The Surface Duo & Neo dual-screen phone & laptop,Surface Pro 7 & X, Surface Earbuds and more.
A host of new Microsoft Surface products were detailed today by Microsoft, and we’ve all the information you need right here.
Microsoft Surface Duo
This is a game-changer. Microsoft’s foray back into smartphones (love ya, Nokia) is the Surface Duo, a dual-screen Android smartphone that sports two 5.6″ screens connected by a 360 degree hinge. You can multitask with the device’s two screens or fold the unit onto itself for a single-screen experience useful when taking a phone call.
The Surface Duo is expected for the holiday 2020 season.
Microsoft Surface Neo
Not to be outdone by the Duo, the Surface Neo is a dual-screen Android tablet that will make use of Microsoft Windows 10X, an OS purpose-built for dual-screen devices.
The Neo will offer two 9″ screens connected by a 360 degree hinges and will feature an on-screen keyboard and MacBook-like touchbar interface. As with the Surface Pro X, the Neo will also come with the new Surface Slim Pen.
Just like the Duo, the Neo will be available in the holiday 2020 season.
Microsoft Windows 10X
The 10X operating system is designed for dual-screened devices like the Surface Neo alongside upcoming products from Asus, Dell, HP and Lenovo. Unlike another ‘Windows Lite’ OS, Windows RT, 10X will be able to run “most” desktop apps.
Windows 10X will arrive in the holiday 2020 season.
Microsoft Surface Pro 7
The Surface Pro series will take the leap to USB-C with the Pro 7, doing away with Microsoft’s proprietary Surface Connector. The unit will also sport a standard USB-A port as well.
The Surface Pro 7 will feature a 10th-gen Intel processor and will come in black or silver. A host of colours are available when it comes to the Surface Type cover.
The Surface Pro 7 will be available from 22 October 2019, starting at $799 USD or $1,249 AUD. Pre-orders will be taken later today.
Microsoft Surface Pro X
The premium version of the Pro range, the Surface Pro X features as 13″ screen capable of 2880×1920 resolution and will come with two USB-C ports. The Pro X also sports a new Surface keyboard with a slot to store — and charge — the new Surface Slim Pen.
The Surface Pro X will be available from 5 November and starts at $999 USD or $1,699 AUD; it’s unclear if the Surface Slim Pen will be sold separately. Pre-orders will be taken later today.
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3
The Surface Laptop 3 will come in 13.5″ or 15″ models, made of machined aluminum and with a trackpad 20% larger than previous Surface Laptops. Microsoft says that the Surface Laptop 3 is twice as fast as the Surface Laptop 2 and three times more powerful than the latest MacBook Air.
Available from 22 November, the 13.5″ model starts at $999 USD or $1,699 AUD and the 15″ model from $1,199 USD or $1,999. Pre-orders for the Surface Laptop 3 will be taken later today.
Microsoft Surface Earbuds
Finally, Microsoft announced its own wearable, wireless earbuds: the Microsoft Surface Earbuds.
The pods will feature a touch interface — the large circular thing you can see below — that will control volume alongside the ability to control Microsoft Office programs, moving from PowerPoint slide to slide, as an example.
The Microsoft Surface Earbuds will be available later in 2019, priced at $249 USD. We’re working on Australian availability now.
What excites you most out of all of these Surface announcements?