Until the day Iron Man-style holographic projection becomes a reality, getting more screens is having more screens. And more screens is exactly what the Microsoft Surface Neo and Duo are about.
That’s right. Microsoft has unveiled a few surprise gadgets recently and the dual-screen devices are one of them. It really is a surprise, even though dual-screen devices aren’t new at all.
The idea behind dual-screen devices is simple: a device that is easy to carry and yet, lets you do more. Like I have said, so many had tried and failed, but somehow, Microsoft may have hit the nail on the head with the Microsoft Surface Neo and Duo dual-screen tablet and phone.
The Neo is essentially a tablet with two 9-inch screens running on Windows 10X, connected by 360-degree full-friction hinge. It opens up to a glorious 13-inch display that also happens to boast the thinnest LCD (yes, it is still LCD) in its class.
It is capable of running full apps and further features a removable keyboard and plays well with Surface Pen as well as Bluetooth mouse for a complete tablet/PC functionality.
Words are not enough to describe what Microsoft Surface Neo has to offer and so, here’s a video that does the job:
The Duo is an even more pocket-friendlier version of the Neo. In short, it is a phone that touts “the best of Microsoft productivity experiences, Android apps and Surface hardware design.” Yes. It makes calls too.
It features two “paper-thin” 5.6-inch screens that opens up to a tablet-size 8.3-inch device. What’s intriguing about the Duo is, it kind of marries both Windows 10X, an expression of Windows 10 designed for a new category of dual-screen PCs, with Android which it is built on.
Here’s what the Microsoft Surface Duo is about in video:
All images courtesy of Microsoft.