THE Microsoft presented this Wednesday (2) one, one, one … device with two screens that runs a new version of Windows, the Windows 10X. O Surface Neo is a kind of duplicate tablet that has 9-inch screens and folds in half to be used as a notebook with a physical keyboard. Understood?
The Surface Neo is only expected to be commercially launched in 2020, but Microsoft has decided to anticipate the presentation of the product. It has a custom Intel processor based on Lakefield and looks kind of like a frankenstein that can do anything with Windows 10X. This promotional video from Microsoft is quite impressive:
The video shows a device that can run a different application on each screen, or expand the view of one: you can leave your Outlook inbox on the left and messages on the right, for example. You can also keep Surface Neo standing like an open book to watch a movie on Netflix.
But that’s not all: the new Surface Pen fits magnetically on the back and you can pick it up at any time to draw. And what else? It has a physical keyboard, which is fixed at the rear and can be “unfolded” on top of the second screen. Part of this second screen is discovered to show additional information or to function as a trackpad. If you want, you can also detach the accessory, using a physical keyboard with two screens. People?
The product that I can’t describe in a few words is 5.6 mm thick and the thinnest LCD screen ever created. It runs any application, including classic desktop software (Win32), in the future Windows 10X, which looks like traditional Windows 10, but has a new Start menu and taskbar to adapt to both screens.
Much of Surface Neo is still a mystery. We will discover more information in May 2020, during the Build developer conference, where other partner manufacturers are expected to present similar products. There is no price yet disclosed. Next year, Microsoft is also expected to launch the Surface Duo, a foldable smartphone with Android.