Surface Neo is Microsoft's first foldable tablet

But it doesn't sport a foldable display. It seems to be born on the ashes of Microsoft Courier, a dual-screen book-shaped tablet reported ten years ago but then cancelled. 

At the beginning of 2019 there was so much expectation for foldable devices. Now, even if Samsung Fold is finally coming to the shelves, we all know that if the “foldable revolution” will happen, it's hard to forecast when. Devices with multiple displays will include smartphones but also tablets and PCs – Lenovo presented a gorgeous concept that is in the works, Head of Design Brian Leonard confirmed to Domus – and Microsoft is ready for the challenge: the Redmond company has just launched Windows 10 X, an operative system designed for multiple screens. We'll see it on Surface Neo, a dual-screen tablet which expands to the dimensions of a 13-inch display, but with a visible seam in the middle: so the two screens can be used for multitasking purposes and not for binge-watching Netflix on a large display. Microsoft also provides a magnetic keyboard that attaches on the device leaving a wide portion of the display so it can be used as Apple Macbooks' Touch Bar. The new Surface Neo resembles somehow an old Microsoft project, codenamed Courier, which was reported in 2008 and then cancelled. It had a book design, like the Neo, and two 7-inch screens. 

Surface Laptop 3 and Surface Pro 7 were also launched, along with a new flagship tablet called Surface Pro X, Surface Duo phone (ops, Microsoft did it again, with Android onboard this time) and Surface Earbuds. You can expect the Surface Neo for late 2020.

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