpad if you push the keyboard up against the screen.</p>

    • Lordbaal

      02 October, 2019 - 2:39 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#474032">In reply to Havoc:</a></em></blockquote><p>It's magic.</p>

  • RobertJasiek

    02 October, 2019 - 1:01 pm

    <p>As a German, I can't figure out which days are US Holiday 2020. Please tell us!</p><p>Provided the hinge is stable, this is how a foldable device should be done – not like Samsung's or Huawei's trash adventures.</p>

    • jgraebner

      Premium Member
      02 October, 2019 - 1:13 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#474051">In reply to RobertJasiek:</a></em></blockquote><p>Most likely, some time in the October-December time frame next year.</p>

    • glenn8878

      02 October, 2019 - 3:14 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#474051">In reply to RobertJasiek:</a></em></blockquote><p>Knowing Microsoft, they could deliver in late December 2020, but you should find bargains and better availability in January and February 2021.</p>

  • Lordbaal

    02 October, 2019 - 2:38 pm

    <p>I'll wait for the Surface Morpheus.</p>

  • chrisrut

    Premium Member
    02 October, 2019 - 2:57 pm

    <p>Well shiver me timbers… look forward to seeing what you've written.</p>

  • christian.hvid

    02 October, 2019 - 3:50 pm

    <p>Lest we forget, the Surface line was originally created to inspire other PC manufacturers to be more innovative. It's likely that the Neo essentially has the same purpose: introducing a new type of device that Windows can support and hoping that others will follow. And I think they will. For example, I can absolutely see HP dropping a Neo-like device aimed at business types (bound in calfskin of course).</p>

  • rkpatrick

    02 October, 2019 - 4:10 pm

    <p>Wow! An actual, real-life Courier. What's next, a real, working Haiku/Surface Mini?</p><p>EDIT: Looks like I spoke too soon…the Surface Duo looks a LOT like Haiku-meets-Courier.</p>

  • PeterC

    02 October, 2019 - 4:55 pm

    <p>Awesome and Fabulous. Way to go Panos and Microsoft. This is the device ive long hoped for. Well done. Count me in. </p>

  • mclark2112

    Premium Member
    02 October, 2019 - 6:01 pm

    <p>Courier!</p>

  • him43

    05 October, 2019 - 1:58 am

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