Surface Neo can be used as a tablet, a traditional laptop, or an electronic book.
At the launch event of its new product held on October 2, Microsoft gave users a big surprise when turning the Courier project from more than ten years ago into reality with a hybrid laptop computer. The two-screen panel is called Surface Neo. This will be a unique, innovative device launched by Microsoft to answer the era of foldable devices.
“We see every laptop user. We see every tablet user. And this will be an opportunity for Microsoft and our partners to close the gap between these two product lines and bring them together.” to give users something new. “ – Windows experience director, Joe Belfiore, shared with The Verge.
We can treat the Surface Neo as a tablet. It can be a laptop because, with the different Windows 10X operating system platforms, Surface Neo can be used in many ways depending on how it uses the machine’s hinge mechanism.
In full folding mode, Surface Neo is quite a compact size of only 9 inches, and in full-screen mode, the machine is also only 13 inches in size like many other large tablet models on the market.
Of course, to equip two such screens, Microsoft has integrated a hinge with a flexible 360-degree folding mechanism. According to Microsoft, this hinge is durable and can be folded out easily. The Surface Neo also comes with a Bluetooth keyboard that can be flipped in and out using magnets on the back, turning this device into a traditional laptop anytime. When the keyboard is placed above a screen, Microsoft will use the excess screen area to display the same features like the MacBook Pro’s Touch Bar, which Microsoft calls the Wonder Bar.
“We believe the new dual-screen devices will help our customers close the gap between consumption and productivity. These devices are more than just a laptop or a device,” he said traditional tablets because they support many different usage modes. “ – Joe Belfiore said.
Yes, with Surface Neo and Windows 10X support, users can use this device in many different modes such as tablet mode, laptop mode, reading mode, and horizontal mode like a “hut”. Surface Neo is suitable to use multiple applications simultaneously, maximizing the functionality of the two main screens.
Regarding configuration, Microsoft did not disclose details about the hardware of the machine. All we know is that the Surface Neo will come with an Intel Lakefield custom chip with an 11th-generation graphics GPU.
However, at this time, this is still only an incomplete prototype that was announced early Microsoft. It was not until the autumn of next year that the company officially sold its Surface Neo with Windows 10X platform. Until then, users can experience an innovative technology device that Microsoft promised more than ten years ago.
Reference: The Verge