In some ways this is a younger sibling to the dual-screen Surface Neo device also revealed today, but the big difference here is the embracing of Android. When it hits stores in the 2020 holiday season, it could put Microsoft at the forefront of a mobile industry where it has had only a marginal presence for years.
It's been hard for Windows devices to break free of the Intel grasp, but Microsoft's giving it another shot with the new 13-inch Surface Pro X, a new tablet running Windows on an ARM-based Microsoft-custom version of a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, the SQ1.
While the last decade of personal computing was largely about "consumption"-web browsing, shopping, binging streaming video-"we believe that the next decade will be about creation and amplifying what we can do as humans", Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said in remarks at the event".
Microsoft says it's partnered with Google to bring the best of Android to Surface. The new Surface Slim Pen is housed inside the top of the detachable Type Cover keyboard, and recharges while inside the Type Cover.
Personally, one of the first things I noticed when holding the 13.5 inch Surface Laptop 3 was the aluminum finish.
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While the Neo doesn't have the expansive flexible OLED like the Galaxy Fold, it's probably going to be more durable - flexible OLEDs are plastic, but the Surface Duo can use glass like every other phone. The answer to that question is what will eventually determine how well the Surface Pro X does on the market. The device will only start shipping from November 5. It is also rumored to update the Surface stylus.
Just like its predecessors, the Surface Laptop 3 is available with an Alcantara fabric finish around the keyboard and on the palm rests, but Microsoft is also making it available in a machined aluminium for those anxious about staining their brand new PC. The device has a removable, flippable keyboard, which magnetically seals to the back of the device, along with a pen.
It has a 360-degree hinge, close to the Huawei Mate X. But because it is a dual-display device, it actually folds flat, and there is also no crease in the middle of the display. Microsoft worked closely with Intel and AMD to make it possible to charge the Laptop 3 up to 80% in less than an hour. Only time will tell whether Microsoft was referring to Windows 10X or other future platforms. The company is expected to launch a new tablet, laptop and 2-in-1.
Microsoft's device revenue topped US$6 billion in the year that ended June 30, including Surface units and PC accessories, according to its annual filing. Microsoft says this enables more battery life but didn't specify how much.