Microsoft Event Photo Gallery #2

Posted on October 2, 2019 by Paul Thurrott in Microsoft Surface with 31 Comments

Here are some more photos of the new Surface hardware announced today in New York.

Chris Capossela and Ralf Groene

Surface Duo

Surface Neo

Microsoft Ergonomic Keyboard

Microsoft Ergonomic Mouse

Microsoft Bluetooth Keyboard

Surface Laptop removable storage

Surface Pro X

Surface Pro X has a higher Surface Connector because of the thinness of the device below there. And a nice bezel comparison with Surface Pro 7.

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31 responses to “Microsoft Event Photo Gallery #2”

  1. madthinus

    I guess Paul love the dedicated emoji button.


    About time they do a new ergonomic keyboard. Looking forward to the review.

  2. dailybayonet

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  3. wright_is

    Typical, I ordered a new Microsoft Natural 4000 keyboard this week and now there is a new version... Gah!

  4. red.radar

    OH Man i missed the new ergonomic keyboard. Looks like a redoing of the classic ergonomic natural elite.


    I am anxiously awaiting a re-launching of the trackball explorer.

    • wright_is

      In reply to red.radar:

      The Elite was dreadful, it had the vertical editing key layout in the middle. This looks much better, although compared to previous Natural and the Surface Ergonomic, the keys looks oddly placed at first glance, with the smooth lines.

  5. jgraebner

    Looks to me like the two pictures of the Neo identical? Upload error, maybe?

  6. rm

    The Neo and Duo both should make some things easier than a single screen device, plus some added functionality with the different "postures". Is it worth the price for these devices? We will find out. I like the idea of a high end Microsoft Phone. Maybe once they get more WCOS devices on the market, they will add a WCOS phone with the ability to run Win32, Android, PWA, and UWP apps. That would definitely get my attention, although I personally wouldn't be running any Win32 apps, I don't really today when not at work.

  7. justme

    Wait...an emoji button...on the keyboard? Really? There is a need for that now? Must be showing my age, because I don't see it...of course, neither do I see the necessity for an Office button on the keyboard. But that's just me.


    Happy to see storage that is removable on the Laptop.

  8. jimchamplin

    Want that new Natural... er... sorry... Ergonomic Keyboard.


    Also sorry, not sorry, I'll make use of both the Office and smiley keys.

  9. Greg Green

    Eewww, there’s an emoji on that keyboard. Sheesh!

  10. earlster

    Emoji buttons on the keyboard? Am I old if I don't see the need for that?


    I like that the Surface Pro X still has a surface connector, great move for backwards compatibility.


    I also like the idea of the neo and the duo, but am waiting for real world reviews before I will make up my mind if I these will be a success or bust. The tiny keyboard is not exciting me, they need to come up with something larger, maybe folding, if they don't want to mess with my FLOW.

    And I wish the gap between the screens was smaller, or even better seamless. The way it is right now, they have to do a lot of OS trickery to make this work, it looked good on the demo, but the apps and the OS clearly had some very specific features for this. And good luck watching a video full dual screen, that will not be a good experience. Folding screen devices are better for this once they have the kinks worked out.


    If the duo is really and Android device, just with a MS launcher, and not based on Windows 10X, then I don't see the point of MS building this. Samsung and other Android device makers are better suited for this.

  11. MixedFarmer75

    Everything looks pretty great. The Dou looks a little too wide, and with no camera, not likely to replace my phone. I can definitely see it replacing my iPad Mini though, as long as it has some kind of surface pen support.

    • dannygt

      In reply to MixedFarmer75:

      Think bigger...think cleaner...It folds inside out. They can keep all the cameras inside, keep the outside looking extremely sharp, zero bumps, etc. and once you want to take a picture its a quick fold and snap away.


      Also, it is wide, but it looked much smaller and easily handled in his hands, vs the woman's in the video. The way he handled it and pocketed it after he was done in his back pocket looked natural and without issue. Mostly everyone I know complained at one point or another about every version of the note getting bigger and bigger and how "stupid" people looked with that slab on their face. This looks shorter, and yes, while being wider wont look any less stupid ;)

      • curtisspendlove

        In reply to dannygt:

        After seeing this a bit, I kinda like the dual screen version instead of the folding display versions like Samsung and others have shown. I have few durability concerns for the Duo or Neo.


        I still feel these foldable and dual screen phones are a solution looking for a problem, but having a device more versatile than is traditional seems interesting for sure.

      • SvenJ

        In reply to dannygt: Panos is not a tall guy, but he has a huge hand span.


      • paradyne

        In reply to dannygt:

        Exactly, and if you do a little searching there are reports of various camera related patents they've filed over the last few years, specifically for folding devices. The actual devices in a years time will likely be packed with more features than these early prototypes and hopefully will have some amazing camera tech too :-)

  12. curtisspendlove

    Ok, images of the Neo look strange to me. Is that a hardware keyboard set on top of the bottom screen? So the emoji part is showing the soft-keyboard, but there's an actual small hardware keyboard in that image too?


    Edit: Nevermind, found this quote in another article: "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."


    So, ok. I like that.

  13. mmcpher

    The new Slim Pen stylus looks very interesting and there didn't seem to be much latency in using it. Any word on whether it will be a stand alone and/or backwards compatible? How does it feel when writing/drawing?

  14. jaredthegeek

    I am in love with the Surface Pro X

  15. thejoefin

    I don't like the look of that new Ergonomic keyboard, I was hoping for an update to the Sculpt keyboard. Oh well. I'll just get the existing one, it is pretty awesome.

  16. saint4eva

    Microsoft is always pushing the boundaries

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