Modern developers of mobile computer systems are increasingly turning to devices with two screens that ruin the functionality of gadgets. Microsoft engineers have confirmed the information circulating for more than 10 years about the company developing a similar device. At the fall presentation of its achievements, Microsoft introduced a prototype of Surface Neo, a dual-monitor gadget running on Windows 10X.
Microsoft engineers did not choose the most relevant way, while creating a mobile device with a large flexible screen. The prototype Surface Neo has two separate monitors, between which there is a fairly large free space.
Each of the two screens has a diagonal of 9 inches and is equipped with protective Gorilla Glass. The thickness of each half of Surface Neo is 5.6 mm, and it weighs 655 g. When folded, the device resembles a thick notebook. The sophisticated swivel mounts that Microsoft is famous for allow the screens to rotate 360 degrees and use Surface Neo in a variety of configurations.
The Surface Neo prototype is equipped with a special “hybrid” Intel Lakefield processor with the 11th generation graphics core that controls the operation of both screens simultaneously.
The device is equipped with a separate keyboard, which is fixed on the rear panel using magnetic mounts. However, it can also be installed on one of the screens, which becomes an additional input area, working as a trackpad. The separate location of the keyboard will allow you to work with an overview of both monitors. Data entry is also available using the virtual keyboard presented on one of the screens. It also supports working with the supplied Surface pen attached to the back of the device.
Detailed specifications are not reported. According to Microsoft, the Surface Neo with two monitors will go on sale no earlier than the end of 2020.