Microsoft wrapped up its October Surface event with a surprise unveiling of the Surface Neo, a new foldable entry to its in-house hardware line, built around its new Windows 10X modern OS. The dual-screen device sets out to deliver portable productivity with its hinged design, accompanied by native inking support and a slimline physical keyboard. Our Executive Editor Daniel Rubino is on the ground, catching the latest on Microsoft's latest ambitious device.
The Surface Neo is comprised of two 9-inch LCD displays, strung by a 360-degree hinge for considerable flexibility. It results in a 13.1-inch spread once expanded, with each half measuring 5.6mm thin. An Intel chipset powers the new form factor, while onboard LTE solidifies the device as a portable companion. Wrapped up with USB Type-C connectivity and Windows Hello facial IR, its composition results in a 655-gram package, primed for daily use.
Microsoft's new Surface Slim Pen pairs with the device for signature inking. Be aware that the Surface Slim Pen will be an add-on purchase. Magnetic charging allows the pen to affix to the rear, offering a streamlined charging solution, akin to Surface Pro X. A separate slimline hinged Bluetooth keyboard also magnetically bonds to the device, usable both snapped to the screen and standalone. This also opens Microsoft's new "Wonder Bar," displaying an on-screen trackpad and shortcuts.
Four postures hit the Neo with Windows 10X – a tablet experience spreads apps across two displays, double landscape and double portrait with two apps, and composition mode.
The Surface Neo is set for a holiday 2020 debut, although formal pricing and a release date is yet to be confirmed.
AMD's 64-core Threadripper Pro lands with some serious workstation power
AMD debuted the new Ryzen Threadripper Pro lineup today, a CPU spread designed for maximum power in workstation PCs. The top-end chip brings some monster specs, including 64 cores, 128 PCIe 4 lanes, and more.
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano leaks, brings first 16:10 display, 5G, more
What appears to be Lenovo's 2020 PC roadmap leaked on Twitter today, shedding light on a number of PCs the company has set to launch. The main attraction however is the ThinkPad X1 Nano, which would bring the company's first 16:10 display, 5G, and more to a super-light design.
Lenovo taps AMD's monster 64-core Ryzen Threadripper Pro in new workstation
Lenovo today took the wraps off of the ThinkStation P620, the world's first workstation powered by AMD's Ryzen Threadripper Pro platform. Combined with PCIe 4, tons of RAM, and NVIDIA Quadro RTX 8000 graphics, it's a powerhouse.
Accessorize your Surface Book with these great laptop bags
Your Surface Book is a serious investment so you want to keep it safe while out and about with a great bag. These are some worthy options whether you're on a budget, looking for something stylish, a frequent traveller or a little bit of everything.