Microsoft shows off dual-screen Surface Neo, drops next holiday season

What you need to know

  • Microsoft unveiled the Surface Neo at the October Surface event.
  • It's a foldable Surface device running a variant of Windows Core OS.
  • The Surface Neo won't be available until next holiday.

Microsoft has unveiled the Microsoft Surface Neo, the latest entry among its premium in-house hardware line. First debuted on-stage at Microsoft's October 2 event by Surface lead, Panos Panay, the compact device is a hinged dual-screen device, framed as "next category" among its family.

The Microsoft Surface Neo sets out to deliver a portable Windows experience, between lightweight foldable hardware and accompanying software. The 2-in-1 utilizes its screens for productivity, inking, and more, pairing with the newly unveiled Surface Slim Pen, and a compact keyboard. Although formal specifications remain unclear, long-rumored device packs an Intel chipset, with each of its displays clocking at 5.6mm thin, weighing 655 grams total.

Windows 10X lies at the heart of Surface Neo – a new flexible take on Windows 10, designed for new device form-factors. Internally dubbed Windows Core OS, the platform better accommodates the new dual-screen experience, framed as a future-facing flavor of its experiences.

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Matt Brown

Matt Brown was formerly a Windows Central's Senior Editor, Xbox & PC, at Future. Following over seven years of professional consumer technology and gaming coverage, he’s focused on the world of Microsoft's gaming efforts. You can follow him on Twitter @mattjbrown.