Microsoft’s first dual-screen PC is launching later this year under the name Surface Neo, and it’ll also be Microsoft’s first device to ship with Windows 10X. It’s a new form factor, which means there’s a lot of exciting potential for Microsoft and customers to take advantage of this new device. We still don’t know a lot about Surface Neo, so here are a few things we’re hoping to see part of the product at launch.
A new dock
The current Surface Dock is super old, being released back in 2015 alongside the Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book. So it’s fair to say that the Surface Dock is overdue a refresh, and one that has USB-C support would be an excellent update for newer Surface owners as all Surface PCs now include USB-C in some capacity.
One way to enhance this experience is with good haptics. Apple already understands this and has been putting excellent haptics into the iPhone for a while. MacBook also has something called a force trackpad, which doesn’t physically move yet provides a satisfying click regardless. If Microsoft can build that kind of technology into the Surface Neo, that would go a long way to enhancing the typing and touchpad experience.
These colors could easily extend to the Surface Neo’s accessories too. The magnetic keyboard and slim pen could also be made available in similar colors to match the Surface Neo, and I think the different combinations of colors would go a long way to helping customers make Surface Neo their own.
What are your thoughts?
That’s what we’re hoping to see in Surface Neo when it launches later this year. What are you most looking forward to? Let us know in the comments.