Ask Windows Central: Will the Surface Neo ever be released?

Surface Neo
Surface Neo (Image credit: Windows Central)

Welcome to the ninth episode of Ask Windows Central, a show where we answer our community's most asked questions around Microsoft, Windows, Surface, Xbox, and the general tech industry. In today's episode, we answer questions about WCOS and Surface Neo, the M1 Pro and Max, and the Insider Beta Channel.

This week's episode features the following questions:

  • Do you think (us) Windows users should have an inferiority complex in the context of M1 Macs?
  • Whatever happened to Windows Core OS? Did the project get cancelled, or was it rolled into Windows 11?
  • Will the Surface Neo ever be released?
  • What is the actual purpose of the Beta Insider ring?

If you have a question you'd like us to answer on the show, be sure to submit them in the comments below, or email with "Ask Windows Central" in the subject line! You can also join the Windows Central Discord and ask questions in the dedicated #ask-wc channel.

If you're on Twitter, you can tweet your question with the #AskWindowsCentral tag included, and make sure you tag either @daniel_rubino or @zacbowden so we can see it.

If you have any feedback about the show format, please let us know. We're building this show around you, so if there's something you don't like or think we should change, we're all ears. We hope you enjoy the episode, and look forward to getting back to your questions in the next one.

Zac Bowden
Senior Editor

Zac Bowden is a Senior Editor at Windows Central. Bringing you exclusive coverage into the world of Windows on PCs, tablets, phones, and more. Also an avid collector of rare Microsoft prototype devices! Keep in touch on Twitter and Threads