Microsoft finally lifted the veil from the Surface Neo, its long-rumoured Surface tablet with a dual-display. Like so many of the other Surface devices announced today, news of the Surface Neo was first mentioned by serial leakster Evan Blass (@evleaks) the day before today’s Surface event.
On stage, Microsoft boasts about just how thin the Surface Neo is at just 5.6mm. It feature a 360° hinge that allows the two 9-inch screens to fold inward or all the way to the back. The magic doesn’t end there either; the tablet cum notebook comes with its own variation of the Surface Touch Keyboard.
It’s about 3/4 the size of one 9-inch display, and when folded over, it transforms the tablet into a mini notebook, with the top half of the bottom display transforming into a space that can house multiple browsers or an access point to emoji. Microsoft calls the top half of this transformation the “Wonder Bar”, but to be fair, it isn’t the first company to come up with the design idea; if you remember earlier this year, ASUS launched the ZenBook Pro Duo, which features a dual-screen configuration of sorts.
In terms of hardware, the Surface Neo is powered by Intel’s Lakefield CPU, and so far, that’s the only thing we know about the device. On stage, Microsoft was still pretty coy about the full specifications. On the software side of things, the device runs on the Windows 10X OS, which the company designed and tailored specifically for dual-screen device.
The Microsoft Surface Neo is still in development. As such, the product will only be hitting the stores in the US sometime during the holiday of 2020.