Surface Neo delay confirmed by Microsoft Store listing

Surface Neo Twopane
Surface Neo Twopane (Image credit: Microsoft)

What you need to know

  • Microsoft's Surface Neo store listing no longer states the device is "Coming Holiday 2020."
  • The Surface Neo was already suspected to be delayed, but the page adds confirmation.
  • Microsoft will release Windows 10X to single-screen devices before any dual-screen devices.

Microsoft's Surface Neo listing on the Microsoft Store no longer states that the device is "Coming Holiday 2020." Delays of the dual-screen PC were already suspected, but the update to the page provides some confirmation. You can check out the current store listing (opens in new tab) and compare it to this archived version of the page from the Wayback Machine. The only difference appears to be that it no longer states "Coming Holiday 2020."

With Microsoft shifting the priority of Windows 10X to single-screen devices, it's not a surprise that the dual-screen Surface Neo would be delayed.

The Surface Neo is a folding device with two screens and was set to be one of the first devices running Windows 10X. Windows 10X on any device, single or dual-screened won't be released this year, according to recent reports. When Windows 10X does come out, it will first arrive on more traditional single-screen devices, though it could roll out to dual-screen devices at some point in the future.

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  • I'm shocked. Any News about the Surface Hub 2 OS update?
  • What update? You mean 2x? If so, that's been shelved for a while
  • It was expected. As their focus on Surface Duo.
  • Yeah. But I would say more so to the fact that the OS isn't ready as opposed to focus on Surface Duo.
  • Perhaps not, but could it not mean it might be released sooner? Perhaps October or earlier? Wishful thinking on my part maybe.
  • I don’t think so. They’re messing with Windows 10x again, so...
  • 😂 😂 😂 We was the blog post or the place release 🤣🤣🤣 I'm really confused now.
  • After reading your comment, I am really confused now too.
  • 😂 😂 😂 it didn't lead to anything official that while I was complaining about.
  • I am still confused.
  • Yes, everyone is confused by this gibberish.
  • I 2nd the confusion... Wtf
  • I know this is a rough question, but is there any chance Surface Neo will be canceled?? ****, if all else fails throw Android on it. At least it'll have apps. 🤷🏽‍♂️🤷🏽‍♂️🤷🏽‍♂️
  • Rumors were 2022 at the earliest. Plenty of time to cancel it.
  • 😂 😂 😂 you have no idea what's going on 😂 just go to Android Central.
  • Lol... Pathetic trolling as usual. SMDH 🙄
  • That is from this site...
  • That was from MJF and I think Zac too.
  • 😂 😂 😂 I'm pretty sure it's not canceled lol I don't even know if it's actually delayed. Cuz the news article only linked to articles on Windows Central nothing official 😂 😂 why I'm confused
  • 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 finally figure out what he was talking about.
    What if they decide to launch the Neo early with The Duo????
  • Is your emoji panel jammed or something?
  • I think its an AI experiment gone horribly wrong.
  • don't need the "lol" with the "lol emoji" homie... It's called pointlessly redundant.
  • This was the device I was and is most intrigued about. More so over the DUO. If the DUO ever runs a Windows OS then I'll get excited about that. For now, I guess it will be a waiting game. Truthfully I thought the NEO had potential to be great.
  • I think the cpu performance was not what MS expected it to be and probably there was a delay with 10X (might be Covid related), so seems like a good thing it is delayed now. Just hope it won't be delayed to long.
  • Windows already works with a second monitor. How hard can this really be?
  • Make sense. Windows 10x is not ready & Intel lakefield offers disappointing performance in 1st generation. imo surface neo should be cancelled & Microsoft should start working on second iteration of it instead.
  • Typical Microsoft, this is what makes me afraid to buy Microsoft hardware. I was well into Windows Phone before they gave us all the middle finger, the Microsoft band was my favorite wearable, I use to love my Microsoft Zune, this list just goes on. Windows 10X was announced with the neo and the duo and they've already pushed to back to make single screen a priority. Why should I buy their hardware (Especially the duo) being that they will probably abandon it before the warranty is barely over.
  • Android is designed to be abandoned. It won't be a big deal if Microsoft doesn't support it.