Wednesday, October 02, 2019
SURFACE EVENT AT MICROSOFT
Microsoft announced a series of upgrades to the Surface computers, which will be available for purchase for this holiday season. See list below.
They also announced two surprising and dramatically new Surface computers that will be available next year, along with a new flavor of Windows 10.
- The first is a two-screen Surface that allows multitasking between the windows, folds to half the size (or expands to twice the size), and allows an external keyboard to be attached and folded into place.
- This comes with a new "modular" version of Windows called Windows 10X. Microsoft hopes to have developers creating for the new version of Windows by the time the new computer is released for the "2020 holiday season".
- Also coming next year is a Surface phone (!), running Android, and it will also have a dual screen.
SURFACE LAPTOP 3 – 13.5 or 15” screen; AMD Processor; USB-C; 2019; Starts at $999.
SURFACE PRO 7 – 12.3” screen; USB-C; 2019; Starts at $749.
SURFACE PRO X – 13” screen; swappable solid-state drive; “slim pen”; ARM – MS SQ1 chip; 2019; Starts at $999.
SURFACE NEO – Dual screen; Windows 10X; physical keyboard; “slim pen”; 2020; Starts at $???
SURFACE DUO – Dual screen; Android phone; “Surface”; 2020; Starts at $???
SURFACE EARBUDS – Supports all virtual audio assistants; translates speech in 60 languages; speech to text; 2019; Starts at $249.
WINDOWS 10X – Supports dual screens.