Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella and his team unveiled the latest two-screened prototype laptop, Surface Neo, on Wednesday.
Surface Neo is a 5.6mm-thin touchscreen laptop. Its two sides are displays, allowing it to be held like a book or a laptop. The device also has a 360-degree hinge that allows users to fold the display in any position. Additionally, a stylus hangs has been attached on the back magnetically, charging when not in use.
Windows 10X, also known as “Santorini”, is an ambitious engineered version from Microsoft that was redesigned for flexible tablets that are capable of doing laptop-like tasks, like Surface Neo.
“We see people using laptops. We see people using tablets. We saw an opportunity both at Microsoft and with our partners to fill in some of the gaps in those experiences and offer something new,” explains Joe Belfiore, head of Windows experiences, in an interview with The Verge.
“We think these new dual-screen devices can help our customers bridge the gap between consumption and productivity,” says Belfiore. “These devices go beyond a conventional laptop and tablet because they support some interesting new postures.”
Surface Neo will not be available until late 2020 – which is a year from now.