Microsoft Surface event launch highlights: Surface Duo and Neo announced with dual screens, to ship next Holiday season

For months now, there has also been a rumour about Microsoft launching a dual-screen Surface device.

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  • 21:03 (IST)

    And that's a wrap from the Surface hardware event!

    Join us next time for another major launch. 

  • 21:00 (IST)

    Surface Duo and Neo coming Holiday Season 2020

  • 20:54 (IST)

    Surface Duo announced

  • 20:47 (IST)

    Surface Neo Keyboard and Software integration

  • 20:44 (IST)

    Surface Neo design

    The Surface Neo is 5.6 mm thin and comes with two screens which fold like a book. It is made from Gorilla Glass 5 on both sides. There is a 360-degree hinge which helps in bringing the two 9-inch screens together. It comes with a Surface Pen which charges after being attached magnetically on the back. The keyboard also attaches itself magnetically on the back. It runs on a custom Windows 10X  made specially for dual-screens. The device comes with a new Intel Lakefield processor 

  • 20:38 (IST)

    Surface Neo announced 

  • 20:32 (IST)

    Surface Pro X price and availability

    Price for the Surface Pro X will start at $999 and will ship from mid-November onwards.

  • 20:30 (IST)

    Adobe Fresco along with other Adobe Creative Cloud apps will start shipping on Surface Pro X

  • 20:29 (IST)

    We are now getting a demo on how to use the Surface Pen for drawing on Adobe Fresco

  • 20:23 (IST)

    Surface Pro X Keyboard and GPU speeds

    The Surface Pro X comes with a thinner Surface Pen which can be attached on the top of the keyboard and you can push the keyboard to put it out of sight. When docked the new Surface Pen will charge. The device has 2 Teraflops of GPU power and has LTE capabilities. 

  • 20:16 (IST)

    Surface Pro X specs

    5.33 mm thin at its thinnest part and it weighs about 1.86 pounds (approx 700 grams). The Pro X comes with a 13-inch screen measured diagonally and has a 238 ppi with 2880 x 1920 resolution. It also has the custom Microsoft SQ1 chipset and it brings together Qualcomm's ARM mobile chipset and AI integration and it uses 7 watts of power. Microsoft says that the Pro X has 3 times more power per watt than the Surface Pro 6. 

  • 20:12 (IST)

    We are now moving towards the Surface Pro X

  • 20:09 (IST)

    EarBuds Office integration and price

    The Surface EarBuds supports over 60 languages and has Microsoft Office integration. They will be available later this year and will be priced at $249.

  • 20:08 (IST)

    We are now moving to the Surface EarBuds

    The earbuds have two mics per bud and have 24 hours of battery life. They will work on any platform and it comes with touch sensors which will help you navigate music and notifications. You can open Spotify with multiple taps on Android and it will come with gesture control. 

  • 20:04 (IST)

    Surface Pro 7 price

    The device is available for pre-order today and it is going to start $749.

  • 20:03 (IST)

    Surface Pro 7 design

    The Surface Pro now comes with a USB-C port now and it also has 1.3 mm travel on its keyboard. Like previous Surface Pro's this new update will also come with a Surface Pen which is now going to work with Microsoft Excel as well. The front of the device has studio mics for better audio clarity. 

  • 19:56 (IST)

    We now move on to the Surface Pro 7 2-in-1 laptop

  • 19:54 (IST)

    Surface Laptop 3 price

    13-inch - $999

    15-inch - $1199

    Shipping starts on October 22.

  • 19:52 (IST)

    Surface Laptop 3 specs and battery

    The Surface Laptop 3 is supposedly 3X more powerful than the latest MacBook Air. The device will also come in a 15-inch screen variant. The laptop has a quad-core 10th-gen Intel Ice-Lake processor. In terms of graphics the laptop will house the custom AMD Ryzen 7 Surface Edition. The laptop has an all-day battery and it can be charged up to 80 percent in less than an hour. 

  • 19:49 (IST)

    Surface Laptop 3 design

    The Surface Laptop 3 comes with a keyboard with a 1.3 mm travel and the trackpad has been increased by 20 percent over the Surface Laptop 2. The top of the keyboard can come of manually but Microsoft says that users should not do that. The laptop will also come in with an aluminum finish. 

  • 19:43 (IST)

    We are starting off with the Surface Laptop 3

  • 19:32 (IST)

    We have begun and CEO Satya Nadela has taken the stage

  • 19:20 (IST)

    The event starts in 10 minutes

    We are just about to begin proceedings at The Big Apple aka New York. Are you excited about the new Surface laptops?

  • 19:10 (IST)

    Surface laptop leaks


    Tipster Evan Blass has shared renderings of several devices that can be expected at the event. These leaked devices include a Surface Pro 7, which will reportedly come with USB-C connector instead of Mini DisplayPort and will be powered by a 10th-gen Intel Core CPU. Read all about the leaks in the article below.

    Microsoft Surface Pro 7, Surface Laptop 3 leaked ahead of launch event on 2 October

  • 18:57 (IST)

    Where to watch the event LIVE

    Microsoft will be live streaming the event on its website. If you have a busy day ahead, you can set a reminder for the event in your calendar to be notified minutes before the webcast begins. You can also watch it in the YouTube embed below.

  • 18:54 (IST)

    All you need to know about the Surface event today

    Microsoft is expected to announce the Surface Laptop 3, Surface Pro 7 and Surface on ARM. The Surface Pro 7 will reportedly come with USB-C connector instead of Mini DisplayPort and will be powered by a 10th-gen Intel Core CPU. A recent leak also suggests that the ARM CPU-powered Surface will apparently be thinner than the usual Pro lineup with extremely sleek bezels. You can read all about it in the link below.

    Microsoft Event kicks off at 7.30 pm IST today: Where to watch, what to expect

  • 18:45 (IST)

    Hello and Welcome to the LIVE blog for the Microsoft Surface event

    Microsoft is holding its Surface hardware keynote today in New York and as the name suggests the company is going to unleash new Surface laptops and desktops for the global audience. Stay tuned as the event starts at 7.30 pm IST.


Microsoft is holding its Surface hardware keynote today in New York and as the name suggests the company is going to unleash new Surface laptops and desktops for the global audience. Last time around we saw the surprise inclusion of the Surface Headphone amongst other things.

Microsoft Surface event launch highlights: Surface Duo and Neo announced with dual screens, to ship next Holiday season

Microsoft Surface Event is scheduled for 2 October (today) at 10 am ET.

Microsoft is expected to announce the Surface Laptop 3, Surface Pro 7 and Surface on ARM. The Surface Pro 7 will reportedly come with USB-C connector instead of Mini DisplayPort and will be powered by a 10th-gen Intel Core CPU.

A recent leak also suggests that the ARM CPU-powered Surface will apparently be thinner than the usual Pro lineup with extremely sleek bezels. Unlike previous Surfaces with Nvidia Tegra ARM chips, Microsoft is reportedly working with Qualcomm on this particular Surface. Which means, the ARM-powered Surface could use Qualcomm’s latest 8cx chip, which was unveiled a year ago.

As for the Surface Laptop 3, it will apparently come with 15-inch screen size. Additionally, Surface Laptop 3 will be the first to use AMD processors. Another report by Microsoft leaker WalkingCat suggested that Microsoft may launch a variant of Surface Laptop 3 without Alcantara — the infamous fabric covering — and even include removable SSDs as an option.

recent leak by Evan Blass also suggests that the Surface Laptop 3 will come in a black, green, grey, rose gold and silver colour variant.

For months now, there has also been a rumour about Microsoft launching a dual-screen Surface device. Codenamed CentaurusMicrosoft has apparently been working on this device for two years and reportedly after being unveiled at the event today, it will only be available for purchase in 2020.

Blass has also reported that the dual-screen Surface device will be powered by a purported Windows 10X platform, which will be designed especially for dual-and folding-screen devices.




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