Microsoft shows off its dual-screen Surface Neo, coming in holiday 2020

Microsoft's dual-screen Windows 10 tablet, the Surface Neo, running Windows 10X, is in the works and coming next year.
Written by Mary Jo Foley, Senior Contributing Editor

As rumored, Microsoft showed off its coming Surface dual-screen device during its Oct. 2 fall hardware event. The device, codenamed Centaurus, looks very similar to the Microsoft "Courier" device the company canceled over a decade ago. 

Also: Microsoft Surface event 2019: All the new products announced CNET

Microsoft is showing off the device a year early to get developers on-board, according to hardware chief Panos Panay. The Surface Neo will run Windows 10X, a new "expression" of Windows 10 that is designed for dual-screen and foldable devices. 


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Surface Neo is Intel 11th generation processor (Lakefield) based, weighs 1.44 pounds, and supports a magnetically connected type keyboard that folds back. The device makes use of "the thinnest LCD ever created," Panay said. 

Also: Photos: Highlights of the Microsoft Surface Pro 7 and the Neo TechRepublic

Microsoft is positioning Neo as being a new category. Officials want it to be seen as a device that blurs work and life usages. Different types of content can be displayed on each screen and content also can span across the two screens.

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