Surface Neo Pre-release Discussion Thread

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  1. JoeS

    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    At Microsoft's October event Panos Panay previewed a new device, to be released late 2020: the Surface Neo!

    It features a folding design using two separate screens, known around here as the dstrauss approach. Well at least to me :) Very much like the original Courier design.

    Two 9" screens side by side, 360degree hinge.
    5.6mm thick for each panel, so 11mm thick folded shut. Nice!
    Running "Windows 10 for dual screens", aka Win10X
    Pen snaps to back and charges wirelessly
    Hardware keyboard attachment, charges wirelessly, bluetooth for remote use
    Intel Lakefield processor, not ARM!

    Placing the HW keyboard on the lower screen, it turns the top edge of that screen to.. what shall we call it, the touch-bar? Nope, MS calls it the "wonderbar" (cringe). :p

    To be released Holiday season 2020 like the smaller Surface Duo (Android)

    Also announced today:
    The Surface Pro 7 (Win10, Intel)
    The Surface Pro X (Win10, ARM)

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    Video cut out on me --- EDIT: but now I see the images above, and I got the video up in a different browser.

    As noted, two screens with hinge and software support and a Bluetooth keyboard which can be folded/placed over the lower screen instantiating a "wonderbar" interface area.

    Makes me hopeful for what Lenovo will do with the Windows 10 X support for dual displays.
     
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  3. JoeS

    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    Updating as we speak. 655g, that's more like it!
     
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    excalibur1814 Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    What I thought would happen... Open the dual screen device, flick out a small stand and THEN attach the standard Surface keyboard. Done. Dual screen Surface.
     
  5. JoeS

    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    They should have called it the Surface Switchblade
     
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    WillAdams Scribbler - Standard Member Senior Member

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    My assumption is that the Surface EDIT Duo runs Android (with a Windows skin), and the Neo runs Windows X for Arm --- does that seem right?
     
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  7. JoeS

    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    Neo (larger) is Windows 10X and Duo (smaller) is a skinned version of Android it seems
     
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    Bronsky Wait and Hope. Senior Member

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    I wonder if that means that we will be seeing a lot of development in Microsoft Launcher over the next year?
     
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    JoeS I'm all ears Senior Member

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    Discussion of the Neo starts at 1:04:50 in the event video.
     
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    Did i read that right? Holiday 2020? A device that has been rumored for years and presumably in development for years and seems pretty low in risk and innovation - they cant get this device to the market faster than fifteen months from now. Woof! Talk about bloat and inertia.
     
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