Finally: Microsoft has announced its dual-screen device that has been rumored for a long time. Say hello to Surface Neo. It won't arrive until the 2020 holiday season, but it could be the one that defines an emerging category of mobile devices.
The device is about the size of a large tablet when it is open, but it folds into a compact size. about the size of a laptop, which can easily fit in a bag. It has a 360-degree hinge that allows its use as a large tablet, to run two applications at once, or a thin device when one-handed use and comfort are a priority.
In addition, a thin removable keyboard allows it to become something like a suitable laptop. The keyboard can be magnetically connected to the bottom screen, while the rest of the screen becomes a & # 39; wonder bar & # 39; It serves as virtual touch panel and space for emoji, custom shortcuts and more.
Alternatively, you can use the keyboard separately from the device to take advantage of the full screen of real estate. Meanwhile, the Surface Pen magnetically adheres to the back. Both devices can be recharged wirelessly.
The device works with a customized Intel Lakefield processor and runs Windows 10X, Microsoft's new version of its operating system that is optimized for dual-screen devices and other new form factors.
It is a new intriguing form factor. The device will not arrive until 2020, but you can bet it will lead to a myriad of new dual-screen devices.
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