Microsoft has announced a collection of new hardware at Microsoft’s packed hardware event. Though, Microsoft’s first dual-screen 2-in-1 tablet grabbed everyone’s attention. The tech giant is also making a comeback with the Surface Duo that will have two screens connected by a hinge. However, the dual-screened Surface Neo and Surface Duo would be released in the 2020 holiday season. Most of the Surface products that Microsoft announced on stage are available for preorder now and the shipping will most probably begin by the end of October or in November.
Surface Pro X
Microsoft’s Surface Pro X will cost $999 for the base configuration with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage and $1,499 for 16GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. The Pro X has a 13-inch display and will run on a special Microsoft-custom version of a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. It is now available for preorder at the Microsoft Store.
Surface Pro 7
The Surface Pro 7 incorporates Intel’s latest 10th Gen processors and you will be able to pick from a dual-core i3 version or quad-core i5 and i7 models. The base model starts with just 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage and you can go all the way up to up to 1TB of SSD capacity. Surface Pro 7 starts at $749 and will be released on October 22.
Surface Laptop 3
The Surface Laptop 3 will be made available in two sizes – 13.5 and 15 inches, starting at $999 and $1,199 respectively. The 13.5-inch model features Intel’s 10th Gen processors and USB-C charging whereas the 15-inch model is the first Surface product to feature an AMD processor. Moreover, the 13-inch model can be equipped with up to 1TB of storage.
Microsoft surprised everyone by introducing a foldable Surface Duo phone at its Surface event. The Surface Duo will have two 5.6-inch displays that expand to an 8.3-inch device. According to Wired, the Surface Duo is powered by a Snapdragon 855 processor, but elements of the design haven’t been finalized yet. Moreover, there are two separate screens that are meant for running separate tasks.
The Surface Duo weighs 1.4 pounds and is 5.6mm thick. It is equipped with dual 9-inch displays and is attached to 360-degree hinges. The displays have more than 60 micro coaxial cables running between them. It would be released in the 2020 holiday season. Microsoft also confirmed that the Surface Neo would run on Microsoft’s recently speculated new operating system i.e. Windows 10X. Moreover, the Surface Neo will be powered by a new 11th-generation hybrid CPU designed for dual-screen devices.