Surface Neo - Introducing windows 10 X

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  1. eastmen

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    https://www.microsoft.com/surface/devices/surface-neo

    Since there doesn't seem to be much talk about the surface event I thought i'd throw this up there too.

    This is two 8 inch screens that fold 360 like the surface duo phone. However this runs windows 10 x which is made for dual screens.

    The device looks really interesting and could be a great portal be device. The clincher is that magnetic keyboard and how it transforms the second screen from consumption into a capable keyboard / wonderbar / track pad.

    https://www.bing.com/videos/search?...7880DB613D80E8ACBD727880DB613D80&&FORM=VRDGAR
     
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    Interesting concept, but intel atom inside
     
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    Something interesting I just thought of. I'm assuming that Microsoft will continue to use 3:2 aspect ratio screens. This has some interesting connotations for a device like this.
    • Take one 3:2 screen in landscape orientation and divide it in half vertically and you now have 2x 3:2 screens in portrait orientation.
    • Alternatively, take 2x 3:2 screens as in the Surface Neo and when you put them together you basically have a larger 3:2 screen.
    Going to be interesting to see how Tremont performs. I just hope they don't saddle this with an eMMC drive. But it's probably too much to hope that it'd come with a NVME drive.

    Also, I'm still curious about whether Windows 10 X will allow arbitrary code to be run ala regular Windows or if you'll be limited to Windows Store applications.

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    I'm sitting here at home full of cold so forgive if my brain isn't working properly.

    If you divide a 3:2 screen in half won't you have two screens that are 4:3?
     
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    Yup. 1.5 : 2, 1.5 : 2 (i.e. 3:4 if we keep to x:y )
     
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    OK, that'll teach me to post when I'm low on sleep and need to get to bed. :p

    I already know not to do work in that condition. Now I need to learn not to post when I'm in that condition. :D

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    Current understanding is that it can run arbitrary code, it will run it in a container basically.
     
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    Its my understanding and I could be wrong.
    1) Tremont will be a quad core gen 11 I series processor and gpu along with a quad core atom with its own low power gpu all on 7nm
    2) I think its going to start around the 1k mark. At that price I have a feeling it will have an nvme drive.

    Windows 10x as I understand it will give you the option of having it limited to an s mode where it just runs store programs (for companies that want to deploy this) and full 10 mode which will run anything.

    I held one of these and the phone recently however they weren't turned on. I was told that was the weight and size of them. So its pretty impressive and I might just give the pro 6 to the wife and move to the neo for video game streaming to it through xcloud and for note taking at work
     
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