Surface Neo and Surface Duo first-look: The skeptical geek’s dream

Surface Neo and Surface Duo first-look: The skeptical geek’s dream

The touch-enabled Surface Earbuds come with a one-click pairing feature that will allow users to pair it with devices with just a single tap on it. Microsoft has been bullish on Android for some time. In addition, Microsoft is also rumored to launch a new ARM-based Surface tablet along with a dual-screen Surface device. But there's a problem: this dual-screen form factor is pitting Microsoft against a massive uphill battle that it's destined to lose.

Reports in the U.S. suggest the event could also be used to reveal some type of portable Surface speaker, possibly aimed at use in meeting rooms for conference calls.

If you're looking for a 2-in-1, the Surface Pro lineup get an upgrade with the Surface Pro 7, which runs a 10-gen Intel Core processor, offers all-day battery, and sports USB-A and USB-C connections.

Microsoft isn't doing this alone, though.

Microsoft plans on having Windows 10 available in the fall of 2020 to be ready for the holiday season. The overall design is identical to the Surface Neo.

"The Surface Pro X 2-in-1 has an edge-to-edge 13" display with 2880x1920 resolution (267ppi) and 1400:1 contrast ratio.

The Duo and a separate foldable Neo tablet came as a surprise at a NY event where the tech titan unveiled its latest lineup of Surface computing devices.

"You are going to talk about it as a phone, and I get that", Microsoft chief product officer Panos Panay said at a Surface event in NY of Duo, which will be available late next year. However, it's now perplexing as to why the platform as it existed didn't have the right ingredients for Microsoft. Pair it with a Surface Pro X Signature Keyboard and new Slim Pen. AMD compares the collaboration to the one that produced the Xbox One X and Xbox One S. This timeframe also underscores how late Intel has been in delivering Ice Lake, which otherwise might have competed well for the Surface. Behold the Duo, basically a mini-Neo with its own "duo-ling" screens that expand out to a 5.6-inch display. Pre-order is available now, and the laptops will be in stores starting October 22. Surface Pro X is rated to offer 13 hours of battery life.

The Surface has two 5.6-inch screens, but unlike other foldables, Microsoft's displays made of Gorilla Glass - just split by a very visible hinge. Users can run two different apps at the same time, or stand the Surface Duo upright like a laptop and use the bottom display as a keyboard. According to Evan Blass, the dual-screen device will be running a new Windows 10X, which is optimized for dual-screen and foldable smartphones. Microsoft is also working closely with one-time mobile competitor Google to make this distinctive design play nicely with Android.

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