Microsoft Event Photo Gallery #2

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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  • madthinus

    Premium Member
    02 October, 2019 - 3:53 pm

    <p>I guess Paul love the dedicated emoji button. </p><p><br></p><p>About time they do a new ergonomic keyboard. Looking forward to the review.</p>

  • earlster

    Premium Member
    02 October, 2019 - 3:53 pm

    <p>Emoji buttons on the keyboard? Am I old if I don't see the need for that?</p><p><br></p><p>I like that the Surface Pro X still has a surface connector, great move for backwards compatibility.</p><p><br></p><p>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.</p><p>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.</p><p><br></p><p>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.</p>

    • jaredthegeek

      Premium Member
      02 October, 2019 - 4:31 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#474241">In reply to earlster:</a></em></blockquote><p>Its not dedicated, its a dynamic area.</p>

    • SvenJ

      Premium Member
      03 October, 2019 - 1:19 pm

      <blockquote><a href="#474241"><em>In reply to earlster:</em></a><em> </em>Nothing stopping you from buying any number of BT keyboards to use with it. </blockquote><p><br></p>

    • wright_is

      Premium Member
      04 October, 2019 - 2:30 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#474241">In reply to earlster:</a></em></blockquote><p>Yes, I can count the times I've used emojis on my PC on the fingers or one foot…</p>

  • thejoefin

    Premium Member
    02 October, 2019 - 4:23 pm

    <p>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.</p>

  • jaredthegeek

    Premium Member
    02 October, 2019 - 4:31 pm

    <p>I am in love with the Surface Pro X</p>

  • mmcpher

    Premium Member
    02 October, 2019 - 5:08 pm

    <p>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?</p>

  • curtisspendlove

    02 October, 2019 - 5:27 pm

    <p>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?</p><p><br></p><p>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."</p><p><br></p><p>So, ok. I like that.</p>

    • codymesh

      02 October, 2019 - 6:21 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#474360">In reply to curtisspendlove:</a></em></blockquote><p>the uncovered part of the screen can also function as a trackpad, too.</p>

      • curtisspendlove

        02 October, 2019 - 10:50 pm

        <blockquote><em><a href="#474397">In reply to codymesh:</a></em></blockquote><p></p><p><br></p><p>Yup! This device is significantly more compelling than I had originally assumed when it showed up in the rumor mill. The way the magnetic keyboard works is fairly clever. </p><p><br></p><p>The emoji keyboard isn’t significantly interesting to me since I’m an old man, but that is a display area. The ability for it to essentially be a huge version of the Touch Bar and have some trackpad functionality too is pretty cool. </p>

      • SvenJ

        Premium Member
        03 October, 2019 - 1:24 pm

        <blockquote><a href="#474397"><em>In reply to codymesh:</em></a> And the keyboard can be shoved to the top of the bottom screen putting a virtual track pad below, like we are used to.</blockquote><p><br></p>

        • curtisspendlove

          03 October, 2019 - 6:04 pm

          <blockquote><em><a href="#475409">In reply to SvenJ:</a></em></blockquote><p><em>And the keyboard can be shoved to the top of the bottom screen putting a virtual track pad below, like we are used to.</em></p><p><br></p><p>Ooo. That is nice…I was hoping the magnets would support that; because having the trackpad area above would be a bit weird. Probably not crippling or anything, but I'd rather the hardware keyboard be above the trackpad functional area.</p>

    • rmlounsbury

      Premium Member
      02 October, 2019 - 7:35 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#474360">In reply to curtisspendlove:</a></em></blockquote><p>Indeed, best of both worlds when it comes to the Neo and input options. </p>

  • MixedFarmer75

    Premium Member
    02 October, 2019 - 7:07 pm

    <p>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. </p>

    • dannygt

      02 October, 2019 - 7:25 pm

      <blockquote><em><a href="#474441">In reply to MixedFarmer75:</a></em></blockquote><p>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. </p><p><br></p><p>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 ;)</p>

      • curtisspendlove

        02 October, 2019 - 10:57 pm

        <blockquote><em><a href="#474460">In reply to dannygt:</a></em></blockquote><p>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. </p><p><br></p><p>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. </p>

      • paradyne

        03 October, 2019 - 10:14 am

        <blockquote><em><a href="#474460">In reply to dannygt:</a></em></blockquote><p>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 :-)</p>

      • SvenJ

        Premium Member
        03 October, 2019 - 1:22 pm

        <blockquote><a href="#474460"><em>In reply to dannygt:</em></a><em> </em>Panos is not a tall guy, but he has a huge hand span.</blockquote><p><br></p>

  • Greg Green

    02 October, 2019 - 7:34 pm

    <p>Eewww, there’s an emoji on that keyboard. Sheesh!</p>

  • jimchamplin

    Premium Member
    03 October, 2019 - 2:21 am

    <p>Want that new Natural… er… sorry… Ergonomic Keyboard.</p><p><br></p><p>Also sorry, not sorry, I'll make use of both the Office and smiley keys.</p>

  • justme

    Premium Member
    03 October, 2019 - 2:57 am

    <p>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.</p><p><br></p><p>Happy to see storage that is removable on the Laptop. </p>

    • coeus89

      Premium Member
      03 October, 2019 - 8:50 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#475014">In reply to JustMe:</a></em></blockquote><p>I would LOVE and emoji key on the keyboard. Not sold yet on the office key but i am open to it.</p>

  • rm

    03 October, 2019 - 10:53 am

    <p>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.</p>

  • jgraebner

    Premium Member
    03 October, 2019 - 5:38 pm

    <p>Looks to me like the two pictures of the Neo identical? Upload error, maybe?</p>

  • red.radar

    Premium Member
    03 October, 2019 - 9:17 pm

    <p>OH Man i missed the new ergonomic keyboard. Looks like a redoing of the classic ergonomic natural elite. </p><p><br></p><p> I am anxiously awaiting a re-launching of the trackball explorer. </p>

    • wright_is

      Premium Member
      04 October, 2019 - 2:25 am

      <blockquote><em><a href="#475773">In reply to red.radar:</a></em></blockquote><p>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.</p>

  • wright_is

    Premium Member
    04 October, 2019 - 2:23 am

    <p>Typical, I ordered a new Microsoft Natural 4000 keyboard this week and now there is a new version… Gah!</p>

  • rahul7860

    04 October, 2019 - 5:49 pm

    <p>Nice work </p>

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    05 October, 2019 - 5:02 am

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  • saint4eva

    08 October, 2019 - 2:23 am

    <p>Microsoft is always pushing the boundaries</p>


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