Microsoft’s revolutionary dual-screen laptop/tablet might launch this fall

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Intel dual-screen concept device, code-named Twin River
Microsoft’s dual-screen concept device might resemble this one Intel demoed at Computex 2019.
Photo: Intel

Microsoft might take on the iPad and MacBook simultaneously if a semi-secret folding tablet is unveiled at a press event this fall.

The company just sent out invitations to an October event, and speculation is running high that the dual-screen “Centaurus” will be the star, along with refreshed versions of other Surface computers.

Microsoft Centaurus is more than a rumor

There’s little room for doubt that Microsoft is working on a folding tablet with two touchscreens; this device was shown to many company employees earlier this year.

It will have twin 9-inch displays, not a single folding one, according to an analyst at IHS Markit. At its heart will be an Intel Lakefield processor, and Centaurus is reportedly going to be powered by a version of Windows designed specifically for dual-screen computers. It will also be able to run Android applications, though.

This device is supposedly part of a Microsoft plan to convince other companies to make their own multi-screen Windows computers.

More Surface updates possible too

The October 2 event might also see the release of a Surface Pro 7 tablet/laptop. Its predecessor was announced on exactly the same date in 2018.

Or Microsoft might think it’s time for a second-generation Surface Go, this company’s budget competitor for the iPad. It’s been out for just over a year.

Also, the Surface Book 2 came out in fall of 2017. A replacement could easily be on the docket for this company’s October press event.

Via: The Verge